Aashirwad is a 1968 Hindi drama film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and starring Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, and Sumita Sanyal in lead roles. The film revolves around a rich man named Ashok (played by Ashok Kumar) who leads a comfortable life with his son Niti (played by Sanjeev Kumar) and daughter-in-law Sujata (played by Sumita Sanyal). The story begins with Ashok, who is a widower, living alone in his mansion. He is a man who enjoys his wealth and social status and is indifferent to the needs of others. His son, Niti, is a kind-hearted man who is married to Sujata, a simple and caring woman. The couple strives to make a living in their own way and is content with what they have. However, Ashok is not satisfied with his own life and often reminisces about his past. He recalls his younger days when he was in love with a woman named Lajwanti (played by Veena). He abandoned his love for her to marry a wealthy woman, who later died in childbirth, leaving him with a son to raise. As time passes, Ashok's health deteriorates, and he realizes that his time is running out. He has a change of heart and wants to make amends for his past mistakes. He decides to make things right by reconciling with Lajwanti and helping his son and daughter-in-law to make a better life for themselves. Ashok tries to find Lajwanti and reunite with her, but his efforts go in vain. Meanwhile, Niti and Sujata continue to struggle to make ends meet. They decide to take on part-time jobs and start a small business to provide for their family. Throughout the film, there are moments of humor, drama, and emotional depth that keep the audience engaged. The story touches upon themes such as love, family, and the value of relationships. Aashirwad is a heartwarming movie that showcases the struggles and triumphs of a family. The performances of the lead actors are commendable, and their chemistry on-screen is natural and convincing. The direction by Hrishikesh Mukherjee is impeccable, and the music by Vasant Desai adds to the emotional intensity of the film. The film was a commercial and critical success, and it went on to win several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Aashirwad is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good family drama and a story with a heart.