Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son ... See full summary »
Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son who is married and works in the United States, through whose income the Chaudharys live on. Uttam is a Lecturer, but when he starts getting old, becoming forgetful, he is asked to retire. He is very close to Trisha, who looks after him. The first major episode Trisha's experiences in her father when he announces that he is getting ready to go to work and asks for his wife to bring him breakfast. Thereafter, things get worse, especially when Ashish's parents come to meet the Chaudharys. It is here that Uttam babbles on inexplicably about being responsible for killing Mohandas K. Gandhi. Trisha must now find out if her dad was in any way responsible for Gandhi's death, and what exactly triggered his long-suppressed memory in her dad's mind, and at the same time must come to terms that his disability may... Written by
Anupam Kher takes a chance on Assamese film director Jahnu Barua's first major Hindi outing, and it pays off. Jahnu Barua's direction is tight and his story is touching. Anupam Kher has shown that he can make audiences laugh with some of his previous role and in this he shows that he can make us cry as well. Urmila Matondkar shows us her character's frustration as she gets upset with her father whom she loves so dearly. The cinematography is breath-taking and the musical score is haunting. This movie will hold it's own against any other film at any film festival it may play at. When people think of Indian cinema, one tends to think of a catchy song with a man and woman dancing around a tree in a park. Although those pictures can be fun, it is nice to know that India can produce serious cinema as well.
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