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Bol (2011)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  31 August 2011 (USA)
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A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zainub (as Hummaima Mallick)
Manzar Sehbai ...
Hakeem Shafatullah
Shafqat Cheema ...
Saqa Kanjar
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Meena
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Irfan Khoosat ...
Master Akhtar Hussain
Zaib Rehman ...
Surrayya Jehan (as Zeb Sajjad)
Amr Kashmiri ...
Saifi
Mahira Khan ...
Ayesha
Mahnoor Khan ...
Sara
Hania Chima ...
Salma (as Haniya Cheema)
Varda Butt ...
Hifza
Aima Khan ...
Haleema
Khayyam Sarhadi ...
Suleiman Dogar
Ali Abbas ...
Saifi's Teacher
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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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Continues the director's way of making the lead character a musician, which helps him justifiably put songs in the storyline. See more »

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The service ribbons worn by the investigating officer (Kaleem), who took a bribe from Hakim Sahab (Father) to hide the murder of his son, are completely out of order, inverted and duplicated. See more »

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31 August 2011 | by (Delhi India) – See all my reviews

Your eyes well up as the narrative unfolds,as the protagonists fall into a trap one after the other & life becomes mesh of complexities, there's frustration and sweat on your face and a sense of helplessness resonating from the 70mm screen... Just how many times has this happened to you while watching a movie, as tears roll down your cheeks,you just let them flow & experience the cinematic brilliance on portrayal..

Shoab Mansoor's "Bol" is one such hard-hitting, rock solid film that wakes u up from d slumbers & u witness d harsh realities of an impoverished Muslim household where the preference for male child leads to 7 daughters being born & thus begins dere journey into d world of poverty & disdain. Debutant Hummaima Malick & Manzar Sehbai's stellar performances & a great script were the perfect setting Bol... Atif Aslam needs to work a lot on his dialogue delivery and his best in d movie comes only in d song-Hona Tha Pyaar.. Mahirah Khan is decent in d screen presence but the starlet here is Hummaima. Hope she has a role to play in Indian Cinema too.. The movie's already reached a cult status but is for the afficianados & d film buffs. Deserves a 4/5.. Go for this one,its a touching tale..


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