Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Zia Sarhadi continues on his trilogy about the hardscrabble lives of India's working class. Lal Harichanran Das works at a bank and struggles to feed his wife and his three children. His eldest son Raj (Balraj) is an angry, alienated lad who is proving to more and more unmanageable by the day; his daughter Paro, who suffers from tuberculosis, wracks up huge health bills that Das can barely pay for, and his youngest son Chhotu just dropped out of school. One day, Raj steals from his dad's bank, landing Das in jail. Soon Raj is toiling in a bad job and suffering from a bum heart, trying desperately to feed his family. When Raj's friend Kundan gets murdered, Raj is framed for the crime. He dies of a heart attack while in court.