Calcutta in the early 1960's. Bhambal supports his wife Arati, his parents, and two children. Money is tight, so Arati goes to work. She's successful and enjoys it, but this untraditional step throws the household into chaos: her in-laws initiate a "cold war" of silence and approbation. When Bhambal loses his job, her working is essential; he loses self respect, and the gulf between them widens. Arati questions whether to keep her daughter in school. At work, her friendship with Edith, a Euro-Indian who smokes, swears, and uses lipstick, brings Arati close to impertinence with her genial boss. Her job is imperiled, she acts impulsively, and who will understand her actions?
Madhabi Mukherjee....Arati Mazumder
Haren Chatterjee....Priyogopal (Subrata's father)
Sefalika Devi....Sarojini (Subrata's Mother) (as Shephalika Devi)
Haradhan Bannerjee....Himangshu Mukherjee (as Haradhan Banerjee)
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Bibhuti Banerjee....(as Bibhuti Bandyopadhyay)
Tapan Chatterjee....(as Tapen Chattopadhyay)
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