Narendra Pathak, Suhasini Deshpande
Ambitious and elaborately plotted Marathi film
set, following an all-India 90s trend, in the
years just preceding Independence, mapping
the story of a family onto the freedom struggle.
Laxmi (Kulkarni) is married when still an
adolescent to the previously married Zamindar
Vasudeo Inamdar (Mankani). She first tames
her errant and macho husband and then
becomes a figurehead in the nationalist
Congress-led struggle. Individual animosities,
mainly with neighbour and village enemy
Pandu Tavade, are eventually overcome by her
elevation to iconic status.