Night of Henna

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Hava was sent back to Pakistan to be raised in a culture where she could learn her traditional values. She comes back after 12 years and wants to get an education and be free to make her own decisions. What she doesn't realize is that her strict father has already arranged her marriage. She falls in love with Justin, and all-American guy, but has to face the reality when her parents tell her they have something else in store.


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  • Writer-director Hassan Zee makes naive storytelling choices that diminish the drama of the piece and muddle the message of cultural tolerance.

    Apr 22, 2005 | Rating: 1/4
  • First time writer-director-producer Hassan Zee follows a well-worn theme -- the clash between generations of new immigrants -- in this mildly pleasant movie.

    Apr 22, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
  • Offers no surprises as it wends its way to a contrived happy ending.

    Apr 22, 2005 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Mr. Zee's attempt to marry American-style realism with the big, artificial emotions of Indian and Pakistani popular film does not quite work, in spite of the evident love he brings to the project.

    Apr 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • Writer-director Hassan Zee milks the full melodramatic measure from this formulaic clash-of-generations-and-culture storyline.

    Apr 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

    Gene Seymour

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  • Zee's twentysomethings seem to live outside the pop matrix that would give their temptations a more urgent, mall-culture sheen.

    Apr 19, 2005 | Full Review…

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