(Last Updated on : 05/04/2014)
The Indian movie, 'Paap' is directed by Pooja Bhatt
. This movie proves that she has inherited the traits of a good director like her father Mahesh Bhatt
. The movie 'Paap' is set at the beautiful backdrop of Himachal Pradesh
. 'Paap' is the first Bollywood film to make its premiere at the Kara film Festival held in Karachi, Pakistan. Paap gives an insight into the world of spirituality. It deals with a young girl's dilemma on choosing a path of love or a better life in her next birth.
Synopsis of 'Paap'
The movie starts in the mountainous valley somewhere in Himachal Pradesh. The story mainly revolves around two central characters Kaya and Shiven.
Kaya played by Udita Goswami
is a 21 years old girl. She is very quiet and sort of a reserved girl. She is about to join a Buddhist monastery. This idea is put into her by her father played by Mohan Agashe
. The story proceeds as one day Lama Norbu played by Denzil Smith who is a lama from the monastery saw a dream that the Buddhist teacher Rinpoche has been reborn. He takes the birth of a 6 years old boy Llahmo played by Madan Bhiku. He consequently sends Kaya to Delhi to bring Rinpoche back to the monastery. Kaya goes to Delhi. She also manages to get the child. When they are returning home, the child witnesses a murder. The victim was a Police Officer in a hotel.
Shiven played by John Abraham
takes the charge of the investigation. He prohibits Kaya and the small boy from going anywhere. Shiven is a righteous police officer. He is a practical man who doesn't believe in superstitions and reincarnations. On the other hand Kaya is a disciplined woman who is also scared of her father. She learns to resist her desires to reach God. Her father teaches her to sacrifice in this life so that she can takes up a better next life through next life.
Shiven does not believe that Llahmo is the reincarnation of Rimpoche i.e. Norbu's master. Kaya argues with him because she thinks they are right but somewhere in her heart she believes that Shiven is right. She feels attracted towards him but constantly keeps repressing her thoughts about him because of the fear of her father. In the mean time the small boy identifies the victim played by Gulshan Grover. He is the Commissioner of Police. Shiven finds himself caught in an unavoidable situation of surrounded by the traitors. He along with Kaya and the boy escapes to Spiti where the monastery is situated. He gets injured while coming and so stays there for some time. This stay increases the closeness of Kaya and Shiven.
Kaya does nursing for him and this way he starts feeling an attraction towards him. This feeling was new to her. Shiven too starts feeling for her. According to her sexual relation is a great sin or paap. She tries to deny the whole thing but cannot do so. Shiven also tries to make her understand about life. Kaya's father gets the clue about their growing attraction and become furious. The story is about how that fight is resolved and Kaya learns that life and truth is not about suppressing desires. In the mean time Gulshan Grover finds them and comes to Spiti to kill that boy and also Shiven. Shiven fight with him along with all the villagers. Kaya ultimately wins over her dilemma and come to Shiven to give herself.
Cast and Crew of 'Paap'
The star cast of 'Paap' includes John Abraham, Udita Goswami, Gulshan Grover, Anahita Uberoi, Denzil Smith and Dr. Mohan Agashe. The film is directed by Pooja Bhatt while it is produced by Pooja Bhatt and Sujit Kumar Singh. The Bollywood film 'Paap' is written by Mahesh Bhatt
. Anshuman Mahaley did the camera work for the film 'Paap'. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and also Anu Malik give music.
Awards for 'Paap'
The Indian movie 'Paap' has won many awards. The protagonist John Abraham has awarded the Stardust superstar of Tomorrow. The film also got Zee Cine award as best lyricist for the song 'Intezaar'. Pooja Bhatt got Zee Cine best director award while Udita Goswami got Zee Cine best newcomer award.