siddharthSiddharth, by Richie Mehta (96’)

After sending his 12 year-old son Siddharth to find work, Mahendra (a chain-wallah who fixes broken zippers on the streets) is relieved – his financial burden will be alleviated. But when Siddharth fails to return home, Mahendra learns that he may have been taken by child-traffickers. With little resources and no connections, he travels across India in pursuit, in the hope that whatever force arbitrarily took his child away will return him unharmed.

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