Batki (Rani Mukerji)
and Chutki (Konkona Sen Sharma) are the daughters of Shivshankar Sahay (Anupam
Kher) and Sabitri (Jaya Bachchan).
together on the banks of the River Ganges in Banaras.
Life is sweet and full of fun for the two. The family are relatively poor but
try to stay strong. Batki is especially protective of her family and is determined
to make sure Chutki completes her education.
father, Mr Sahay, a former economics teacher, is unable to cope with an unfair
dismissal at the college and his bitterness increases with every passing day.
So with no money coming in, Bakti's education is stopped. Instead she helps her
life gets meaner by the day Batki decides to go to Mumbai so that she can feed
her family back in Banaras.
and unsupported in the midst of the urban jungle of Mumbai, Badki battles with
dark forces, keeping her focus on supporting her family and continuing Chutki's
deliberately morphs into someone else, leading a secret double-life full of murky
comes to Mumbai to work, things take a dramatic turn. Badki's life turns into
a minefield, as she hides her secrets from Chutki.
makes her way in the world and falls in love with Vivaan (Kunal Kapoor), a Mumbai
Batki too, finds love with Rohan (Abhishek Bachchan), a top city lawyer, but runs
away from him thinking that it is not part of her destiny. Instead, she battles
menace and blackmail alone, not letting these dark shadows fall on Chutki or her
her dual life is revealed, and the two sisters face each other in a confrontation
neither expects. And when love beckons Badki again, the whole family is thrown
in a tumultuous storm. Everything threatens to explode, destroying all of them
in this moving drama.
Chunari Mein Daag (meaning My Veil is Stained) is releasing in UK cinemas on 12
October 2007 to coincide with the Eid celebrations.
by Manish Gajjar,
BBC Bollywood Correspondent