Director Mira Nair bounces back from the fairly embarrassing PEREZ FAMILY with this delicious masala
of sex, erotic intrigue and high melodrama, set in 16th-century India. Princess Tara (Sarita Choudhury) and her servant girl, Maya (Indira Varma), may
have been friends as children, but once the girls hit sexual maturity, jealousy rears its ugly head. The lowly Maya is clearly the more desirable -- she's sexually uninhibited -- and sleeping with Tara's fiance, Raj Singh (Naveen Andrews), on the eve of his wedding doesn't help assuage Tara's
envy. Maya is banished from the palace, but vengeance is hers: She enrolls in a sex school run by Rasa Devi (played with...