1981-1990AsianDramaIndiaNirad N. Mahapatra

Nirad N. Mahapatra – Maya Miriga AKA The Mirage (1984)

The story of a family, where three generations live under a decaying roof. The widowed grandmother is the titular head, her son Raj Kishore Babu, father of four sons and a daughter, is the gentle yet disciplined headmaster on the verge of retirement. The father demands of his sons a diligent pursuit of education as the means of upward mobility. The centre of all their hopes is the brilliant second son studying in Delhi to get into the IAS. When he makes it to the coveted service, the family thinks all their sacrifices have been worth it. The family gets flattering proposals and the IAS probationer marries a city-bred girl above his status. The unvoiced protest comes from the eldest daughter-in-law Prabha, the beast of burden and kitchen slave. Her husband is a college lecturer. Prabha wonders if the IAS officer’s wife will share the chores. She is proved right when the new bahu defies tradition by opting to stay with her parents when the husband is away on training.

With inexorable finality, she carts away her dowry of a new fridge and shiny laminated furniture to her independent home, setting off seething resentment in Prabha’s hitherto submissive mind. Inevitably, she nudges her husband towards independence, and he opts to be deputed to Cuttack. The bewildered patriarch seeks consolation in stoic acceptance of these changes, ruminating over the younger generation’s break for independence on his walks with a friend who waits for his America-based son. His is not the Shakespearean tragedy of a Lear — he is too dispassionate for that. But in his very real hurt, he has the comfort of memories to fall back upon just as his two older sons have their future to look forward to. The youngest son, the rebel whose passion is cricket, not only manages to get a first class but shames the IAS brother into financing his higher studies in Delhi. It is the timid third son whose second division in the all-important exam strands him in the backwaters of mediocrity, with a sense of being a failure and conscious of his father’s disappointment.

Maya Miriga (1984) -- Nirad N. Mahapatra.mkv

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  1. …a very, very, very rough automated english transcription (it gets the ball rolling so to speak, but up to that…beggars can’t be choosers, so don’t say you’ve not been warned…) 🙂
    It’s a pretty great family drama of ‘quiet force’, slow burning towards the resolution in a vaguely reminiscent of Ozu alike manner. From the lion’s mouth… https://niradmohapatra.com/maya-miriga-the-making/
    I certainly urge Oriya speakers to properly translate this gem for it to gain a wider recognition…

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