Shesha Drushti (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 125 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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Shesha Drushti is a psychological family drama about the relationship between a father and a son who hold different perspectives about life. Kedar Babu, a freedom fighter since the days of Gandhi's call for the Civil Disobedience Movement, has now in 1970 settled down in his native village, still carrying the pain from a wound he received during the freedom struggle. His son, Sangram has completed his post-graduate studies, but the only way he can get a job is through his father's influence, which is a blow to his self-respect. The father, who symbolizes the past, denotes the nature of freedom through introspection. The son represents the present and views the prevailing atmosphere based on some practical observations. When the experiences of the old and the young meet and interact, they converge on to a point of doubt, dream and suspense in order to envisage a new vision, which only appears when the elder is in his death bed. A.K. Bir, one of the leading cinematographer-directors of India (who handled the second camera in the first unit of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi), brings a pleasant visual dimension to the film, which he also scripted.