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On 10, Sep 2016 | In 2016 | By New Generations
Saturday, 22 October 16, 8:30 pm, Filmclub 813
Hahnenstraße 6, Cologne
Saturday, 29 October 16, 9 pm, Orfeos Erben
Hamburger Allee 45, Frankfurt
Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family. These four people long to escape the moral constraints of a small-town.
These four people long to escape the moral constraints of a small-town. Although the film’s two loving couples are hideously punished for breaking conventions, the uplifting ending paves the way for change and modernity.
Masaan has an engaging story and deliveres a convincing, nuanced and empathetic portrait of Indian lower-middle class life. It is visually arresting and evocative, and also reflective of contemporary concerns like the clash of time-worn belief systems with emerging norms and ambitions.
• Director: Neeraj Ghaywan Script: Varun Grover • India 2015 • 103 Min • Hindi with English subtitles • Cast: Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Mishra, Nikhil Sahni, Shweta TripathWatch Trailer