“Bala” takes us into a journey of two siblings Chaitanya (13) and Iti (8) who are willing to go to any extent to save their goat Bala who they love very much. Bala is just not an animal but a companion, a family member to them. Due to a severe drought, everybody in his village is migrating to the cities. To live and survive in the city, one needs money and they have exhausted all their savings. Chaitanya’s greedy elder brother makes a very ruthless decision in order to protect his family. To protect or to survive? In order to protect, Chaitanya has to go against his brother and in order to survive, he has to let go of his companion Bala.
This film is about survival. It is about living one more day. It talks about a society where circumstances are such that you cannot justify one’s actions.
Directed by Jesal Shah (India)