Why I recommend this — 5 years ago
Beautifully crafted. It explores the life of street children from various angles and ties it neatly with other social issues of poverty, prostitution, drug-peddling, desolation and so on. I think Mira Nair has done a wonderful job, as she does not go overboard with the plot and the emotions in the typical “Bollywood” fashion but tells it like it really is.
Apparently, most of the child actors in the movie were in reality street children handpicked by Nair for the role. Which makes their performance even more authentic.
I don’t know why I waited so long to see this movie but to anyone who hasn’t seen it as yet, it is a must watch!