Web Analytics Made Easy -



Coming from a poor and destitute family, Urvashi is encouraged by her mother, Shanta (Sualbha Deshpande) to be on more than friendly terms with a much older male, Keshav Dalvi (Amol Palekar). Keshav takes a liking to young Urvashi, and encourages her to explore her talents in films, which she does, and does gain popularity, starting as a singer, then accomplishing herself as an actress/singer. She decides to marry Keshav, only to be discouraged by her own mother, but she is strong-willed, and does marry him. She has a baby girl after the marriage, but feels stifled and oppressed with Keshav, and has affairs with her co-star Rajan (Anant Nag), a film producer, Sunil Verma (Naseeruddin Shah), but ends up dissatisfied. Then she meets wealthy Vinayak Kale (Amrish Puri), and decides to settle down with him, little knowing that he is already married to another woman, and also has a son. By the time she finds out it is too late, she has already been accepted in his household, and any woman, whether his own mother(Dina Pathak), his present handicapped wife, and even Urvashi have to follow the rules laid down - no women can leave the house under any circumstances, except after death.


Smita Patil, Anant Nag, Naseeruddin Shah

Director :Shyam Benegal Language :Hindi Country :India
Producer :Bhisham M. Bijlani,Lalit M. Bijlani,Freni Variava,Silloo F. Variava Editor :Bhanudas Divakar Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer : Govind Nihalani Year :1977 Duration:142 Mins


Director Name

Shyam Benegal

Director Biography

‘Father of Alternative Cinema’, Shri Shyam Benegal is a 7 time winner of National Film Award for Best feature Film in Hindi. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1976 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and bestowed with the highest award in Indian Cinema for lifetime Achievement, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2005. Also, reckoned as a well respected documentary filmmaker, Shri Benegal is a legendary and one of the most influential filmmakers in India.

Movie Stills

+91 9072315933