The incredible journey begins with Mamta, a young girl, who dawdles around not wanting to go to school. Her father insists she get educated and prods her along despite her unwillingness. It’s clear there’s no mother in the picture.
The music to this piece is so emotional and heartfelt; one can feel the carefree and sad emotions alike as Mamta moves about. The audience feels a bit of anguish in remembering the school days of “once upon a time,” as the feelings are recanted of a child’s need to remain carefree.
The camerawork and colors used to capture the mood are amazing as the story comes around to show Mamta finally arriving at school for a scoffing of the teacher. He’s so upset, he demands she read her homework about her mother. Opening her book full of blank pages, she recalls her journey of the morning on her trip to school. Finally closing her notebook, she closes her eyes and the words ramble from her lips about the baby she heard crying in the woods along the way.
The emotions run deeper as the teacher listens to her words and the rest of the class listens closely. They all want to hear the ending of the story. The music and colors at this point of the story are crucial to the film as the cool colors show the abandoned baby alone in the hall outside of Mamta’s classroom waiting for her new caregiver.
The children are taken by the infant girl as much as Mamta was when she found her crying in a hollowed tree. They gather round and curiously watch and cheerfully play near her, displaying affection and love.
The film brings tears to the eyes of adults who realize that not only is this story amazing, but it’s often true. Adults sometimes have a focused vision for those they are teaching, unbeknownst to them they may also learn from the faces of innocence. When it comes to acting humane, a child may come through more often than a callous adult.
At the end of the film, wrapping everything up, the viewers are reminded that the events are based on a true occurrence. Startling statistics cause us to wonder where the parents of these children are, and how can these tiny babies be left and forgotten so easily? On the other hand, with the actions of the children, reminders that there will always be those willing to do a little more and make up for the neglectful ones when possible.
Life is amazing. Mamta went to school for the purpose of learning, but wound up inevitably teaching something to her classmates and teacher. She taught them something that she may not have known had she been on time. If that were the case, Mamta may have had an awful surprise on her way home, leading to despair.
Many lives can be changed by one, the way that one dropped pebble can have an affect on the ocean. Imagine the impact this story can have if many more saw it.← BackNext →