The first story is about Nanda, a young man who leaves Calcutta to work as a postmaster in an isolated malaria-infested village. The postmaster is looked after by a young orphan girl, Ratan. His only solace in the village is in teaching Ratan how to read and write. The second story is about a student, Amulya, who returns to his village after finishing his exams. His widowed mother is very anxious for him to marry, and has already picked out a girl. He rejects his mother's choice and, being forced to choose some girl, marries a lively tomboy who is not ready to give up her freedom.
Did You Know?
The "Monihara" segment of the film was dropped for the first international release because subtitles could not be finished in time due to budgeting constraints. See more
Original Indian version includes three episodes and runs 171 minutes; the version released in the USA (retitled "The Two Daughters") features only two episodes and is 114 minutes long. See more
Referenced in The Darjeeling Limited