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What Will People Say (2017)

Hva vil folk si (original title)
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The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

Director:

Iram Haq

Writer:

Iram Haq
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Mozhdah Maria Mozhdah ... Nisha
Adil Hussain ... Mirza
Ekavali Khanna ... Mother Najma
Rohit Saraf ... Amir
Ali Arfan ... Asif
Sheeba Chaddha ... Aunt
Lalit Parimoo ... Uncle
Jannat Zubair Rahmani ... Salima
Isak Lie Harr Isak Lie Harr ... Daniel
Nokokure Dahl Nokokure Dahl ... Emily
Eliza Raja Eliza Raja ... Ameena
Farrukh Jaffar ... Bestemor
Naeem Azam Naeem Azam ... Amjad
Assad Siddique Assad Siddique ... Abdullah
Trine Wiggen Trine Wiggen ... Social worker
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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.

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Sent to a country she's never known... she must risk everything to break free.

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The story idea came from the Director's real life incident. She was once kidnapped to Pakistan. See more »

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A modern day horror tale
29 April 2019 | by kannan_hereSee all my reviews

'What will people say' isn't any easy movie. It'll make you fall in love with Nisha, root for her, enjoy life with her and when all her freedom is curtailed you will cry for her, feel disturbed , haunted and by the end of the movie , like Nisha ,you too will crave for her freedom, wish to be broken from the shackles that her parents have imposed on her, pray to run away as far as possible and to live life to the fullest . Maria Mozhdah as Nisha perfectly embodies the life of thousands of girls in India and Pakistan who are forced to play along the whims and fancies of their parents. Their voices are muted, actions are restricted and in the end they become mere puppets in the hands of their parent who live the way the society wants them to. When Mirza tells Nisha " you mean everything to me" his everything matters less than his society's opinions. He is happy to lock up his daughter,mentally abuse her and take away her freedom if that is what the society wants. It isn't Nisha but 'what will people say' that means everything to him.

This Norwegian piece of art is a must watch for its raw emotions, gripping story line and gorgeous frames. The movie will stay deep with you, haunt you and in the end remind you of how far ahead we are of freedom.


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Norway | Germany | Sweden | France | Denmark

Language:

Urdu | Norwegian

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,024, 15 July 2018

Gross USA:

$44,156

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,191,131
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