Radio is a common device in our lives but there was a time when radio used to be a new word for world. The story is set in early 70’s in the rural village of Kashmir where buying a radio and getting its license was a tedious process and people had never seen a radio. Hamid a local shopkeeper was not aware that his luck shall land a radio in his house and he gets a radio by fluke. This becomes news in the area, the village head calls him and acquires the radio from him against a piece of land.
Waseeem; another villager has been a rival of Hamid and he also goes to see the radio in the village head’s house in the procession but he feels humiliated by Hamid and that is the day when he promises to himself to buy a radio at any cost and show the village that he can have this magical device which only the village head has in his house.
The story is about struggle of Waseem to get the radio and how things get to turn into a roller coaster journey of hilarious and satirical incidents creating complications at every step…and what is the outcome, is an amazing journey.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film team and led by Minreet Kaur, TV presenter on the Sikh Channel and weekly shows on Channel 829 Sky.
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