Mathew Vincent Menacherry
Goa, after the monsoons... swaying palms... windswept beaches... free-flowing feni... and a last shot at love.
Victor Gabriel is an ex-soldier, who has been discharged from the Indian Army. An aspiring writer, he meets up with his former girlfriend, Ana, on a beach in Goa. The tryst, made at Ana's behest, is to see if they have a future together. But Vic's demons, combined with a host of unsavoury characters they run into, cause the trip to spiral out of control.
The story careens through the tourist scene in Goa, replete with underage bartenders, alcoholics, corrupt politicians and their wayward progeny. It also delves into Punjab at the height of the insurgency, a recurring source of Victor's nightmares.
Set over a long weekend in the erstwhile backpackers' paradise, Feni Daze is a no holds barred romp through the underbelly of Goa.