By Robert D'Souza(14 Sep 2009)
From acclaimed director Shyam Benegal comes an epic musical about love, jealousy and betrayal, inspired by the classic Spanish opera Carmen. The story revolves around the eponymous Chamki, a beautiful gypsy girl with a fiery temper. She is fatalistic and hedonistic, living entirely in the present moment. Not careful with her love, she is responsible for the downfall of many men. The temptress woos a BSF Jawan, Dilip Singh, leading him to mutiny against his superior. His infatuation causes him to join a band of drug runners, of which Chamki is a member. Dilip Singh is happy with Chamki for a brief period, but is driven to madness as things from her dark past and her ambitious future come in the way. But will Dilip Singh be able to remove the inconstancy of Chamki’s character? Will he descend from a faithful lover and soldier to an obsessed lunatic?