(Suhasini V. Nair, Shrruiti Menon, et al / DVD / NR / (2004) 2006 / Wolfe Video)
Overview: 'The Journey' tells the story of a lyrical lesbian romance between two young women in rural South India. 'The Journey' was also the winner of: Chicago Award, Chicago International Film Festival, 2004; the Lankesh Award; and the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Kerala State Film Awards.
DVD Verdict: Told with beauty, sweetness and smoldering tension, 'The Journey' is the first Indian film since Deepa Mehta’s 'Fire' to seriously and sensitively portray a lesbian relationship. In 'The Journey' ('Sancharram'), beautiful young Kiran meets (as children) the effervescent Delilah and they both soon become friends. Kiran is studious and reserved while Delilah is a mischievous free spirit. Their relationship evolves until soon Kiran realizes her sexual attraction to Delilah is something she can suppress no longer. But in their idyllic Indian village, tradition still dictates that a girl marry a boy chosen by her family. When Delilah reveals her own desire for Kiran, the two young women embark on a forbidden romance. In 'The Journey,' Director Ligy J Pullappally beautifully captures the intricacies of a budding forbidden love amid Kerala’s abundant color, sounds, customs, and natural splendor. This is a Widescreen (Letterbox) Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and comes with the Special Features of:
2 Music Videos;