Masaan
Four powerful stories of ordinary people.
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Masaan

Hindi
Drama
24 Jul, 2015
1 hrs 49 mins
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7,193 votes
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Four lives intersect along the Ganges: A low caste boy in hopeless 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, long to escape the moral constructs of a small town.
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Souls are said to be liberated in Kashi; and masaan (the colloquial local word for shamshaan) perfectly captures the unique character of a town which has been wrestling with life and death for centuries.Neeraj Ghaywans strikingly assured, powerful debut feature conjures up a place which we rarely see in our movies: a place not limned or air-brushed, but presented as it is, its beauty and ugliness for us to savour in equal measure. ...Read full review
Neeraj Ghaywans deftly crafted Masaan is a multi-layered portrait of a hidebound society in rapid flux. Dripping pain and poetry in equal measure, the film presents intertwined stories of repression, rebellion and repentance set against the funeral pyres of a Varanasi cremation ghat. Its multiple strands add up to a cinematic tapestry that is both moving and stimulating. ...Read full review
It is in Banaras where Sanskrit Pandit(Sanjay Mishra) and his student-daughter, Devi(Richa) lead an innocuous existence. Richa`s curiosity to know more about the bees and the birds has her checking into a seedy lodge for a rendezvous with college friend Piyush Agarwal (Saurabh Chaudhary). However, their sexapade ends abruptly because a badass cop (Bhagwan Tiwari) raids the place and blackmails them ...Read full review

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