Here’s How A Widow Handled Insincere Relatives In Her Grief


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Empty praise can sometimes be harmless. Not so with empty, fake condolences, like to a grieving widow like Meher.

Time and space are things that Meher needs to accept that her husband is gone, but those two things, she never gets. She lights a candle for him, plays his favourite music, cherishing the memories of them in the house. Poignant, moving scenes.

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Well-meaning mourners stream in and out of her home, handing her fake condolences, demanding her attention.

Meher’s grief only becomes a part of their stories of triviality and tradition-related criticism. It’s starting to look like a bitter tea party at Meher’s expense.

But she’s about to put her foot down and it takes everyone by surprise.

Watch the tragic-comedy ‘Afterglow’ by Kaushal Oza (India) on Viddsee:

‘Afterglow’ by Kaushal Oza was written based on a short story by Rohinton Mistry, ‘Condolence Visit.’

The film has received many awards for its direction, script and acting at many festivals. It’s a very long list, but it includes film festivals in Kolkatta, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, Pune, Goa, Italy, Portugal, Dhaka, Kerala, Slovania, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France, and the prestigious National Award for the Best Short Film on Family Values in India.

Here’s another film on the theme of death, ‘Staring At The Sun’, about a guy on death row who risks it all for a tasty bowl of pork-rib soup

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