Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Khulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajkiran
138 minutes/Color/Dolby Digital/NTSC Format (with English Subtitles)
Director Mahesh Bhatt
Music Chitra and Jagjit Singh
Producer Kuljit Pal
Mrs Pooja Malhotra an orphan by birth is facing a crises. Her husband Inder Malhotra, an advertising film executive has thrown away his rather secure job. They have to vacate the company's flat. Pooja seems to have come to the end of her tether. She accuses Inder for failing her in her only dream of owning her own house. Later, much to Pooja's surprise Inder provides her with a spaciou flat. Pooja now is a picture of contentment. She is totally fulfilled. Soon, this secure world of Pooja is once again threatened by something much bigger - her husband, Inder, is involved passionately with a film actress Kavita Sanyal. Kavita unlike all the other mistress is unashamed to state her demands. She wants Inder for herself - She wants marriage, children, permanace. The situation much against Inder's wishes is pushed to the point of choice. Inder chooses Kavita. Pooja goes through a harrowing pahse after her husband leaves her. She even walks out of the house when she learns that it was infact bought by Kavita's money. She is back on streets helpless, vulnerable trying to face life on her own. As luck would have it, she meets a charming young man Raj, a struggling "GAZAL" singer who helps her find a job and above all her lost dignity. Kavaita tormented with the guilt of wrecking Pooja's home has a nervous breakdown - the realtionship between her and Inder reaches a inevitable doom. Kavita asks Inder to quit. Broken Inder comes to Pooja and make a fresh start. Much to his surprise, she refuses. She is no longer a dependent woman. In the final sequence, Pooja brushes aside the help extended by raj who is by now in love iwth her. In short, she turns her back to all ullusions of dependence and wals away free....