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The Journey (2004)

Sancharram (original title)
In Sancharram ("The Journey"), Kiran is mortified by her growing lesbian desire for the effervescent Delilah, in an idyllic Indian village where arranged marriage is the only acceptable form of coupling.
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Suhasini V. Nair ... Kiran
Shrruiti Menon ... Delilah
... Amma
... Ammachi
Syam Seethal ... Rajan
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It was on an auspicious day--the day of Kiran's arrival from Delhi, and the wedding day of Delilah's eldest brother--that the two girls first meet as children; and though they couldn't be more different, they become fast friends. Delilah (Shrruiti Menon) blossoms into a fiery irreverent beauty with the unconditional love of her grandmother, and despite the controlling eye of her hard-working widowed mother. Kiran (Suhasini V. Nair), as the only child of an intellectual father and aristocratic mother, matures into an introspective young woman. Theirs is an idyllic life of family and community, and most of all an enduring friendship. But when Kiran comes to terms with the fact that her physical attraction to Delilah is something she can no longer suppress, her once idyllic and familiar world is shattered. Mortified by her desire for Delilah, and acknowledging that she herself can never realize the object of her affection, Kiran agrees to help a mutual friend, Rajan, pursue Delilah. ... Written by Anonymous

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A very simple story beautifully told
31 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Febio Fest, Prague in the category 'Another Shore' - which seemed to be a euphemism for 'gay interest'. Indeed Screen 4 was prominently labelled 'Gay and Lesbian'. Maybe this was some kind of health-warning - watch out for your neighbour or put newspaper on the seats - so as to pander to sleazy Czech President Klaus's well-known prejudices? But the other implication, that some movies should be judged by special 'gay' criteria, seems equally silly, however. So, as a 60-something grandfather I'm judging it simply as a movie in its own right.

In a word - terrific! If one has to find a fault some of the earlier scenes are a bit slow and we have to wait for the two principals until the story really pulls us in, but once they arrive the wait has been well worth it.

A very simple, chronological coming-of-age story combined with romance, it doesn't try to do anything artsy and clever: a bit of scenic camera work to make the most of the Kerala locations and that's it. Otherwise the director relies on a well-structured script (her own) and lets the cast carry the weight. And how well they succeed! The secondary characters are excellent - especially Delilah's mother - and there isn't even a minor part that isn't well-done. Which makes it all the more remarkable how the two principals - Suhasini V Nair as Kiran and Shrruiti Menon as Delilah - so dominate every group scene. The scenes between just the two lovers are better still - some will stand comparison with any of the romantic classics. The personal chemistry is perfect, the scenes beautifully understated and marvellously played. One doesn't particularly register, much less care, that this is a love between two women - it is simply a love that overwhelms both them and us.

This film's own qualities are so outstanding that it doesn't need any special allowances implicit in promoting it as a 'gay-interest' movie. Just get it on to DVD and into as many cinemas as possible.


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