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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.

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Parvati Pradhan (as Rohini Hattangady)
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B.V. Pradhan
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Sujata Suman
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Vilas Chitre
Suhas Bhalekar ...
Vishwanath
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Akash Khurana ...
Chief Minister Shashikant (as Aakash Khurana)
Vijay Kashyap ...
Dr. Bhatt
Kishore Jariwala
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Sankalp Dubey
Rajesh Kumar
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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)

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The film was remade in English as "The Last Smile" in 2016. The film starred bollywood actor Keith Stevenson playing Anupam Kher's role. See more »

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B.V. Pradhan: Parvati, the lines on your face symbolize the gist of my life!
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Mahesh Bhatt at his unapologetically best!
13 July 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Well,I saw this movie late last night,and I must say I wouldn't have seen a better movie.Mahesh Bhatt had set a standard for him in the 80s to be the I-don't-care-a-damn-about-the-commercial-success director.And he practiced what he preached unlike many others.This movie is a perfect example.Not only was Saraansh India's official entry to the Academy Awards that year,but it also marked the beginning of one of India's most able actors till date-Anupam Kher.He's as good as it can get in this flick.The movie's realistic portrayal of the Indian society deserves a standing applause and the performances were just the icing on the cake.Rohini Hattangidy shines as she always has.Mahesh Bhatt has proved time and time again that this country would always miss his trademark movies for decades to come now.


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