• Saptapadii - 2013

      Saptapadii | 2013

       A Gujarati Film
    The story traces how a businessman Sid (Siddharth) and his wife Swati drift apart due to her passionate attempts to cure a 9 year old traumatized child and Sid’s obsession with expanding his business empire. The child is living at a retreat in Saputara, India, where the manager of the retreat, Dr. Patrawala, tells Swati of the reason the child is bought to his retreat, adding an element of suspense.

    Intense arguments erupt when Sid finds out that Swati’s involvement with the child can have disastrous consequences for his business and family life. He tries to explain this to Swati who refuses to see his point of view. Both separate on these arguments. Their daughter studying in USA makes her best effort to bring them together. Eventually, Swati’s determination makes Sid think about life and living for others, changing him from a businessman focused totally on his money, business and success, to a businessman sensitive and responsible to the society around him.

    The story is inspired from real-life experiences of the film's female lead Swaroop Sampat. She has been working with disabled children in rural Gujarat (a western state of India) for many years. A former Miss India, model, theatre, TV and film actress, Swaroop got away from her glamourous life and went to Worcester UK, to do a P.H.D. in “training teachers in teaching dyslexic children via education through drama.” Now she works on a regular basis in tribal areas of Gujarat.