The Good Road

The Good Road
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The Good Road
India, 2013, 92 Minute Running Time
Topic: Road Movie
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Gujarati English Sub-Titles

State Highway 378, Gujarat is in an overlooked part of western India where acts of great compassion are often shown to strangers. Pappu, a truck driver, finds that supporting his extended family is beyond his means, so he plans to stage an accident expecting the insurance settlement to take care of his problems.

Poonam, an 11-year-old girl, has run away from the city wanting to reach her grandmother at the end of the highway. Tired and hungry she wanders into what seems to be a garment-dying workshop. However, her predicament is worse than she imagines.

An urban middle class couple inadvertently leaves their seven-year-old son behind at a roadside café and only discover he is missing hours later. Desperate, they double back to search, but meanwhile the café owner has persuaded Pappu to take the boy on his truck. These seemingly disconnected stories will converge in a dramatic life-changing incident.

Chosen over popular success "The Lunchbox" to represent India in the Academy Awards, "The Good Road" was named Best Gujarati Film at India’s 60th National Film Awards for “capturing the flavor of the never-ending and undulating highways of the other India and its hidden facets.”

DIRECTOR: Gyan Correa
Producer: Nina Lath Gupta
Editor: Paresh Kamdar
Screenwriter: Gyan Correa
Cinematographer: Amitabha Singh
Music: Rajat Dholakia
Principal Cast: Ajay Gehi, Keval Katrodia, Shamji Dhana Kerasia, Sonali Kulkarni
Filmography: Debut Feature

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