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Night of Henna (2005)

A beautiful Pakistani woman has to make choice between her true love or an arranged marriage by her family.

Director:

Hassan Zee

Writer:

Hassan Zee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Pooja Kumar ... Hava
Craig Marker Craig Marker ... Justin
Poni Chesser Poni Chesser ... Rafia
Girja Shankar Girja Shankar ... Abdul
Nancy Carlin ... Sue
Reef Karim ... Baboo
Jeanette Penley Jeanette Penley ... Molly
Noor Shic Noor Shic ... Zakia
Kevin Michael Walsh ... Matt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Carlin Joyce Carlin ... Teacher
David Diamante David Diamante ... Bartender in club
Azhar Shah Azhar Shah ... Bashir
Suhail Tayeb Suhail Tayeb ... Salman
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After nine years spent learning "how to be a good Pakistani daughter" from the grandparents who raised her, Hava is excited to touch down at San Francisco International Airport and reunite with her mother, her cab-driving father, and, to a lesser extent, her surly, fully-Americanized younger brother. Thrilled by the new culture that surrounds her, Hava hopes to take advantage of opportunities less available to women in Pakistan, including enrolling in college classes and working part-time at a coffee shop. Though she manages to achieve both goals, behind her father's back of course, it seems Night of Henna is not headed toward the realization of Hava's humble dreams: the opening scene flashes forward to reveal preparations for her very traditional, very prearranged wedding day. This bit of information also casts a shadow over Hava's tentative romance with Justin, a preppy musician who encourages her to explore her individuality. - After nine years spent learning "how to be a good ... Written by Anonymous

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Nandita Das read the script and was very interested to play Hawa but because of clash of dates, could not do it. So Girja Shanker suggested Pooja Kumar. See more »

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A Message of Hope
17 March 2005 | by j2remoteSee all my reviews

Having just viewed this film 'Night of Henna', I was moved by a story showing people of vastly different backgrounds letting love overcome the adversity of clashing cultures and politics. This film showed how today's political and religious differences affect people on a one-to-one basis. But, despite conveying an important message of hope, "Night of Henna" was still quite fun and provided many good laughs for its audience. The music, pervasive throughout the film, provided a youthful pulse, well-matched to the film's vividly colorful and artful cinematography. The characters, especially the beautiful lead female Hava and her delightfully funny mother, were well developed. I very much enjoyed "Night of Henna" and recommend it!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,184, 6 March 2005

Gross USA:

$16,027

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,027
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Zee Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color
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