Griha Pravesh and the Dignity in a Love Triangle

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Griha Pravesh and the Dignity in a Love Triangle

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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n this age of “everything goes” it is upheld, even in the time of Tinder, that cheating is the original sin. Which is why the ongoing theme of most movies made on the subject, is either raging morality or then wild hedonism. Adultery is invariably a cautionary tale and whichever way you tell it, depending on the point of view of the character, the narrative will always offer up a sinner. Or two.

But what if love is a three-sided story and there are no sinners? The 1970s were a decade in which such stories were told. What first comes to mind is the iconic Ijazat from the ’80s, but there is also another movie that often goes unnoticed in its formidable shadow – Griha Pravesh.

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