Mahesh Manjrekar’s film “Pitaah” is the story of the strife torn mazdoor (Sanjay Dutt) and a proud zamindar (Om Puri).
Set in the rural backdrop the film is the daring tale of a common man’s determination to fight any form of subjugation and his fortitude to go on despite all the odds to fend for his family – which includes a loving wife (played by Nandita Das) and two children.
Oppressed by all and sundry the poor <>mazdoor is compelled to take the law in his hands to ensure the sustenance of his family.
For the first time brawny Sanjay Dutt is seen as a village simpleton wearing a dhoti. Jackie Shroff appears in a cameo as a good-hearted police inspector.
Through a single story film’s director Mahesh Manjrekar brings to light the issues of caste system and women subjugation. At the same time he takes a serious peek into the magnanimous and mellow heart of a loving father.