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Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Akshay Sarjerao Danavale / Short Narrative / India / 5 min / DCP / In Hindi
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


Batti, a ten-year-old boy, and his friend eke out a living by cleaning cars and selling books and trinkets on Mumbai's local trains. It's hard work, but the boys have a dream of a better life and the ambition to match. One day, Batti is challenged by an irksome passenger to read from one of his own books. What follows is a testament to his character—as well as a lesson for the passenger in not judging a book by its cover.

About the Director

Akshay Sarjerao Danavale completed his Bachelor of Mass Media from Maharshi Dayanand College, Mumbai University. During his studies, he made the short film 'Mumbaicha Vadapav' (2013), which went on to win the Second Best Film Award in the Dimensions category at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival.


Akshay Sarjerao Danavale

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