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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
14 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Mozhdah Maria Mozhdah ... Nisha
Adil Hussain ... Mirza
Ekavali Khanna ... Mother Najma
Rohit Saraf Rohit Saraf ... Amir
Ali Arfan 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 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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Drama

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Norway | Germany | Sweden | France | Denmark

Language:

Urdu | Norwegian

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Norway See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,024, 15 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$44,156, 1 November 2018
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The set of Pakistan was shoot in India, the Director felt it was more safe to shoot in India and the film industry was much advanced in India. See more »

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A view of Indian/Pakistani Culture.
16 February 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 6/10

Some viewers find the movie exaggerated and perhaps not real but I think the movie does a good job in exploring the relationship between immigrant parents and their children who have assimilated in the Western culture and don't have the same belief system as their parents.

All of the cliches shown are indeed the exact thought processes of immigrant parents unfortunately. An underrated film, put together with care and an eye for detail and depth.


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