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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)
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Vibhawari Deshpande ...
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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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An extremely moving movie!
12 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a Maharashtrian, a teenager living in the 21st century, and its obvious that I'm not much into even Bollywood, let alone Marathi movies. Yet, when I watched Shwaas, it left me with a unique feeling, one which only an extremely effective movie is capable of generating.

It is a fact that, like most Indian movies, the movie has its true and complete effect only if viewed in its original language. A lot of the emotion and meaning of the movie is embedded in its Marathi dialogues, which, however hard one tries, can not be effectively translated into English.

Shwaas explores, in intricate detail, the relationship between a grandparent and a child. And it does complete justice to this strong bond. Dialogues like "mazha parsha pan laakhat ek aahe"(My parsha is also one in a million) enhance the emotion. Anyone who has closely observed the grandparent - child relationship will be able to relate to the situation portrayed in the movie.

Overall, it definitely worth watching. Its a movie that has left a profound effect on me. I will surely recommend it to anyone!


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