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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min.


In this languid tragedy, two generations of lovers suffer from the social restrictions imposed on them by their local Malayam culture and by Islam. Though Abu and his wife Amina are happy together, they are poor because Abu's adoptive father has lost everything in a lawsuit. When a local merchant offers a fee to Abu if he will divorce his pretty wife and allow him to take her on as his second wife (which is allowed under Islamic law), he feels duty-bound to accept, though it breaks his heart. Years...more