The Good Road
12/5/2013 7:30:00 PM
State Highway 378 on the border of the Rann desert, Gujarat. The highway is as beautiful as it is unsettling. Accidentally separated from his parents, the city-bred 7 year-old Aditya finds himself in the care of Pappu, a truck driver and his assistant Shaukat, both operating just beyond the law. As a friendship develops between Pappu and Aditya, the police close in on him, dwindling his options. The truck driver is torn between his sense of responsibility to care for this lost boy and his own future.
Poonam is a 9 year-old girl looking to hitch a ride to her grandmother's home. Tired and hungry, she unwittingly ends up in a brothel in the middle of nowhere. As the realization of where she has found herself dawns on her - she is forced to choose between staying with the new friends she makes or finding a ride on the highway.
The characters on The Good Road meet each twist, turn, dip and rise, in the road and in their fates, with stubborn hope. This is a journey across tarred roads and into the heart of an unseen India, where acts of great compassion are shown to utter strangers.