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  • After witnessing a rape in her own household, Damini fights for justice for the deceased victim. However, she faces a bunch of challenges until she meets a disgraced lawyer who decides to fight the case and bring the culprits to justice.

  • The theme revolves around the character Damini who represents truth and innocence. After her marriage in renowned wealthy family, Damini happens to see a cruel act done by her brother-in-law. She wants the victim to get justice, but the family including her husband oppose her, which leads her to leave the house. Soon she is helped by a drunkard, an ex-advocate, who helps her in all respect to reach to her aim and therefore justice.

  • Damini is a poor village girl who have a stressful family life to deal with. She gets a marriage proposal from Shekhar, the eldest son of a wealthy business-man, Kedharnath Gupta. After the wedding Damini relocates to Shekhars luxurious home.One day Damini witness her brother-in-law, Rakesh and three of his friends sexually molesting the maid servant, Urmi. She informs Shekhar about this, but by the time Shekhar gets there to prevent the sexual assult from taking place, its too late. The Gupta family wants to cover up this shame full act but this weighted heavily on Damini's conscience and she decides to speak out. The case is called up in a court of law where by Damini is prove insane by the Gupta family lawyer Indarjeet Chhada and she is confine in a mental asylum for a period of two weeks. Fortunately she manages to escape only to seek assistance from an alcoholic lawyer, Govind who wants to re-open the case ensuring that justice prevails.

  • Damini belongs to a poor family a rich Shekar fall in love with her on very first instance.Shekar's family is not happy with his choice but gets him married for his sake.Damini is never accepted by her in laws.But Shekar truly loves her.On the day of Holi celebration Damini and Shekar witness their maid Urmi is being raped by his younger brother Rakesh and friends.Damini goes against everyone to fight and give justice to Urmi.While Shekar is away her in laws along with a powerful lawyer Chaddha term Damini to be insane and put her in asylum.Damini manages to escape from there and comes across a drunkard lawyer Govind who has quit his profession as he has lost faith in justice.On Damini's request Govind takes up her case as he knows she is right and also has an old score to settle with Chaddha.

  • When Shekhar the son of wealthy Mr. Gupta goes to a small hill-station town, he is smitten by the beauty and dance of Damini, and falls head over heels in love with her. When he gets to meet her, he decides that he is going to marry her, and no one else. Shekhar brings his dad to meet Damini and her post-master dad, Chandrakant. Mr. Gupta is charmed by the simple beauty and outright honesty of Damini, and they finalize Shekhar's and Damini's marriage, which is celebrated with great pomp and ceremony. Damini re-locates to Shekhar's palatial home, where she finds that she is not as welcome as she had thought she would be, for Shekhar's mom, Sumitra, had wanted her son to marry the daughter of wealthy Mr. Bajaj. Then one day, Damini witnesses Shekhar's younger brother, Rakesh, molesting the maid-servant, and rushes to inform Shekhar about this. Shekhar rushes over to prevent the sexual assault from taking place, but is too late. Thus Rakesh and three of his friends are able to abscond with the body of the servant, who had fainted. Then the Gupta family conspire to cover-up this shameful incident. But Damini is unable to get this incident out of her mind, and finally decides to inform the police. She does so, and is instantly shunned by the Gupta family, and asked to leave the house. The police arrest Rakesh and three of his friends, and the matter is taken up in court, and Damini is asked to testify. Damini is portrayed by the Gupta family's lawyer, Indrajit Chhadha, as a mentally unstable person, with everyone from the Gupta family to her very own dad testifying to that effect. Damini is confined in an mental institution for two weeks by a judicial order. Unable to bear the mental torture in the institution, she escapes and runs into a down-and-out alcoholic lawyer by the name of Govind, who has the rape case re-opened. Then the maid-servant dies in hospital, and the police write her death off as a suicide, but Govind is able to prove otherwise. As for the final test of Damini's sanity, the only person who can restore her rightful place is Shekhar. But will Shekhar be able to stand up against his own family, and testify in favor of Damini and send his younger brother to prison?


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