India. 2007. 100 min
The four stories that Adoor has used are The Prostitue, the Virgin, the Housewife and the Spinster. Each of these stories depicts a woman who is fighting the established male dominated order. In the Prostitute Padmapriya plays the role of the prostitute who finds it very difficult to enter matrimony with a man she loves. The Virgin is the story of a girl played by Geetu Mohandas who innocently walks into a loveless marriage with an impotent man. The Housewife is the story of a woman (Manju Pillai) who is desperate to have a child. She even considers a rather bold step to ensure she gets the child she so badly wants. The Spinster is about a woman who decides not to get married and fights convention courageously. The role is played by Nandita Das.