South Asian Coming-of-Age Films

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Joyland (2022)

Joyland is a South Asian coming-of-age film that explores the journey of a young individual navigating the complexities of adolescence and self-discovery. The Film is Set against the backdrop of Pakistan.

Lunana: A Yak in The Classroom (2019)

In Lunana, the protagonist embarks on a transformative journey to a remote Bhutanese village named Lunana. This coming-of-age tale unfolds against the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas

The Namesake (2006)

Based on Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, "The Namesake" follows the life of a young man born to Indian parents in the United States. The film explores the challenges of cultural identity, generational differences, and the search for self amidst the blending of two worlds

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

This film challenges societal norms as it revolves around a young woman discovering her own identity and sexuality. With a mix of humor and heart, the film embraces the coming-of-age journey with a fresh perspective, addressing themes of love and acceptance.

Polite Society (2023)

Polite Society offers a contemporary take on a classic South Asian coming-of-age story. Set in the upper echelons of society, the film explores the challenges faced by a young individual as they navigate societal expectations, family dynamics, and personal aspirations.

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