grandmother predicts that little Toshtemir is going to become Sanam's
husband one day. Sanam reacts with horror, but years later she "assists"
Toshtemir with his circumcision. Now the villagers don't doubt that the
two are made for each other. But when Sanam and Toshtemir reach the marriage-able
age Toshtemir cannot bring himself to propose officially, believing a
man has to "conquer" his future wife. Outraged at Toshtemir's
hesitation, Sanam announces that she is going to marry the man who wins
the forthcoming wrestling-tournament. Toshtemir knows his chance has come.
And indeed he beats a much stronger man. Nothing stands in the way of
the marriage now. But other problems arise: Mothers and aunts wonder how
they could keep Toshtemir from pre-marital visits to Sanam. Grandmother
can only shake her head about concerns like this - who has ever stayed
chaste until the wedding night? But then Toshtemir unexpectedly is drafted
shortly before the wedding. In addition to that, Sanam finds out that
she is pregnant. How is she going to explain this to her relatives?