Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Richa Chadda, Sanjai Mishra
Set against the backdrop of funeral pyres on the banks of the Ganges, Ghaywan’s Masaan floats beyond the small town it calls home. While Devi (Chadda) deals with humiliation after she’s found in a seedy hotel, her father (Mishra), a priest, comes to terms with his daughter’s sexual freedom. Then there’s the soft-spoken Deepak who is battling the stigma of being from a lower caste family. With a tightly-woven script, it’s a study of social morales, love, loss and determination.