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About Lessons in Forgetting

Runtime: 110 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Drama

A renowned expert on cyclones J.A. Krishnamoorthy comes to India, when he learns that his daughter, Smriti, has met with a fatal freak accident. Determined to find out the truth behind his daughter’s accident, JAK starts to retrace his daughter’s path on the days that led to her accident in a small town in Tamil Nadu.

With a strong desire to know the truth, JAK embarks on his own investigation. He meets with the people who were close to Smriti. They give different versions of what they felt about her. JAK feels he is getting closer to the truth. But his hopes are shattered when he reaches a dead end.

Meera, a socialite, finds her life in chaos when her husband walks out on her leaving her with her two children, mother and her grandmother. Left to fend for herself, Meera takes up a job as an assistant to JAK. Inadvertently she leads him to a very important piece of the puzzle of the case.

Various events and coincidences, help him in getting closer to the truth. They find themselves back in Minjikapuram, the coastal town where it all began. Here JAK realises that, there was a bigger issue that Smriti was fighting against.

JAK must show the courage to confront the reality and forget the past.

Cast: Adil Hussain as JAK Roshni Achreja as Meera Maya Tideman as Smriti Raaghav Chanana as Soman Karan Nair as Mathew Amey Wagh as Shivu Bhanu Prakash as Dr.Srinivasan Srilekha as Chinnataayi Anuja Vaidya as Nayantara Veena Sajnani as Meera's Mother Lakshmi Krishnamurthy as Meera's Grandmother Parthiv Shah as Nikhil Sukitha Aiyar as Vinnie Uttara Baokar as Kalachitti. Sanjeev Murali as Theatre group leader.

Awards:

2012 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English

Unni Vijayan, Director - Outstanding Achievement In International Feature Filmmaking - Williamsburg International Film Festival, New York (2012)

Adil Hussain : Best Actor - New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest, New Jersey.(2012)

Roshni Achreja : Best Supporting Actress - New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest, New Jersey.(2012)

Roshan N. G., Best Makeup Artist - Sunset International Film Festival, Los Angeles. (2012)

60th National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English

Best Feature Film in English- Silver Lotus Award

Best Feature Film in English Lessons in Forgetting - Winner Regional Award

Past Screenings:

Rome International Film Festival 2012 (RIFF)

Rome International Film Festival 2012 (RIFF)

Williamsburg International Film Festival, New York

Williamsburg International Film Festival, New York

Sunset International Film Festival, Los Angeles (2012)

Director: Unni Vijayan