On reading the story, i was captivated by this girl who is so determined, quietly and unstentatiously, to continue her education in the face of extreme odds.
She is very talented at mathematics, but his talent is in danger of being buried forever due to poverty, migration, days filled with hard toil and father hostile towards her aspirations.
More concerned with trying to eke out a living for his family, he (father) simply doesn’t grasp the importance of education in the life of his daughter.
It was clear at the outset that the film should be understand. Excessive drama in story telling as well as in the performances was to be avoided. Real locations (village, sugarcane fields, factory) were essential in order to make the images feelauthentic. Another challenge was to work with child actors and to guide them to achieve a certain depth in their performance without resorting to loud and needless drama.
One hope that has succeeded tp someone extant at last.