FEAST OF VARANASI – Releasing March 11th 2016
The story centres around a spate of gruesome killings, where four young girls have been burned to death. Beyond the capabilities of the local police force, a CBI officer from New Delhi is sent to investigate. For officer Arjun Das (Adil Hussain, LIFE OF PI, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, ENGLISH VINGLISH), it’s a return to his home and a city he left behind. What he discovers goes beyond anything he imagined and as ‘Holi’ the festival of colour approaches, the killer prepares to claim the greatest sacrifice of all and in doing so, attain Moksha (the transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth).
Meanwhile, following her mother’s suicide, Helen (Holly Gilbert, DOCTORS, CASUALTY), a young English teacher with a troubled past arrives in Varanasi to deliver her mother’s final letter and a special pendant to her aunt Agatha (Judi Bowker, 10 ARENAS OF MARWOOD, CLASH OF THE TITANS), a missionary who has dedicated her life to caring for low cast children. Still grieving for her mother, Helen discovers some startling truths about herself and begins to unravel some deep seated emotional trauma with the help of Nana (Ashwath Bhatt, HAIDER, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST), a reclusive priest who lives on the fringes of the forest. She soon learns about the serial killer and her own future is tied to the desperate acts of the illusive killer.
Feast of Varanasi is a compelling, tense drama, which will throw up some unexpected surprises for even the most avid of thriller fans.
Filmed entirely on location in the ancient city of Varanasi in northern India, the feature showcases a talented supporting cast including: Tannishtha Chatterjee (BRICK LANE) as Inspector Rajveer Saxsena, Neha Mahajan(MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN) as Maya and Prashant Prakash (ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA) as Kasi.
FEAST OF VARANASI – World Premiere on March 5th 2016 at Haymarket, Leicester Square, London.
UK release March 11th 2016.
Watch the trailer below