The Journey, originally released in 2004, is being rereleased on a remastered DVD.
The Journey tells the story of two Indian girls, one Hindu and one Catholic, who are best friends, until they grow up and it becomes much more. The love story itself is sweet, and there is no denying the love and passion that the two friends have for each other. Set in a place and time where their love cannot be accepted, being discovered by the wrong person can have tragic consequences. It doesn’t end there, though, and life goes on, regardless.
What makes the story, however, is the feeling of complete authenticity. There are characters that will make you laugh out loud. Others will make you shake your fist at the screen. Some will simply remind of you of the mother or aunt or father who was misguided, but really just wanted the best for you.
There’s nothing simplistic about the film but it’s not a particularly heavy watch either. The Journey is visually compelling and will capture your eyes and heart too.
The Journey is available through Peccadillo Pictures Monday, January 28th.