Hank And Asha

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  • 2014
  • 1 hr 13 min
  • 6.6  (473)
  • 45

Hank is a young filmmaker from New York who develops a connection with Asha, a woman from India, after watching her short film online. As they exchange video messages, email and Skype calls, Hank and Asha discover a deep connection that transcends borders, culture and distance. Hank, played by Andrew Pastides, is a lonely and idealistic romantic at heart. He is passionate about film-making and aims to make a socially relevant documentary under the mentorship of his professor. On impulse, he sends a congratulatory message to Asha, played by Mahira Kakkar, after watching her short film online. Asha is a young woman pursuing her studies in Prague, far away from her home and family in Mumbai. She is practical, yet curious and fun-loving. Her film, which is about the everyday experiences of Indian immigrants in America, enthralls Hank and he instantly feels a connection with her.

As they continue to contact each other, Hank and Asha share their lives, dreams, and aspirations. They talk about cinema, music, politics, and culture, revealing their similarities and differences. Hank, who is excited about exploring the world outside, discovers Asha's perspective on the richness of home and the value of roots. Asha, on the other hand, is intrigued by Hank's ability to see the American landscape with a critical eye, highlighting its problems and contradictions.

What makes Hank and Asha stand out is the way they portray their central characters, as they're believable and likeable. The movie also gives us a unique perspective on long-distance relationships in the era of globalization. The movie is shot in a modern and stylish way, using smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets through which Hank and Asha communicate, making it intriguing and entertaining for today's audiences.

Despite the apparent ease of communication, the distance and cultural differences pose several challenges that both of them have to face. As they learn more about each other's lives, the initial excitement in their virtual communication turns into doubt, insecurities, and cultural misunderstandings. Things get more complicated when Hank visits London for a film festival and decides to surprise Ash in Prague. The movie reaches its climax as Hank and Asha confront each other in person, with their hidden feelings and expectations coming out in the open.

The movie explores the idea of self-discovery, exploring the potential of long-distance communication and comparing it to modern-day love stories. It is refreshing to watch a movie in which two people develop a connection purely through conversation, as opposed to physical attraction. Hank and Asha's chemistry radiates from their conversations, rather than from any physical touch, giving a fresh take on the portrayal of love stories.

One of the significant strengths of the movie is the way it represents modernity and tradition, east and west. The multicultural narrative that Hank and Asha presents is highly relevant, given the context of our times. The portrayal of Asha, an Indian woman living in a westernized world, and Hank, a young American attempting to understand multiculturalism, breaks the taboos on cross-cultural relationships.

The music and cinematography of the film are worth appreciating. The film bears a unique aesthetic that blends the urban landscapes of New York and Prague, and the traditional and modern lifestyles of India. The film's score, composed by Naren Chandavarkar and Benedict Taylor, reflects the movie's theme of isolation and self-discovery, creating an emotive setting for Hank and Asha's communication.

Hank and Asha are a testimony to the power of communication in overcoming barriers of distance, time, and cultural differences. Their story is one of hope, curiosity and the human spirit's ability to transcend borders. It's one of those lovely films that will leave a smile on your face and the memory of two people travelling the world, connecting without boundaries.

Hank And Asha is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 13 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 45.

Hank And Asha
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    1 hr 13 min
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    6.6  (473)
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