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
yet another film without songs and dance and without villains
Yet another remarkable film by Jhanu Barua the acclaimed Assamese director in film circles.. Anupam Kher can be proud of his excellent characterization of a retired professor of Hindi literature getting into Alzheimer's disease. Kher can have his soul satisfaction of his best two films in his life-SARAMSH and this film in spite of intervening roles which he has to do for his bread and butter.
Every action of Kher including the way he walks, he smiles, his jokes, his bout of forgetfulness brings tears to the even most rational viewer. Urmila as his daughter is the best support to Kher. The restrained acting by these two and others makes us proud even India can produce such a film. The mock court (more or on the lines of Tendulkar's famous Marathi drama) may be little dramatic but it serves the purpose and clears the cobweb in the minds of the professor. The professor's last reply to the court blames all of us for the death of Gandhi.
This is an excellent serious film. Those whose first language is not Hindi may better see it with subtitles.
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