Original name: Raahgir
English name: The Wayfarers
Run time: 86 Min
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Director: Goutam Ghose
Producer: Amit Agarwal
Cast: Tilottama Shome, Adil Hussain, Neeraj Kabi, Omkardas Manikpuri
Screenplay: Jagannath Guha, Goutam Ghose
Cinematographer: Ishaan Ghose
Editor: Niladri Roy
Sound Designer: Suchisuvro Sen, Anirban Sengupta
Production Company: Adarsh Telemedia
World Sales: Adarsh Telemedia
Goutam Ghose is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer. He has won 18 National Awards and several prestigious international awards. He made his first documentary – New Earth. in 1973 followed by Hungry Autumn which won him the main award at the Oberhausen FF. Ghose has won many International awards like the Silver Balloon Award at Nantes FF, UNESCO Award - Cannes, UNESCO Award at Venice, The Golden Peacock at IFF India. He is also the only Indian to win the coveted Vittori Di Sica Award in Italy. He was awarded the Knighthood of the Star of the Italian Solidarity in July 2006.
Nathuni and Lakhua, perpetually on the fringes of survival in remote Jharkhand, venture to the nearest town in search of work. Nathuni, a woman in her 30s and the sole breadwinner of her family, has a paraplegic husband and two children, while Lakhua is a loner and a wanderer. They meet by chance on their way to the town. The sheer act of sharing a journey brings them closer. They share their life-stories. While they speak, the monsoon clouds overpower the sky and they encounter Chopatlal, who was carrying a dying old couple to the hospital. His vehicle was stuck in mud and he was trying in vain to get some help. They endanger their chance of work for the day, but a sense of purpose propels them to use the last iota of their strength to push the vehicle through mud, impassable in torrential rain. Raahgir is a story of empathy and resilience even in the hardest of physical circumstances.