Lavanya Sankaran’s The Hope Factory explores the intersecting lives of two people in Bangalore. Anand, a Mysore boy who now owns a successful factory, needs more land to expand the business but wants to acquire it in an above board way.
Kamala, Anand’s domestic help, struggles to provide her intelligent son with the future he deserves. Despite the gulf between their situations, Anand and Kamala’s lives parallel each other.
Both are proud of their exceptionally clever children, both face difficulties related to the rising cost of real estate in their shared city.