Kalpana Lajmi helmed Chingaari, a 2006 Bollywood Hindi drama movie. The movie is based on Bhupen Hazarika’s novel The Prostitute and the Postman. After Jallaad (1995), Elaan (2005 movie), and Classic Dance of Love, this one was Mithun Chakraborty’s fourth negative portrayal (2005).
The Chingaari movie is a reflection on abusing power, with a focus on the injustices perpetrated against priests in India. Underneath the main protagonists’ love triangle, there lies an age-old narrative that demonstrates that indeed “holy men” really aren’t immune to authority perversion.
It was then remade in Tamil as Peyar Sandhya Thozil Dhasi Chingari, which was critically acclaimed but just a box office disaster. Nonetheless, critics appreciated Sushmita Sen as well as Mithun Chakraborty’s performances.
Basanti (Sushmita Sen) is indeed a prostitute who works alongside Ila Arun and has a child named Titali. Chandan (Anuj Sawhney) is a new postman who has just been hired. He is affected by Basanti’s hardships when he first arrives in the village. Bhuvan Panda (Mithun Chakraborty), the goddess Kali’s village priest, completes the love triangle. He considers himself to be a deity and twists religion to his own.
The priest inside the film observes various Aghori rites as well as being a regular customer of Basanti’s. Sadism is a fetish for Bhuvan Panda. Eventually, Chandan befriends Titali and Basanti, and it is during this time that Basanti reveals her desire for a better quality of life for their daughter Titali.
Chandan met and fell in love with Basanti and pledges to provide a better life for her and Titali. For understandable reasons, the priest doesn’t really support the wedding. Bhuvan Panda intends to assassinate Basanti. Chandan is murdered as he attempts to stop him. While all is going on, Basanti is waiting for her boyfriend just at the altar. Basanti is heartbroken when he does not appear. Basanti returns to her profession of prostitution in her sorrow.
After Basanti hears about what occurred to Chandan, she as well as the rest of the people assault the temple. Bhuvan Panda is slain by Basanti in a final encounter between both the prostitute as well as the priest. Basanti avenges her lover’s death towards the end of the storey.