MANORAMA, SIX FEET UNDER is Navdeep Singh’s first feature film. It is his take on the noir genre told in the context of small town Indian life. Navdeep has primarily designed it to be an honest and intelligent thriller, operating at multiple levels with an entertaining murder mystery serving as the vehicle to explore certain social and human issues as subtext.
Homage to the noir genre, MANORAMA SIX FEET UNDER is about an amateur detective Satyaveer Singh aka SV (Abhay Deol) in a small town who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder.
SV is a government engineer but his real ambition has always been writing detective fiction. Unfortunately, his maiden attempt, a novel called Manorama, sank without a trace and he has been reduced to writing for cheap pulp magazines.
Stifled by the dreariness of small town existence and frustrated by his failure, SV’s life takes a turn when the wife of a powerful local politician arrives at his doorstep with an irresistible offer; the chance for SV to play a real life detective by spying on her husband. Intrigued and tempted by the opportunity to redeem his self worth, SV accepts.
Upon completion of his assignment, things take a turn when SV discovers that the woman is not who she claims to be. The situation gets further complicated when she is killed in a mysterious accident.
Sensing foul play, SV begins investigating her death only to discover that nothing is what it seems to be and that redemption doesn’t come easy…