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Aastha: In the Prison of Spring (1997)

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Mansi and Amar have been married for years, and have a daughter by this marriage. Amar is employed full-time, while Mansi looks after the household chores and their daughter. Amar earns a ... See full summary »

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Mansi
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Dinesh Thakur ...
Dinesh
Anwesha Bhattacharya ...
Amita
Sagar Arya ...
Vivek
Daisy Irani ...
Reena
Navin Nischol ...
Mr. Dutt (as Navin Nischal)
Shruti Patel ...
Neeti
Ishita Manjrekar ...
Pappi (as Ishita Manjarekar)
Konica Bajpai ...
Shalini
Navin Patel ...
Pappi's father
Milind Wagh ...
Professor
Mukund Bhatt ...
Professor
Kishore Bhatt ...
Professor (as Kishor Bhatt)
Sarvant Sanjar ...
Professor
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Mansi and Amar have been married for years, and have a daughter by this marriage. Amar is employed full-time, while Mansi looks after the household chores and their daughter. Amar earns a steady income, which enables the family to live comfortably, but they cannot afford to be extravagant at all. One day while buying shoes for her daughter, Mansi realizes that shoes are really expensive, and wants to leave the store without purchasing them. Another woman customer named Reena offers to pay for the shoes, as she feels sorry for Mansi. Mansi reluctantly accepts Reena's offer to pay for the shoes, not realizing that Reena has paid for these shoes with a secret agenda that will take Mansi to a whole new world, and change her life forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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2 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't quite understand the intention of the director Basu Bhattacharya for making this film.

The film neither glorifies nor condemns the heroine for what she did. Aastha just shows Mansi (Rekha) as being helpless in front of her desires and materialistic needs. She could have lived a content life with just what her husband earns and there's not enough justification for why she strays.

When she has her first sexual encounter with a rich client, she's not shown to be reluctant to do it neither does she attempt to let go of her desire for materialism.

The ending is deeply unsatisfying as the principal question remains unanswered: whether the husband forgives Mansi or not. I know it was meant to be that way in order to make the audience think, however, it would have been even more thoughtful to give the movie a proper ending.

I clearly doubt Bhattacharya's intentions here, however if you are a huge Rekha fan and want to watch her ooze her sex appeal with just her expressions rather than exposing her body, then give it a try!


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