By Paromeeta Mathur Banerjee(09 Sep 2009)
Pankh is a complex story about the psychological impact that stardom wreaks on a young mind.
An aggressive mother (Lilette Dubey) , thrusts her boy (Maradona) into the film industry at an early age and forces him to act the part of a little girl in films that of Baby Kusum.He and his mother Mary (Lilette) share a turbulent stormy relationship.
Once the boy reaches adolescence, he's turns to drugs and spends all his time at home. As a youth, Jerry meets his dream woman, Nandini (Bipasha), causing another inner turmoil. Bipasha is the fantasy woman who Maradona conjures up in his head-a phantom who taunts him and fights with him, an alter ego who questions his every move. Jerry is made to face the camera again as a young man, which leads to the final catastrophe. The film highlights the common practice in the Indian film industry of casting children in a role contrary to their natural genders.