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Khuda Kay Liye (2007)

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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:

In the Name of God See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Director Shoaib Mansoor decided to make this film after he read in the newspapers that his friend, Junaid Jamshed gave up his career as a musician as he believed, it was "haraam". The character of "Sarmad" is inspired by Jamshed. 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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My Introduction to Lollywood....
4 April 2008 | by Souvik ChatterjeeSee all my reviews

This is the first Pakisthani Film I saw. And it made me write a review after a long time. It also made a very important change to the way I thought about the great country called Pakisthan. But lets come to that later. First the movie. What can I say? I believe this is one of the greatest movies ever to be made in Asia, or for that matter - in the world. 'khuda ke liye' is tremendous in terms of direction, Story, acting, music, drama.... what not? The list is endless. I wont really go into the details of the story. I believe this movie is to be seen to know and understand the story. I will just say this movie made me rethink. Being an Indian I never really had very high regards for Lollywood movies I must confess. But this movie changed all that. Now I want to watch more and more of this great country and the great industry called Lollywood. You rock! I remember seeing Shaan, one of the lead actors, in a music video before. I can never forget his appearance. He has the great persona of a magnificent actor. When I saw him in 'Khuda Ke Liye' I was stunned. He is too intense. You have to see him to believe me really. The director of the movie has, in all practicality, done a great job. I had heard that he is one of the greatest that Pakisthan has. I do disagree. He is by far one of the greatest that the world has seen. This movie has knocked me down. Coming to the end I must say this also changed my idea of the country called Pakisthan. This country is much greater than what we are lead to believe.If what we see in the film is true the Pakisthan is undoubtedly one of the most modern and human society that we have seen. Now that I have fallen in love with Lollywood let me now stop and proceed to dig up some more great movie-making from Pakisthan. Kudos for a job very well done!

10/10.


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