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Astu - So Be It (Marathi)
A story about a father-daughter relationship and the way things change.
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Astu - So Be It (Marathi)

15 Jul, 2016
2 hrs 04 mins
74%
141 votes
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SYNOPSIS
Appa Dr.Chakrapani Shastri is now suffering from dementia. His daughter Ira & her husband Madhav are trying to cope with Appa`s decaying memory. But one day Appa disappears, Ira panicks and is trapped in the chain of Appa`s memory while Appa is living from moment to moment with a tramp couple and their elephant Laxmi. This is basically about a father-daughter relationship and how the roles change when the father`s memory deteriorates.
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I often say that Marathi audience needs to revisit their conventional definition of the word `entertainment`. A film need not be restricted to melodrama, comedy, action or other generic formats to amuse us. A simple story that intrigues you, invites you to identify with the characters, a story which makes you think, is entertainment. If you don`t believe it, see Astu. ...Read full review
Astu is a gentle, seemingly simple film that captures an old man in decline degenerating physically and losing control of his mental faculties as well. Its about his gradual fading away. It also captures the dilemmas of the family that is losing someone dear, bit by bit, minute by minute, to dementia. ...Read full review
Directors Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar are well known names in the meaningful and realistic genre of cinema and have films like `Dahavi Pha` and `Devrai` to their credit. With `Astu`, they strike gold again. ...Read full review
Astu is a film about losing and finding! I agree that sounds philosophical but it does describe the Mohan Aagshe starrer to an extent. It is a film that critics called a layered work. Sometimes understanding only what appearance on the surface is not enough. Again that philosophical but you can like this film even if you are not philosophical. Astu is touching. Astu is realistic and makes you thinks deeper about life. ...Read full review