V. Shantaram directs this action-packed adventure film with an unusual feminist twist. Chafing under the heavy-handed oppression of women by the traditionalist seaside kingdom ruled by the minister justice Durjaya (Chandramohan) -- who forced her to give up her son years ago -- Saudamini (Durga Khote) becomes a pirate and declares war on the state. She raids a royal ship and kidnaps Durjaya along with the princess Nandini (Shanta Apte). While captive, Durjaya declares his love for the princess, but she has eyes for a strapping young shepherd, who -- it turns out -- is the long lost son of Saudamini.
~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide