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Manthan

In 2011, a year after the Mumbai blasts that took place in the local trains, there is news of a bomb being discovered in a taxi outside a Local Train Station in Mumbai. Marred by the paranoia created by the news of a bomb retrieval, a Taxi driver is forced to secure the surroundings at work. A Prostitute, in an attempt at committing an act of her own hires the Taxi driver to take a delivery to a local train station for her own purposes. Due to their inherent differences, of their identities and their relation to male counterparts, both share opposite outlooks on mostly everything and what unfolds thereafter is a discourse as a result of their individual need to maintain livelihood and an emerging affection towards each others’ different ways of life. The Taxi driver begins suspecting the prostitute due to own inhibitions and reservations. Caught between liking and suspicion about a bomb in the taxi and how to save it, besides wanting to be a good citizen brings dilemma upon her. It is then that a subsequent event results in her making a strong decision as to the situation.
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Copyright © 2012 Film and Television Institute of India

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