The movie satirizes the honor with which women are placed in society and the restrictions on them. The fact that the four women's names (Maithali, Janaki, Ramdulhari, and Vaidehi) are all versions of Sita, the ideal Hindu woman's name, is a message in itself.
Vaidehi (Manisha Koirala) lives in New York with her husband Raghu (Jackie Shroff) and in-laws. On the outside she lives a modern sophisticated life, but behind closed doors her husband is abusive and has extra marital affairs. When she takes a stand for herself, she is banished from her husband's household. She goes back to her parents' house in India, but they too reject her, saying that if she returns to her maternal home, she would bring shame... Read More