AUSTIN:Indie Meme presents GAURU in association with AFS
Gauru Journey of courage
2016/ 124 min / Hindi with English Subtitles
Director: Ramkishan Choyal / CFSI Film
A film for the whole family, Gauru is a story set in the hinterland of Rajasthan. Its a story of a shepherd community during the time of drought.
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The grandmother (Ila Arun) is on death bed and she has never been to her native place (myka) since marriage. She desires to go to her native place before death but her son Ratnu refuses her by saying that death is the only option at her age, not pilgrimage. 13 yr old grandson Gauru objects to this and questions his father but in times of draught Ratnu can just feed their belly, not their wishes.
To solve the financial crisis of the family Ratnu and his wife migrate to the city and Gauru is given the responsibility to take care of the sheep. In times of draught the shepherds migrate to faraway places looking for better pasture. Gauru comes to know that this time the shepherds are migrating very near to grandmothers village. He comes and shares this with his grandmother, who says that she cant move an inch and her native place is million miles away!
As grandmother can hardly move on her legs, Gauru manages for a donkey for her to ride on. Grandmother agrees to Gaurus offer by saying, Grandfather came on a horse to take me and grandson is taking me back on a donkey! The rest of the film is a herculean task how Gauru along with his animals and little sister set out on a long journey, the difficulties which they face, their moments of hope and despair.
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