STOLEN

By Karan TEJPAL

JUNGLE BOOK STUDIO - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2023

A baby is kidnapped from the clutches of her sleeping mother on a railway station in rural India. Two urbane brothers witness the crime.
The younger one, guided by moral duty, convinces the other to help the mother and join the investigation.
This perilous journey through the harsh hinterlands force

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2023
Thrill
Zurich FF 2023
Venice - Biennale 2023
    • Year of production
    • 2023
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karan TEJPAL
    • Writer(s)
    • Karan TEJPAL, Agadbumb ., Gaurav DHINGRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Gaurav DHINGRA (Jungle Book Studio )
    • Synopsis
    • In the wee morning hours at a remote railway station in rural India, a chance encounter changes the lives of a few young people forever.

      Gautam Bansal is there to pick up his brother Raman for an extravagant destination wedding. The relationship between the two brothers is already tenuous at best, and the thin veneer of familial love is further challenged when they chance upon Jhumpa Mahato. An already broken woman with little to her name, Jhumpa is beside herself with panic when she wakes from her slumber to discover her infant daughter missing.

      A series of unfortunate incidents embroil the two brothers into Jhumpa’s pitiful endeavor to be reunited with her young child.

      For Raman, it's their moral duty to help the forsaken woman while Gautam, believes in the pleasures of a privileged life, and hardly cares to know more about what does not concern him. This perilous journey through the unforgiving hinterlands thrusts the young men out of their sheltered existence, compelling them to confront the harshness of reality.

      The Bansal brothers and Jhumpa are forced to navigate the dark underbelly of society, testing their resilience, trust, and ultimately, their humanity. The film does not shy from the inequalities and mistrust that pervade our world while also drawing attention to the unyielding strength of the human spirit. Amidst the heart-pounding action and survival struggles, deeper themes of motherhood, classism and civic responsibility emerge, adding layers of complexity to the narrative.