Banaras is an offbeat love story, flowering in the backdrop of pilgrim centres in and around Banaras. The story revolves around Hari (Vineeth), a theatre activist who moves out of his village leaving his his would be Devu (Navya), to secure his M. Phil degree on North Indian dances from the famous Banaras Hindu University.
In Banaras, he meets Amritha,(played by Kavya Madhavan)a classical dancer, and is forced to become a Saviour and protector of Amrita. They became friends and eventually fall in love with each other.
Produced by M.R. Nair under the banner of Kashi films, the film gives equal importance to music. M. Jayachandran sets music to lyrics written by Giresh Puthencherry.
Cast: Vineeth, Kavya Madhavan, Navya Nair, Nedumudi Venu, Harisree Ashokan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Suresh Krishna, Devan, Anoop Chandran, Kalaranjini, Urmila Unni.
Direction: Nemom Pushparaj
Production: M.R. Nair
Music: M. Jayachandran
Singers : K.J. Yesudas, Sadhana Sargam and Shreya Goshal