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The Great Indian Butterfly (2007)

While on vacation, a bickering couple attempt to locate a rare butterfly.




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Credited cast:
Aamir Bashir ...
Krish Kumar
Meera K. Kumar
Barry John
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gourov Dasgupta
Mary Fakhoury ...
Mary / Divorced Mother of two
Shibani Kashyap ...
Herself (as Shivani Kashyap)


Krish and Meera, form a young Indian couple climbing the ladder of the corporate rate race in a nation hurtling forward at a rate unprecedented in its long history. Stressed, frustrated and unable to come to terms with the sacrifice required for success, they go in search of a legendary magical insect - The Great Indian Butterfly. Last seen by the unknown Portuguese explorer Carodiguez, in a remote valley located in erstwhile colonial Goa, the butterfly possesses a magical aura, granting immense happiness to the person who catches it. In the journey that takes the couple from the smog filled, concrete jungle of the Megalopolis of Mumbai through the little discovered coastal landscapes of the western Sahyadris, to the sun soaked land of Goa, the couple lose more than what they want to rediscover. It becomes a passage, which seems to travel with a metaphor of its own and an insect as elusive as a fossil trapped in prehistoric resin. Will they find the Butterfly? Can they survive the ... Written by White Feather Films

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Is happiness a rare insect? Is it for real? Uncover the intrigue...




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the gr8 Indian Metropolitian Life!
6 April 2010 | by (Indore,India) – See all my reviews

From the promos it seems that this movie is about some adventurous trip of a couple which it is but quite an unusual one. It is a movie about a couple which are not going around well n are frustrated from their routine life.

The movie has many hidden layers to it which unravels time to time, making you feel a lot more about the lead characters. Writing of the movie is good n is told in a very nice manner without complicating it even if the characters are complicated.

Aamir Bashir n Sandhya Mridul are topnotch n played their part superbly. Aamir is such a talented actor n we need to explore him much more. Cinematography is excellent n many a times you feel that a painting is in front of you.

On the whole it is a very nice movie portraying the lives of us stuck in the rat race n ignoring all other aspects of life including our families.

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