The girls who's struggle started it all - Sonam Spalzes, seen here with her mother

Director's Note

Conversations with my sister, Vidya, sowed the seeds for my film ‘Chuskit’. Vidya has worked with the differently abled in Ladakh for almost a decade. She was instrumental in sending Sonam, a nine-year-old with cerebral palsy to school despite the arduous terrain in her remote Himalayan village. While working with Sonam, Vidya learnt of other such children who yearned to lead as normal a childhood as they could. Their stories were filled with pathos and hardships, yet not one of the children gave up their quest to go to school. That is why I shaped Chuskit’s character to be unrelenting and gave her the spunk to triumph over adversity. For most children outside the West, life as a differently abled person is tough at best and excruciatingly hard at worst. My wish is that a small measure of hope and inspiration will stay with audiences when they walk away from my film.

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WRITTEN & DIRECTED BYPriya Ramasubban
CHUSKIT a KAAVYA FILMS production in association with WISHBERRY produced by KAAVYA FILMS PVT LTD / FILMSTOC PVT LTD / VICTORY MEDIA / BLUE WATERS MOTION PICTURES / LXL IDEAS / ROCKSTUD CAPITAL LLC / GOLDEN CINEMA / INDIVILLAGE RURAL BPO / AMBER DALAL / GESU KAUSHAL
JIGMET DEWA LHAMO | MORUP NAMGYAL | STANZIN IDGA | PADMA CHOSPHEL | YANGCHEN DOLMA | SONAM WANGCHOK | SATYADEEP MISRA casting TSETAN ANGCHOK music MATHIAS DUPLESSY costume designer DEEPALI KOSTA KABI editor JABEEN MERCHANT sound designer PM SATHEESH production designer ARADHANA SETH director of photography ARVIND KANNABIRAN producers NAMRATA GOYAL | A.V.T. SHANKARDASS | GULAB SINGH TANWAR | SYED SULTAN AHMED | ABHISHEK AGARWAL | HASSAN | RAVI MACHANI | AMBER DALAL
written, produced and directed by PRIYA RAMASUBBAN