By Divya Solgama(05 Apr 2008)
Diksha is movie about Brahmins, casteism, politics, tradition, and changes according to time in tradition. Udup pandit (Manmohan Singh) is Acharya (highest position among Brahmins) of one village, who follows Brahminism deeply and vigorously. He has one daughter who is a widow. She stays with him. Udup pandit dint ask her to shave her head. Udup pandit is not idealstic. He already has 2 students learning Brahman vidya in his gurukul. Both students are needy, a third student arrives who is Narayan Bhat (Master Ashish Mishra). He is fifth child of his dad whose all other sons had died. Nani was reserved and was often teased by other 2 students. But Yamuna (Rajeshree Sawant) daughter of Udup Pandit loves him enough for him to stay there. Nani starts learning things from Udup Pandit. Udup Pandit had one slave Koga (Nana Patekar) a sudra but obedient and an ardent follower of Udup Pandi, and he knows limits of his caste. Nani is attracted towards Koga, by his unusual activity. Both become friends. Yamuna had a relationship with a masterji from village. Udup Pandit has one follower named Shikhar Upadhyay. Shikhar, the young Brahmin, believes in what is wrong and right and not in tradition, but respect Udup Pandit a lot. When Udup Pandit leaves village for same yatra, Yamuna's relation develops further and she becomes pregnant. The entire village comes to know about Yamuna. Everyone starts abusing her by various ways. Masterji, her lover asks her to abort the chil and she does so. But, she still has to bear the heat. Other pandits from village especially Manjunath (Vijay Kashyap) who wants to become Acharya start playing politics, this pressurises Udup Pandit to make a harsh decision on her daughter, he begins her shraddh when she is actually alive. He finds her wrong and guilty about her relationship and that of killing her child. But Upadhay fights out. He declares revolt openly against that decision. Since he thinks there is nothing wrong in loving some one and that there is no one who can change this rule.