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Leeches (2016)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 9 April 2016 (USA)
In the Old City of Hyderabad, Raisa hatches a dangerous plan to save her younger sister from becoming a one-day bride when she finds an archaic remedy that could restore a girl's virginity.

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Payal Sethi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sherin Bhatt Sherin Bhatt ... Mariam
Preeti Golacha Preeti Golacha ... Zainab
Sayani Gupta ... Raisa
Agha Asker Hussain Agha Asker Hussain ... Sheikh
Barkat Khan Barkat Khan ... Shafiq
Najma Nusrat Najma Nusrat ... Ammi
Manju Raval Manju Raval ... Bilqis
Mohammed Abdul Razzak Mohammed Abdul Razzak ... Nawaz
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Raisa lives with her Ammi and three younger sisters in Hyderabad's Old City. When Ammi promises her 13-year old daughter, Zainab, in marriage to a foreign businessman, Raisa decides that she must save her little sister. In a custom that has found new roots among poor families in Muslim ghettos, rich patrons pay for an arrangement brokered by efficient agents, while a pliant cleric draws up both marriage and divorce contracts simultaneously, so that the businessman is free to end the sham union whenever he is ready to leave the city. Desperate to find a way out for Zainab, Raisa hatches a dangerous and irreversible plan involving an archaic remedy that promises to restore a girl's virginity. Written by Payal Sethi

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Country:

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Language:

Urdu

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2.35 : 1
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