Director: A.R. Kardar; Writer: Munshi Premchand’s Triya Charitra, Imtiaz Ali Taj; Cinematographer: Jatin Das; Cast: Sitara Devi, Jairaj, Yakub, Majid, Badriprasad, Gulam Rasool
Summary: Kardar’s ultra-conservative ode to patriarchy tells of Binod (Jairaj) and Indira (Sitara Devi) who were married as children and never meet as adults. Indira grows into a ‘modern’ young woman while Binod, disinherited when his stepfather has a son, works in a distant village. Indira haughtily refuses a relationship with a pauper but she eventually realises her duties to her husband and goes to meet him disguised as Shanta, a beggar woman. Binod then falls in love with her, not realising she is in fact his wife.