Toronto, Sep 20 (Medium): A First Look Launch worldwide of the film Jhalki, a moving tale of lost childhood, was presented by Brahmanand S Siingh, the director of the film, and his team, on September 9 at Aanch Restaurant in downtown Toronto, Ontario.
Siingh, an award-winning filmmaker (producer-director) and writer, has presented in this film a lyrical story encompassing the environment of bonded child labour in India.
According to an official report, today one in every seven children is a labourer and over 200 million children between ages five and 14 work worldwide as some kind of labourer or other.
“Jhalki is a mirror to our society … and draws our attention to a social malaise that many aren’t even aware of … Children are trafficked, put into forced labor … when what they long for 24×7 is to return to their family,” said Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Prize laureate, founder of Save Childhood Movement.
The film stars Boman Irani, Sanjay Suri, Divya Dutta, Tanishtha Chatterjee, Govind Namdev, Joy Sengupta, Akhilendra Mishra, Bachan Pachera and Kailash Satyarthi as a special appearance.
Produced by Brahmanand S Siingh & Annand Chavan, the film is co-produced by Vinayak Gawande & Jayesh Parekh & co-directed by Tanvi Jain.
The story of the film is about the search of a nine-year-old girl, Jhalki for her seven-year-old brother, Babu.