Does the film portray Rama as a liberated, new age man or as a docile cuckold? Does it humiliate Rama or simply cast him in a new light? The answer lies in your interpretation. "I don't hate Rama or Ramayana; see the film first," Ms. Paley says.
"India is a free country, right?" she asks. "Or is it free, so long as you don't upset anybody?"