Sunshine Town

Shlok, a lanky teenager, a serial daydreamer,  doesn’t want much from his life. A dream to make his parents  happy and affection of his neighbourhood sweetheart, Natasha. Though both are poles apart, their interests brings them close. Together, they experience new emotions. But, just when they are ready to acknowledge their feelings of love for each other, it is too late.

The rapids of life set Shlok on an unexpected journey, and he realizes one can't always be in control of circumstances. Unable to crack an important entrance exam and geographical difficulties affecting his love life, Shlok's life goes through turbulent times.

All the while, his faith in God ebbs and flows, but like a wave, it ends up breaking on the shore before returning to the sea. He is confronted with a perennial question - am I good enough for anything? Holding a mirror to himself, he is faced with a decision to give up on everything he thought was right for him.

Set in Varanasi, a city in North India, during the late 90s, before the pervasiveness of technology, Sunshine Town is about the aspirations and emotional turmoil of being a teenager. This story deals with the themes of love, career and personal fulfillment .

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