By manali shinde(17 Aug 2011)
Suhasini and Suniti have been staying away from each other for many years. They’ve been bound together by innumerable memories reflected through hundreds of photographs taken by the mother-daughter duo.
After 2 years, when Suniti returns home, she finds that those photographs no more finds that those photographs no more reflect the glimpses of their life since Suhasini has lost traces of her past or present. She reads notes in Suhasini’s diary –
“Are these my slippers? How do I wear the blouse?
What’s this? Who’s he? What do these words mean?
Questions keep mounting… Those too will wither away… soon My eyes are not wet… the lens is clean… Still why is everything out focus?
Why do I feel everything blurred?
Suniti gets devastated to learn that her mother is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. She is shocked to know that a stranger called Arjun has parked himself in their house. Arjun was her mother’s present during the last 2 years and this fact pains Suniti deeply. She also realizes that Suhasini has crossed the bridge that connected her with their past; Suhasini’s notes eloquently described her state of mind.
“As you walk into the sea, my footprints are not seen; Still don’t feel scared because when I look back- my footprints embossed in the sand are still visible those will take me back home… I feel assured.
Nowadays I don’t see those footprints in the sand!
Now, I only float without leaving any sign or… a scratch!
Suniti strives to cope with Suhasini’s articulation on one hand and rapid deterioration on the other! Suhasini recognizes neither Suniti nor Arjun!
What is the future of all three…..?
Many layers of human mind and emotions are peeled off through a collage of past and present. The sensitive portrayal of characters challenges our understanding of human behavior. While exploring different shades of human bonds, the story unfolds the starkness of dementia.