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Release Date: June 1st, 1994

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

PG|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Family man and professor Deven (Om Puri) lands his dream writing gig: He is to interview the legendary, aging poet Nur (Shashi Kapoor). But the task proves to be anything but pleasurable, as Nur is a bloated alcoholic who continually frustrates his two wives, Imtiaz (Shabana Azmi) and Safiya (Sushma Seth). Deven is disappointed but doesn't give up, returning time after time so he can capture whatever essence remains of the poet. But in his devotion to Nur, Deven begins to neglect his own family.

Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Sushma Seth, Neena Gupta, Tinu Anand, Prayag Raj, Parikshat Sahni

Director: Ismail Merchant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Channel Four Films, Merchant Ivory Productions

Keywords: Amusing, Quest, Touching, 1990s, Fall, Mother, Son, Wife