Director Mira Nair's lush erotic-exotic drama set 16 century India is a delight to the senses. The story focuses on Maya, an independent-minded servant who seduces a young king. He becomes obsessed with her, but marries a princess he does not love. And as fate has it, she also falls in love, with a royal sculptor no less, who fears the intensity of love. But no good Romanic drama ends with happiness and even if it did, I wouldn't reveal it. Starring Rekha, Indira Varma, Naveen Andrews and Sarita Choudhury. Running time: 114 minutes.