Pichku lives in a shabby slum in Delhi, with no running water or sewage
system. People defecate out in the open on railway tracks. The 9-year-old-
boy is shy and dreams of his own toilet, a quiet, clean and colorfully decorated place. He will follow his dreams and spare no effort to get a toilet for his home.
Nila Madhab Panda
He is a filmmaker and a recipient of Padmashree, one of the highest civilian honor of India. He was conferred with D.litt. Honoris Causa by Utkal Culture University, Odisha in 2018. His first feature film I am Kalam became an iconic film winning 34 International Awards along with a National Award. His second feature film Jalpari (Desert mermaid), about female fe-ticide and gender equality, received the MIP Junior award at Cannes. He has also made documentary films, such as God’s own vpeople. Panda founded the International Screen- writers Lab in India.