As a daughter prepares for her wedding day, her mother pleads with the girl’s father to forgive their daughter with her dying breath. But the father is unable to let go of the shame of his daughter not being a son. Months on, as his daughter nurses her newborn, the father leaves a token of reconciliation with his son-in-law.

  • Director: Jonathan Ng
  • Runtime: 12m8s
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0436
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Producer: Ajay Rai Kumar
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • N. Valalan, Sumangala Valalan, Parameswara Naidu, Shaburah Bebe, Sivakumar, Siti Hamidah Bte Osman, Shaila, P. Suseela, Haja Asha Begu, Mohd Rafief, Kifwarbamu, Shahjahan, Aaliyah, Sharbi Aisah


  • Writer - Jonathan Ng
  • Director of Photography - Mehraj Nisha
  • Assistant Director - Sireena Akbar
  • Sound Engineer & Designer - Huang Sze Jia
  • Editor/Gaffer - Ryan Tan
  • 1st Camera Assistant - Vivienna Ng, Robin Ong, Tan Ying Lin, Jessie Wee, Andie Chen
  • Grip/Best Boy - Robin Ong, Ryan Tan
  • Art Director - Sireena Akbar
  • Assistant Art Director - Samihah Bte Mohd Bachok
  • Boom Operator - Huang Sze Jia, Low Xin Tian, Sireena Akbar
  • Production Assistants - Rebecca Norfor, Low Xin Tian, Chris Yeo, Tan Ying Lin
  • Dialogue Coach - A Sri Devi
  • Drivers - Habib, John, Mike


  • Clothing - sari
  • Places - Hindu temple, hospital
  • Emotions - shame, forgiveness, grief
  • Events - childbirth, death, wedding ceremony
  • People - Hindu priest, midwife
  • Relationships - son, mother/daughter, father/daughter, husband/wife, family
  • Themes - family ties, patriarchy, chauvinism, reunion, reconciliation, estrangement
  • Cultures - Indian
  • Religions - Hinduism

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