There is a thread of continuity among all the tragicomic tales told by Manouk (Amrish Puri) to his yuppie listeners, since most of them evoke the pangs of longing for the unattainable or sadness at having lost what is infinitely percious. Whether they are tales based on his own experiences, or classic Indian folktales, he often spices them with a bit of Marxist theory. One particularly memorable tale involves the advice a servant gives his master who, because he is suffering from impotence, is desperate for anything which will cure it. What the servant convinces his rather dense boss to do rivals the labors of Hercules, but is much more amusing to watch.
Amrish Puri, Rajit Kapoor, Raghuveer Yadav, Virendra Saxena, K.K. Raina, Neena Gupta, Pallavi Joshi, Himani Shivpuri, Rajeshwari Sachdev ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide