Director: Prithvi Konanur
Bindu and Girish are apparently a typical middle-class working couple in an urban Indian setting with an 8-month-old baby girl, Pinki. They leave their baby with a caregiver and go to work. Sannamma mixes Pinki’s milk with alcohol and lends the baby to a friend, Anasu. Anasu takes the baby to beg on the city streets. She leaves it under an overpass for a while to get a drink of alcohol. A city sweeper, Pathu, accidentally discovers Pinki and takes her away. Bindu returns home on her way to the office in search of something she has forgotten and discovers to her horror that Pinki and Sannamma have disappeared. Thus begins a frantic journey of search in a labyrinth where the meeting seems impossible.
Prithvi Konanur, a former software engineer, made his first screenplay, in English, The Abiding, which was adapted for film by Hollywood director Rob Schmidt. After this experience, Prithvi decided to study film at the New York Film Academy. After directing several short films, he made his first feature film Alegalu (Waves) in 2012, and it was produced by the Children’s Film Society of India under the Federal Government of India. Waves premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF KIDS) and screened at numerous international festivals. His second feature, Railway Children, had its world premiere at the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) and received a Special Jury Mention at the Zlin IFF and other awards at multiple International Film Festivals. Prithvi’s third feature film, Pinki Elli? (Where’s Pinki?) won the Movie Buff Appreciation Award at the 2019 Film Bazaar.