Shahina is a girl studying in her 10th standard. Her relatives and the community chiefs decides to get her married to Rasaq. Rasaq is already married and is the father of a child. Shahina knows nothing about married life and her interest is still to go to school. Rasaq exploits shahina sexually and later divorces her saying, she is not fit for the family. Shahina is happy that she can go to school now. But she realises late that she is going to be a mother.
Razia, holding a baby, gets down from a bus and makes her way home in the wee hours of the morning. She has been sent back by her husband for her parents have failed to keep their promise of dowry. Razia’s friend, Shahina, visits her. She tries to cheer her up by talking about the baby and their days at school.
Hassan Moyeen is a busy matchmaker. Economically backward families opt for Mysore marriage – they give their daughters in marriage to unknown men from the neighbouring province of Mysore. Razia’s was one such marriage brokered by Hassan Moyeen. Her husband arrives seeking the remaining dowry amount. He seeks Hassan’s intervention.
Shahina’s mother, Saphia, makes a living by making rice dumplings and... Read More