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Murdered by My Father (2016)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 29 March 2016
Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up ... See full summary »


Bruce Goodison


Vinay Patel
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Adeel Akhtar ... Shahzad
Kiran Sonia Sawar ... Salma
Mawaan Rizwan ... Imi
Salman Akhtar Salman Akhtar ... Haroon
Reiss Jeram ... Hassan
Ambreen Razia Ambreen Razia ... Rafia
Simon Nagra ... Zubair
Vineeta Rishi ... Maheen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manoj Anand ... Wedding Guest Dancer
Kay Awasti Kay Awasti ... Wedding Guest
Raj Awasti ... Wedding Guest
Aditi Bajpai Aditi Bajpai ... Wedding Guest
Kajal Bhatt Kajal Bhatt ... Wedding Guest
Kishore Bhatt ... Wedding Guest
Tina Chandorkar ... Wedding Guest Dancer


Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up quickly, and Shahzad wants to make sure she's set up with the right guy to settle down with. It's a promise he made his wife, and part of what he considers his duty as a dad. But what does Salma want? Unbeknown to Shahzad, she's caught up in a whirlwind romance with charismatic charmer Imi. Salma knows Imi is not what her dad is expecting, but can she find a way to make everyone happy? A hard-hitting drama with a devastating finale, Murdered by My Father is a story about the power and the limits of love in communities where 'honour' means everything.

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10 November 2016 | by jamelsaundersSee all my reviews

In this particular documentary it gives us an insight of something called honour killings which is also know as shame killing. In addition to this honour killings is where a family member commits homicide on one of their family members for bringing shame or dishonour on to the family. Murdered by my father gave us a narrative prospective of honour killings it was broadcasted by bbc 3 the director of the documentary was a man called Bruce goodison. The documentary touches on topics such as arranged marriage which is a huge controversy in the Asian community this is evident by when her dad says "she's promised" this implies that she's already been promised to another man. However Selma(daughter) is in love in with another man called (imi)and has a secret relationship with him. The type of documentary is fly on wall. It also has elements of misogyny this is evident by Selma being treated as a house wife since her mother has unfortunately passed away. Moreover, her dad finds out that she has been running away and truanting. school is very important in the Asian community you can see this by Selma dad saying "she needs to study first". This makes the father feel dishonoured and betrayed and that she has brought shame on the family ("when they look at you they see me")meaning the only right thing to do is kill her. Then violence lets loose when Selma gets murdered by her father and her couldn't live himself so he decided to kill himself.

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29 March 2016 (UK) See more »

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