Dukhtar

2015

Dukhtar (2015)

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In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.

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Cast

Samiya Mumtaz
as Allah Rakhi
Asif Khan
as Daulat Khan
Samina Ahmed
as Rukhsana (Allah Rakhi's Mother)
Ajab Gul
as Shehbaz Khan
Adnan Shah Tipu
as Ghorzang Khan
Amin Sher Khan
as Daulat Khan's Driver
Mir Ali
as Gunman 2
Abdullah Jaan
as Tor Gul (Hikmatullah)
Liaqat Khan
as Tor Gul's Bodyguard
Naseer Jaan
as Tor Gul's Maulvi
Naeem Khan
as Driver from Karachi
Shehzad Ahmed
as Woodcutter
Omair Rana
as Zarak Khan
Zeeshan Shafa
as Mir Azam Khan
Rahat Karim
as Ghorzhang Khan's Driver
Munsal Kamal
as Kashif (the informant)
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Critic Reviews for Dukhtar

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

With its stark imagery and characterizations, the film often feels like a folktale, even though it takes place in the present and addresses ongoing social concerns.

Oct 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dukhtar grabs you from the outset and never lets go.

Oct 16, 2015 | Full Review…

It is an unabashed love letter to Pakistan itself, warts and all. Yet, as a film, it's too by the book to earn a spot of honor in any book, and that's disappointing.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Its principal merit is the quiet authority of Ms. Mumtaz, who combines a mother's passionate concern with glimmers of an awakening consciousness.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Dukhtar is an issues film with the twisted, heart-pounding feel of a road-trip thriller ...

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Rooting for the safety of the sweet girl, heroic trucker, and vulnerable mother will have you on the edge of your seat.

Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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