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     1'''Rao Saheb''' 
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     41986 123’ col Hindi 
     5d/s Vijaya Mehta p Pahlaj Bajaj st Jaywant 
     6Dalvi c Adeep Tandon m Bhaskar 
     7Chandavarkar 
     8lp Anupam Kher, Vijaya Mehta, Nilu Phule, 
     9Tanvi, Mangesh Kulkarni 
     10 
     11 
     12Based on the popular play Barrister (1977) by 
     13Dalvi, Mehta’s film is set in the 20s in a small 
     14Maharashtrian town. Rao Saheb (Kher), an 
     15English-educated but orthodox barrister, lives 
     16with his elder brother and his widowed but 
     17vivacious aunt Mausi (Mehta) in an old 
     18mansion. Mausi befriends the equally lively 
     19young bride living next door, Radhika (Tanvi), 
     20who also becomes a widow. Radhika rebels 
     21against her bigoted father’s attempt to make 
     22her conform to the orthodox Brahmin rituals 
     23imposed on widows and she becomes a close 
     24friend of Rao Saheb. However, he cannot break 
     25free from Brahmin custom and marry her. 
     26Instead, unable to act according to his 
     27convictions, he goes insane while Radhika 
     28resigns herself to the cruel existence of a 
     29Brahmin widow. The (like all Mehta’s cinema) 
     30stagey film evokes the plight of progressive 
     31liberals who support reform movements 
     32regarding widow remarriage but are 
     33themselves unable to overcome the social and 
     34moral pressures exerted by orthodox traditions. 
     35 
     36[[Film]]