Published on 24 Oct 2013 | over 3 years ago
Lessons in Forgetting is a 2012 Indian film produced by Prince Thampi for Arowana Studios. It is based on the novel of the same name by Anita Nair and directed by Unni Vijayan. It stars Adil Hussain, Roshni Achreja, Maya Tideman and Raaghav Chanana. The film is shot in 35mm Cinemascope.
It was awarded the 2012 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English.
At the heart of the story is a single father, J.A. Krishnamurthy or JAK, as he is fondly called, played effectively by Adil Hussain; the story is woven around how JAK relentlessly follows a trail left by delicate clues to find out how his teenage daughter, Smriti (played by debutante, Maya Tideman) ended up on a hospital bed, almost dead. Helping JAK in his chase is a single mother Meera (played by Roshni Achreja), who is unable to make sense of her husband's callousness; he walks out on their marriage, out of the blue, leaving her to bring up their two growing children and care for her aging mother and grandmother, all on her own.
Starring: Adil Hussain, Roshni Achreja, Maya Tideman, Raaghav Chanana, Karan Nair, Amey Wagh, Bhanu Prakash, Srilekha, Anuja Vaidya,Veena Sajnani, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, Parthiv Shah, Sukitha Aiyar, Uttara Baokar.
Directed by Unni Vijayan
A PVR Director's Rare release on April 19, 2013
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.
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