The Jasmine of Mysore

"The Jasmine of Mysore" by Bharath Murthy

"Amateur pornography," as young directors have named it, is a sign of changing sexual mores among young Indians. In mainstream movies, even deep kissing has been taboo, and the only pornography available has usually been from Europe or America. But in 2001, a video appeared on the Internet that overturned these conventions, surprising young Indians all over the country. It was "The Jasmine of Mysore," a pornographic video produced and performed in by an Indian student couple, and even now, it is constantly being accessed. Set in Bangalore -- where IT is transforming young people's lives -- this film follows the every day lives of "Jasmine's" ardent fans and a fanatic young woman, searching for the "signs of change" in India's younger generation.