Coming of age. Venkatesh is 18, illiterate; he cleans hotel rooms in Panjim, Goa, and sells plastic bags on the street with his 10-year-old partner, Jhangir, an enterprising orphan. He's fascinated by the swimming pool on a vacant estate, and when the owner shows up from Bombay with his teen daughter, Venkatesh watches them from a tree and follows the girl when she's out. He and Jhangir start a friendship with her. The father and daughter are at odds, hardly speaking; tragedy is in their past. Venkatesh helps the father in the garden; short, odd conversations evolve into a gruff offering of a job and schooling in Bombay. What will Venkatesh do with this opportunity?
January 2007 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,736,
7 September 2008, Limited Release
Gross USA: $94,901, 30 November 2008
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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When The Pool didn't get into the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes, which had been the plan, the director decided to re-edit the film. About 9 minutes was cut. See more
Noite De Luar
from Goa Meu Amor (2005 album)
performed by Oslando & His Folklorists
courtesy VP Sinari & Sons See more