Fire (1996)

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Set in New Delhi, the film is centred around a middle-class family and touches on the subjects of arranged marriages, adultery and a lesbian relationship. Radha is the dutiful but frustrated wife of the celibate Ashok. Jatin is Ashok's brother who is forced to marry Sita in an arranged marriage. He is still in love with and continues to see his Chinese girlfriend. Radha and Sita come together for support and comfort and a sexual intimacy gradually develops between them.

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