121 mins

Kumar Shahani 


The story centers on a small town entrepreneur named Maniram who makes a major profit by cheating people and selling them tainted food. His business is run by his daughter-in-law Tejo, who is married to Maniram's mentally challenged younger son. When Maniram's elder son comes back into town to get married, things start to go awry. He runs away from his wife after their marriage night and ends up being arrested in Delhi. The police, with further investigation, start to crack down on Maniram's corrupt business, as all the while Tejo starts to become mad with power and greed. Based on the short story "In the Ravine" by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.

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