This is one that I did not understand for a while. I had to have a few Bollywood stories under my belt before I could believe that a father had so much power over his daughter, and then the husband!!! I could not understand why. And then poor Devadas, struggling in his relationship with his father and needing his father's acceptance. I think now when I watch all of my questions are resolved and I can sit back and enjoy the performances. It is the saddest thing I think I have ever watched.