- 2 hr 11 min
In 1950s Calcutta, India, a man is struggling to earn money for his family so his wife takes on the job of door-to-door salesperson, thwarting proper society and traditional roles for women. But the woman quickly becomes a financial success. When her husband loses his job, she becomes the sole provider for the family, which is humiliating for her husband. This creates great tension within the family, and also criticism from society in general.