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Bol (2011)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  31 August 2011 (USA)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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Zainub Khan (as Hummaima Mallick)
Manzar Sehbai ...
Hakim Sayed Hasmutullah Khanab
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Meena Kumari
Shafqat Cheema ...
Chowdhary Saqa Kanjar
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Ayesha Khan
Varda Butt ...
Hifza
Hania Chima
Sagar Kamran ...
Young Saifi
Amr Kashmiri ...
Saifi
Mahnoor Khan
Naima Khan ...
Master's Wife
Rashid Khawaja ...
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Irfan Khoosat ...
Master Akhtar Hussain
Mehwish ...
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Zainub Khan has been found guilty by Pakistan's Courts and is to be hanged. Her last wish is to tell her story before the media, and after approval, she relates how her family was compelled to leave Delhi during 1948 and re-locate to Lahore. This is where her father, Hakim Sayed Hashmutallah Khan, married Suraiya, and hoping to sire a son, instead ended up with 7 daughters. The 8th child turned out to be a hermaphrodite and Hashmutullah wanted it dead but Suraiya insisted that she will not let anyone know so as not to shame her husband. They named the child Saifullah, and hired a tutor to teach him at home. After a failed marriage, Zainub returns home, notices that the tutor was molesting her brother and asks him to leave. With dwindling income from his father, unable to attend school, his mother giving birth to still-born babies, his siblings uneducated, Saifullah is then himself compelled to seek employment. It is here he will be sexually molested and subsequently killed by his ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$62,473 (USA) (2 September 2011)

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$153,369 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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The first dialogue of the movie is "Khuda Kay Liye". Incidentally, this is the title of Shoaib Mansoor's earlier film, and his directional debut, "Khuda Kay Liye" (In the name of God). See more »

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When Saifi is eating from the hands of Zainab, the shadow of the cameraman on a moving dolly can be seen. See more »

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References Pakeezah (1972) See more »

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Pakistani movie at its best
2 September 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie was really an experience and the type that lingers on long after you have left the theatre. I must admit that this is Pakistani cinema at its best. On one hand the movie effortlessly touches upon social issues prevailing in any society and on the other the acting by everyone in the movie is par excellence. There were numerous moments in the movie when we had tears in our eyes and quite a few when we couldn't control our laughter.

I would also like to mention that the references to Tendulkar and Meena Kumari are really note worthy and the director/producer deserves applause.

Please do see the movie if you are a connoisseur of good unadulterated cinema.


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