Shabana Azmi, Girish Kanard/ Dolby Digital A C 3/ English Subtitles.
Mini is the apple of her uncles eye who is aware that she is in love with their neighbor Narendra.However, to pacify Minis Mother, he goes to look Ghanshyam as a prospective groom for Mini.Mini assures Narendra that there is no reason to worry; her uncle is too fond of her to do anything against her wishes.But on the way home after meeting Ghanshyam, her uncle suffers a fatal heart attack. Before he dies, he whispers to Mini that although she may love Narendra, Ghanshyam will make a better husband.Mini writes to Narendra in Calcutta, asking him to return and take her away before any further development.He does not put in an appearance, and mini resigns herself to her fate and is married off to Ghanshyam.
In her new home, mini cannot help noticing that although Ghanshyam is the eldest and the family bread winner, he is shabbily treated in comparison to his step brother and sister.She remains unmoved, for she has not shared her husbands bed and prefers to sleep on the hard floor. One day Narendra unexpectedly arrives at the house as a guest.Narendra was an old college mate of Ghanshyams step brother.Mini will not appear before him, but things take a different turn when the step mother catches her and Narendra in what appears to be a compromising position.The step mother calls her a wanton woman and even bars her entry into the kitchen.Mini strongly retaliates and is disgusted when Ghanshyam asks her to apologize to his step mother, although he does believe that Mini has done nothing wrong.
Mini leaves the house with Narendra, but at the railway station she gradually realizes the enormity of her action.She wishes to return to her husband, but Narendra argues that her husband will no longer accept her.The train arrives and Narendra carries the luggage to the compartment, when Mini finds Ghanshyam standing in from of her."Come home", he says softly.Your uncle had told me all about Narendra; there is nothing for you to be ashamed of".As the train steams out, Narendra watches Mini and Ghanshyam walking hand in hand into the distance.