Vara: A Blessing
Vara: A Blessing is a 2013 English drama film directed by Khyentse Norbu and starring Shahana Goswami, Devesh Ranjan, Mohamed Adamaly and Rohit Raj. It is first English-language feature film by Bhutanese film director, after The Cup (1999) and Travellers and Magicians (2003). Based on a Bengali short story Rakta Aar Kanna (Blood and Tears) by Sunil Gangopadhyay, about the daughter of a devadasi, who falls in love with a Muslim sculptor. It was the opening film of 2013 Busan International Film Festival, where it received good reviews.
|Directed by||Khyentse Norbu|
|Produced by||Nanette Nelms|
|Screenplay by||Khyentse Norbu|
|Based on||Rakta Aar Kanna (Blood and Tears)|
by Sunil Gangopadhyay
|Music by||Nitin Sawhney|
|Edited by||William Chang|
- Shahana Goswami as Lila
- Devesh Ranjan as Shyam
- Mohamed Adamaly as Ali
- Rohit Raj as Subha
- Ruvin De Silva as Raju
- Yashodha Suriyapperuma as Basu
- Swaroopa Ghosh as Jyoti
- Geeta Chandran as Vinata
- Kushan Weerasuriya as Vikram
- Dhanushka Nilaweera as Rajindar
- Pankaj Pawan as Prakash
- "'Vara: A Blessing' Review: Khyentse Norbu's Tale of Forbidden Love". Variety. 2 Oct 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- Tsui, Clarence (10 March 2013). "Vara: A Blessing: Busan Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- "Vara: A Blessing Reviews". Screen Daily. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.