Tara…The journey of love &Passion (India, 2013, 102 mins.)
It’s a saga of an illiterate illegal brewer- an Indian gypsy Woman- who is outlawed from her house and hamlet by her husband Allegedly for adultery when she is already nine months pregnant… Will she survive this stroke? Will she commit suicide? Is she Innocent? Will she be able to prove her innocence ?
Merely a few hundred kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the fanatically fast paced Mumbai city lies the deceptively sleepy village of Tanda. A village girl Tara seems to be content with her confined life, very much in love with her liquor maker husband. But, when the beautiful protagonist’s seemingly mundane existence parts ways to reveal the unspoken realities of exploitation and darkness enveloping the village, she leads the villagers in their quest for survival, only to realize that she is up against something she may not be prepared to fight against prejudice. The young woman who bravely stood up for the whole community finds herself cruelly alienated in her most vulnerable moment.
Ultimately, after a series of gut wrenching experiences, she has to make a choice… Based on disturbingly common realities of Indian villages, this powerful story of self-discovery transcends the original theme of tribal strife to raise a universal question—can you always choose freedom & self-respect over social acceptance? The journey of the extraordinary woman Tara in very difficult situations reveals the story of love and passion and how she deals with same .
Directed by: Raj Kumar
DoP: Suresh Beesaveni
Produced by: Raj Kumar
Cast: Rekha Rana, Rohan Shroff, Brijesh Kori, Shreechand Makhija, Rohit Raj, Sapna Choubisa, Ashish Saleem