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Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid (2012)

Where would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?

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A well-heeled family from tony neighborhood of New Delhi travels from the city through dusty roads that lead into the village in Haryana, far out and buried in the debris of the past. Shreya, the tomboy of the family, finally arrives at her father's village for the first time during her vacations, that too after coaxing her father, Dev, to the best of her abilities. She and her brother, Sam, had, in their imagination, spun the village right out of a fairytale, replete with streams, lakes and grasslands that will allow them to run free. But all they find are dusty alleys, dried up ponds and hostile playmates until they spin their magic and befriend this unknown place, especially some of its people, like the Pehelwan and the gang of kids led by Ajithe. The story revolves around Shreya and Sam's adventures and misadventures which turn this dull place bereft of water into a land of enchantment, mischief and a million exciting exploits. But unknown places have many secrets, and here too, ... Written by Jalpari

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Good Message, Good Direction and Very Well acting.
26 March 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie deserves at least 7 because of the message director wants to convey. Female Foeticide is a big issue in Indian subcontinent. Social discrimination against women and a preference for sons have been rising and a awareness is needed to stop it.

The tag line says it all "Where would you be if your mother was not allowed to be born?"

Very good acting by all the actors, Parvin Abbas, Rahul Singh in his Haryanvi accent, the child artists Lehar Khan and the local Haryana boys. the first half of the movie was little stretched, however the ending covers it all. Its more like a message documentary turned into a movie concept. Happy Watching ~!


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