The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.
It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed
on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Release date: 4 November 2005 (Canada)
Genre: Drama
Running time: 117 min.
Director: Deepa Mehta
Producer(s): Ajay Virmani, Deepa Mehta Films, David Hamilton Productions,
Echo Lake Productions (I), Harold Greenberg Fund, The Noble Nomad Pictures,
Téléfilm Canada
Screenplay: Deepa Mehta
Cast: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas