This film challenges some of the popular myths about anti-liquor
movements in India, for example the belief that these are primarily led by
women against men. The film reviews the dynamics of anti-liquor movements in
four different states: Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and
examines the key role played by men in initiating protests and struggles to rid
their villages of the liquor menace. It also tries to explain why most
anti-liquor movements start off by targeting drunkards but soon turn anti-government.
The film examines the role and response of the state machinery with regard to
spreading liquor consumption.