The film is set in a Central Asian desert in the 1st Century B.C. A sandstorm strikes the Buddhist town of Sariput, leaving just four survivors - two monks and two children - in the upper floor of a monastery.
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This is one of the few Indian films to feature nudity, which caused some controversy at the time of its release. The nude scene (Pallavi Joshi taking a bath) - which is short and essential to the plot - uses an obvious body double. See more