Directed by Brahmanand S Siingh, Tanvi Jain
India | Feature Film | 2018 | Language – Hindi | 102 minutes
Boman Irani, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Sanjay Suri, Akhilendra Mishra, Govind Namdeo, Yatin Karyekar, Joy Sengupta, Sailesh Dubey, Bachan Pachehra, Sanchita Goswami, Goraksha Sakpal, Vikram Singh, Aarti Jha, KrishnaKant Bajpai
Brahmanand S Siingh, Aanand Chavan
Previous Festival and Awards: Winner – Best Director at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Feature Film at India Film Festival of Cincinnati 2019
Winner – Best Original Screenplay at Boston International Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Social Cause Film at Indian International Film Festival of Boston 2019
Winner – Platinum Award at International Independent Film Awards 2019
Winner – International Feature Film at International Screen Awards 2019
Winner – Best Cinematography at A Show for a Change Film Festival 2019
In a twinkle of an eye, a life-altering disappearance of her 7-year old kid brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale of a tireless sparrow and her own charming presence of mind, Jhalki embarks on a relentless journey to find and free her brother. Unaware and ignorant of the deep-rooted corruption and cobwebs of the system, Jhalki takes on the monstrous and the conniving with a purity of pursuit that is at once uplifting and inspirational.
Is Jhalki’s journey the start of a spiral that will change the lives of thousands for good? What price must she pay to get what she wants? Inspired by true events, with a backdrop of human-trafficking and child-labour, Jhalki becomes an atypical thriller of hope, courage, self-belief and perseverance in an inhuman world, seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl, who will not stop anywhere short of a triumph.