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Lessons In Forgetting - A film by Arowana Studios (In English)
J.A. Krishnamurthy (JAK), a renowned expert on cyclones, is settled in the US. One day he is told that his daughter, Smriti, has met with a near fatal accident. This brings him to India. Police and doctors investigating the case point fingers at a promiscuous Smriti. A determined JAK decides to trace his daughter’s path that led to her accident.
Thus starts JAK’s journey to know about his teenage daughter which leads to meeting three of her best friends, It is learnt that Smriti joins a small theatre group and in all her naiveté looks towards changing society and this is what her friends could never come to terms with. At one point JAK’s search for truth reaches a dead end.
It is then he meets Meera, a socialite, whose life is thrown totally off balance when her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Left with the responsibility of sustaining her family, she takes up a job as JAK’s research assistant. Meera’s life gets intertwined with that of JAK’s as a series of coincidences lead them finally to that small coastal town, where it all began. Here JAK realizes that it was not just another teenage relationship but a much larger issue, a social malaise that touched Smriti in such a way that she chose to fight it , the hard way. In that small town, when Smriti uncovers a scam that encourages female foeticide, the local mafia goes after her. As events behind Smriti’s accident unfold, the final revelation makes JAK confront truth in its entire enormity. JAK must show the courage to forget the past…and follow new beginnings.
Lessons in forgetting (film) is an Arowana Studio production, directed by Unni Vijayan, produced by Prince Thampi and music by Ganesh Kumaresh. The cast includes Adil Hussian, Roshini Achreja, Mayatideman, Raaghav Chanana and others.
AROWANA Studios (Production House)
Arowana Studios, the brain child of Prince Thampi, was set up with a vision to be an entertainment institution which produces films not out of market compulsions, but to make good & meaningful films for a niche, discerning audience. Arowana Studios took its first step in 3D animation and is presently making short animation films. ‘Lessons in forgetting’ is the first feature film. Shot in 35 mm, it reflects the philosophy of the production house--to tell a story, straight, with conviction. Arowana Studios currently is working on a couple of films which are in various stages of pre production, in English and Malayalam.
MOVIE STILLS: LESSONS IN FORGETTING
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