Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Bhuvan Shome (Utpal Dutt) is the lonely bureaucrat who works for the railroad. He immerses himself in his work, which is the only reason he has for living, and hides behind his responsibilities to avoid human commitments in love and social interaction. Bhuvan goes on a duck hunt and is helped by a young peasant woman who helps him when he is treed by a water buffalo. She helps him see beyond his job and come to the realization that workers are not just numbers or a means to an end, but people with real feelings and problems. It turns out she is the wife of a man he was about to fire for an apparent company violation. Bhuvan returns to work with a newfound empathy for his fellow workers.
bureaucracy, meaning-of-life, railroad