You have worked all your life, you have lived alone for many years now after the (More)
You have worked all your life, you have lived alone for many years now after the death of your spouse, your son is getting married and he is supposed to move to US for his work and you meet your childhood crush and then you look at your life without a partner.
The marathi movie “Uttarayan” directed by Bipin Nadkarni explores the story of an individual who has reached the zenith of his life. Released in 2005, this movie was in race for Indian entry of Oscar. Ultimately “Paheli” was selected for the Indian entry for Oscars. Its an adaptation of Marathi writer, Jaywant Dalvi’s marathi play “Durgi”.
Shivaji Satam plays Raghuveer Rajadhyaksh or Raghu, a widower who has just retired and comes to live in Mumbai with his son who is getting married. His wife had already passed away 14 years ago. He meets his teenage crush. kusumavati who is also living alone with her mother. Durgi as she is known by her family member has suffered an abusive marriage. Now forced to take care of her ailing mother and she lives in the servant quarters of her father’s bungalow.
Raghu starts meeting Durgi and they both start having feelings for each other. The fact that Raghu takes care of her and the small things he does for her makes them to have a re-look at their relationship. The age proves to be a hindrance to their relationship. In addition the stigma of Durgi’s failed and abused marriage and Raghu’s married son who is not keen to the idea of his father’s marriage at that age adds to the hindrance.
In India, people are married at a young age called the marriageable age say about 20 – 30 years and people marrying after this age are looked down upon or having problems. So a grown-up man whose own son is getting married has to think a lot before getting married. (Less)