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Traces of Sandalwood (2014)

Rastres de sàndal (original title)
Pain is universal. But so is hope. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back.


Maria Ripoll


Asha Miró (novel), Anna Soler-Pont (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nandita Das ... Mina
Aina Clotet ... Paula
Vaibhavi Hankare Vaibhavi Hankare ... Mina (jove)
Naby Dakhli ... Prakash
Subodh Maskara Subodh Maskara ... Sanjay
Godeliv Van den Brandt ... Nikki (as Godeliv Van Den Brandt)
Rosa Novell ... Mare de la Paula
Gal Soler Gal Soler ... Pare de la Paula
Sunita Shirole Sunita Shirole ... Sister Kamala
Barbie Jan Barbie Jan ... Sister Deepa
Depali Garcha Depali Garcha ... Sister Urvashi
Harsh Rajput Harsh Rajput ... Sanjay (jove)
Neha Abam Neha Abam ... Chamki
Bhoomika Sharma Bhoomika Sharma ... Indira
Saroj Khan ... Saroj Khan


Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can't forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother's death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. However, Sita's adoptive parents have erased all traces of her past. She is now called Paula, works as a researcher in Biology and has no recollection of her Indian background, let alone of Mina. Faced with the shocking truths of her past, Paula begins a long journey of self-discovery, aided along the way by her budding romance with the handsome Indian immigrant Prakash. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back. Written by Pontas Films

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Written and Performed by Reewa Rathod
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Alina Clotet shines....
17 October 2020 | by samabc-31952See all my reviews

Directed by María Ripoll and made in English and Catalan...but I felt that Nandita das is not at her usual best... loved Aina Clotet's performance though... based on the international best seller ...

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28 November 2014 (Spain) See more »

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