Based on HM Marathe’s novella, Kaleshar Pani, this Marathi film is set in present-day rural Western India. It tells the story of physical lust and its horrific consequences. Bhiki, a single mother of three, is the abusive Vishnu’s mistress. She makes a living selling fritters. Her eldest daughter Kamli insists on attending school to escape her impoverished surroundings. Kamli is drawn to the intelligent and kind Ajay, who arrives from Mumbai and joins her class. Bhiki urges Kamli to ensnare Ajay by seducing him. She spies on Kamli’s awkward attempt and then offers herself forcibly to Ajay. The adolescent Kamli’s innocence seems a forgone conclusion.