(Released: Apr 7, 1995)
Shekhar Mishra Narayan(Arvind Swamy) and Shaila Bano(Manisha Koirala) are in love and want to marry. The only problem is that Shekhar is a Hindu and Shaila is a Muslim. Unfortunately, even in modern secular India this marriage is a problem for their respective families. As a result, the young couple elope to a more tolerant and accepting Bombay city. And then came December 6, 1992, a day of national shame for India, when extreme right-wing Hindus tore down the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - resulting in religious riots everywhere - including cosmopolitan Bombay. Shekhar and Shaila are now proud parents of a twins, Kamal Bashir and Kabir Narayan. During the riots, Shekhar's father and Shaila's parents decide to bury the hatchet and come to visit their children and were in the process of settling their personal differences when a fire breaks out, separating the family, with Shaila's parents and Shekhar's father killed instantly, and Kabir and Kamal nowhere to be found. All now fear armed and angry mobs that ask the same question that was asked in British India in 1948: "Are you Muslim or Hindu?" The answer could mean life or death, and not even children will be spared.