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.