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The Way We Are
Director: Nihit Bhave
Starring: Manav Kaul, Amruta Subhash
Run time: 18m
Language: Hindi
Year Made: 2022
Country: Globally

A man takes a walk down memory lane. He’s in his forties, but remembers pivotal moments of his life as a boy on the verge of manhood. He remembers his friends drooling over posters of actresses, and the tour guide from his Shimla vacation who had elicited the same lustful feelings in him. He needs to tell his wife something he’s only recently been able to tell himself.

A woman wonders what made her the way she is. Was it the painful shyness of speaking up in front of a roomful of people? Was it her inability to even ask for her favourite cup of ice cream, or to choose the course she wanted to study in college? And has her silence been confused for her consent? As she joins the threads of wishes unfulfilled, she realizes that asking is the key to getting.

But the things that the husband and wife can admit to themselves are still too painful to say to each other. Will they overcome the hurdle of complacence?

Director : Nihit Bhave
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