Chuvana Vithukal (1979)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - India  |  
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Two East Indian sisters bring tragedy into each other's lives despite their best efforts to do otherwise. A prostitute has been caring for her younger sister, hoping to get her accepted into more respectable society. When the prostitute is taken in on a police sweep and goes to prison, her sister is left on her own. Somewhat naive, the girl runs away with a young man who has been trying to court her despite her older sister's efforts to keep him away. Later, when the prostitute is freed from prison and she cannot find her sister, she is forced to ply her trade in ever more dangerous and impromptu settings. One day she is picked up by a truck driver who helps her when she comes down with a fever. The two of them develop a relationship with some real potential, and it begins to look as though the prostitute will actually have a real, ordinary life. At about that time, her sister comes knocking with a baby in hand.



imprisonment, innocence, pregnancy, search, sibling, sister