When Arati, a young middle class wife, takes a sales job in order to support her family, she is met with disapproval from her conservative father-in-law and suspicion from her husband. As her natural charm and intelligence bring her success, she grows in confidence and develops a wider sense of the world. Told with humour and humanity, containing themes of female emancipation, racism and class divide, this masterpiece of realism stands the test of time.
“Madhabi Mukherjee's performance was among the finest of her time, and it endures.” The Guardian
Winner Silver Bear For Best Director, Berlin International Film Festival, 1964
Introduced by Rhowan Alleyne