Widowed soon after marriage, a young woman grapples with an inability to grieve, quirky relatives and a startling discovery about her late husband.


Umesh Bist


Umesh Bist (dialogue), Umesh Bist (story)
639 ( 379)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanya Malhotra ... Sandhya Giri
Sayani Gupta ... Aakansha
Sheeba Chaddha ... Usha Giri, Astik's mother
Ashutosh Rana ... Shivendra Giri, Astik's father
Chetan Sharma Chetan Sharma ... Alok, Astik's younger brother
Natasha Rastogi Natasha Rastogi ... Alka Pandey, Sandhya's mother
Bhupesh Pandya Bhupesh Pandya ... Girish Pandey, Sandhya's father
Aasif Khan ... Parchun, a neighbour of the Giris
Raghuvir Yadav ... Roshan Sethi, referred to as Tayyaji
Yamini Singh ... Janaki, Shivendra's sister
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Ghanshyam, Janaki's husband, who is a banker
Rajesh Tailang ... Tarun Sethi, Shivendra's younger brother
Ananya Khare ... Rashmi, Tarun's wife
Meghna Malik ... Tulika, Shivendra's sister-in-law
Shruti Sharma ... Nazia Zaidi, Sandhya's friend

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Sandhya is left widow at a very young age after her husband Astik passes away few months after their marriage,his parents are depressed as he was their financial support.The extended Giri family gathers in the house for mourning for next thirteen days but Sandhya has very less impact on herself and is active on social media which leaves everyone puzzled in the family.When Sandhya's best friend Nazia arrives she tells her that Astik was seeing another women an always ignored her.But a twist in the tale happens when everyone finds Astik has left 50 Lakhs insurance policy behind for Sandhya while the extended family members try to convince her father in law Shivendra to transfer the policy in his name to clear his debts. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


Pagglait (2021) marks the debut of Arijit Singh as a music composer. See more »


Film is set in Lucknow. Sandhya refers to eating "gol gappe". However, in Lucknow, it's called "paani ke batashe" and not gol gappe. See more »


Everytime When I Realise
Music by Arijit Singh
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Poignant is the word
27 March 2021 | by kumarsatyendraSee all my reviews

Must watch. A topic way out of mainstream with such subtle nuisances. Beautiful.

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Release Date:

26 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pagglait See more »

Filming Locations:

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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