Sarita, a successful professional woman, wife of Manohar and mother of two children, comes back to the home of her estranged parents on hearing about her mothers death. Since her marriage to Manohar, she has built up asuccessful career in Mumbai as a paediatrican, while Manohars early promises seems to have withered completely and he has achieved neither financial nor professional sucess. . Behind the facade of aa happy family, lies the ugly secret of Manohars sadistic cruelty to Sarita in the night. Sarita finds herself unable to copeup with this, since Manohar himself seems to be genuinely unaware of what he has done. She seizes the opportunity of her mothers death to get away and visits her father. . With her father, lives a poor student Madhav. She finds herself sinking into a tranguil routine, but peace doess not reach out to her tormented inside. The ghosts of the past rise to confront her. . Her mothers hostility towards her, her own younger brother Dhurvas death by drowning when she was a child, and her fathers indifferent nature, all work to drive her into a shell. She faces terrifying thoughts like, "Did I really kill Dhruva?" and "Have I, because of my determination to succeed, made mother what she is?" . At this moment of crisis, she breaks out of her silence and charges her father of being indifferent to her prediacament. All her fears, resentments and the awaremess of her mothers hostility break out of her. She realises that Dhruvas death was by an accident only. She faces the reality that her marriage is a failure and she can not keep up the pretence of proving her mothers prediction wrong that her marriage with Manohar, would fail. . She accepts her past and knows she has to absorb it into herself to be whole again.