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Synopsis: A very brave movie by Deepa Mehta.
It is said that when this movie premiered in India,
posters were torn down and there was a lot of public protest. India
was not ready to acknowledge homosexuality amongst its own
Sita is a beautiful young lady who
entered an arranged marriage to the unfaithful Jatin. The newly weds
live with Ashok, Jatins elder brother. Sita tries to be the good wife
but finds that Jatin has no interest in her. She soon becomes
Radha, Ashok's wife is a beautiful woman who cannot have children. There is a particularly poignant scene when Radha tells Sita about her inability to conceive. 'Sorry madam, no eggs' She spends her time running the household and restaurant.
Both women, lonely, unloved and unfulfilled, soon find in each other comfort and a love that leads to disastrous consequencesA beautifully scripted and stylishly shot movie which gives some insight into the Indian culture and has as well as an engaging main story, some interesting subplots