Raja & Meenakshi, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer are the two protagonists of the film. You will be impressed by their excellent on-screen chemistry and love though their relationship do not culminate at the end. The story of Raja & Meenakshi, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer begins in a bus.
Raja & Meenakshi, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer board a bus bound for Calcutta. Meenakshi Iyer is married to Subramaniam Iyer from Tamil Nadu. She goes to visit her parents with her newly born child when she is informed about her mother-in-law`s sickness. Thus, she chooses to return to Calcutta.
Her parents come to drop her at the bus depot and meets Raja Chowdhury who is a photo-journalist also on his way to Calcutta. Meenakshi`s parents request Raja to take care of Meenakshi on the way and Raja agrees to do it.
The bus takes a different route on the way since the regular route was closed to traffic. After sometime, the bus comes to a halt as several vehicles stand ahead. The passengers come to know that there is a communal attack on a train as a result of which about 200 train passengers are killed.
The area is inhabited by predominantly Hindus and many extremists believe that the attack was made by Muslims. In the bus, Meenakshi comes to know that Raja is a Muslim and his real name is Jehangir. The conservative Tamil housewife Meenakshi is shocked.
A group of communal extremists gets into the bus and enquires about the religious identity of each passenger. However, when they come near the seat of Raja and Meenakshi, she saves Raja`s life. She gives her son to Raja and introduces Raja and herself as a couple, Mr and Mrs Iyer.
In spite of her initially despise towards Raja, Meenakshi gradually gets attracted to him. During the curfew, the couple spends days in a secluded bungalow and it is during their stay here that both understands and develops a liking for each other. However, this sublime chord of love is broken once Meenakshi reaches her destination. Here she introduces Raja to her husband as a person, who helped her a lot during the travel.
The character of Raja is played by Rahul Bose and that of Meenakshi by Konkona Sensharma. Both of them give wonderful performances and their on screen chemistry along with excellent direction by Aparna Sen makes the film worth watching.
For authentic information on Raja & Meenakshi, Mr and Mrs Iyer, you can browse through the site sitagita.