Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - Journey of a Woman (2007)
(Released: Oct 12, 2007)
Based in Varanasi, Shivshankar Sahay (Anupam Kher) lives a poor lifestyle along with his wife, Savitri (Jaya Bhaduri), and two daughters, Vibhavari (Rani Mukherjee) and Subhavari (Konkona Sen Sharma). The family struggles and at times is even unable to pay the electricity charges. They attempt in vain to rent their heritage yet dilapidated home to a filmmaker. When Shivshankar's elder brother, Rajshankar (Tinnu Anand), files a petition a court to take over the house, he has a stroke and is hospitalized. Vibhavari tells the family that she has managed to obtain a job in Mumbai and re-locates. She then regularly sends money and is not only able to improve their lifestyle but also has Subhavari obtain a Masters Degree. Subhavari completes her education and also re-locates to Mumbai, where she is reunited with her sister. Subhavari then meets with Vivaan (Kunal Kapoor) and both fall in love with other. Vibhavari gets to meet Vivaan and approves of him, while Subhavari is introduced to Vivaan's grandmother. A marriage is then planned in Varanasi, and it is only at the 11th hour that Subhavari will find out that her sister will not only not be attending her marriage but will never be able to return to her home ever again.