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Astitva (2000)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 October 2000 (India)
Shrikant Pandit lives a struggling life-style in a rented apartment with his wife, Aditi. Due to his busy working schedule Shrikant is unable to provide enough love and affections to Aditi ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Aditi Pandit
... Shreekant Pandit
... Malhar Kamat
... Meghna
... Ravi
... Aniket Pandit
Resham Seth ... Sudha
... Amar
Kishore Nandlaskar ... Vitthal
Sandeep Padiyar ... Lawyer
Santosh Manjrekhar ... Typist
... Revati
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Niki Walia ... Dr. Simran (as Niki Aneja)
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Shrikant Pandit lives a struggling life-style in a rented apartment with his wife, Aditi. Due to his busy working schedule Shrikant is unable to provide enough love and affections to Aditi forcing her to have an affair with her music tutor, Malhar Kamat; eventually both gets intimate which results in Aditi getting pregnant - who later on give birth to a baby boy, Aniket. Years later Shrikant manages to work his way to a fortune and the family now reside in a bungalow in Pune. Then one day Aditi's reality stands expose when she receive a letter stating that she is the beneficiary to all Malhar's assets who is no longer alive - this scenario changes the lives of her family members forever. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Madhuri Dixit was the original choice to play the part of Tabu. See more »

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Remade as It Was Raining That Night (2005) See more »

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An interesting take on a social issue that has really needs addressing
13 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

The male dominance in the indo-pak sub-continental society, even today, and it's affects really needs more addressing.

How/where do you draw the line? Where is the balance? Being a modern, educated woman doesn't necessarily have to mean a career woman.

Astitva chose to take the more direct stand of siding with the female movement. What it did not address is the group of female who are in the middle. The females who are capable of being independent, but are more interested in family and home.

The biggest flaw of the movie was putting both Sri and Aniket (Aditi's son) in the same boat. But I guess they wanted to deal with one simple issue and keep the plot simple.

The best part of the movie (as far as the making goes) - it was exactly as long as it had to be.


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