Banaras as the Locale of Films

These are classic shots of Varanasi ghatscape spliced from Hindi films Laga Chunri Mein Daag, Banaras: A Mystic Love Story, Sangharsh and Ghatak. Banaras is the place all the films are set in, and the audience is exposed to the picturesque in the city even before he is introduced to any action or to the characters of the film.

Aparajito, Joy Baba Felunath, Laga Chunri Mein Daag, Ghatak, Banaras: A Mystic Love Story and Raanjhanaa show the city for a considerable period of time. They choose to show only the picturesque and simply gloss over the filth and the filthy. By doing this, these films stand directly against those texts and documentaried that show the filth and judge the city as it really is.

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