There are movies that you want to watch. There are movies that you must watch. There are movies that you can’t afford to miss. Then there’s Masaan.


Whether you’re a cinephile or simply a moviegoer who likes to indulge in films solely for entertainment, there’s something for everyone to take away from this movie.

This is not a movie review. It’s an urge, a request – do yourself a favour, go watch Masaan. Watch it for the picturesque Banaras, watch it for the cinematography that transports you into another realm of sublime reality that is the ghats of Banaras. Watch it for the music that stays with you long after you exit the cinema hall. Watch it for the innocence and depth of ‘Tu kisi rail si guzarti hai’. Watch it for the sheer brilliance of the characters that are so real you would want to hug them, slap them, laugh and cry with them.

It’s a tale

Of love and loss

Oscillating between what is and what was

Of belonging and finding

Of holding on and moving on

Of the nights bygone

Of evenings that haunt

While the heart searches for a new dawn

It’s a tale of human emotions

Fettered by all that’s forlorn…