The eye symbolizes a society divided into warring classes. It is a society where the official laws are bent and twisted to serve the interests of the propertied classes. But the working class retains its fighting spirit and its determination to protest and resist. The passions that a dead man’s eyes arouse in the film symbolize the energy that the ideals of a struggling working class retain even after the physical death of a revolutionary worker.
Utpalendu Chakrabarty on his film Chokh, The Eyes (1982) in “Indian Cinema ‘82/’83″.