Shaayad
(1979)

(Certified: Mar 20, 1979)
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Shaayad is a lover story set against the hospital back-drop. Euthenasia (Mercy-killing) is dramatically depicted in the film. The story revolves round the hippocretic oath which reads I shall not give poison to a patient even if asked to do so. . A young surgeon is transferred to his Alma Mater. One of his patients is the husband of the woman he had loved and lost. A tremendous tragedy strikes. Two hundred victims of illict alcohol poisioning come to the hospital. In the desperate effort to save their lives, doctors, nurses, medical students and some patients join hands. . The surgeon loved her in his college days but could not marry because her mother (Nadira) was a woman with dubious past. She too had realized that the ambitious medical student would find it hard to live with a woman who had such a social stigma attached to her. . The poet-a rebel, married her and they were happy together. The poet is a sensouous person and he can not bear with the shattering pain of cancer. He requests the surgeon to terminate his life. He urges in favour of mercy killing. Doctors dilemma begins. The patient dies and postmortem revels poison. The scene shifts to court. The surgeon is prime suspect. The wife too could have done it.

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