A zipper repairman who offers his trade on the streets of an Indian provincial town can hardly make ends meet and decides to send his 12-year-old son Siddharth temporarily to a bigger city for work. Some months pass and the boy does not return home. The parents are worried sick and decide to undergo a clueless search for him throughout the whole country.
Inspired by a true encounter with parents whose children went missing and ended up, as they believed, in a mysterious place, the Canadian-Indian director merges tragedy and optimism in a beautifully dramatic manner, with overwhelming despair on the one hand but traces of hope on the other. Not knowing his son’s age precisely and not even having a single photograph, the illiterate father encounters odd characters and is confronted with a scary side of Indian reality; an ocean of one billion people in which a single human life loses all significance.

Filmmaker
Richie Mehta
Country
Canada, India
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
96’
Language
Hindi
Producer
Richie Mehta, David Miller, Steven N. Bray
Production Company
Poor Man's Productions
Sales
Fortissimo Films
Writer
Richie Mehta
Cinematography
Bob Gundu
Editor
Richie Mehta, Stuart A. McIntyre
Production Design
Aparna Kapur
Sound Design
Lalit Malik
Music
Andrew Lockington
Cast
Rajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee