IndoGerman FilmWeek: Barah by Barah, IND 2021, R.: Gaurav Madan mit Gyanendra Tripathi, Akash Sinha, Bhumika Dube, 119 Min, OmeU (Hindi mit englischen UT), Europapremiere Di, 4.10. 22:15
Sooraj’s business is dying. With the advent of smartphones, the mourners at Manikarnika in Banaras have no need of a death photographer any more.
Meanwhile in Kashi, one of the most ancient towns in the world, old heritage is being demolished to build beautified modern structures. Sooraj has an ailing father, a caring wife and a young son whom he wants to keep away from the burning banks.
There are many who capture the living but only a few who click the departed. Unable to see a future for his family in Banaras Sooraj is forced to look for greener pastures beyond the banks of Manikarnika.