Banaras: A Mystic Love Story = Ek Dhun Banaras Kee

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Barcode: 58947363 Call Number: V-HIN 109 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 122 min. Date: c2006 System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Hindi Creator: Directed by Pankaj Parashar Description: Banaras takes us on a fascinating journey into the divine light and blinding darkness of the human mind. It is a classic about love, trust, betrayal, divinity and redemption. The film deals with a variety of relationships – Relationship of humans with God, the relationship of great men like Buddha, Kabir, Tulsi, Vyas and Shankaracharya with Banaras. With relationships at the core, the film delves into the attachment of a loving daughter with her parents and with her soulmate. Shwetambari (Urmila Matondkar), the bright, beautiful and only child of rich and aristocratic Brahmin parents (Dimple Kapadia and Raj Babbar), studies science at the local university where Soham (Ashmit Patel), a low-caste mystic and a protégé of Balaji (Naseeruddin Shah), teaches music. When the two fall in love, the peace in Banaras is disturbed. The orthodox and the conservatives surface to be fore threatening to take away everything from the young lovers. When her powerful parents ignore the social strictures for the happiness of their daughter, destiny walks in to take complete control. Shattered, Shwetambari abandons her beloved city and turns inward to look for the answers. Collection: Language Resource Center