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Girls Burn Brighter

Shobha Rao

Poornima has been taking care of her siblings and father following the death of her mother. It is now her time to enter an arranged marriage, but one prospect falls through after another. The wait to wed leaves time for her to spark a close friendship with Savitha, another girl deemed undesirable for marriage. The two are torn apart by a terrible crime and suffer intense horrors on their life paths. Years pass and finally Poornima is able to go to America in hopes of being reunited with Savitha.