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Is Shastry Viruddh Shastry Based on an Actual Court Case?

Shastry Virudh Shastry is a highly introspective movie that attempts sentimentally, to highlight some very modern themes. Family audiences are the target audience for this drama, therefore it doesn’t only watch the drama play out in court from a distance but instead offers us several sides of the story. What’s best for the kid is still the fundamental question. living with grandparents who spoil him and are always at his side, or having parents who are too busy to nurture him.

At Shastry Virudh Shastry’s funeral, the judge threw out the lawsuit and acknowledged Malhar and Mallika’s legitimate right to bring their kid to the United States. Prior to the trial’s end, Malhar begged Manohar to see that even though he was the less gifted of the two boys, Malhar still deserved Manohar’s affection. 

With their differences unresolved, it appeared as though the father and son would split ways. Malhar, Mallika, and Momoji arrived at the airport, but they were not admitted into the aircraft. Momoji had made it obvious that he didn’t want to depart Manohar and Urmila by hiding himself in a cart, which was the cause. To leave Momoji with the grandparents, Malhar and Mallika went back to Panchgani.

Is Shastry Viruddh Shastry Based on an Actual Court Case?

A true story that happened before the Calcutta High Court in 2007 serves as the basis for this court case. Shastry Viruddh Shastry is thus based on a real court case, we may deduce.

The old music master Manohar Joshi was doing his best to look for his grandson Yaman, often known as Momoji. Everything was going well at his Panchgani bungalow, which was located far from the bustle of Mumbai. Momoji was getting close to seven years old now, and Manohar and his spouse loved the child dearly. Due to their busy schedules, Momoji’s parents, Mallika and Malhar, rarely visited her. They both worked in Mumbai. The bad things started to happen when Manohar and Mallika decided to bring Momoji back to their apartment, exposing the fragile connection between the two.

Story of Shastry Viruddh Shastry

Yaman Shastry, who is seven years old, is the main character of the movie. Yaman is clearly a young child based on his age. His parents should be caring for him, but they are not accessible. The grandparents of Yaman stand in their shoes. Yaman’s young grandmother is Urmila Shastry, whose parents are Manohar. Manohar and Urmila look after Yaman while his parents, Mallika and Malhar, are in Mumbai attending to their professional life. Yaman never says that he misses his parents. His grandparents make an effort to provide him with what he is due.

A wonderful day comes when Malhar and Mallika realize they haven’t seen their only son in a while. Their son needs to be reunited with them. They therefore make the decision to go to the United States with their kid in tow. Things do not, however, proceed as expected. It’s not a choice that Manohar supports. His son and daughter-in-law are clearly not suited to care for his grandson, yet he is adamant that Yaman remain with them. A case was then filed in court for child’s custody. 

Review of the Movie

Viruddh Shastry Shastry benefits from pan-Indian casting as well as topicality—urban working couples rely on grandparents for free and secure childcare. The movie starts with a Caucasian Chalk Circle-style dilemma, in which a youngster becomes a source of conflict between his grandparents and parents. 

The image of Shastry is that of an archaic father who is accustomed to getting his own way. Due to Malhar’s persistence on removing his kid, he files a lawsuit seeking formal guardianship for Yaman. Two generations of parents present their differing lifestyles and parenting philosophies to a bewildered judge, KK Raina, in the pro- and anti-arguments. The screenplay (written by the filmmakers and Anu Singh Choudhary) balances both points of view.

Manoj Joshi, an older man who despises the younger generation, is Manohar’s lawyer. Amruta Subhash, a youthful, shark-like woman, represents Malhar. She feels that the elder generation stifles their offspring. The film persuasively shows both viewpoints, leaving the audience unsure of which side to support much like the judge. 

Shastry Viruddh Shastry may be right when he claims that the days of the rigid, aloof father are coming to a close finish, but unless someone comes up with a realistic definition of the ideal father figure—and Malhar is not one—children will continue to be mistreated and moms are going to have to put up with it.

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