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HAAT

By Seema KAPOOR

NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION / NFDC INDIA (LTD) - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2009

A story based on custom called 'Natha Pratha', states that for any reason if a woman wants to leave her husband, her father or any other person who supports her has to pay compensation to her husband.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • HINDI
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seema KAPOOR
    • Writer(s)
    • Seema KAPOOR
    • Synopsis
    • A story based on a custom called Natha Pratha, states that for any reason, if a woman wants to leave her husband, her father or any other person who supports her, has to pay compensation to her husband.
      The amount of compensation is decided by the people who hold judicial post (Panchayat). If the said amount cannot be paid, the woman is punished by villagers for leaving her husband. And the punishment can be as degrading as stripping and parading her naked in front of the whole village. But on the contrary, if a husband wants to leave his wife, he need not give any reason or explanation for doing so.
      One woman, who is tortured by her husband and her clan, instead of being bogged down by the pressure of punishment, throws away her inhibitions and stands up against this custom; she maintains her dignity and courage as a woman and gives new definition to womanhood.
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