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In the Name of God (2007)

Khuda Kay Liye (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 July 2007 (Pakistan)
The movie deals with the difference of opinion between the westernized, educated, modern Muslims and their counterparts who follow their religion and live life in the name of 'God'.

Director:

Shoaib Mansoor

Writers:

Shoaib Mansoor, Faiza Mujahid (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaan Shahid ... Mansoor Hussain Khan
Fawad Khan ... Sarmad Hussain Khan
Iman Ali ... Mary Hussain Shah / Mariam
Austin Marie Sayre ... Janie (as Austin Sayre)
Larry Newman Larry Newman ... (as Larry Neumann Jr.)
Rasheed Naz ... Moulana Tahiri
Naeem Tahir Naeem Tahir
Seemi Raheel Seemi Raheel ... Mrs. Hussain Khan (as Seemin Raheel)
Humayun Kazmi
Angela Williams Angela Williams
Alex Edwards Alex Edwards ... Dave
Hameed Sheikh ... Sher Shah (as Hameed Shiekh)
Rufus Graham Rufus Graham ... The English Solicitor
Najeeb Ullah Anjum Najeeb Ullah Anjum
Ayub Khoso Ayub Khoso
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Storyline

After going through a bitter divorce through a Caucasian wife, U.K.-based Hussain Shah now lives in a common-law relationship with another Caucasian woman. Angered that his daughter, Mary, is dating a Caucasian male, Dave, he counsels her to stop seeing him as it is forbidden for women to marry outside Islam. But when Mary persists, he relents and permits her to marry, provided she travels with him to Lahore, Pakistan, to meet his estranged mother and brother, to which she agrees. Once there, Mary is then taken to a remote area in Afghanistan and forced to marry her cousin, Sarmad Khan, a singing artiste, who has turned conservative after being influenced by Moulana Tahiri. Sarmad's brother, Mansoor, re-locates to Chicago, to enroll for music lessons with Professor Lincoln, meets with Caucasian fellow-student, Janie, and both fall in love with each other. Than the events of 9-11 will result in Mansoor's arrest by the CIA. He is isolated, humiliated, fed pork, tortured endlessly until ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The screening of the movie was legally challenged with allegations that it promotes anti-Islamic values such as permission of creating music of all kinds in Islam and above all the marriage between a Muslim girl and a non-Muslim man. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: ...what is between you and Osama Bin Laden?
Mansoor: I don't know. Maybe he is gay and he likes me!
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User Reviews

Totally Awesome Movie
25 July 2007 | by rizirizSee all my reviews

salamz Through out my life i lived with this regret that Pakistan never produced a movie worth even talking but this movie made me feel very proud of being Pakistani.

Making movie on such a controversial topic is really a bold move by Shoaib Mansoor.

I appreciate Geo Movies to come up with such a wonderful movie.

Here in my city they say 'jainay Lahore nai takya o jamya nai' (meaning ye ain't born if ye didn't see Lahore) but now i say you haven't watched a real movie if you haven't watched ' khuda kay liay' I totally recommend this movie to ALL Pakistani Nation.

cheerz n smilez rizi


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Pakistan

Language:

Urdu | English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (Pakistan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,432,378
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