By Sarathi Guha(03 Apr 2008)
This story revolves around the political situation of Calcutta in 1930 when freedom fighting movement is going on in its full phase . Young and old, from lower middle class to upper class people are affected by it, including housewives. Basanti, a house-wife,works for freedom fighting for the whole day. Her husband, a renowned lawyer, doesn't like his wife's work. His upper class society can't take it easily, but he can't prevent his wife.He likes to gift his wife costly, fashionable dresses, but Basanti returns all the gifts as she has boycotted foreign goods . Wang lu, a Chinese man, lawles sille ?clothes of ebiana ? . Basically, poor and not happy Wang faced with his illucle ?after an incident-the zamindar saw hi younger sister planned ? to capture her ?. He demanded for tax from Wang lu and gave him chance fora few times. Wang lu, tried to get the money by over -work, and got fever. His sister went to the zamindar with her only jewellery, a gold chain with locket. The zamindar, didnt accept it, but got his due by raping her.She returned home, only to get insulted farther by her brother. She left home, forever. Wang lu, tried to search for her, but failed. He left his country and came to India, started his own small business there. Wang lu meets Basanti , he takes her as his own lost sister. Their relationship makes Basanti come to him and begs pardon on behalf of her husband. She comes to know about his lost sister. She and her husband feels pity for him. Ot that day, police arrests Basanti and sends her to jail for three years . It is now 1936, her ? between chiana any japan goes on ?. Wang, inspired by Basanti decides to return to his own country. But he has some pending work. so he goes to Basanti's house. She is released. They meet again. Wang feels anout ? his decision and gives Basanti,his sister's chain and locket. Wang catches his ship for China, Basanti gives him farewell.