SOCIAL ISSUES ON THE RISE

Posted on Sep 26 2016 - 6:00pm
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By: Omair Alavi 

Cinema industry is on the rise in Pakistan thanks to the release of Bollywood films as well as quality Pakistan flicks. However, this Eid Season Pakistani films managed to upstage their Indian counterparts by being more relevant to local audience. But there was one thing that was common in most of the releases this month – before and/or after Eid and that was tacking Social issues. Most of these flicks won over the audience by bringing forth matters of utmost importance that too very seriously, and must be applauded for their efforts.
Let’s discuss which film discussed what issue and how … starting with the latest release, Pink. The Bollywood flick revolves around the lives of 3 independent women who are assaulted by men at a party and who decide to take them head on with the help of maverick lawyer played by Amitabh Bachchan. The dialogues written for Big B couldn’t have been delivered with that much power by someone else and he fits the character well. The girls are so unknown to Pakistani audience that most of them would either side with them for their innocence or hate them for their dressing and open attitude. The character played by Big B emphasizes on the importance of NO in a relationship and you will take that with you subconsciously when you exit the theatre.
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Another Bollywood film Akira also highlights the evil of acid-throwing which is common in both India and Pakistan. The character of Akira decides to take the villains and uses her martial arts training to make one of the guy drop the same acid on himself that was intended for some female. Although the rest of the movie moved around Akira and her college, the good thing is that filmmakers are making people aware of such evils and telling them how to control those who bully others for their personal gains.

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And then there was the brilliant Janaan where writer Osman Khalid Butt so beautifully incorporated the Child Molestation issue in the otherwise romantic comedy flick. Bilal Ashraf was brilliant as the angry young man who takes on the most powerful man in the region for violating the trust of one of his students. The actors must be lauded for raising awareness for something that has been going around for so long. Nayyar Ejaz plays the bad man so well that you would love to hate him for his portrayal of a Child Molester.

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Finally, there was Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza’s Actor In Law, that left all competition behind by tackling multiple issue, responsibly. Be it the issue of men staring at women, the issue of child labour, Fake Pirs and Co. using the wall for free advertisement, the Electricity Company failing in its responsibilities or Corporations laying off their employees at will, each issue has been tackled well by the writers and executed excellently by the actors. The idea of using Om Puri as the father was a masterstroke as his presence will ease the tension of Indo-Pak relations. Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat play the dynamic duo that brings all these issues to the fore while the producers Mehdi Ali and Fizza Ali Meerza must be commended for taking up matters no one wants to talk about. Hopefully, new and upcoming filmmakers will use their products intelligently and we might see more social issues being highlighted on the Silver Screen.

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Story first published: 26th September 2016

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SOCIAL ISSUES ON THE RISE was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by greendecker

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