Log Kya Kahenge

Log Kya Kahenge, India, 01 January 1982

A young woman (Shabana Azmi) is forced into a pre-arranged marriage with a widower. She comes to detest her husband and his son and the life that has been enforced upon her. She begins an affair with another man. One day her stepson discovers her with the other man and she kills him to prevent him from telling her husband. Ultimately she also kills her husband as her mental health declines and she becomes insane.


Log Kya Kahenge (What Will People Think) is a 1983 Indian Bollywood film produced and directed by B. R. Ishara. It stars Shabana Azmi, Shatrughan Sinha and Sanjeev Kumar in pivotal roles and also features Navin Nischol. The title of the film, "Log Kya Kahenge", is documented as a common stigma facing women in Indian society who challenge pre-arranged marriages and are expected to behave in a certain manner. The film deals with themes of murder and adultery.