FILM: The Pool (12A)

Eighteen-year-old Venkatesh (Venkatesh Chavan) lives and works in Panjim, Goa, doing anything and everything to make money to take care of his sisters (Ganga and Parvati Chavan).

He sells plastic bags on the streets and cleans hotel rooms, always looking for new job opportunities.

Venkatesh is fascinated by the swimming pool of a vacant property so when the owner, Nana (Nana Patekar), arrives suddenly from Bombay, the teenager offers his services as a gardener.

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Friendship blossoms and Venkatesh helps Nana to rebuild bridges with his bored and rebellious daughter, Ayesha (Ayesha Mohan).

Over time, Nana repays Venkatesh’s loyalty with an incredible opportunity and the young man must decide if his future lies on Goa or in Bombay.

Released: November 16 (UK, selected cinemas), 94 mins.