- 1 hr 57 min
The setting for this Indian Bengali dramatic film is 1870s Calcutta. Charu is a wealthy housewife who is also extremely lonely and isolated. Her newspaperman husband Bhupati asks his cousin Amal to provide some companionship for his wife since he is always working. Amal begins helping Charu improve her writing skills, but their daily mentoring sessions are also encouraging an intimacy to form between them. Amal is unwilling to betray Bhupati's trust or to hurt Charu, but he makes a decision about their situation that serves to satisfy neither person.