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Feast of Varanasi (2016)

A young english teacher with a troubled past arrives in the ancient city of Varanasi to spend a few weeks with her aunt who works at an old missionary. it follows the recent suicide of her ... See full summary »


Rajan Kumar Patel




Credited cast:
Adil Hussain ... Arjun
Holly Gilbert Holly Gilbert ... Helen
Tannishtha Chatterjee ... Inspector Rajveer Saxsena
Judi Bowker ... Agatha
Ashwath Bhatt Ashwath Bhatt ... Nana
Neha Mahajan ... Maya
Prashant Prakash Prashant Prakash ... KASI
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sanghmitra Hitaishi ... Sunita Rao
Utkarsh Mazumdar Utkarsh Mazumdar ... Professor Sharma
Amar Talwar Amar Talwar ... CBI Asst Director Singh


A young english teacher with a troubled past arrives in the ancient city of Varanasi to spend a few weeks with her aunt who works at an old missionary. it follows the recent suicide of her own mother and a letter she left with a pendant to bring back to her sister. When she arrives she soon learns about a serial killer who's kidnapping and killing local girls in and around the city and her own future is tied to the desperate acts of the killer. The CBI send in a quite analyst from DELHI to head up the case and to find the killer before another victim is killed. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Varanasi suffered its worst flood during August 2013, when shooting began the ghats and parts of the city where flooded, by sheer luck when shooting took place on 21st September on the ghats themselves the river had dropped 10m which made filming possible. See more »

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A very different film to what I expected and I was won over
12 March 2016 | by ketal-18718See all my reviews

Caught this last night in Wembley Cineworld and was expecting a half baked attempt at a cross over movie. What I got was a something unexpected. A complex thriller that forced me to watch every minute till the end of the film and wanting more. I left the cinema with my friend and we continued to talk about the film and some of the characters especially Nana.

To me thats a sign of a good movie, when i leave the cinema and the film stays with me. Its not the kind of film you watch once and forget, the visuals and story got me into the city of Varanasi so much I am seriously wondering why as an Indian i have never traveled there.

But its far from a tourist advertisement film, its got so much darkness in the film I felt uneasy at times. This is an intelligent thriller with a mystic story line. I've not personally seen a film like this shot in India and it was an unexpected refreshing change. I highly recommend it for the story, performances of the lead actors, music was wonderful and the visuals and pace sets the film apart. Its clear the makers really cared about getting this film right.

I'd recommend it

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