In a rural Indian village, four ordinary women begin to throw off the traditions that hold them in servitude, and question the status quo that favours men and ostracizes women for being educated and opinionated.  Young widow Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee) mortgages her house to pay for her rebellious, self-entitled 17-year-old son’s wedding and finds herself with a new challenge when he rejects his new 15-year-old wife, preferring the company of his buddies. Rani’s best friend, lovely, vivacious Lajjo (Radhika Apte) is routinely beaten by her drunken husband for not giving him a son. Sexy, erotic dancer Bijili (Surveen Chawla), visiting the village with a traveling side show, entertains the village men with her enticing musical numbers yet gets reviled for it.