Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

Searching for Happiness...

+ pre-recorded Q&A

A young runaway searches for happiness on the dangerous streets of Kolkata.

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India 2021
Dir Suman Ghosh
With Sudiptaa Chakraborty, Arindam Ghosh, Shahida Neera
English subtitles, Bengali with EST

Four-year-old Shahida paints a smile on a red balloon and calls it ‘Happiness’. Together with her mother she lets it float away, hoping to spread happiness across the world, yet Shahida realises she misses her ‘happiness’ and runs away from home in search of it. As she roams the hazardous streets of Kolkata she comes across different characters, each with their own agenda.