It’s about time we had the long-pending conversation around social issues that we, as a country, have failed to beat ever since we achieved independence. Aptly named ‘Tryst With Destiny’, Drishyam Films’ internationally acclaimed anthology draws parallels between Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech and independent India.
The anthology begs the question: we might be independent as a country but are we really free from socio-cultural issues that have haunted us since time immemorial? This question, it asks, through four different modern-day subjects of casteism, racism, corruption and conservation.
This biting mini-series jolts you as it covers the subject of class in contemporary India through different lenses – a billionaire living through an internal conflict as a result of his external environment, a lower caste couple that attempts to build a new life, a city cop who resorts to unlawful ways to achieve his dream and a man out to seek revenge.
Tryst With Destiny throws light on some of the archaic social issues like casteism and racism that are still prevalent in not only the hinterlands of the country, but also in our concrete jungles. Juxtaposing these issues with contemporary challenges like corruption, Tryst With Destiny is one to watch out for on November 5, only on Sony LIV!
Directed by Prashant Nair, Tryst With Destiny stars Ashish Vidyarthi, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Ishwak Singh, Lillete Dubey, Victor Banerjee, Vineet Kumar Singh, Kani Kusruti, Jaideep Ahlawat, Palomi Ghosh, Amit Sial and Geetanjali Thapa. The anthology has been penned by Prashant Nair, Neeraj Pandey and Avani Deshpande.