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Munuren, a 17 year old tribal village girl, is an exceptional hockey player from her area. She gets selected for a hockey camp that is being organised in the nearby town, Simdega Jharkhand.

Her family has no funds to buy her a hockey kit, the one thing that is essential to participate in the camp. They try everything to help her achieve her dreams & this forms the crux of this film.

Director Biography - Kanika Verma, Avinash Das

Kanika is a film maker with a masters in Philosophy from Lady Sriram College, University of Delhi, India. She has worked extensively in the social and agricultural sector, organic faming in Northeast India. She has trained in film making with acclaimed film director, Hansal Mehta.

Kanika has produced and directed feature films. Her Debut film "DANSH" has featured in over 13 film festivals including Osian Film festival 2005, Mumbai International film festival, Palmsprings International Film festival, Bangkok International film festival.

Director Statement

The film is set in a beautiful tribal village of Jharkhand, still embedded in tribal ethos. It tries to transport the audience into a world where neighbours are well-wishers, animals are friends and the forest is the benefactor. It is also a conflict zone, just outside the red corridor, and this impacts their daily lives in many ways. The film pivots around Munuren and her family who want to send her to a hockey camp being held in the nearby town. This itself is a dream that has come from the outside world.

Can a person from the tribal world dare to dream like a person in the modern world? Are these worlds so distinct? Have influences not permeated from the contemporary world to the tribal world? Do these influences travel one way only? Can we not pick ethos from the Adivasis?

The film, with an engaging plot-line of the struggles, sorrows and triumphs of this family will compel the audience to think beyond.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    International Premiere (first time playing outside it's country of origin)
  • Genre
  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Kanika Verma, Avinash Das
  • Screenwriter
    Anish Ranjan, Kanika Verma, Avinash Das
  • Producer
    Anish Ranjan, Kanika Verma
  • Cast
    Aditya Srivastava, Usha Jadhav, Akanksha Pingale