The most prestigious medical school of India accepts only 0.1 percent of its applicants. The application process picks out the most intelligent young people of the entire country. Medical education is not only a financial safety net but also a ticket abroad where one can strive for a better life. However, something goes wrong along the way and things are not as comfortable as they seem like on the surface.
Drifting between reality and fiction, the documentary skillfully combines the students’ open statements with animation. The film asks the students what success means to them. It also challenges us to think about the importance of success and asks whether anybody’s happiness is solely based on their personal success.
Text: Aurora Airaskorpi / Translation: Anniina Hautakoski
Director Abhay Kumar will be present at the screening.
Language: English, Hindi
- Director: Abhay Kumar
- Country: India, Finland
- Year: 2014
- Length: 96 min
- Age limit: S
- Format: DCP
- Cinematography: Abhay Kumar
- Editing: Abhay Kumar, Archana Phadke
- Audio: Micke Nyström
- Music: Shane Mendonsa
- Production: Abhay Kumar, Archana Phadke / Storyteller Ink.
- Maxim 2: Saturday 31.1. at 18:00