Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
A new voice in Bombay's growing new wave, Rahul Bose spins this boisterous tale about love and secrets. Xen (Rehaan Engineer) is a popular hairdresser with a curious gift -- he can read the thoughts of people by touching their hair. Of course, such ability comes at a price. Following a bizarre accident, which took the lives of his parents at a young age, Xen has emotionally withdrawn from his surroundings, save the insights he experiences by handling hair. His regulars include Tanya Ruia, a wealthy socialite who is afraid to reveal that her finances has slipped; Mittal, a business professional who enjoys inflicting pain; a pair of college friends secretly in love with each other; and Xen's friend, Rage, whose dreams of film stardom are rapidly vanishing. Eventually, he meets Nikita, a beautiful debutante who seems to have no inner life at all. Soon Xen finds himself attracted to her and the silence that she brings. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
businessperson, hairdresser, orphan, psychic, psychic-phenomena