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Banaras (2006)

A mystic love story... between two people of different castes... set in the oldest living city on Earth...

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Shwetambari
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Gayatri
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Mahendra Nath
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Babaji
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Inspector Satpal Shukla
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Gunjan Juari
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Shwetambri Nath lives a wealthy lifestyle in the holy city of Banaras in India with her mom, Gayetri, and dad, Mahendra. She is now of marriageable age and has a young man, Satpal Shukla, who is also the Police Inspector in the area, who would like to marry her. But Shwetambri is attracted to an orphan, Soham, of a lower caste who lives with a woman called Dadi who is a sweeper by profession. Nevertheless, Shwetambri continues to meet with Soham on the pretext of learning music, and introduces him to her parents, who instantly disapprove of him. When Shwetambri refuses to marry anyone else, her parents relent and get her formally engaged to Soham, especially after learning that he may not be of a lower caste but of an unknown caste and has no blood relationship with Dadi. Shortly before the marriage takes place, Shwetambri's life is turned upside down when Satpal informs her that Soham has been killed. In her grief, she loses her mind and becomes a loner. Her dad asks a childhood ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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On 2 March 2006, a five-hour long puja (prayer) was performed for the success of the film. The puja was conducted by 16 Pundits, and occurred on the banks of the River Ganges at the holy Dasashwamedh Ghat. It was attended by the film's producer and writer L.C. Singh and director Pankaj Parashar. The next day, another puja was performed inside the Vishwanath Temple. See more »

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The "grandmother" tells Soham that Kabir was an orphan found on the banks of Ganges river. In reality, Kabir was found by a water-well in Lahartara, a suburb of Varanasi. See more »

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A Movie With A Message
26 July 2011 | by (Heraganahalli, India) – See all my reviews

Good Indian movies are pleasure to watch, since they are extremely well made comparable to American or Italian movies. They always have a message to be taken to the next generation. But in the last five years or so, they are being brainwashed by these non Indian Suvvar rats, who have come illegally from the neiboring country, who have no respect for Indian culture or tradition and these scums were born to scums and they have taken the Hindi movies down the toilet. Their movies have toilet humor and gutter themes made for the sole purpose of making fast buck for these banchods who should go back to the sewer where they came from and stay there. Good producers and directors can't compete with this banchods or stoop down to their level, hence the good movies like "Banaras" are few and far apart. The majority of Indians are ashamed of these maggots, who are on the top because they are promoted by the Suvvar Rats of the Media who are also born to Rats. This is a movie that is a glee to watch. The cast is commendable with a good piece of acting by Urmila As Shwetambari. The story is not contrived but down to earth. This movie has a message of love and respect for the higher being. Ashmita Patel has the serene look needed for the part. Benares is the religious capitol of India that people from all walks of life come to purify their soul.


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