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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 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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English | Catalan

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28 November 2014 (Spain) See more »

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Rastros de sándalo See more »

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5 April 2015 | by dgperisSee all my reviews

Mina, an Indian actress successful in Mumbai, can not forget his sister Sita, who was forcibly separated after the death of his mother.

Thirty years later, Mina learns that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. Now Paula says, is a biologist and has no memory of his past. Paula undertake the journey of discovery of his true identity with the help of Prakash, an Indian immigrant who sells sexy Bollywood films in the Raval district.

Based on the popular novel by Asha Miró and Anna Soler-Pont, traces of sandalwood is a luminous story that won the Audience Award last Film Festival Montreal

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