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Shwaas (2004)

 -  Drama  -  10 December 2004 (USA)
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This story is about how an old man tried to show his grandson the preciousness and beauty of life in a no win situation such as cancer. It is about keeping a positive attitude towards life.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Arun Nalawade ...
Keshavram Shantaram Vichare
Ashwin Chitale ...
Parshuram 'Parshya' Vichare
Sandeep Kulkarni ...
Dr. Sane
Amruta Subhash ...
Ashawari (Medica Social Worker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vibhawari Deshpande ...
Receptionist
Ashwini Giri ...
Mrs. Vichare
Ganesh Manjrekar ...
Divakar (uncle)
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Parshuram (affectionately called as 'Parsha') is like any other child of his age - chirpy , mischievous and utterly likable . However when he complains of vision problems his grandfather Keshav Vichare (Arun Nalawade) travels all the way from their small village in the Konkan region in Maharashtra to Pune for getting his eyes checked . It turns out to be retino blastoma , a type of eye cancer that has only one cure - eye removal . Dr. Sane (Sandeep Kulkarni) asks Mr. Vichare to break the news to Parsha . Vichare is procrastinating at first but realizes later that the need of the hour is not only to break the news to Parsha , but also to show him the value of life and the joy of living even after rendered blind . Written by Soumitra

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$1,042 (USA) (10 December 2004)

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$1,042 (USA) (10 December 2004)
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Very good movie 10/10
15 December 2004 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is a very touching movie. This is a story about a special bond between a child and his grandfather. A villager (Arun Nalawade) brings his grandson, Parashuram, to the city to get his eyes treated. But comes to know that Parashuram (Aswin Chitale) has some rare cancer of eyes and has to undergo an operation and will lose both his eyes. The movie is all about the emotions and the turmoil both them go through and how they accept the whole thing. The movie avoid any melodrama and tells this story in a simple way. Though the movie is in Marathi, language is not a barrier at all.It proves that to make good movie you do not need item songs, superstars and usual masala. Excellent performances. This is India's entry for Oscars 2004. Hope it gets the nomination at least. Would rate 10/10.


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