LAKSHMI (1982)

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A melodramatic tale of Lakshmi, a postmaster's daughter, whose husband dies on the night of the party being held to celebrate his return from abroad. Lakshmi is forced to raise their son, and a daughter, whilst working (chastely) in a red light quarter. This eventually leads to murder and a court case where Lakshmi finds herself faced by her son who is the court pleader...

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