Young, outspoken, and impassioned Tara Deshpande receives tragic news: Her husband of only six weeks has slipped into a coma after a car accident. Despondent and desperate for answers in a situation where she has little control, Tara finds an unlikely friend in Shiv, a gentle and hopeful man who has become a regular in the hospital where his wife has been in a coma for over 8 months. They can relate to each other deeply, both isolated from other support and waiting for an optimistic outcome. However, as each reaches an important crossroads in caring for their spouses, Tara and Shiv realize that their fear of change is holding them back from making necessary decisions.
Anu Menon’s WAITING is a poignant and stirring film that is as witty as it is heartrending. Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and the incomparable Kalki Koechlin give beautiful performances that bring Tara and Shiv’s charming connection to life. Exploring the universal and personal experiences of grief in an honest and powerful way, WAITING is a tender film that proves the importance of our bond as humans is sometimes through sorrow and uncertainty.
- Anu Menon
After a decade of strategic planning in advertising agencies in India and Singapore, Anu Menon decided to give it all up to chase her dream of filmmaking. She graduated from the London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking and a rare distinction. Her short films “Ravi Goes to School,” “Fock Helen and Harry” and “Baby” have screened at various notable film festivals including Tribeca and Edinburgh. Her first feature film, LONDON PARIS NEW YORK, was released in March 2012 to critical acclaim. WAITING is her second feature film.