Evening Shadows is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed by Sridhar Rangayan. The film stars Mona Ambegaonkar, Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, Devansh Doshi, Arpit Chaudhary, Yamini Singh, Abhay Kulkarni, Veena Nair, Kala Ramnathan, Disha Thakur, Sushant Divgikar and Faredoon Bhujwala.
It is produced under the banner of Solaris Pictures. Screenplay is written by Sridhar Rangayan, Saagar Gupta, and Dialogues are by Saagar Gupta.
It has won 24 international Awards and has become a success in international film festival circuit with selection in 72 international film festivals.
The film had a limited theatrical release in India beginning 11 January 2019. It was released in PVR Cinemas in Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Nagpur.
The film received critical reviews with an average of 3 rating out of 5, with reviewers mentioning the film to be “a vivid portrayal of a coming out story that’s as warm as it is raw and complex” and “this one deserves to be watched and supported for its context and space”.
As of April 2019 the movie is streaming on Netflix and also on MovieSaints.
In a small town in Southern India that lives within a cocoon of traditions and social morality, when a young gay man Kartik (Devansh Doshi), comes out to his mother Vasudha (Mona Ambegaonkar), her entire world comes crashing down. She has no one to turn to dispel her fears and doubts, to understand her loving son’s truth. Moreover, as a woman, trapped within a patriarchal conservative society, her biggest challenge is to deal with her dogmatic husband Damodar (Ananth Mahadevan), and the conservative society around her. Evening Shadows is a universal story about a mother-son bonding and its emotional strength to withstand the ravages of time and harsh realities.
Mona Ambegaonkar as Vasudha
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan as Damodar
Devansh Doshi as Kartik
Arpit Chaudhary as Aman
Yamini Singh as Sarita
Disha Thakur as Neela
Abhay Kulkarni as Ramesh
Veena Nair as Lata
Sushant Divgikar as Sushant
Faredoon Bhujwala as Shehzad