Deepti Naval, Suresh Oberoi, Akbar Khan, Anuradha Tarafdaar
Producer – Shobha Doctor
Director – Basu Bhattacharya
Writer – Kusum Ansal
Sadhavi (Deepti Naval) a sensitive
painter from Nepal is studying art at Triveni Kala Kendra Delhi.
During one of her exhibitions she meets an interesting man (Suresh
Oberoi) who gets very impressed with her work and buys some
of her paintings. He also introduces Sadhvi to his family, wife
and younger brother Jatin (Akbar Khan). During one of his visits
to Kathmandu he takes the proposal of his younger brother’s
marriage to Sadhvi’s parents. The marriage is fixed. Sadhvi
because of being fascinated by the older brother, says yes to
the marriage, thinking that the younger brother would be something
like this man too. But after marriage Sadhvi finds out that
she and Jatin are completely incompatible and despite trying
her level best, things don’t work out between the two.
Instead if there is anyone she can relate to, it is the older
brother, who is also tagging along in an indifferent marriage.
There comes a point in her life when her marriage turns violent.
At this point she decides to end things and return to Nepal.
It is during this journey to Nepal that Sadhvi and the older
brother come to stay at Panchvati, the family estate, named
after the Ramayana, Here, in the idyllic environs the two people
made for each other, come together and their hidden admiration
for each other surfaces. After a night of love, Sadhvi quietly
goes away, leaving behind a note saying ‘In this one moment,
I feel that I’ve lived my entire life… here onwards
I wish to be on my own… please do not look for me.
’Back in Kathmandu Sadhvi takes
up Thanka Painting at the Pashupatinath Temple where she gives
birth to twins… and aptly names them Love and Kush.