Artistic and authentic, this realistic social drama delves into the struggles of educated but unemployed Indian youth, who are forced to live in very impoverished circumstances, and struggle desperately to find a livelihood.
Amongst three friends living together in poverty and starvation, as they seek work in the Indian capital of New Delhi, is Rangan, a straightforward man with high ideals. He is extremely passionate and refuses to compromise on his integrity, which becomes a key reason for him losing jobs.
His life becomes interwoven with the life and struggles of Devi, an actress was father is an obsessive gambler, and whose family is dependent upon her for everything. After initial conflicts, a deep and beautiful bond develops between Rangan and Devi, and ultimately blossoms into love.
Will they be able to overcome their dire financial straits to unite in the bond of matrimony? What is the price they must pay to rise out of their impoverished existence and establish some financial security in their lives?
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This film was remade in Hindi as Zara Si Zindagi (1983), with Kamal Haasan and Anita Raj, directed by K Balachander himself. Read More