Masaan which means crematorium. The city of varanasi is also taken as a place to cremate the dead bodies. The film Masaan one part is set in Varanasi and Vicky Kaushal belongs to a family of cremators . While the first 15 minutes of the movies involves Richa Chadha who is a maths teacher is caught by police while doing sex with her student. As the police reaches and one of the police officers makes an inappropriate video, the boy runs in the bathroom and kills himself. Richa faces blackmail from the same inspector and in return he asks for 3,00,000 to delete the video. Sanjay Mishra, who plays the role of the father takes the responsibility to pay back the inspector.And Richa gets a job in Railways. He involves a six year old child to win bets and win money.
In the ghats of Varanasi, Vicky finds her love and he gets attached to her and poetries. Until, he finds her dead body to cremate as the bus had an accident . He brokes totally and keeps her ring as a souvenir . But one day he let go of the ring and that ring reaches Sanjay mishra and he sells the ring to give the money to the inspector.
Richa and Vicky meet at the ghat in Allahabad and we all hope that they give them another chance in life.
The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and also won two awards. The film was screened t the inaugural New York Dalit Film and cultural Festival.