Last Updated: 06.02 AM, Jan 20, 2022
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Neeraj Ghaywan’s 2015 directorial debut Masaan also launched Vicky Kaushal in a compelling turn. The film, which also stars Richa Chaddha and Shweta Tripathi, is a deeply moving depiction of how some are profiled on account of their caste and also packs a heart-wrenching love story. The movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival where it bagged two awards and Kaushal’s performance also earned him an IIFA and a Screen award for Best Male Debut, among other accolades. The movie sways between parallel stories that unfold in Varanasi before converging in the climax. The first narrative revolves around Devi, a computer teacher who’s apprehended by the police in a supposedly compromising position in a hotel room and how it alters her life and that of those close to her. The second delves into the budding love story of a polytechnic student belonging to a marginalised community who falls for someone from a different caste. Both these stories are equally heart-breaking and yet, there’s something that keeps you hopeful and engaged throughout the proceedings.
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