Tathastu (2006)

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Amisha Patel, Jaya Pradha, Gulshan Grover



Ravi [Sanjay Dutt] works in an automobile company. His wife Sarita [Amisha Patel] and 8-year-old kid Gaurav [Yash Pathak] are his world. The story takes a turn when his son collapses while playing cricket. He is diagnosed with a hole in his heart and needs heart transplant operation. Ravi is asked to raise Rs. 15 lacs to save his son’s life by the surgeon [Darshan Jariwala]. But can Ravi afford such a big sum at such a short notice?

Ravi tries to get it the right way. Asking for help from his office, the insurance company, the loan sharks… But no one responds to his pleas, while his son does not respond to medication. With time and options running out, a desperate gamble becomes Ravi’s only hope: He takes the emergency room hostage.

Ravi barricades himself inside the hospital along with his unwitting group of emergency room hostages, many of them in need of medical care themselves. The police try their best to talk him out of it. His wife, a doctor [Jaya Pradha], a cop [Anoop Soni] and millions of ordinary people join his battle. Can a helpless father beat the system?

On the whole, TATHASTU is a real story which tends to get unreal as it progresses. At the box-office, the lack of hype coupled with dull merits will make it go unnoticed.

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