If you’re in Glasgow this weekend, you can catch the award-winning Manasarovar at the GFT: it’s on at 2pm on Sunday 27th, and 8.45pm on Monday 28th before starting the rest of its run in the UK.
From the Manasarovar web site:
Manasarovar is a love story that ends before it begins.
Ravi Roy (National Award winning Atul Kulkarni) meets Malathy Chandran (Neha Dubey of ‘Monsoon Wedding’) in a city in India on a short visit and falls in love with her. Unable to respond to his mischievous advances she rejects him. A few years later Ravi’s brother, George (Zafar Karachiwala) happens to meet Malathy. She learns from him that Ravi had disappeared and her past comes back through the letters they wrote to each other. She realizes that her predicament was one of no choices. With an aching mind she leaves for Manasarovar where all conflicts, regrets and pain end.
Manasarovar is about coincidences that hurt people.
As writer-director Anup Kurian explains, the film was made for around £20,000 using a 16mm camera bought from eBay, and it’s gone on to pick up a shelf-full of awards and festival appearances including Official Selection at the London Film Festival and Best Film and Special Jury Prize at the Mumbai international film festival.
I don’t think I’ll be able to catch the screenings, but if you go along let me know what it’s like – I do like the sound of it.