Director: Majid Majidi
Writer: Majid Majidi
Cast: Ishaan Khatter as Amir
Malavika Mohanan as Tara
G. V. Sharada as Jhumpa
Gautam Ghose as Akshi
Tannishtha Chatterjee as Chotu’s mom
Dhwani Rajesh as Tanisha
Amruta Santosh Thakur as Asha
The film begins with Aamir (Ishaan Khatter), a young man who lives under a road bridge where numerous impoverished families live, grabbing a bike and carrying out a series of drug deliveries all over the city.
A police bust interrupts Aamir, who is chased into the laundry workplace of Aamir’s sister Taara (Malavika Mohanan). With the help of an older male colleague Akshi (Goutam Ghose), Taara conceals her brother and his stash of drugs. But in Akshi’s mind, his help means that Taara is now somehow beholden to him. He assaults her, but Taara defends herself by hitting his head with a rock.
Taara finds herself facing life in prison, unless Akshi recovers and can be persuaded to admit his role in the incident. But although he regains consciousness, Akshi is unable to talk. Both Taara and Aamir find hope in their desperate situation through connections with other children. Taara befriends Chotu, the child of an ailing prisoner, while Aamir initially considers selling Akshi’s eldest daughter to a local brothel. But Aamir grudgingly warms to Akshi’s mother and two daughters.