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Bol (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 31 August 2011 (USA)
A female convict on death row, her last wish is to tell her story to the media.

Director:

Shoaib Mansoor

Writer:

Shoaib Mansoor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Humaima Malik ... Zainub (as Hummaima Mallick)
Manzar Sehbai Manzar Sehbai ... Hakeem Shafatullah
Shafqat Cheema Shafqat Cheema ... Saqa Kanjar
Iman Ali ... Meena
Atif Aslam ... Mustafa
Irfan Khoosat Irfan Khoosat ... Master Akhtar Hussain
Zaib Rehman Zaib Rehman ... Surrayya Jehan (as Zeb Sajjad)
Amr Kashmiri Amr Kashmiri ... Saifi
Mahira Khan ... Ayesha
Mahnoor Khan Mahnoor Khan ... Sara
Hania Chima Hania Chima ... Salma (as Haniya Cheema)
Varda Butt Varda Butt ... Hifza
Aima Khan Aima Khan ... Haleema
Khayyam Sarhadi Khayyam Sarhadi ... Suleiman Dogar
Ali Abbas Ali Abbas ... Saifi's Teacher
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Pakistan

Language:

Urdu | Punjabi | English | Hindi

Release Date:

31 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Говори See more »

Filming Locations:

Lahore, Pakistan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

PKR 25,000,000 (Pakistan), 1 July 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,473, 4 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$153,369, 11 September 2011
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Continues the director's way of making the lead character a musician, which helps him justifiably put songs in the storyline. See more »

Goofs

The camera shadow appears over the characters in a scene where Saifi is crying and hands his first salary to his mother. See more »

Connections

References Pakeezah (1972) See more »

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31 August 2011 | by Apurv BhatiaSee 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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