The title of the film "The Last Lear" stands a bone of contention., as the director opines, his inspiration is Utpal Dutt's play "Aajker Sajahan" . Now the question is, whose manifestation is the protagonist Harish ? King Lear or Sahajahan ? If he is taken for Lear, Preity Zinta has to be taken for Cordellia lying by whom Lear delivers his final soliloquy. As Sahajahan, who used to gaze at the "Taj" in his confinement in the Agra Fort, Harish too visualizes the outside world on the monitor.