Mrs. Desai is a Bombay-based widow and lives with her singer son, Ajay, his pregnant wife Sonia, and a second son, Anand, who is currently involved in a right-wing organization run by Subodh Malgaonkar. Things take a turn for the worst when militants storm the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and demolish it. Anger runs high amongst the Muslim community which lead to riots, even in far-off Bombay. The Bombay police move quickly and a curfew is imposed in the more sensitive parts such as Mohammed Ali Road, Jogeshwari, and Dharavi. It is on this day that Mrs. Desai goes to offer prayers at her usual place of worship, and it is here that she will be attacked by militants, set ablaze, admitted to the Holy Family Hospital with more than 80% burns, and virtually no chance of surviving. Ajay must now deal with conflicts with Sonia, who wants to leave India, and re-locate to England, where she wants to give birth to her child without any constraints as to religion and caste, on one hand, and on ...
Did You Know?
When Mahesh Bhatt brought together the genius of M.M. Kreem with the mastery of Anand Bakshi for "Zakham" (1998), one beautiful romantic song, "O Saathiya," remained unused, probably because its bright tone did not match the serious mood of the film. The song was kept in cold storage till the perfect place was found for it in "Saaya" (2003), written by Bhatt for his brother Mukesh. This was Kreem's and Bakshi's only contribution to the film whose other songs were done by Anu Malik with Sayeed Quadri. See more
In the opening scenes, Ajay is composing on a piano, but we hear no piano music, even when he "plays" a tune for his wife. See more
NO religion of this world can stop a son for fulfilling his mother's last wish.
Remade as Naamkarann
Hum Yahan Tum Yahan Dil Jawan
Sung by Alka Yagnik
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
Music by M.M. Keeravani See more