By Deepak Garg (16 Aug 2012)
How should a Daughter-in-law be? Beautiful? Educated? Simple? Wealthy? We say like Kanchan. . Kanchan only daughter of a middleclass farmer Devidayal lost her mother at birth. But she believed Sheetla-mata to be her mother. Much loved by her father and aunty, Kanchan gows up to be a real tomboy. Once during a fight with some hoodlums from the opposite river, she meets Raghunath. . Raghunath a rich farmer soon is the apple of his mothers eye. His mother Hemkunwar has given a fat dowry to her daughter at marriage and wishes to recover ti doubly back when Raghunath marries. But Raghunath and Kanchan fall in love and Hemkunwar reluctantly consents to their marriage. However, she is sorely disappointed at the paltry dowry that Kanchan brings. Hemkunwar is goaded by her friend Shanti, to ill-treat Kanchan. Now Raghunaths father Rajpal dies and when Kanchans father Devidayal comes to settle matters, Hemkunwar insults him and makes him leave with Kanchan in disgrace. Meanwhile Hemkunwar and Shanti plan to disgrace Kanchan and lose Raghunaths faith and trust, for which purpose they use Bheeman. They succeed but in the bargain Raghunath loses his eyesight and his sister Sudha becomes a widow. This is the wrath of Sheetla Mata. Hemkunwar is shttered and defeated.