Deepa Mehta And Sita Relationship

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Fire written and directed by Deepa Mehta is a film based on the relationships of of brothers and their wives and a joint family structure in India. The film begins with the performance of wedding rituals between Sita and her newly married husband Jatin. They take their honeymoon to the Taj Mahal and the tour guide explains the importance of the love story that took place there and its relevance to the newlyweds. Jatin and Sita’s interactions together are cold, and are not of a normal reactions of a newly wed couple. Viewers later find out that their marriage was arranged and there was no love yet between them. Here is some quick overview over the characters in the film. Jatin is the youngest brother of the joint family structure. Sita is the…show more content…
If the viewer is familiar with Hindu laws and tradition same sex relations in most context is forbidden and brings shame to the family. Radha shy’s away from it at first, but soon starts to be very involved in their relationship. They start to fall in love with each other over the length of the film. After Sita and Radha have sexual relations Sita’s non traditional views influence Radha’s way of viewing the world and her relationship to her husband Ashok. For in one instance Ashok tells Radha that Biji is hungry. In the beginning of the film before the relationship with Sita that grew to love Radha would 've said okay and go feed Biji. In this scene Radha tells her husband to go feed her that she was busy. Another key point about Radha is she cannot bear children. Women that are not married or that can 't have children in Indian society are looked down upon. Their quote one quote dharma is to bear sons, so that they can live out the family’s honor and…show more content…
Radha’s reaction was full with rage and tries to immediately kick Mundu out of the house. Radha didn 't know that there was a huge importance in catching Mundu in the act. The lesson is that she learned that desire is okay and that she has been deprived from desire from her husband for thirteen years and Sita had introduced it back to her. The film comes to end where Mundu tells Ashok that Sita and Radha are having a sexual relationship and Ashok catches them in the act of making love. From that point Sita leaves and tells Radha that she will wait for her and Radha says that she wants to Ashok and tell him that she is leaving him. The film ends with Ashok and Radha’s confrontation and her saree catching on fire. The ending few minuets shows Radha burnt and scathed barely walking to the Sufi shrine while Sita runs to embrace
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