'Saaransh' is the story of how a retired school teacher B.V. Pradhan (Anupam Kher) and his wife Parvati (Rohini Hattangadi) come to terms with life after the death of their only son who has been killed in New York in a senseless mugging incident. Pradhan feels that life is meaningless while Parvati has taken refuge in religion. Her new-found guru has assured her that her son will be re-born ver.....
Best Actor – Anupam Kher
Best Story – Mahesh Bhatt
Entry from India in the competition for the Best Foreign Language Film Award. `Saaransh' was India's official entry for the 1985 Oscar awards.