Indian films are driven by an urban market that transcends regional boundaries, has similar concerns and speaks the same language. And the English film "Manasarovar", screened at the festival here, seeks to reflect just this pan-Indian sensibility.
The 90-minute "Manasarovar" is directed by Anup Kurian and describes itself as a "lyrical tale" of two youngsters representing two Indias -- the urban elite and the rural innocent.
The film is about a working girl in Pune who meets up with a boy living in Kerala's resort town of Kumarakom. They meet through letters and get thrown apart by strange circumstances.
This film's title is taken from the sprawling lake in the misty Himalayas across the Tibetan plateau.