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Pakistan, 2011, 165 Minute Running Time
Topics: Asian, Drama, Political, Religion
Program: World Cinema
Language: Urdu English Sub-Titles

Narrated by a young woman who has been condemned to death, and set in the heart of Lahore, this hard-hitting, epic story takes place in a house full of sisters. They are a vibrant lot, yet controlled by a father who subscribes to the strictest orthodox Muslim values and bares the shame that his long-awaited son is born a hermaphrodite. While most of the family submits to his tyrannical ways, the eldest daughter Zainab rebels against her oppressive father – with tragic results. Making his second film (after In the Name of God), Shoaib Mansoor tackles numerous social taboos here, especially regarding Islamic orthodoxy and the treatment of women. Local pop star Atif Aslam appears as an enlightened neighbor, a doctor with a love of music and one of Zeinab’s sisters, and offers some different shading to an often intense and provocative melodrama. One of the most acclaimed and successful films yet to emerge from Pakistan.

DIRECTOR: Shoaib Mansoor
Producer: Shahid Jamal, Shoaib Mansoor
Editor: Armaghan Hassan
Screenwriter: Shoaib Mansoor
Cinematographer: Salman Razzaq
Music: Baqir Abbas
Principal Cast: Humaima Malick, Atif Aslam, Iman Ali, Mahira Khan, Manzar Sehbai, Shafqat Cheema
Filmography: In the Name of God/Khuda Kay Liye (2007)
Print Source: Eros International -

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