The Pool

One of two big surprises is that this gentle, humanistic tale of an illiterate young man making his own way in southern India isn't the work of a native South Asian filmmaker, but an American. The second surprise is that director is Chris Smith, who is best-known for such uniquely American documentaries as AMERICAN MOVIE, HOME MOVIE and the mordantly funny...read more

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Indian cinema legend Nana Patekar (SALAAM BOMBAY) and newcomers Venkatesh Chavan and Jhangir Badshah star in this film about a young man trying to make a living in the wealthy hills of Panjim, Goa in India. Daydreaming about one day getting an education, Venkatesh works as a "room boy" in a hotel and sells plastic bags on the side with his young friend, Jhangir, to make ends meet. When he becomes enchanted by a sublime residential pool, Vankatesh gets entangled with the mysterious family that inhabits the home. His relationship with the rich father and his cynical, sophisticated daughter disrupt his fixed ideas and unexpectedly alters his destiny. THE POOL's extraordinary soundtrack was recorded at Mumbai's Krishna Audio studio and features some of Bollywood's most renowned veteran musicians, including Manohari Singh (woodwinds) and Bhupendra Singh (guitar).

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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: NR
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