About the Film

Lakshmi, a 14-year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she struggles to survive with the help of the other girls and her own will to never give in. Director Nagesh Kukunoor was inspired to make the film after visiting some NGO’s in India, where he met victims of human trafficking.

Best Film – Mercedes Benz Audience Award

Best Narrative – The Palm Springs International Film Festival 2014

Writer & Director: Nagesh Kunkunoor

Starring: Nagesh Kunkunoor, Monali Thakur, Satish Kaushik, Shefali Shah, Ram Kapoor, Gulfam Khan


*AMC site instructions: Select the date Sept. 13 / 14 from the calendar. Pick your movie, click on the time, choose no. of tickets to buy and you are good to go! Thanks! Happy Movie Watching!

Saturday, 13th Sept 2014

Venue: Rio, Theatre 5

Runtime: 104 Minutes

Country: India

Language: Hindi (Subtitles in English)

Genre: Drama

*Not suitable for age 18 and under

Before Main Film,
watch Short Film,
Bar Stools

nageshPost Screening Discussion with Nagesh Kukunoor

An Indian film director and screenwriter known for films such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), Iqbal (2005) and Lakshmi (2014). In 2003, he directed 3 Deewarein which was showcased at the Indian panorama section of the 2003 International Film Festival of India. The film also premiered at the Kolkata Film Festival, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Commonwealth Festival at Manchester, where it was nominated as one of the top five films. In 2006, he garnered the National Award for Best Film on Social Issues for Iqbal.