Release Date: 1983
DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min
In the Mumbai, India, tenement community of Pavanpul, young female courtesans sing, dance and perform sexual favors for male clientele. Directors James Ivory and Ismail Merchant blend documentary footage and dramatic reenactments in their exploration of this seamy underworld, the flip side of the Bollywood film industry, where aspiring actors and dancers -- some even sold into prostitution by their own families -- end up, with their innocence lost and their hopes for movie stardom shattered.
Cast: Saeed Jaffrey, Sohra Segal, Kareem Samar
Director: Ismail Merchant