Drama which "highlights the isolation and disappointment faced by a family of Punjabi immigrants to Canada. When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. Inside the home, she is at the mercy of her husband's temper, and her mother-in-law's controlling behaviour. After a magic root fails to transform her husband into a kind and loving man, Chand takes refuge in a familiar Indian folk tale featuring a King Cobra"--NFB web site.
East Indians -- Family relationships -- Canada.
Family violence -- Canada.
Panjabis (South Asian people) -- Ontario -- Social conditions.
Cheema, Rajinder Singh.
Mehta, Deepa, 1949-
National Film Board of Canada.