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Umbartha (1982)

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After the passing of her husband, Mrs. Mahajan takes care of four institutions, and lives a comfortable lifestyle with her two sons - Dr. Mohan and his wife, Maya; and Advocate Subhash ... See full summary »

Director:

Jabbar Patel

Writers:

Vasant Dev (dialogue), Shanta Nisal (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Smita Patil ... Savitri
Girish Karnad ... Advocate Subhash Mahajan
Shrikant Moghe ... Dr. Mohan Mahajan
Ashalata Wabgaonkar ... Maya M. Mahajan (as Ashalata)
Kusum Kulkarni Kusum Kulkarni ... Mrs. Mahajan
Purnima Ganu Purnima Ganu ... Rani S. Mahajan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satish Alekar Satish Alekar ... Walimbe (principal)
Mukund Chitale Mukund Chitale ... Gate-man
Sushama Deshpande Sushama Deshpande
Surekha Divakar Surekha Divakar ... Farida
Daya Dongre Daya Dongre ... Sheela Samson
Vijay Joshi Vijay Joshi ... Peon
Jayamala Kale Jayamala Kale ... Sugandha
Sandhya Kale Sandhya Kale ... Heera - Clerk / Typist
Radha Karnad Radha Karnad ... Baby Rani S. Mahajan
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Storyline

After the passing of her husband, Mrs. Mahajan takes care of four institutions, and lives a comfortable lifestyle with her two sons - Dr. Mohan and his wife, Maya; and Advocate Subhash Mahajan, his wife, Savitri, and their daughter, Rani. Savitri is unhappy as she wants a career for herself. She finally gets a chance to prove her skills in social services when she gets a job offer as Superintendent of a Women's Reformatory Home in distant Sangamwadi. Although Rani and Subhash as well as the rest of the family oppose her going, she has made up her mind. She arrives there and soon gets actively involved in the day to day activities of the institute, which is home to many women with a criminal background; who have been abused and beaten by their husbands; those who have been sexually assaulted; and even some with mental problems. After several months of her active involvement, Savitri is faced with a crisis when the Managing Committee, led by Chairperson Sheela Samson blames her for the ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Marathi | Hindi

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(Hindi) | (Marathi)

Color:

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The stepping stone for a woman . . .
20 December 2000 | by Shailesh-2See all my reviews

Great direction, great acting and a thought provoking story. This movie is a must see for every woman and man. it deals with the underlying dependence of a woman on man especially in marriage and how men tend to take undue advantage of it. But there comes a time for decision in every womans life .. . .


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