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5/23/2016Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘Masaan’ Receives Love and Applause at IFFLAhttp://www.india.com/arts-and-culture/neeraj-ghaywans-masaan-receives-love-and-applause-at-iffla-1136613/1/3Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘Masaan’ Receives Love and Applauseat IFFLAIt was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015Cannes Film Festival and won two prestigious awards.[Photo Credit: Facebook/MasaanTheFilm]Neeraj Ghaywan’s “Masaan”—screened at the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles (IFFLA)—garnered greatappreciation and applause. The movie, which colloquially means shamshan, shows us the real Varanasi— a town that is caught amid the spiritual history to live up to and the changing ideas and beliefs of theyouth as a result of increased exposure to technology which has taught people to question the rigidity ofseveral ancient practices like caste system and burying sexual desires until one gets married.In the movie, when a local girl Devi Pathak (Richa Chaddha) dares to take a step to experience her sexualfr...