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.
With stunning visuals, breakthrough performances and a beautiful soundtrack, Jhalki is a heartfelt drama of love, adventure and intrigue, which is at once thought-provoking and poetic. Jhalki is Taare Zameen Par meets Salaam Bombay and Slumdog Millionaire, set in a fairy-tale which exists within each one of us.
It has been a tedious journey for Brahmanand and his team. It is a journey of hope, optimism, courage & self-belief. It is a motivation for everyone for adults as well as children. The film is all about finding the solution, never did Jhalki stop or loses hope to free her brother.
Till date there is no feature film that has been made on the subject of child labour or child abuse so I congratulate the whole team for showing such courage and compassion to get into a subject which is very neglected and abandoned. We would be very happy to utilize the film as much as we can to educate and spread awareness throughout not for the organization we work for but the organisations that work for the cause worldwide.
- Kailash Satyarthi
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