Motherhood is never easy. And for those who have a special child, it’s a daily struggle.
First, there are the day-to-day aspects of the child’s life, and then there are the long-term worries about the child’s future. There is just no resting, physically or mentally, for these women.
Komal is one of them. This inspirational documentary film traces her journey as the mother of 17-year-old Pankaj, who is autistic.
Komal’s indomitable spirit is obvious in how positively she talks about Pankaj. It is her deep love, affection and relentless drive that have caused the improvements Pankaj shows today.
Though she dreams of the day he addresses her as ‘mummy’, she is aware of the painful fact that it might not happen. And instead of letting that dampen her spirits, she has resolved to train him to be self-sufficient.
‘My Son, Pankaj’ was awarded The Most Authentic Film at the International Film Festival “Seize This Day With Me/ Seize The Film”, Novi Sad, Serbia in September 2014.
It was awarded Second Prize at the International Film Festival For Films On Autism and was in the official selection at several film festivals: the Global Chinese Universities, International Student Film Festival in Hong Kong, the International Documentary And Short Film Festival in Kerala, and the First Frame International Students Film Festival in New Delhi.