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Directors: Shoaib Mansoor
Urdu with subtitles
165 min min
World Cinema
Spotlight South Asia

A box office hit in Pakistan and India, this story from the heart of Lahore features a family bursting with vitality but teetering on the brink of poverty and a patriarch whose rules and value system reflect the religious zealousness of the society around them. When Hakeem’s eldest daughter can’t take it anymore, she rebels, spiraling the family out of any remaining sense of stability. This searing family drama amplifies the socio-religious issues of contemporary Pakistani society.

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Shoaib Mansoor
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences