Malgudi Days – मालगुडी डेज – Episode 35 – Seventh House – सातवाँ घर
Krishna’s love for his wife was killing her. Strange though it many sound, they were the very word uttered by a holy Astrologer. It all began years ago when his and the girl’s parents were opposed to the marriage. The horoscopes too, did not match. But on seeing the unhappy couple, the parents relented and gave in. Now, many years later as the Astrologer had predicted, Mars (Krishna’s house) was killing the girl. The doctor diagnosed it as typhoid, but no amount of treatment would cure her. And so, Krishna returned to the Astrologer who advised him to be unfaithful to his wife. That day he dressed in the finest silks and ordered the taxi driver to take him to Rangi the dancer who sometimes doubled as a woman of vice. Would Krishna save his wife or would the deadly fever consume her?