The pool

The pool

DVD - 2013 | Hindi
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The story of Venkatesh, a 'room boy' working at a hotel in Panjim, Goa, who sees from his perch in a mango tree a luxuriant garden and shimmering pool hidden behind a wall. In making whatever efforts he can to better himself, Venkatesh offers his services to the wealthy owner of the home. Not content to simply dream about a different life, Venkatesh is inquisitive about the home's inhabitants and his curiosity changes the shape of his future.
Publisher: New York : Kino Lorber, [2013]
Branch Call Number: HINDI DVD POOL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Jan 13, 2017

For the first 40 minutes I wondered if this was another quit in the middle film (like the one preceding it) or would interest keep me... what a different culture, a total surprise ending for me. I had to keep reminding myself to steer away from taking the very WASPy view - poor country, little opportunity to advance or expand thought & experience or education to life beyond ones own 'village'.

It seemed slow to get to the heart of the story, or I was just impatient. There was much to be guessed about since the story left out much & I had to depend on subtitles. The ending was worth the wait in my case.

coolsid Jul 06, 2013

An interesting story.

Jyo May 24, 2013

Nice concept, but would have been better.

reny0791 Mar 18, 2013

After you watch this touching, organic film, check out the "Making of...".

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