Don't look at like any summary of this movie because what it says it is about and what it is actually about is the exact opposite. This movie is about women freeing themselves from laws and customs made by men and also basically how weak both good and bad men are. It's flawed, but ultimately fantastic.
Kudos to Mira Nair for making an Erotic Film. It's very sexy and beautiful. If that isn't enough for you then maybe this film isn't what you want to see. But I would like to see more films with beautiful sexuality and sensuality; there aren't enough of them to meet my demand. There seems to be unlimited supply of violence and violent films, tho. I would like to replace all the violence in the world with sex instead.