In this bizarre adaptation of Firdaus Kanga's 1990 autobiographical novel Trying to Grow,
the author, born with a debilitating bone disease, appears as a slightly fictionalized -- and much younger -- version of himself. Born in Bombay in 1962 to a well-to-do
Parsee family, Brit Kotwal (Kanga) suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta
, a genetic disorder that deforms his bones and renders them extremely brittle. The occasional cruel comment or inconsiderate stare aside, Brit grows-up relatively happy, coddled by his Anglophiliac mother (Souad Faress)
and his loving sister (Nina Wadia), and intellectually inspired by worldly tutor Madame Manekshaw (Sabira Me...