Meanwhile, soldiers of the invading Shah take the king's palace. Maya takes revenge when she seeks out Raj sleeping alone, before he has completed the marriage rites with Tara. Maya begins an intense romantic and sexual relationship with Jai that is abruptly halted when he fears he might not be able to work properly with Maya consuming his thoughts. Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Tara is an while Maya is her beautiful servant. He dispatches his attendants to find Maya; she is delivered to the king as his new.
Life is never like that. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. They are best friends, but an undercurrent of jealousy and resentment is caused by Tara's haughtiness, symbolised by the fact that Maya is given Tara's hand-me-down clothes and never anything new to wear. Maya leaves the castle and visits Jai one last time. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. As Raj descends deeper into opium addiction, sexual cruelty and , he becomes irresponsible with his duties as king. Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India.
Enraged, Tara calls Maya a whore and banishes her. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Maya then tries her best to convince Raj to free Jai by promising him her total surrender. In the meantime, the threat of an invading inches closer. Just before the execution, a box arrives from the Shah, holding the severed head of Raj's brother, the grand. Finally free of her tormentor, Tara tells Raj that she doesn't even love him enough to hate him; she leaves. Tara is prepared to marry Prince Raj Singh , and Maya is forced into the role of a servant at their wedding festival.
Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. She falls for him, and though he loves her, he turns away, fearful of the intensity of their bond. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact. The other curious aspect of this movie is the ending-- which isn't happy. To save Maya's honour, Biki sends a marriage proposal for her.
Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact. Realising she has nowhere to stay, Jai takes her to an older woman named Rasa Devi , who is a teacher of the , the ancient art of seduction and. Jai gets the king's favour but is warned that there will be dire consequences if he defeats the king again. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact. In retaliation, Biki writes a letter to the Shah to rid the kingdom of Raj, who now taxes the poor for his own perverted pleasure. When she refuses, he publicly brands her as a , and she is forced to leave her home. After finding Tara in the midst of a suicide attempt, Maya reconciles with her childhood friend.
He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. During her wedding night, Tara, a sheltered virgin full of romantic dreams, is hesitant to consummate their relationship. Biki is crushed that his childhood infatuation has slept with his future brother-in-law but, at first, keeps the knowledge to himself. He reveals that Maya has been the inspiration for his beautiful and highly erotic statues. There is an actual storyline here! Raj, now the king, recognises the as Maya's in one of Jai's. Rejected by her first real lover, Maya finds comfort with Rasa Devi, making the decision to learn the 's art. As they grew, Maya the servant became an extraordinary beauty and this roused the jealousy of Princess Tara.
But knowing he can't have her heart, Raj rejects her plea. Melodramatic and steamy as an East Indian jungle, this erotic historical drama tells the lurid tale of betrayal and sexual intrigue to be found within the confines of a great Indian palace during the 16th century. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. Embittered by Tara's sudden poor treatment of her, Maya sleeps with Raj on his wedding night and is expelled from the palace. If you're looking for real love, you've chosen the hardest task of all, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archives. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Jai is deliberately while Maya watches from the crowd. The story centers upon the broken trust between a pair of lifelong friends, a princess and her servant girl. As tensions between Jai and Raj grow, Maya and Jai exchange wedding vows in private.