One of the most beautiful parts of cinema is that there are so many creative people in this growing industry who are bringing a variety of cinema to the big-screen!
Masaan, is an upcoming film directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. The film revolves around Four characters whose lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a young woman 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. The film follows their dreams and struggles to escape the moral constructs of a small town. Set against the divine landscape of Banaras, ‘Masaan‘ is touted as a ‘celebration of life, death and everything in between.’
The director of the film and four main actors, Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, and Shweta Tripathi tell us their interpretations of their own characters’ motivations and identities.
What is so intriguing about Masaan is this film covers very real-like topics that occur in India or almost anywhere in the world. Sometimes as the audience we get lost in all the glam and glitz on screen, and when reality is shown to us on the same platform it becomes an eye opener for each and one of us.
Haven’t seen the trailer yet? Check it out right here on Urban Asian!
Masaan has received the prestigious Firpresci prize and Promising Future Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. The film is set to release in cinemas on July 24, 2015!