Project Description

Gauri is fifteen years old. She lost a leg in an accident when she was two. When her mother died last year, the family fell apart. She promised her mother to take care of her little brother. Now they stay with their aunt in the slums. When she dances she feels free. Gauri keeps smiling.

Verhoeven & van Zantvoort made a pure and intimate portrait of Gauri and followed her during the production of a Bollywood clip, where Gauri’s dream came true.

This film is part of the Bombay exhibition (Ster in de stad) in the Tropen-museum Junior in Amsterdam (2006-2009).A Bollywood theater was especially created for this film to be screened, where more than 100.000 visitors enjoyed the screening.