India Masala

Bollywood and culture in an emerging India

Mod: An intricate tale of love


Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Mod” is simple, yet intricate and extremely powerful cinema that combines his directorial skills with an interesting cast and a story that stays with you long after it is over.

Andy, who introduces himself as a classmate from school, begins visiting Aaranya on the pretext of repairing his watch. Soon they begin spending more time with each other and Aaranya even introduces him as her boyfriend to her aunt.

All seems well until one day, Andy ignores Aaranya as she calls out to him in the market. She follows him and sees him walk inside a recovery home. She returns, puzzled, concluding that she fell in love with a mentally unstable man. Her aunt allays her fears momentarily and asks her to find out the truth.

Wanting to know more about Andy, Aaranya visits her school and makes a shocking discovery.