While on vacation with friends in Hyderabad, India, Caden Welles - a privileged young man with the world at his disposal - takes an unexpected turn in life after initially refusing to help a starving man and his daughter.
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David A.R. White,
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Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he's living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world? Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden's expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong-only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter. Caden's eyes are now opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Add the dehumanization of Kiran and hundreds of millions of other Dalits due to India's caste system, and Caden could easily turn his back. Yet spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers of his mother and girlfriend back home, Caden chooses to help in Kiran's unlikely search to find his ... Written by
I really wanted to like this movie. The trailer made it seem like it was going to be a very powerful film, but unfortunately it fell way short.
I commend the film makers for their effort to bring this subject to light, but as a film, it just wasn't very well done. Things in the story weren't quite coherent, there were lots of examples of bad acting (thought the main cast was decent), and above all, all the overdone religious references made it seem somewhat cheesy.
I'm actually a religious person, but it seemed that this movie not just promoted going to church and praying, but almost beat you over the head with it by wedging it into the story repeatedly. I've seen plenty of other films with religious themes incorporated into them without detracting from the quality of the film, but this wasn't one of them.
In the end it's a shame that the film didn't live up to its potential, but at least they tried.
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