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Set against the backdrop of a crumbling, historical villa on an ancient feudal holding now going to seed, director Mrinal Sen develops a portrait of a crumbling, deteriorating woman -- old, blind, and senile -- and her daughter who is wasting away, hopelessly waiting for her lover like Estragon for Godot. Three men arrive in the town for a brief vacation from city stress, and they inevitably stir up conflicts as they meet the two occupants of the villa and interact with their lives. As in Beckett's famous play, nothing happens -- Sen does not have his protagonists come to grips with their personal issues as the events continue to unfold at the villa. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi