A tender fondness blossoms between Noor (16) and Majid (16) who get lost searching for their fathers’ who ‘disappeared’ decades ago. They spend the night in the woods and wake in a mass grave among piles of bones and skulls of ‘disappeared’ men and the horrific realization that their fathers’ are among them.
The Huffington Post says, “achingly beautiful story about the potency of young love”.
Oscar nominated Mira Nair adds “must be seen again and again. It is a moving film, beautifully performed and skilfully made”,
NDTV says, “too important a film to ignore”
First Post says “to shine a light on most contentious aspects of Kashmir’s tragedy takes immense guts. That Kumar has chosen to do so under a government that has revved up nationalist discourse to fever pitch makes him truly special”
And film-maker, Aparna Sen, concludes “so breathtakingly beautiful, so subtly nuanced, beautifully shot, marvellously acted.”
The film received 4 stars from First Post / NDTV / Rediff / Quint / Cineblitz / Arre / The Economic Times.