This exquisitely crafted offbeat drama follows the love story of Eshwar, an autistic person, living in a village with his grandmother. All he is good at is obeying what his trusted grandmother says. In an attempt to help a destitute young widow with a 5-year old son, the simpleton Eshwar marries her during an auspicious village festival.
The villagers are shocked and try to harm him as his act goes against traditional societal norms. In the meantime, Eshwar's beloved grandmother dies. His new wife takes on the responsibility to save her husband's life and so moves with him and her son to a city in search of better prospects. With support from a few of their acquaintances, the family of three settle down.
Life for them, thereafter, looks good and promising. his wife, who is smart and capable begins to appreciate Eshwar's innocence and warmth. She grows closer to him and eventually bears him a son. How will their lives turn out? Will Eshwar succeed in providing happiness and fulfilment for his wife and children?
The film is a remake of the Telugu movie Swati Muthyam (1986), which was also directed by K. Vishwanath.
Raj Kapoor wanted to produce the film after watching the Telugu version. He wanted Kamal Haasan in the lead role. Unfortunately, Kamal quoted a high price for the story and Raj decided to back off. A month later, Raj approached Kamal Hassan again, but Kamal had already sold the remake rights to someone else.
Director K. Vishwanath wanted Jayapradha in the heroine role but Anil Kapoor refused to act with her because she had refused to act with him in Shekar Kapur's Joshilay back when he wasn't a big star.
24 Feb 1989 ● Hindi ● 2 hrs 27 mins
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