The Courtesans of Bombay

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The Courtesans of Bombay ★★★ 1985

Gritty docudrama, set in Pavanpul, the poverty-stricken brothel section of Bombay, looks at how the impoverished women support themselves through a combination of prostitution and performing. 74m/C VHS, DVD . GB Kareem Samar, Zohra Sehgal, Saeed Jaffrey; D: Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. TV