'Mittal versus Mittal' tackles rape in marriage

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Mumbai, Nov 6 (UNI) When a wife accuses her husband of rape, a lot of law books open up, judgements of various courts come into play, says Director Karan Razdan who is directing a film ''Mittal versus Mittal' which deals with the subject of rape in a marriage.

Speaking to reporters here yesterday, Karan said, ''My film is about a man-woman relationship, especially in a marriage. It tackles romantic, emotional and the physical sides of their relation.'' There are laws protecting the man and woman in this relationship and when the woman accuses the husband of rape, a lot of law books open up, he said.

''The law as in section 375 and 376 of IPC, which deals with rape, does not give a woman the freedom to accuse her husband of rape (until and unless she is sixteen). The society says that a husband has all the freedom to enjoy his conjugal rights as and when he wants. In a lot of marriages, it turns out to be a torture for the woman, but she cannot talk about her intimate details to even her loved ones. So where does the woman go?'' questions Karan.

''There has come a ray of hope in the form of the Domestic Violence Act. The film debates that in court, through the clash of two high profile lawyers. Through 'Mittal versus Mittal' we bring the man's and the woman's point of view to the audience, without being judgmental,'' informs Karan Razdan.

Dinesh Chugh's 'Mittal Versus Mittal', a Shaila Film's production, stars the National award winner Rituparna Sengupta and Rohit Roy, the music is by Shamit Tandon and has playback singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Kailash Kher. The film is slated for a Jan-Feb 2008 release.


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