Two rivals discover man isn't the only predator they should fear in this thriller from writer and director Ashvin Kumar. Pritam (Ankur Vikal) and Rhada (Nandana Sen) are a couple whose marriage has been going through a rough patch; hoping to sort out their differences (including their troubles in starting a family), they decide to get away from the city and rent a vacation house in a remote wooded community. But trouble finds them as soon as they arrive; it turns out the local sheriff is Abhishek (Javed Jaffrey), a man who was once involved with Rhada and is still strongly attracted to her. Abhishek makes himself a guest in their home away from home, and soon the two men are locked in a bitter rivalry over Rhada, who is drawn to both. As this romantic triangle closes in, another danger presents itself; a wounded leopard has been sighted in the area, and when the animal attacks and kills a small child, it loses its fear of man and is desperate to finds its next quarry. The Forest received its American premiere at the 2009 Cinequest Film Festival.