Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES


Meet Rubel, a fourteen-year-old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga that acts as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later, a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people settled in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going to his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. But he fights on while monsoon clouds arrive inviting the flood; the river swells up again. "Char may disappear, but we won’t," smiles the boy.