Enlightening and motivating, this youthful tale provides a unique perspective into some sensitive and important social issues surrounding children through the life of Stanley, an imaginative young boy who studies in an all-boys Holy Family High School in Andheri East, Mumbai. While his class-mates bring their very own Tiffin-boxes, Stanley does not do so on the pretext that his mother is away, and shares food with Aman Mehra and others much to the chagrin of the Hindi Teacher, Babubhai Verma, who not only cajoles fellow-teachers, but virtually forces children, to share their food with him.
With extra classes being imposed on both students and teachers, and the recess-breaks being doubled, parents are also forced to pack more food in lunch-boxes. When students evade Babubhai and continue sharing food with Stanley, he calls the latter aside and warns him that he cannot attend school until and unless he brings his own food. The crux of the movie follows how this ultimatum impacts Stanley, his teachers and class-mates.
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The film won a special award at the Giffoni Film Festival, one of the largest children's film festivals in Europe. Read More