8.1/10
20,839
84 user 40 critic

Masaan (2015)

Trailer
2:40 | Trailer
Along India's Ganges River, four people face prejudice, a strict moral code and a punishing caste system as they confront personal tragedies.

Director:

Neeraj Ghaywan

Writers:

Akbar Allahabadi (poetry written by), Bashir Badr (poetry written by) | 4 more credits »
Reviews
Top Rated Indian Movies #78 | 21 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Richa Chadha ... Devi Pathak (as Richa Chadda)
Sanjay Mishra ... Vidyadhar Pathak
Vicky Kaushal ... Deepak Chaudhary
Pankaj Tripathi ... Sadhya Ji (as Pankaj Tripathy)
Vineet Kumar ... Doctor Chaudhary
Bhagwan Tiwari Bhagwan Tiwari ... Inspector Mishra
Singh Bhupesh Singh Bhupesh ... Sikander Chaudhary
Satya Kam Anand Satya Kam Anand ... Vikram Mallah
Saurabh Chadhary Saurabh Chadhary ... Piyush Agarwal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohit Abrol ... Traveller Boy
Deepak Agarwal Deepak Agarwal ... Father at Coaching Centre
Harsh Agarwal Harsh Agarwal ... Son at Coaching Centre
Manish Agrahari Manish Agrahari ... Pizzeria Waiter
Jamal Ahmad Jamal Ahmad ... Jeweller #1
Ana Ana ... Foreigner Girl #2
Learn more

More Like This 

Udaan (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Manjot Singh
Ugly (2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure
Shahid (2012)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

Director: Hansal Mehta
Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur
Talvar (2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director: Meghna Gulzar
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi
Ankhon Dekhi (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Ankhon Dekhi centers around Raje Bauji, played by Sanjay Mishra who, after a dramatic incident, decides that he will only believe what he sees with his eyes.

Director: Rajat Kapoor
Stars: Sanjay Mishra, Seema Bhargava, Rajat Kapoor
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ramanna, a maniac murderer, finds a soulmate in Raghavan, a policeman, who inspects his murder cases. He tries to make Raghavan realize how they both are similar.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Hemendra Dandotiya, Navneet Gairola
Dev.D (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After breaking up with his childhood sweetheart, a young man finds solace in drugs. Meanwhile, a teenage girl is caught in the world of prostitution. Will they be destroyed, or will they find redemption?

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Kalki Koechlin
Kahaani (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met him.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Stars: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Indraneil Sengupta
Haider (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle, whom he suspects of playing a role in his father's fate.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor
A Wednesday (2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Jimmy Sheirgill

Photos

Suniel Shetty Goes Behind The Scenes of 'Hera Pheri'

IMDb talks to actor Suniel Shetty about his iconic role as Shyam—20 years later—in Hera Pheri, a cult comedy where three men find the answer to all their money problems when they receive a call from a kidnapper.

Read our interview

Edit

Storyline

Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small-town.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Paths of grieve intersect on the Ganges River.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Neeraj Ghaywan was assistant director of Anurag Kashyap in Gangs of Wasseypur. He planned the story of Masaan in 2012 and wanted Anurag to produce it. But due to tight schedule, Anurag couldn't but promised Neeraj to produce the film in future. He kept his promise. You could see Phantom film as the co-producer when the film starts. See more »

Goofs

The Indian Railway appointment letter that Devi supposedly reads is actually a copy of The Indian Railway Servant's Pass Rules (1986) a free and concessional travel privilege for railway employees. See more »

Quotes

Devi Pathak: Do you live alone?
Sadhya Ji: No, I live with my dad. My dad lives alone.
See more »

Soundtracks

Bhor
(Credited onscreen as "Bhor Bhor")
Written by Sanjeev Sharma
Performed by Indian Ocean
Music composed by Indian Ocean
Vocals by Amit Kilam, Rahul Ram and Himanshu Joshi
Bass by Rahul Ram
Guitars by Nikhil Rao
Drums and percussion by Amit Kilam
See more »

User Reviews

 
Staggering
25 July 2015 | by ketgup83See all my reviews

Masaan was felicitated at the Cannes Film Festival with standing ovation from the audiences. True to its hype, Masaan lives up to the reputation and gives you hard-hitting drama with realistic views on life.

Masaan, means "crematorium", tells two parallel story in the holy city of Varanasi.

From the writer Varun Grover( lyricist to some good films like Gangs Of Wasseypur, Ankhon Dekhi, Dumb Laga Ke Haisha) and direction by Neeraj Ghaywan ( 2nd Unit director to Gangs Of Wasseypur and Ugly), Masaan tells you the ugly side of life – The cremation scenes at the ghat of Ganges, the coin-collecting game and police extortion deep- dives into simple life and thinking of Varanasi people, caste system and police pressure. The hitting drama is hair-raising and it will be difficult to gulp down few scenes. Kudos to Neeraj Ghaywan for daring to be different. It takes nerve of steel to tell the not-so- happy ending stories. Art direction is brilliant. Cinematography is astounding with eye-catching scenes of beautiful banks of Varanasi. Dialogues are witty. Background score by Indian Ocean is tuneful. I was expecting the climax to be engaging but was slightly disappointed. Coming to the performances, Masaan has four protagonist and each of them gets into the character. Richa Chadha is brilliant and gives a staggering performance. She is undoubtedly gem of a actor playing various characters ( Nagma Khatoon in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Bholi Punjabin in Fukrey) with ease. Sanjay Mishra just gets better with each role. He is electrifying as usual. Newbie actors Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi shines and are promising.

Masaan is gritty and realistic cinema which should be lauded for its sheer effort. Excellent 4/5


26 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 84 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

India | France

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

24 June 2015 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Fly Away Solo See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,809
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed