Avec: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Neena Gupta, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Réalisateur: Shyam Benegal
Compositeur: Vanraj Bhatia
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Vidéo: Format 16/9, compatible 4/3
Durée: (environ) 163 minutes
Genres: Comédie, Drame
For years an aging Rukminibai has been the Madame of a Bordello in a small town in Maharashtra, India. One day she gets the news that she now has a new landlord in Mr. Gupta, whose son, Sushil, is to marry shortly. Lead by City Councillor, Shantidevi, the people in this town demand that this bordello be moved elsewhere, preferably on the outskirts of the town, and they do succeed, compelling Rukmini to move with her women to their new location, which happens to be near the Dargah of Baba Karak Shah. Ironically, this attracts a lot of people, and the patronage to Rukmini's bordello increases. Then complications set in when Sushil refuses to marry his father's choice, child-like Malti, and wants to marry Zeenat - a prostitute who resides with Rukmini.