Set in the1990's, the film reflects the unsavoury condition of our society, and of its political, bureaucratic, and administrative structures. These situations pose a sharp contrast to the spirited mood of society fired by the inspirational leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in the1930's, which is presented through 3 flashbacks.
Saroja, an intelligent woman, caught in a thorny marriage, comes to live in a big house in the early 1990s to look after an elderly relative, who lived alone. His wife, Rukmini, a dynamic political leader in the 1930's had died in 1942. Inspired by Rukmini's life, Saroja aspires to emulate her.
The film begins after the death of the elderly relative when his son arrives from Delhi to take charge of the house. Saroja is haunted by the fear that notwithstanding his father's wish to use it for a social cause, Samar may sell off the house, and that would terminate all her dreams. In desperation, after she tries everything including seduction to prevent the sale, she makes a false 'Will' and claims the ownership of the house.
The two protagonists are now at war. As Samar struggles to checkmate her and she fights on, both of them, curiously enough, begin to see each other with positive feelings; she, for the decency of his moves, and he, for the tenacity with which she resists his actions. The story has an unexpected ending, but their travail represents the turmoil of the times so dissimilar to the dignity of Rukmini's life.
This is a story of two strong willed women who lived in India of 1930's and 1990's. One, in 1930's, led a socially and emotionally fulfilling life that symbolizes the mood of a period that was ethically rich though materially poor. The other life, in the 1990's, is tortuous, reflecting the material greed and confused ethics of the post independence time."
About the film:
This is a 140 minute feature film shot in 35mm cinemascope. This film received Certificates of Special Merit at Film Festivals at Strasbourg and Philadelphia. It was accepted at the Bruxelles Film Festival, and has been pre-selected recently at the Granada Film Festival.
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