• Publication date: April 29, 2014

Astitva

A riveting family drama, revolving around a daring taboo topic, adultery; A very thought provoking film.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

Timing

currently not on air

A well crafted family drama; dealing with a very sensitive and taboo subject matter, the story line follows Shrikant (Sachin Khedekar) as a workaholic married man obsessed at making it big in life, and his lonely neglected wife Aditi (Tabu), who succumbs to temptation and have a physical relation with her music teacher, the trouble is she got pregnant. However, when she tried to come clean and confess to her husband his excitement over the pregnancy made it impossible. Time goes on, and 25 years later, somehow the man has an epiphany and when he thought about the subject deducted that he was not around this period and didn’t have any relation with his wife for over 9 months. When confronted, the wide concedes and admits her wrongdoing. The Husband is enraged, and asks for divorce. However some new information are revealed later that might change the course of the story.

A very sensitive subject, treated with reserve and sensitivity, leaving space for your own judgment and conclusion. Very thought provoking.

 

Starring:

 

  • Tabu as Aditi Pandit
  • Sachin Khedekar as Shrikant Pandit
  • Ravindra Mankani as Ravi
  • Smita Jaykar as Meghna
  • Mohnish Bahl as Malhar Kamat
  • Sunil Barve as Aniket
  • Namrata Shirodkar as Revati
  • Gulfam Khan as Asma Parveen

 

Directed by: Mahesh Manjrekar

Rating: NR