Dukhtar (US Trailer 1) (2014)


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Tags: india, pakistan, lahore, child marriage

Description: In a village in Pakistan, a young mother Allah Rakhi (Samiya Mumtaz) kidnaps her ten-year old daughter Zainab (Saleha Aref) to save her from a child marriage. Pursued by her husband’s family and the groom’s henchmen, they escape onto the open mountainous highway where seeking help Allah Rakhi convinces a reluctant Sohail, (Mohib Mirza) a cynical ex-Mujahid truck driver, to take them on-board. Described by Variety as “Crisp Grandeur”, the film unfolds against the surreal landscapes of northern mountainous Pakistan all the way to the vibrant city of Lahore as the deadly hunt for mother and daughter intensifies. Shot in 30 days in below freezing conditions mostly in the disputed territory between Pakistan and India with more than 200 extras, and chase scenes filmed on the world’s highest altitude roads, helmed by a first-time female director-producer with an all-male crew of 40 men, this feminist road-trip movie has created history in the fledgling independent film industry of Pakistan.

Genre: Drama

Studio: Dukhtar Productions LLC

Offical Website: http://www.dukhtarthefilm.com

Rating: Movie Rating


Release Dates:

Country Release Type Date
Pakistan Theatrical Wide Release 9/18/2014
Canada Theatrical Wide Release 9/1/2014
United States Theatrical Limited Release 10/9/2015
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 8/9/2016


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