Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Cast: Sanjay Mishra as Vidyadhar Pathak, Richa Chadda as Devi Pathak, Vicky Kaushal as Deepak Kumar, Shweta Tripathi as Shaalu Gupta, and Pankaj Tripathi as Sadhya
Masaan is a portrayal of two stories which happens separately but converges eventually. The first story revolves around a college-going student Devi Pathak. Devi along with her fellow classmate Piyush Aggarwal checks into a hotel room. While they were engaging in an intimate relationship, they are interrupted by policemen who raided the hotel. Inspector Mishra records a video of Devi while Piyush locks himself up in the bathroom and commits suicide. Inspector Mishra then demands a bribe of three lakhs from Devi and her father Vidyadhar to not to disclose the matter. Vidyadhar then starts betting game while Devi couldn't get any job because of the news of her indulging in pre-marital sexual relations.
The second story revolves around a boy named Deepak Kumar who belongs to a low caste of Dom community whose family works in cremation ghats. Deepak wants to emerge from this casteist society, so he studies civil engineering. There he falls in love with a high caste Hindu girl Shaalu Gupta. One day, Deepak tells her about his caste and his family works. Shaalu promises him that she will be with him no matter what. Unfortunately, Shaalu dies in a bus accident. Her body with the body of other victims ends up in the same cremation ground where Deepak's family work. Deepak is left broken and loses all purpose of life. How Deepak and Devi will meet is an interesting story to watch!
Masaan received an overwhelming response from all over and bagged prominent accolades and prestigious film festivals.