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Summary Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusu...

Directed By: Saim Sadiq

Written By: Maggie Briggs

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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User Score Generally Favorable Based on 15 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary Gentle and timid, Haider (Ali Junejo) lives with his wife Mumtaz (Rasti Farooq), his father, and his elder brother’s family in Lahore, Pakistan. Following a long spell of unemployment, Haider finally lands a job at a Bollywood-style burlesque, telling his family he is a theater manager, when in actuality, he is a backup dancer. The unusu...

Directed By: Saim Sadiq

Written By: Maggie Briggs

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 22 Critic Reviews
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95% Positive
21 Reviews
5% Mixed
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0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 15 User Ratings
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73% Positive
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0% Mixed
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27% Negative
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Production Company All Caps, Astrakan Films, Blood Moon Creative, Diversity Hire, Film Manufacturers, Instinct Productions, Khoosat Films, NNB Digital Media, Noruz Films (I), One Two Twenty Entertainment, Vidhi Films
Release Date Apr 7, 2023
Duration 2 h 6 m
Genres
Cannes Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 4 Nominations
Palm Springs International Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 3 Nominations
London Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations