Director: Ramu Kariat
She was only a fisherman's daughter, but when she got hooked she got netted. A Hindu in Southern India, she grows up to love her father's partner, a Muslim. So the fisherman catches her a sturdy Hindu orphan lad to keep the tradition pure, and dutifully she marries him. Then the fisherman swindles his partner. . . .
All the ingredients of racism, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry and superstition are present in this film of a best-selling, prize-winning Indian novel; and of course the leavening of love creates a tragedy out of what would otherwise be an account of human beings making their usual mess of everything.