Unable to rely on her cash-strapped family to further her education, an ambitious and fiercely independent young woman seeks out a scholarship from a conservative Muslim trust. When she discovers that the money comes with strings attached, her liberal values will be put to the test. Based on a true story, the film is an exploration of the patriarchal notion of male agency over female bodies, constructed on a systematic theological idea that requires women to cover up, to be ‘more modest, respectful, and acceptable’ by society.
Director: Shazia Iqbal Producer: Anurag Kashyap, Ajay Rai Script: Shazia Iqbal Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sarah Hashmi, Vipin Sharma, Sheeba Chadda, Sana Pathan
|Original language||Urdu, Hindi|
|Year of production||2019|
|Participants in the competition||Yes|
|Premiere status||German premiere|