#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After going through a bitter divorce through a Caucasian wife, U.K.-based Hussain Shah now lives in a common-law relationship with another Caucasian woman. Angered that his daughter, Mary, is dating a Caucasian male, Dave, he counsels her to stop seeing him as it is forbidden for women to marry outside Islam. But when Mary persists, he relents and permits her to marry, provided she travels with him to Lahore, Pakistan, to meet his estranged mother and brother, to which she agrees. Once there, Mary is then taken to a remote area in Afghanistan and forced to marry her cousin, Sarmad Khan, a singing artiste, who has turned conservative after being influenced by Moulana Tahiri. Sarmad’s brother, Mansoor, re-locates to Chicago, to enroll for music lessons with Professor Lincoln, meets with Caucasian fellow-student, Janie, and both fall in love with each other. Than the events of 9-11 will result in Mansoor’s arrest by the CIA. He is isolated, humiliated, fed pork, tortured endlessly until he reveals his role within Al Qaeda and his association with Usama Bin Laden. He is then lodged in a stinking cell where he proceeds to write ‘I LOVE USA’ on the walls. Mary in the meantime, with the assistance of other oppressed women, manages to escape, but is captured, taken back, sexually molested by Sarmad, becomes pregnant and gives birth to a girl. While back in the USA, the torture takes a heavy toll on Mansoor, he then changes the writings on the wall to ‘I LOVE USAMA’, while investigators come across Arabic evidence that he may have been actually involved in the 9-11 attacks.
Plot: The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not only between the Western world and the Muslims, but also within the Muslims. The educated and modern Muslims are in a difficult situation because of their approach towards life and their western attire. They are criticized and harassed by the fundamentalists and on the other hand the Western world sees them as potential suspects of terrorism just because of their Muslim names.
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A Stepping Stone in the Way of Critical Thinking Among Muslim Masses!!!
An excellent production by an extremely talented writer & director. I am a Pakistani living in the UAE, living in harmony with lots of Indian friends here. I watched this movie on its very first day of release here and found it much well presented than expected.
Some ideas are debatable but it is a positive sign that people are now bringing up the issues which were thought to be entirely forbidden in Islam although not proved as forbidden. It shows the real issues in our Pakistani homes, like the issue of Hijab for an aged mother and the people living with double standards in life!
The same thing happened to my fiancé & cousin when he turned towards such fundamentalists and rejected all of our family as he thought we were not practising Muslims. Then he got married with a lady Mujahida who is a preacher as well and they are happily settled!! Well, this is the reality and we have to face all this. This film was also made by the director for his famous pop singer friend Juned Jamshed ( Vital Signs Group), who turned away from music and now has become a staunch supporter of preaching and Islamic Tableeghi Jamaat.
I hope this film will start a revolution of CRITICAL THINKING among Muslim masses around the world, which has been non-existent for the last few centuries.This means not only to believe what you listen but ask questions to yourself too and listen to your conscience, which is always encouraged in Islam.
It may also send the message across the border for our Muslim Indians to be positive about their religious identity , as in both the countries, Muslims are suffering from the same crisis. May God show us all the right path. Amen
While browsing the movie listings a week back, I saw Khuda Kay Liya listed at Santosh 70mm, Abids, Hyderabad; I thought it must be some English movie dubbed into Hindi. I did not know that it was a Pakistani film releasing in India after 43 years. Next, i saw the trailer during the intermission of Jalsa, a telugu film, on April 2nd and decided to watch this internationally acclaimed ‘WORLD HIT’. As expected, the theater was only quarter full. As the movie began rolling it was clear that this is a non-commercial world cinema. Before entering the theater I only knew that the film is about the internal conflict within the Muslim community, between the moderates and conservatives, 9/11 is only one part of the film, shown through the struggles of a Pakistani familyone brother’s family in Lahore and the other brother settled in London.
The film begins in Autumn 2002 in America with a scene from a mental hospital where an individual is pronounced to be deported to Pakistan. The scenes also switch back and forth to Lahore, Pakistan and London slowly going back in time to December 2000. The Lahore family is liberal, moderate into music, arts, and their women do not ware the hijab. The two music brothers, Mansoor (Shaan) and Sarmad (Fawad Afzal Khan), are famous Pakistani pop music artists, but Sarmad suddenly shifts towards the conservative agenda being heavily influenced by Mullah Tahiri. Soon Sarmad develops a beard, abandons music, decrying modern development justifying it in the name of Islam while Mansoor tries to explain that religion should be interpreted moderately. Meanwhile, in London, the younger brother’s family is a broken one with a divorced marriage to a white women followed by a live-in relationship. The daughter’s name is Mary (Iman Ali) and is totally British dating a white man. The father however wants her to marry only into Pakistani blood for the sake of posterity; clearly acknowledging that there are different rules for Pakistani men and women.
This is the initial set up and from here begins the journey of the three main individuals: Mansoor who goes to America to learn music, Mary who is forced by the father to marry Sarmad and left to live with in the care of the Tailiban, and Sarmad who is doing all this only for the sake of Islam, but does not fully understand the gravity of his actions. Most of the movie switches back and forth between America and the tribal areas of Pakistan where Mary is trying to escape. Mary is also shown developing a lovely relationship with the ladies in the village. During this time, 9/11 happens and Mansoor becomes a victim of racial profiling, arrested, and abused. Towards the end, Mary brings her case to court, justice is seeked, NGOs also participate, Sarmad realizes his mistake, and Mansoor also is released only to be deported as a man who cannot remember anything. Naser ud din shah makes a guest appearance and he represents the voice of the movie and conveys the message of the director. He is perfect in his role.
Though the film is close to three hours and with no comedy, it is a gripping experience. Special mention must be made of the music; the soundtrack is sure to get popular by the day. Performances are first rate and the direction is well done and gripping even though the story moves at its own pace. Some of the highlight scenes in the film are: (i) the sequence where music and beats of the world come together in the Chicago Music School (ii) the escape episode of Mary from the Taliban village, and (iii) the final proceedings in the court.
Those who regularly follow world affairs, news and analysis, have historical knowledge about the cold war will enjoy this film and relate to several facts and discussions presented in the film; even otherwise, this is an easy movie to follow and audience will be able to identify with the characters and situations. There is also usage of chaste urdu in the climax and detailed references to Quaran, which only those who are knowledgeable in that specific area will understand. This film is not all about Islam vs the West (though briefly it is presented that way during the post 9/11 scenes with Mansoor), but it is more about the internal struggle and conflict within the Muslim community. The underlying message conveyed in the film is about the questionable and often disturbing interpretations of holy scriptures, and this applies not only to Islam but to all other religions as well. The internal struggle portrayed in this film is also applicable to other religions.
Shaan as Mansoor is great and I felt he looks like another version of Sanjay Dutt. Iman Ali is stunning and I felt her voice is like Maduri Dixit’s. This film released on July 20th, 2007 in Pakistan and is reportedly the highest grossing film in Lollywood, 7 crores. Although this analysis is not about difference between Indian and Pakistani films; such a film in Bollywood would never be the highest grosser.
Parents should know that Khuda Kay Liye is a serious film and deals with issues that are politically, communally, socially, and religiously sensitive, and often times explosive. Parents should discuss with their kids about the popularly used jargon ‘war on terror’ post 9/11, the cold war, role of America in world politics, the middle east conflict, holy scriptures and their interpretations. Parents must also discuss with their kids about the role, place, and privileges of a woman in a society and about the right to make one’s own choice while keeping in mind family traditions and being cultural sensitive.
Mr. Inkenti’s MOVIENOMICS Rating: Two Thumbs Up! A Must Watch for those who appreciate serious and mature cinema.
Original Language hi
Runtime 2 hr 48 min (168 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Shoaib Mansoor
Writer Shoaib Mansoor, Faiza Mujahid (lyrics), Bulleh Shah (lyrics)
Actors Shaan Shahid, Fawad Khan, Iman Ali, Austin Marie Sayre
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A