By Nilesh P. Khandare(13 Sep 2010)
Kiara – How do you solve a problem like Kiara?? That is the problem Akash inadvertently stumbles into. She is all that one can expect, after all she is overt in her behavior, happy go lucky…living a rather unorthodox life, living in the moment – for the moment. However there are depths that are unfathomed; that she keeps blanketed under her perceived zest for living and the good life. There is so much she reveals and yet there is still more that she keeps to herself. In her carefully cultivated persona of frivolity and fun, there is a deeper, abiding sadness. One that she doesn’t permit you to see, one that Akash must discover for himself and one that he will yet again stumble into - much to his surprise.
Akash – People are an interruption for Akash. If you ever met him at a coffee shop, or were seated next to him on a plane or on the metro ride home. You would be tempted to turn to him, maybe only to ask him the time. There is something about him that draws you to him, and yet all too quickly just when you think you have his attention, you lose him. It’s the way he likes it and he would turn to you maybe even smile and say – “I have no interest in you. Absolutely none – zilch”. And that would be the end. It isn’t personal – with Akash - it never is personal. It is what it is. So then who is he? This man who chooses to remain aloof, alone – always a stranger, maybe even to himself?
Synopsis: A story about two strangers…one stranger than the other Two people can meet ANYWHERE. In a cab on a rainy New York afternoon, at the neighborhood bar, in a queue waiting to use the ATM Machine, On a plane, deep sea diving, in the middle of an earth quake, sitting on that famous bench at the Taj Mahal or standing under the Pyramids in Egypt. You can meet someone in the most mundane of circumstances or in the most exotic ones. Akash and Kiara meet. But they meet in a situation as unusual as no other. But what if the two people who meet as strangers want to stay that way? They want to end right where they started – as strangers. This is the story of two strangers on an odyssey of discovery – down a path that is ridden with the exquisite pain and joy of falling in love, only they don’t realize it A series of hilarious misadventures trace their bi coastal road journey as they go about fulfilling their last wishes. But then life interrupts, as is its habit; and painful choices must be made. The duo part with the understanding that their days together were a brief interlude of insanity that had to succumb to real life. They part as they met – as strangers. But can a cloaked love so strange between two strangers conquer the idiom of normalcy we all believe in. Is it worth another chance? Is it worth leaving behind all that is familiar? Is it a love in time, is it truly the beginning they never expected? Follow Akash and Kiara, along this hilarious, contemporary yet poignant journey of stumbling into all that is worth living for. Can you let a stranger change your life…. forever……