Laxmiche Paule (1982)
This is the story of a well-educated and happy family comprising Prakash-Nandini and Prakash’s mother. Sudam is a dear friend of Prakash. Nandini does not conceive for two years since their marriage. Prakash does not want a child yet. He tries to convince Nandini accordingly or sometimes even avoids the topic. But Nandini yearns for a child desperately. In spite of his mother’s opposition, Prakash gives in to Nandini’s demand. In the ninth month of pregnancy, Nandini overhears a conversation between her mother-in-law and Sudam. She realises that the family is doomed with a curse! If she gives birth to a son, her husband would die. Nandini requests the doctor for an abortion, but he refuses. She then asks for poison and thus begins the play of life and death!