In late 19th Century, Bengal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) is a wealthy and tyrannical Zamidar (Squire). He has two main obsessions: his desperate attempts for an heir, which even ... See full summary »
In late 19th Century, Bengal Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) is a wealthy and tyrannical Zamidar (Squire). He has two main obsessions: his desperate attempts for an heir, which even his new second wife Jashomati seems unable to deliver; and competing with his regional rivals to produce the most magnificent effigy of a goddess for the annual Durga Puja ceremony. This year he concocts a master plan - why not change the face of the goddess for the most powerful woman on Earth - Queen Victoria. Meantime his two wives Mahomaya and Jashomati try to look out for one another especially as Bhubeneshwar begins to sexually assault his younger wife each night. Traumatised and lonely, Jashomati is dangerously drawn towards the youthful sculptor who has been employed to create the great effigy of Durga, Goddess of destruction. Written by
Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Have you brought the sample of your work?
Yes, he has got them, sir...
Show what have you brought?
Vrij Bhushan, a Bihari sculptor:
Yes, Sir... I have got a Jhinga.
What have you brought a vegetable?
O... this a lobster... why do call it a Jhinga...
where did you bring him from, Taracharan?
Well, sir... I think they call it Jhinga in Hindi... Is it.
What a strange language!
They mix up vegetarian dish with non vegetarian dish!
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Good artistic work. You will need a different view to watch and understand this movie
I appreciate this movie from artistic point of view. This movie needs a very different view to understand it. From feminine point of view, it depicts the problems and feelings of a woman and need of a child in olden days. You will also find feelings of BritishRaj that how the title of Rai Bhadur became important during Queen Victoria's time.
Anyone who see this movie please see it completely. Listen the song which runs in the end of the movie.
You will find the oppression women suffered at the hands of their so called 'Masters' husbands and priests. A lively portrait of nineteenth century Bengal. Abhishek Bachchan's role is just limited as a potter but he leaves the message and ends the movie.
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