Spirituality and time travel weave a poignant love story in 'Banaras'

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5 Nov 2022

Written By : Prerit 

Indian filmmakers love to set their movies in Kashi or Varanasi (also known as Banaras), famed for their spiritual tradition.

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Hinduism runs the city.Over 10 films, including Banaras, Kashi, and Vidaaya, have used Banaras as a backdrop.

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Banaras emerges in Jayathirtha. The content-driven filmmaker chose a time-travel love story.

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Siddarth (Zaid Khan) pretends as a time traveller and an astronaut to win Dhani's (Sonal Mantero) heart.

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Siddarth befriends her to win a bet with pals. His mistake hurts Dhani's career and desire.

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Siddarth's bedroom photo becomes viral, maligning her. Dhani leaves Bengaluru for Banaras.

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Siddarth's father recommends Banaras to find Dhani. Shambu, a dead-people photographer, helps Siddarth find Dhani (Sanjay Shastry).

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Things turn when Dhani forgives Siddharth and expresses her love for him.

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Jayathirtha's Banaras is another touching picture.He wove a romantic love story from this sacred city and time travel.

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