By Sarathi Guha(03 Apr 2008)
Shanti , a beautiful village girl, fatherless & eldest among her brothers & sisters, was forced to marry an old businessman Nepu, wnois ? her aunt's cousin brother. On her mother's request , she decides to find a job for her poor family. She comes to the city & visits the school secretary for the job she applied for and leaves the place but she is too late as the job has been given to someone else. She cries & prays to the secretary, and tells him about her miserable condition. Ramanathbabu writes a letter of recommendation to her for a job to assist the wife of a famous landlord Anadi Prasad Chowdhury. He advises to meet him tommorrow. In this unknown city, Shanti has nowhere to stay except her cousin brother Manidas' home. So she comes to his home & meets him, tells him everything about their poverty & marriage arrangements with old Nepu. But she has done a huge mistake - the boy was not Mani, but Shakhar chowdhury - only son of Aanadi prasad who had left the house due to an ideological clash with his taken ?. Shekar is an artist & the house was his studio. Shanti misunderstanding him as her Manida , stays the night in his room & the next morning , visits the Chowdhury villa for the vacant job. She impresses the 'ginnima ' (wife of anadiprasad) , gets the job & soon becomes very close & reliable to them. She is appointed as the assistant lady of ginnima. As per condition for this job, she has to lie to them that she is Sudha, a married women. Later, when she returns to her Manida's home, Shekhar tells her the actual truth & his name. Manida has left the room for a month & he is the new tenant in this home. Shanti gets surprises, feels humiliated & leaves for the Chowdhury hourse. Soon he becomes very close to this old couple. They were impressed with her love, care & attitude. She is given a huge responsibility one after another. They really trust her later, she (Shanti) gradually feels for the artist who had saved her on that crisis moment. She decides to visit him again , to apologise & shows her gratefulness. She meets him again, and again. Love is in the air and it happened. Shekhar finds a beautiful model for his work & he makes a painting of Shanti for his forthcoming exhibition. Apart from their romance, Shekhar finds Shanti as his inspiration of work. Shanti enjoys every moment of her life , she is madly in love. But their colourful days comes to an end when Shekhar sees her with 'sakha-sindoor' in the temple ( they are considered as the signs of a married hindu women ). He misunderstands her as a married woman, feels betrayed and leaves for Nainitaal. Shanti searches for her and tells her 'ginnima' everything about her would be husband. Ginnima & Anandi are ulterly surprised , when they see their son's photograph in Sudha's hand. They misunderstand Sudha as Shekhar's wife. The situation becomes more & more complex when Shekhar arrives in his house. He devises about his marriage, wants to be meet the girl & finally comes to know that Shanti , alias ?