Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
In the north Indian state of Bihar, Ketki (Madhuri Dixit) marries weak Vinay (Ayub Khan), who is exploited by hard-nosed businessman Tirpat (Mohan Joshi). Ketki then organizes local women against Tirpat & Co. Her group includes her sister-in-law Chandravati (Shabana Azmi), who had a run-in with dangerous priest Abhay (Mohan Agashe). Eventually, Abhay orders a religious death sentence for the sisters. Shown at the 1997 London Film Festival.
against-the-system, execution, exploitation, marriage, priest, religion, sister-in-law, women's-issues