The Mankoos, a Sikh family, who originate from Kenya, lived in London and recently emigrated to Australia, take you on a journey to India in search of their identity and a place of belonging. Dari, the father, ex pop star and London Underground driver, Tina, his wife and an IT expert, and their daughter Kiran, a fractious teenager venture on the trip which they hope will change their life. Dari’s drive and enthusiasm to show India is tested when the family is forced to stay in places that lack the basics of hygiene and the demanding Himalaya trek puts mollycoddled Kiran’s life at risk. There is a struggle to find affinity to the place. The film ends with Dari’s family life in Australia, where Dari reaches his conclusion: I have no home. Life is a journey! I’m totally free.
A Sikh's Journey Home
The film features three years of life of a Sikh family, who originate from Kenya, lived for 30 years in London and immigrated to Australia. It is about their mutual dream to venture on the life changing journey to India. But the change in life comes itself and unexpectedly. Dari is a London Underground driver. Tina is a teacher and a successful IT specialist. Prabhjot studies nursing in Birmingham. Kiran finishes her college and cannot make up her mind if she should become a lawyer or a doctor. Dari wants to show his daughters India – the country of his roots. He wants to take his wife and children to places which are important to every Sikh. This is meant to be a lesson for his daughters, who enter their adulthood. So they can learn about the country of their ancestors and see what poverty is. So a tube driver’s daughters can appreciate their place in life. The fate is different. An offer of a good job for Tina in Australia make them decide to emigrate. The life journey is replaced by the life.
Charismatic coach Jagdish Singh and his boxing protégées have garnered success and awards, including the first Olympic medal for India, placing the dusty Indian city of Bhiwani firmly on the international sporting map. Yet controversial training methods remain under scrutiny by suspicious sports authorities with Coach Jagdish excluded from key champion fights. Dust Dream charts Jagdish’s fight for official recognition alongside the personal journey of three of his students – including one of the first female Indian recruits – as they dedicate their lives to the demanding regime of the Bhiwani Boxing Club and the promise of a better future. As Jagdish Singh prepares his boxers to compete at London 2012, he is simultaneously fighting for the recognition of his own name and that of his boxing club.