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Anumati (2013)

  • Release Date14/06/2013
  • GenreSocial
  • FormatColour
  • LanguageMarathi
  • Run Time83 min
  • GaugeDigital
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL/1/96/2012 - Mumbai
  • Certificate Date11/12/2012
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Madhu has suffered a brain hemorrhage and is on a life support system in the hospital.  The hospital bills have financially crippled her 65-year-old husband Ratnakar Pathare, a retired schoolteacher, who has spent his life’s savings trying to revive her. His son Shrikant urges him to sign the DNR form so that the artificial support systems can be removed. However, Ratnakar refuses to budge as he is hopeful that his wife will survive. Doctors at the hospital bolster his hopes saying that Madhu's condition will improve if the treatment continues. Recalling their life together, Ratnakar cannot bring himself to sign the DNR form.

 

Unable to sustain the treatment financially, Ratnakar is willing to go to any ends to continue paying for his wife’s medical bills. He embarks on a journey that takes him to different places and shows him various shades of life. He manages to gather some money that will grant Madhu a brief lease of life, little realizing that Destiny has other plans.

He meets an old college friend Ambu who unknowingly shows him a new side to life. This compels him to take a decision about Madhu. He returns to the hospital to find Madhu in a comatose but steady condition. He realizes he has done all he can. Unknown to him, Ambu has followed him to the hospital. She deposits money to ensure that Madhu's treatment will continue for some time.

She emerges to find an exhausted Ratnakar resting on a bench outside the ICU with the DNR form in his hand. She wants to assure him of her support in this difficult time but finds that Ratnakar has been relieved of all worries. He is no longer there to see her gesture. He has given up hope and his life.