Raahgir - The Wayfarers
The plot revolves around 3 strangers who meet during a journey. Two of them – Nathuni and Lakhua – are driven by hunger to the nearest town. Nathuni (Tillottama Shome) has a paralytic husband and two children, while Lakhua (Adil Hussain) is a loner, perpetually on the fringes of survival. The sheer act of sharing a journey brings them closer. They share their life-stories. While they speak, the monsoon clouds overpower the sky, and they encounter Chopatlal (Neeraj Kabi), who is carrying a dying old couple to the hospital. His vehicle is stuck in the mud and no one helps him, till the two come to his rescue. They endanger their own survival, but a sense of purpose propels them to use the last iota of their strength to push the vehicle through mud, impassable in torrential rain. The indomitable spirit that enthuse the marginalized in this story describe another India, hidden deep in the recesses of the sub-continent. An epic journey through relentless monsoon and breathtaking nature.