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Seema (1971)

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'SEEMA' had grown up with a peculiar complex in her. She believed that anybody who loved her would not survive. "So had happened to my Mother and my Father", she told Rajni. Rajni, her friend, would laugh it out saying "If it were true, I would have died first, since I love you the most." 

Then came a handsome tall young man in her life and he did love her. She shunned him. But he was not a man of easy clay. The moment he learnt of her complex, he took her to one of the tribal Mandirs and married her. 

He died in less than a week's time. 

SEEMA'S doubts became a staunch superstition. Her complex became a sure conviction. 

By the time she overcame the grief of her lover, she was the mother of a child. 

Any child would get attached to her mother, and so did her's. 

'SEEMA' feared the fate again. She knew the child would not survive if he got attached to her. She decided to keep the child away from her, but what of her own attachment for the child. She suffered and bore the tortures of the complex but how she survived the superstition, inspite of her son's attachment for her, is the story of 'SEEMA' to be seen on the screen.

(From the official press booklet)