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The Moomal songs are a collection of folk songs from Rajasthan, in which the newly married woman in bondage now to her husband’s family, pines for her home, her friends, her lover. The song is used as a metaphor for the life of the migrant rural woman, who is forced by hunger and scarcity, into the bondage of living and working on the roads and construction sites of big cities.
The film moves between the city and the village neither demonizing one nor glamorizing the other. It is as we watch the children, those who are still too young to be separated from their mothers, that we feel that the poverty and hardship of village life is surely preferable to the degradation of the life in the city's edges.
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