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T for Tajmahal

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Synopsis: T  for  Taj  Mahal, A  labour  of  love.  With  a  difference…Bajjar,  a  village  60  km  away  from  Agra  (city  of  the  great  Taj  Mahal),  of  complete  illiterates  with  noschool.  However,  Bansi  wants  to  change  that  for  his  younger  brother  Nanhe  and  the  other  kids.  He starts  a  successful  eatery  TAJ  MAHAL  DHABA by  the  highway.  He  stumbles  upon  a  unique  idea  to ask  customers  for  their  time  to  teach  the  village  kids  instead  of  paying  money  for  the  food.  After  a  bit of  struggle,  tourists  start  teaching  the  kids  in  his  make  shift dhaba-school.    An  American  tourist  and Sociology  graduate – Janet  Wright  is  drawn  towards  this  unique  social  enterprise and  decides  to  stay  in Bajjar  for  a  few  weeks.  She  fixes  the  curriculum  of  the  haphazardly  run  school  and  empowers  the villagers.  Enriched  with  Bansi’s  magnanimity,  she  leaves  Bajjar.  Just  when  Bansi’s  dhaba-school  seems to  be  doing  well,  his  ‘EAT  AND  TEACH’  plan  runs  into  great  opposition.  A  new,  swanky,  air-conditioned  restaurant  just  1km  away  springs  up  almost  overnight  completely  cutting  off  all  tourist  customers.  Bansi  confronts  the  restaurant  owner,  but  gets  beaten  up  by  the  guards.  He  is  forlorn  at  the  loss  of  his  ‘tourist  teachers’’ The  shutting  down  of  Bansi’s  dhaba-school  becomes  a  rallying  point  for  the  villagers,  who  are  determined  to  revive  it  at  any  cost.  They  decide  to  fight  back  by  wooing  back  their  coveted  tourist  customers.  The  new,  reinvented  Dhaba  is  ethnic  and  beautiful,  attracting  tourists  of  all  hues  to  get  a  taste  of  the  ‘’real  India’’ thereby  also  reviving  the  school.
Rating: PG
Screening Date: 11th Oct- Thursday 2018

Screening Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: 100 Beach Road #02-30A,Carnival Shaw Towers, Singapore 189702

Screen : 2

Language: Hindi

Movie Type: Feature Film

NOTE: All festival screenings are on free seating basis but once the payment is made, a seat will be guaranteed for you. There will be no additional ticket issued and you can just carry the paypal payment confirmation which will give you entry into the screening.

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Director

Kireet Khurana

Cast

Subrat Dutta,
Ali Faulkner,
Pitobash,
Manoj Pahwa,
Bidita Bag

About Director

He is a High-Honours graduate from Sheridan College, Canada. Thereafter, he directed 2 films for the prestigious National Film Board of Canada and UNICEF.
Kireet has won more than 30 awards, including 6 President's National awards. He has made over 20 short films on various social causes and 450+ ad films for leading brands and agencies. He has also directed feature films 'T for Taj Mahal' (Produced by Sony Pictures) and India's first live-action and 3D animation combination feature film 'Toonpur Ka Superrhero' starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol.

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