[Best Feature Film Finalists] IND 2018, R: Kireet Khurana, 104 Min, OmeU
BAJJAR, 60 kms away from Agra (city of the great Taj Mahal) a village of complete illiterates with no school. However, Bansi wants to carve a different future for his younger brother Nanhe and the other village kids. He starts a successful eatery ‘TAJ MAHAL DHABA’ by the highway. Bansi stumbles upon a unique idea to ask customers for their time to teach the village kids instead of paying money for the food. After a bit of struggle, tourists of various hues start teaching the kids in his make shift school behind the dhaba. An American tourist and Sociology graduate – Janet Wright is drawn towards Bansi’s unique social enterprise and decides to stay in Bajjar for a few weeks. She fixes the curriculum of the haphazardly run school and empowers the villagers with her views. Enriched with Bansi’s magnanimity, she leaves Bajjar.