• 2015
  • Un Certain Regard
  • First film
Promizing Future Prize (Ex-aequo) 2015

Benares, the holy city on the banks of the Ganges, reserves a cruel punishment for those who play with moral traditions. Deepak, a young man from a poor neighborhood, falls hopelessly in love with a young girl from a different caste. Devi, a young student who’s gone off the rails, is tortured by feelings of guilt following the disappearance of her first lover. Devi’s father Pathak, a victim of police corruption, has lost his moral compass because of money, while a young boy, Jhonta, is in search of a family. These characters are all seeking a better future, whilst buffeted between the demands of modern life and an attachment to tradition. And their paths are about to cross…

Directed by : Neeraj GHAYWAN
Year of production: 2015
Country: India, France
Duration: 103




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  • SIKHYA India

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