Fly Away Solo (Masaan)

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Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a young woman ridden with guilt of a sexual encounter ending in a tragedy, a hapless father with fading morality, and a spirited child yearning for a family, all longing to escape the moral constructs of a small-town. A series of unprecedented events find these lives, to reflect and explore their desires through each other.


Critic Reviews for Fly Away Solo (Masaan)

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  • Helmer Neeraj Ghaywan hasn't found ways to overcome script and editing weaknesses, resulting in a disappointing drama that's unable to realize the potential of the one truly interesting character.

    Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

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  • Masaan, the Hindi word for crematorium, is part of the new generation of indie films whose clear intent is to set ablaze a hidebound society's constrictions on personal liberty.

    Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Powerful and sweeping, Masaan is a vital and unforgettable watch. Only some slightly contrived plot elements hold it back from total greatness.

    May 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers manage to create a space that puts you in their characters' places, leaving you to imagine the loss of your own loved ones.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Ghaywan doesn't overstate his points, and even though the resolution he finds for his characters is predictable, their journey is interesting enough to make up for a cliched ending.

    Nov 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A movie that tries to approach European cinema of social criticism with a totally different language to Bollywood's films. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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