Every few years, a special film comes along that sweeps most people off their feet. Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut Masaan set in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh, balanced both joy and sorrow when dealing with the lives of its protagonists, Devi, Deepak and Shaalu.
A powerful and unusual story set in Benaras with strong characters and memorable lines, Masaan is truly a masterpiece of Indian cinema in recent times. The dialogues of Masaan especially have especially been cherished by movie goers and Bollywood cinema buffs.
The story depicts In Varanasi, Devi struggles to shake off the social stigma of pre-marital sexual relations. Meanwhile, lovers Deepak and Shalu attempt to transcend the restrictions of their casteist society.
Fun fact, this was also Vicky Kaushal’s first film which got him recognition in the industry. It also stars Shweta Tripathi, Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra.