The film explores the relationship of a Maharashtrian couple during the time when British ruled India.
Debutant director Sachin Nagaroje brings this story of the noted playwright in a simple lucid form. It is emotional, moving story of a young village girl Meera (Veena Jamkar) who lost her mother since her very young age.
Brought up by her aunty, she forms a close bond with her cousin Madhav (Kashyap Parulekar) who grows up to study medicine.
Meera grows up with fondness for Madhav, which turns into love and they get married. Madhav is studying Medicing in Poona (now refered to as Pune).
Right from her childhood she had a problem with her eyes, and now it required urgent treatment. Madhav uses his knowledge on Medicine, prescribes a set of medicines and treatment for her. Meera religiously follows the treatment and the medicines which happen to turn out to be detrimental to her eyesight.
It is Madhav’s pride and ego that he insists that his wife follow his treatment only, the consequences of which results on the wife on the verge of losing her eyesight for life.
Veena Jamkar is so convincing as Meera that one feels for her throughout the film. Poor lady. Kashyap Parulekar is fine in his debut film.
It is to Nagaroje’s credit that he has presented some hard hitting scenes in a subtle yet being touchy. One of the most impressive performance is from the Ambarish Deshpande who plays the freedom-fighter and Meera’s brother who is helpless while convincing his sister to take proper medical treatment for the eyes, and then he witnesses her losing her eyesight despite taking her to a senior practicing doctor.
For a director making his debut, it is a great feat to be able to present an high-on-emotion drama so perfectly on the celluloid.