An observational film on what drives an elderly couple to ask for the right to die with dignity
Married for 50 years, Narayan proposes the idea of petitioning the President and Supreme Court of India, for the right to die together. His wife, Ira dutifully agrees, thus making them the world’s first couple to do so. The film sets out to explore what drives them to this decision. Is it loneliness and isolation? Is it the feeling of being useless and disposable ? Is it the fear of losing one’s dignity through illness ? Is it the fear of who will go first ? In a fast-changing world where the value of a person’s contribution to society is perceived to diminish as they age, this couple stake their claim for the right to choose they own ending.