LAAJ (2003)

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Alternative titles

  • LAAJ - ONCE UPON A TIME Working
  • DEATH BEFORE DISHONOUR Working
  • IT HAPPENED IN THE EAST Alternative

Synopsis

Set in India in 1936. A rich young Hindu girl elopes with a poor Muslim boy, converts to Islam and marries him. Her family and local rich Hindus, Hindu and Muslim lawyers and the English administrators meet in the British courts. At the end of the case it is decided that the marriage is invalid because the girl is under-age, being seventeen, and the boy is sent to prison. The Fakir of Ippy, a muslim scholar, rouses local tribes and wages a holy war against the British because of this decision.

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