Pearl Of The Desert

Pearl Of The Desert

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Moti Khan, a musically gifted child from the lower caste Muslim Manganiyars of the Thar desert, is forced to sing and play music for their ancestral patrons in order to survive, even though he finds it humiliating. Sattar, his father, wants Moti to study and make a career outside music. But Moti aspires to be a successful singer so that he is treated respectfully. He leaves his village behind and sets out on a journey to discover his music.