Evocative and eloquent, this artistic period drama follows the fluctuating fortunes in the life of Arvas, a Brahmin who has become a performing actor. He loves Nittilai who reciprocates his love, but seeks approval of her father and her village's elders before marrying him. This multi-layered relationship saga delves into concepts of fidelity, loyalty, love and sacrifice through the experiences of Arvasu and his family. Arvasu's brother performs a ritual ceremony to ensure that the community is released from drought and famine. After great penance and loss, Arvasu is allowed a boon by the gods. However, the question remains, will he choose to fulfill his own personal desire or sacrifice for the greater good?
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The film was screened at the American Film Market, Los Angeles, in February 2002 Read More