Rui Ka Bojh (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |  
  • AllMovie Rating
    4
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

In this family drama, the plot of which is reminiscent of Shakespeare's King Lear, a self-respecting wise old man decides to divide his property among his family. He settles down with his youngest son and soon realizes that without his wealth he is nobody. His sons treat him like a burden; his grandchildren laugh at him. He feels completely detached from his family and decides to cut his ties forever. The point the film is trying to make is that old age is like a bale of thawed cotton, apparently weightless. But the passage of time (age) makes this bale more and more wet, and it soon becomes so heavy that everyone wants to throw it off. The strongest point of this film, a first feature by an active writer, is the performance of Pankaj Kapur in the leading role.