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Kareem Samar in The Courtesans of Bombay

The Courtesans of Bombay

1983 NR

Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Segal and Kareem Samar star in director Ismail Merchant's documentary-style drama about Pavan Pool, the workplace of Bombay's performing courtesans. By day, they sing, dance and play board games with male clientele; by night, the women ply their trade in the world's oldest profession. Merchant's film offers an unvarnished glimpse of prostitution in contemporary India. Extras include the documentary Street Musicians of Bombay.