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Written and directed by US documentary-maker Chris Smith, this poignant Indian drama takes its cue from the evergreen classic Romeo And Juliet.
Venkatesh Chavan is an illiterate hotel worker in Panjim who also sells plastic bags with his 10-year-old orphaned partner on the street.
Obsessed with the swimming pool next door, he becomes particularly interested when a beautiful, rich teenager (Ayesha Mohan) moves in.
Naturally, her daddy isn't too pleased and we follow their fortunes as they grapple with the age-old problem, the shadow of the shameful caste system.
But it's a film which is not as predictable as it sounds. It peels back the layers of emotion as the couple learn to transcend the barriers through trust.
With a totally non-professional cast and shot against the background of Bombay it slowly evolves to a final flourish that's disarmingly daring.
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