Fire ( 1996 ) , Hindi
Synopsis: Businessman Ashok�s family includes his wife Radha (Shabana Azmi), his brother Jatin (Jaaved Jaafri), their ailing mother Biji and their manservant Mundu, all living under the same roof. Jatin, at the insistence of Ashok and their mother agrees to marry the beautiful Sita (Nandita Das) in an arranged marriage, although he is actually in love with Julie. Both Radha and Sita are unhappy in their respective marriages. While Ashok is an ascetic who has taken a vow of celibacy, Jatin is still seeing Julie. Ashok has pledged his total devotion to a religious holy man, in order to purge his life of worldly desires and temptations. Radha, bound by her sense of duty to her husband, agrees to go along with his wishes. With both husbands ignoring their spouses� emotional and sexual needs, it is only a matter of time before Radha and Sita look to one another for comfort and to satisfy their own passions.