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Preview: Road, Movie

Vishnu, a restless young man, itches to escape his father’s faltering hair oil business and sees it as his ticket to freedom when an old truck beckons.

india Updated: Mar 05, 2010 02:08 IST

Abhey Deol Genre:

Drama



Director:

Dev Benegal



Cast:

Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee



Synopsis:

Vishnu, a restless young man, itches to escape his father’s faltering hair oil business. An old truck beckons, and Vishnu sees it as his ticket to freedom. He offers to drive the antique Chevy across the desert to the sea. As he sets off across the harsh desert terrain, he discovers that he is not merely transporting a battered vehicle; it is actually an old touring cinema.



Along the way, Vishnu reluctantly picks up a young runaway, a wandering old entertainer and a striking gypsy woman.



Together, they roam the barren lands, searching for water and an elusive fair. The journey turns dire when they encounter corrupt cops and a notorious water lord. The key to their freedom is the eccentric collection of films and the two forty-year-old film projectors in the back of the truck. As in 1001 Nights, if the films are good, their lives will be spared and they can move on; if the films are boring, however, they face death in the outback.