Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage of millions of Hindu worshippers annually) and is centered around the relationship of a young woman with her parents and her lover. The storyline also has a strong religious dimension. Most of the film was shot in Varanasi, with some scenes shot in Mauritius.
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Hari wants to go to Banaras to do his higher studies in Banaras Hindu University. He leaves behind his love and goes for his studies. There, he meets another fellow student Amritha. Her step father wants to marry her off to a street gunda and so she asks Hari to take her to a distant place on the bike.
Presents a musical journey through the area surrounding the Ganges. Focuses on Benares, Ustad Bismillah Khan, a musician influenced by Indian musical traditions, and the Shehnai, an oboe-type instrument. Other masters performing are Girja Devi, Lacchu Maharaj, Jotin Bhattacharya, N. Rajam.
Wealthy business, Chaubey, his wife, Lily, and daughter, Madhubala, return from Britain in order to visit India and find a suitable groom for Madhubala. They are met at the airport by ...