The film is a social drama dealing with the problems of the joint family system. Chandernath an unemployed youth his wife and children live jointly with there rich cousins, the rich cousins wives make snide remarks at Chandranath and family and finally chandranath leaves with his wife for their ancestral village. There they repair means. However the rich cousins are still not satisfied and they want to take away the village property share too. Chandranath bears all the brunt till one day the rich cousins realize chandranath’s worth as he has developed the joint village property for three common interest. The family once again comes with in the fold of the joint family system.
Starring: Shabana Azmi, Amol Paleker, Utpal Dut, Giresh Karnad