Tulsi: Mathrudevobhava is a 2008 Indian Hindi language drama film. The film is directed by K. Ajay Kumar and stars Manisha Koirala and Irrfan Khan. The film is a remake of 1993 Malayalam movie Akashadoothu which was also earlier remade in Telugu as Mathru Devo Bhava, in Kannada as Karulina Koogu and in Marathi as Chimani Pakhare.
The titular character Tulsi is married to Suraj, a drunkard, and their four kids. One evening, while Suraj is away, his friends tries to molest Tulsi. When Suraj gets to know of it, he beats Yashpal black and blue. A furious Yashpal swears revenge. Meanwhile, Tulsi is diagnosed with blood cancer. Yashpal attacks Suraj and murders him. A distraught Tulsi decides to have her kids adopted by different families before she dies.