It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.
Rahul Chatterjee is a second-generation East Indian who lives in Birmingham, England, along with his wife, Nandita, and works as a Designer. Rahul's late father used to work in England, ... See full summary »
Malayalam-speaking T.K. Neelan, Rajat, Manas and his sister, Sajani, live in Kalpetta Township in Kerala, India, during the British Raj. As children they used to play in the woods where Manas and T.K. used to play Bhagwan Shri Ram and Shri Lakshman respectively, and rescue Sita (Sajani) from Lord Ravan's (Rajat) clutches. Now the year is 1937, all are grown up, while Manas is a laborer, Sajani is married to Rajat, and T.K. works for his British employer, Henry Moore, who lives there with his wife, Laura, and their son, Peter. Sajani is also employed as a maidservant in the Moore household. T.K.'s headmaster asks him to join the freedom movement and ask the British to quit India, but T.K. feels that India has made a lot of progress under the British rule and they should continue with this partnership. His headmaster cautions him that partnership is only between equals, but T.K. disregards this, and it is this attitude that will compel him to re-examine his way of thinking when he finds...Written by
The story takes place in 1937, but the pickup truck seen throughout the film is a 1950's Jeepster truck. See more »
T. K. Neelan:
Sahib, we will have to change course again.
This has got to be the damnedest crookedest road in the Crown!
T. K. Neelan:
Oh, definitely. But it will be here after monsoon. A straight road would slide away.
See more »
Kudos to Santosh Sivan for creating a stellar landscape to depict a compelling tale of love, dedication, simplicity and deception. It is a simple story. Yet, there is hardly a time when the story doesn't grip you. Santosh's ability to weave characters with diverse personalities in a single canvas is remarkable.
The story simmers in the first half. Santosh allows you to connect with each character, unveiling their personalities one at a time. The scenery is marvelous. However, the movie quickly changes gears when a seemingly innocuous event, earlier in the movie, triggers off a never ending domino. You cannot help, but empathize with the characters, as they try to get hold of the situation.
Definitely worth a watch!
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this