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Meera Jasmine

Meera Jasmine has been nominated for portrayal of a young Muslim girl, ostracised by her peers in school for being married and divorced in Lesson One: A Wail.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2003 05:42 PM IST

Meera Jasmine

T.V.Chandran is back with Padom Onnu Oru Vilapam, his first film set in a Muslim milieu. The film will showcase Meera Jasmine’s acting calibre.

The story focuses on child marriage and female literacy. Shaheen (Meera) is a 10th standard student in a village school in Malappuram district. Though she is very good in academics her parents get her married to a woodcutter for whom it is his second marriage.

After a month her husband divorces her but she does not know the reason for that. However, she is rather happy about the fact that she can come back to her house and continue her studies. But when she goes back to school a plethora of problems confront her.

Meera is the central character in the film and the buzz is that she might even get an award for it!

According to T.V.Chandran, the award winning director: "It is a real story of what a Muslim girl has to undergo in a society that is still not willing to accept women as equals."

The cast also has M.R. Gopakumar, Mammokoya, P.Sreekumar, Suja Karthika and Santhadevi.

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