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Title Vaastupurush / directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (154 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary Dr. Bhaskar, a Magsaysay Award winner, returns to his native village after forty years accompanied by his doctor son and American daughter-in-law. While watching the ruins of his ancestral manor, Dr. Bhaskar remembers the critical year before his joining medical college. It was not his Gandhian freedom fighter father nor his feudal uncle or romantic elder brother, but his mother who motivated him to be a doctor for the service of the poor. She believed that is the only way to appease the Guardian Spirit of the house. Bhaskar is indebted to another woman, Krishnatai, his brother's lower caste lover, who was enlightened enough to support his mother's dream. Bhaskar is now back home to fulfill the wish of his mother
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 6, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Marathi with English subtitles
Won 2004 Screen Weekly Awards, Screen, Best Director
Won 2004 Screen Weekly Awards, Screen, Best Film
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.
Families -- Drama.
Wishes -- Drama.
Spirits -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Amrapurkar, Sadashiv, 1950-2014, performer
Baokar, Uttara, performer
Bhave, Sumitra, director
Daftardar, Siddharth, performer
Sukathanakara, Sunīla, director
Other Titles The guardian spirit of the house