of six directors merge in Dus Kahaniyaan (meaning ten stories). Epic in scale
yet meticulously made, Dus Kahaniyaan boasts an extraordinary ensemble cast.
Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah, this sensitive tale called Rice Plate takes
a look at a Hindu woman and a Muslim man's reactions towards material things.
Morea and Tareena Patel star in the short story, Sex on the Beach where Dino picks
a worn out book on the beach and out pops a female character. The couple have
a wonderful time together but then Dino's life suddenly changes as the dream woman
springs some surprises on him.
story titled Love Dale stars Anupam Kher, Aftab Shivdasani and Neha Oberoi
meets an old woman on a train wearing only one earring. Finding this strange,
a conversation starts between the two but this chance encounter changes Neha's
life forever as fate and destiny come into play.
there is a tale about Matrimony starring Mandira Bedi, Arbaz Khan and Sudhanshu
married couple, Mr and Mrs Sarin live a blissful life. Mrs Sarin meets her bedridden
aunt every Thursday. But is she really meeting her aunt? This is a story about
betrayal and faith where love can make a fool out of us all.
story titled Gubbare stars Anita Hasnandani, Nana Patekar and Rohit Roy.
After an argument with her husband on the bus, Anita sits next to an intriguing
man holding 14 red balloons. As the journey progresses, another journey begins
into this man's past uncovering the key to one of the most important lessons in
story titled Pooranmashi starring Amrita Singh, Minisha Lamba and Parmeet Sethi
shows the bond between a mother and her daughter. As her only child, who is about
to get married, the mother tries to give her everything in order to make to her
next story (titled Strangers in the Night)
starring Neha Dhupia and Mahesh
Manjrekar focuses on a couple who reveal secrets to each other on their anniversary.
But when the wife narrates an interesting encounter with a stranger at the railway
station waiting room, the revelations suddenly starts to affect their relationship.
Shergill and Masumeh star in High on the Highway which symbolises their companionship
and their unspoken love. Its unpredictable and volatile turns define this story
of two people who discover the boundaries of freedom and the recklessness of life.
Manoj Bajpai and Dia Mirza star in Zahir, a short story about friendship, love
and mystery. A writer is driven to madness after he makes a startling discovery
about the woman he loves.
Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty star in the Rise and Fall, a story about dreams
focusing on two gangsters, their friendship and subsequent betrayal. Rise and
Fall is a story of two friends united as brothers but divided by power.
each story having its own twist in the tale Dus Kahaniyaan is an ambitious production
looking at modern romance of people living in the realms of power where fortunes
are made and squandered, honour betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered.
film is being released by EROS International in the UK cinemas.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent