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About the Film: Studying in a colonial-era boarding school in the Himalayan mountains, Jaivardhana (‘JV’) is an insolent and mischievous sixteen-year-old who finds it hard to balance his world within the rigid and mundane structures of school, and his newfound attraction towards another student, Tarini. As the tale unfolds, we begin to realize their roles as timeless lovers in a mythical tale, meeting in the present day after several centuries of longing, and leading up to the death of Tarini in this life as well. As the whole universe conspires to break the ancient curse, this tale of eternal love can only end if Jaivardhana travels to the land of death itself. The story of Meghdoot is where myth and reality merge, giving birth to something new. Where we witness the dream of a boy, merging with the cosmic dream.
Thank you to our community partner: Hyperreal Film Club, hyperrealfilm.club
Stay after the movie for a live Q&A with filmmaker Rahat Mahajan!
Join us for a happy hour celebrating Rahat directly following the Q&A at Vivo’s Tex-Mex.
“A fascinating exercise in mythopoeia” – Nidhi Verma (Platform)
“Magical and truly dizzying” – Gregory Coutault (Le Polyester)
This event is funded in part by a grant from the City of Austin, Economic Development Division