Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
An old couple lend a room on rent after recent death of the bread earner of the family, their only son. A budding actress starts living with them, who is in love with a local politician's only son. The movie shows what later ensues.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Arth (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film-maker who is having an extra-marital affair with an actress decides to leave his wife. Arth is the story of this women's search for her identity.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Smita Patil
Aandhi (1975)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

J.K. is a hotel Manager in a scenic location in India. One day he gallantly comes to the rescue of a drunk daughter, Aarti, of a politician, and chooses to be discrete about it. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar
Stars: Suchitra Sen, Sanjeev Kumar, Om Shivpuri
Ardh Satya (1983)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A newly appointed police rookie deals with corruption, romance, and brutality.

Director: Govind Nihalani
Stars: Om Puri, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri
Zakhm (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Amidst religious riots, a son deals with his mother's life-threatening injuries, and her last request.

Director: Mahesh Bhatt
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre
Sadma (1983)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.

Director: Balu Mahendra
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover
Sparsh (1980)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Anirudh Parmar is blind, but he does not let this impairment bind him down. He runs a school for the blind as a Principal. He meets with social worker, Kavita. Kavita is attracted to him, ... See full summary »

Director: Sai Paranjape
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Sudha Chopra
Koshish (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Romantic drama spaning nearly 20 years involving a deaf-mute couple, Haricharian and Aarti. Deaf and dumb bicycle messenger Haricharian meets equally deaf Aarti, and persuades her to go to ... See full summary »

Director: Gulzar
Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy
Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Arun (Amol Palekar) is a shy accountant in Bombay who dreams of romancing Prabha (Vidya Sinha), but never gets past following her around without managing to actually speak up. While Arun ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Stars: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After years of painstaking research at the cost of his domestic pleasure, Dr. Dipankar Roy discovers a vaccine for leprosy. The news is flashed over television and overnight, an ... See full summary »

Director: Tapan Sinha
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Pankaj Kapur, Irrfan Khan
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram
Stars: Rajaram Vankudre Shantaram, Sandhya, Ulhas
Parinda (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Nana Patekar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kamal Chopra
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Parvati Pradhan (as Rohini Hattangady)
...
B.V. Pradhan
...
Sujata Suman
Madan Jain ...
Vilas Chitre
Suhas Bhalekar ...
Vishwanath
...
Pandit / Astrologer
Akash Khurana ...
Chief Minister Shashikant (as Aakash Khurana)
Vijay Kashyap ...
Dr. Bhatt
Kishore Jariwala
...
Police Inspector
...
Gajanan Chitre's Goon (with acid)
...
Gajanan Chitre's Goon
Sankalp Dubey
Rajesh Kumar
...
Hyder Ali
Edit

Storyline

Devastated to learn that their only child, a son, has been killed by muggers in New York City, former Headmaster B.B. Pradhan and his wife, Parvati, grieve. With their son dead, there is no income coming in, so they rent out a room, in their Shivaji Park (Bombay) apartment to a budding Bollywood actress, Sujata Suman, who has been having an illicit affair with the only son (Vilas) of a politician named Gajanan Chitre. Vilas lacks the guts to tell his father that he is in love and would like to marry Sujata, and hence puts off any marriage plans. They do get intimate and as a result Sujata gets pregnant. When Pradhan finds out, he offers to take Sujata to meet Gajanan with the hope that he will permit her to become his daughter-in-law. But Gajanan not only refuses, he also threatens them, he warns them of dire consequences if Sujata does not abort the child, and moves away to another town. Pradhan refuses to let Sujata out of his house, and then begins the stalking and harassment by ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 May 1984 (India)  »

Also Known As:

The Gist  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anupam Kher won Filmfare best actor award,Mahesh Bhatt for story and Madhukar Shinde for Art direction. See more »

Quotes

B.V. Pradhan: Parvati, the lines on your face symbolize the gist of my life!
See more »

Connections

References Mother India (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Saaransh (gist) of life...
22 July 2002 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

Saaransh is a story of an old couple living in Bombay, coming to terms with the death of their only son who is killed in a mugging incident in New York.

A poignant moment in the movie is one in which Pradhan, the school teacher (played by Anupam Kher) is haggling with the customs officials to recover the ashes of his son.

Ironically, Anupam plays a stubborn old man in the movie which was his first. Saaransh established him as a great actor.

'Saaransh' was India's official entry for the 1985 Oscar awards but was not nominated.


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

IMDb Contributor's Choice: Top Patriotic Movies

IMDb user "akshayasrivastava" put together this list of patriotic Hindi movies, perfect for watching on Jan 26th, Republic Day. Are your favorite patriotic movies on this list?

See more

Message Boards

Discuss Saaransh (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?