Directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi
Run time: 55 mins
Language: Urdu (with English subtitles)
A satire and black comedy on the world of media and its manufactured reality with absolutely no bearing on anything except ratings. Thriving on daily controversy and sensationalism, this film follows a symbolic tale of how the media generates and creates conflict in society.
The collaborative achievements of Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nadi are well-known in the world of critically acclaimed cinema. Meenu, a PhD in Film and Media Studies from the University of London, found the scope of a flourishing creative partnership with Farjad, an award-winning documentary director. Together they directed ‘Zinda Bhaag’, a movie based on the theme of illegal immigration. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films and won many accolades and recognition including an official selection for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
Noor has been living by herself for the last five years after her husband takes up a job abroad in the first week of their marriage. She seldom hears from him; sometimes through a letter, a rare phone call or through the money he sends her every 3 months or so. Her married life is nothing more than a never-ending wait for her husband to return to her someday. Until one fateful day she realizes that she has fallen in love with a much younger man, a tailor named Anwar. Her feelings are reciprocated but Anwar fails to see the unspoken love she harbors for him, and thinks his love will remain unrequited. Thus he does his best not to exhibit his feelings in front of her. Can she keep up with the role of playing a devout wife to her husband or will she give in to the lover she yearns for with every passing moment?
Tanuja Chandra is an Indian film director and writer. She is known as screenwriter Yash Chopra’s hit Dil To Pagal Hai and for frequently directing woman-oriented films where the heroines are the main protagonists of her films, notably Dushman and Sangharsh. Recent films were Zindaggi Rocks, starring Sushmita Sen. Her most recent film was Hope and a Little Sugar, was shot entirely in English in the US. In early 2016, her next film project Silvat was announced, which stars Kartik Aaryan