Our brave sibling trio Paras, Roopa and Tipu have entered the cracktastic lair of Mayanagari, a sorceress who owns the magic stone called Parasmani, which can restore the dead to life. Paras has promised to bring it back to his King so that he can marry the Rajkumari.
Mayanagari is smitten by our handsome hero, but throws him in the dungeon when he insults her. She is really displeased when Roopa shows up looking for him too!
In the dungeon (which is really pretty comfy) Roopa is awakened when a claw-like hand menaces her, and she shouts for her brother. Mayanagari, her jealousy appeased, sends refreshments with her hand-maidens—one of whom is strangely familiar (and masculine).
The sorceress asks Roopa to help her win Paras’ love and Roopa pretends to agree. Paras woos Mayanagari and she is easily convinced—after all, she’s been waiting for her Prince for quite a long time.
She confesses to Paras that she is really very old, but that the Parasmani keeps her looking young.
Time for a fabulous song and dance to celebrate Mayanagari’s new-found bliss.
She conjures up a magic flying zigzag-shaped sled, and they set off to see the Parasmani—but not before Tipu manages to slip a fake one to Roopa.
The Parasmani sits on a high ledge behind what looks suspiciously like a spider-web. Paras climbs up to get it, but of course it’s not that easy!
I have to admit that there’s nothing more guaranteed to creep me out than a giant insect. With Roopa’s help (she throws Paras a dagger) he’s able to fight off the big bug and grabs the magic gem.
Mayanagari now shows them her true age—dried-apple Granny.
But like so many women (and some men) before her, she has put her trust in the wrong guy. Well, to be honest, it’s Roopa who says “Let her die!”
Outside, the disembodied head has its body back. The Senapati is there too, waiting for his chance to snatch the Parasmani. He still wants to put his lost son on the King’s throne (although he has to find him first).
When Paras, Roopa and Tipu emerge on the flying zigzag sled thingie, he attacks! Tipu is left behind as the sled takes off with Paras fighting for his life against the army chief—his own father, if they only knew.
Will the Senapati succeed in killing his own son? Will Roopa kick some more ass? Will Paras and the Rajkumari ever get married? Where is the fake Parasmani which Tipu had given Roopa?
Watch this Babubhai Mistry classic to find out!