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Shwaas (2004)

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.


Sandeep Sawant


Sandeep Sawant (screenplay)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Arun Nalawade ... Keshavram Shantaram Vichare
Ashwin Chitale Ashwin Chitale ... Parshuram 'Parshya' Vichare
Sandeep Kulkarni ... Dr. Sane
Amruta Subhash ... Ashawari (Medica Social Worker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vibhawari Deshpande ... Receptionist
Ashwini Giri ... Mrs. Vichare
Ganesh Manjrekar Ganesh Manjrekar ... Divakar (uncle)
Sandeep Pathak


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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One of Best Marathi movies ever
9 December 2005 | by pgngimSee all my reviews

After a very long time Marathi cinema has come with some good movie.This movie is one of the best Marathi movies ever made. It shows how a old grandfather tries to save his grandsons eye. He tries everything that is possible in his hands to save the child's eye. Doctor and a relative of his tries to help him in his attempt.

The acting by the grandfather, the boy and the doctor are simply superb. They have shown true picture of a typical Marathi life. Every bit of action has some meaning in it. I would recommend to watch this movie, as initially I thought this one would be of documentary type but this was above my expectations.

This film is really going to touch your hearts.I would expect more Marathi movies to come up with performances like this.

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Release Date:

10 December 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breath See more »


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$1,042, 12 December 2004

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2.35 : 1
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