Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father...
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Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father catches her in bed with her boyfriend, Nisha's two worlds brutally collide. To set an example, Nisha's parents decide to kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan. Here, in a country she has never been to before, Nisha is forced to adapt to her parents' culture.
The movie starts with a Pakistani family living in Norway in a very traditional way, with their daughter being quite Norwegian.
This was so far so good until the girl is sent to Pakistan (read India), for getting caught with a boy in her bedroom.
The city was meant to look like Quetta, a city close to the border of Afghanistan, the capital of Balochistan, the largest province of Pakistan,. But seemed to look more like Dehli than any Pakistani city. Quetta is quite rocky in its landscape, it is bowled shape city, with hilly covering the city from all directions, without any grenery whatsoever.
The actors were indian. Their accents were like anything but of Pakistani's, their vocabulary was not how the people of Quetta speak, but what the "Indians" supposedly think the entire speaks. E.g. no one calls it "Panipuri" but "gol gappay". There have been moments when a Hindi word was used, also a scene in which a sign board in Hindi was visible.
It was very hard for me to finish the movie, seeing the Indians trying to pretend to be Pakistanis. Everytime I tried to connect to the movie, something Indian pinched me, and it's sting got only more and more painful.
It's not that these things do not happen in Pakistan. But the director should have come to Pakistan and at least get in touch with a local, (it's not that difficult to do so) or just make the story about an Indian girl. It's the same thing. Otherwise this movie is downright offensive.
The plot was ok, it is pretty similar to (if not borrowed from) a Pakistani movie "Khuda kay liye" "In the name of God". The movie lacked continuity of events, as a lot of things were implicit, which I believe should have been presented in a better way.
So no Thankyou.
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