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Masaan (2015)

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Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and... See full summary »

Director:

Neeraj Ghaywan

Writer:

Varun Grover
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richa Chadha ... Devi Pathak (as Richa Chadda)
Sanjay Mishra ... Vidyadhar Pathak
Vicky Kaushal ... Deepak Chaudhary
Pankaj Tripathi ... Sadhya Ji (as Pankaj Tripathy)
Vineet Kumar Vineet Kumar ... Doctor Chaudhary
Bhagwan Tiwari Bhagwan Tiwari ... Inspector Mishra
Bhupesh Singh Bhupesh Singh ... Sikander Chaudhary
Satya Kam Anand Satya Kam Anand ... Vikram Mallah
Saurabh Chadhary Saurabh Chadhary ... Piyush Agarwal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohit Abrol ... Traveller Boy
Deepak Agarwal Deepak Agarwal ... Father at Coaching Centre
Harsh Agarwal Harsh Agarwal ... Son at Coaching Centre
Manish Agrahari Manish Agrahari ... Pizzeria Waiter
Jamal Ahmad Jamal Ahmad ... Jeweller #1
Ana Ana ... Foreigner Girl #2
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Storyline

Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.

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Paths of grieve intersect on the Ganges River.

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Drama

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Country:

India | France

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 June 2015 (France) See more »

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Fly Away Solo See more »

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Trivia

Neeraj Ghaywan was assistant director of Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur. He planned the story of Masaan in 2012 and wanted Anurag to produce it. But due to tight schedule, Anurag couldn't but promised Neeraj to produce the film in future. He kept his promise. You could see Phantom film as the co-producer when the film starts. See more »

Goofs

When Devi takes out the Technical Report, while traveling on the bus, the name on the cover is 'Piyush Aggarwal'. In the next scene, when she visits the college, she finds an obituary of the same guy pinned to the notice board. In it, the name is 'Piyush Agarwal'. See more »

Quotes

Devi Pathak: Do you live alone?
Sadhya Ji: No, I live with my dad. My dad lives alone.
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Soundtracks

Tu Kisi Rail Si
Written by Varun Grover (Adapted from a Poem by Dushyant Kumar)
Music composed by Indian Ocean
Performed by Swanand Kirkire (vocals) & Indian Ocean
Bass by Rahul Ram
Guitars by Nikhil Rao
Drums and percussion by Amit Kilam
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Staggering
25 July 2015 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Masaan was felicitated at the Cannes Film Festival with standing ovation from the audiences. True to its hype, Masaan lives up to the reputation and gives you hard-hitting drama with realistic views on life.

Masaan, means "crematorium", tells two parallel story in the holy city of Varanasi.

From the writer Varun Grover( lyricist to some good films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Ankhon Dekhi, Dumb Laga Ke Haisha) and direction by Neeraj Ghaywan ( 2nd Unit director to Gangs Of Wasseypur and Ugly), Masaan tells you the ugly side of life – The cremation scenes at the ghat of Ganges, the coin-collecting game and police extortion deep- dives into simple life and thinking of Varanasi people, caste system and police pressure. The hitting drama is hair-raising and it will be difficult to gulp down few scenes. Kudos to Neeraj Ghaywan for daring to be different. It takes nerve of steel to tell the not-so- happy ending stories. Art direction is brilliant. Cinematography is astounding with eye-catching scenes of beautiful banks of Varanasi. Dialogues are witty. Background score by Indian Ocean is tuneful. I was expecting the climax to be engaging but was slightly disappointed. Coming to the performances, Masaan has four protagonist and each of them gets into the character. Richa Chadha is brilliant and gives a staggering performance. She is undoubtedly gem of a actor playing various characters ( Nagma Khatoon in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Bholi Punjabin in Fukrey) with ease. Sanjay Mishra just gets better with each role. He is electrifying as usual. Newbie actors Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi shines and are promising.

Masaan is gritty and realistic cinema which should be lauded for its sheer effort. Excellent 4/5


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