Production Co: Prabhat
Direction : V. Shantaram
Story : N.H.Apte
Keshavrao Date, Vasanti, Master Chhotu, Raja Nene, Vimla Vashistha,
Shakuntala Paranjape, Gowri
is based on a novel by Shri. Narayan Hari Apte.
It reminds us instinctively of the story of Sharada, a play by Deval
which had long been a classic of Marathi theatre.
Neera, a young girl, is
married off to an old widower by her foster-parents, an uncle and his orthodox
wife. The deal is obviously motivated by considerations of money. The shock of
the marriage is too much for the girl, but she bravely tries to accommodate
herself in the house. The widower deceives himself into believing that he is
still not old enough to have lost his manhood. His college-going son tries to
flirt with his young stepmother, while a widowed daughter of his sympathises
with her in her woe. The marriage does not work. Some cheer is added to Neera's
life through the company of a teenage girl belonging to the household. However,
when the old man fully realises the implications of his action, he commits
suicide, leaving the girl he has married against her will to go her own way.