Shemaroo to release Samsara DVDs in India


MUMBAI: Shemaroo Entertainment is set to release the internationally hit film Samsara on DVD in India. Samsara grossed above Rs 400 crores globally and has won at 30 International Awards.


The movie has already been released in over 60 countries. Directed by Pan Nalin, Samsara stars Christy Chung, Neelesha BaVora, Tenzin Tashi and Shawn Ku.


Director Pan Nalin shares his thoughts about the film, “Samsara is a passionate love story with shades of spirituality… within our worldly existence. It’s about awakening of sexuality, desires, love and liberation.”


Samsara is the first feature film to be entirely shot at an altitude of 15,000 feet. This film was officially selected at Sundance Film Festival USA and also had a world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. 


The story revolves around a Buddhist monk Tashi, who emerges from three years of solitary meditation to find himself experiencing a profound sexual awakening and a strong attraction to a beautiful woman Pema. 


This unexpected awakening of his human desires, leads him to question the spiritual values of his monastic existence and he decides to opt out of the monastery for the secular world.


Tashi then goes through the entire Samsara cycle which leaves him confused, wherein he struggles to cope with the complexities of this world. ‘What is more important, to satisfy one thousand desires or to conquer just one?’ – this quest looms large through the film. 


The quest lends itself to an interesting twist in the end. Certainly an inspiring, intense cinematic experience, Samsara is a must watch visual treat on celluloid, set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, in the Himalayas.