Showgirls of Pakistan Movie (2020):
Showgirls of Pakistan is a documentary film by Lahore-born filmmaker Saad Khan, about the commercial Mujra industry of Pakistan. The soundtrack of the film is composed of old melodies of Lollywood films from the 1960s and 1970s.
Mujra is a dance form that emerged during the Mughal empire, practiced by courtesans for the elite classes of Northern India. The documentary explores the prejudice, censorship, and misogynistic climate in which Mujra dancers work in modern-day Punjab, Pakistan.
The film premiered in the IDFA Competition 2020. It was selected by VICE for its non-fiction collection The Short List, the film is also available on their YouTube channel. The film was positively reviewed by Foreign Policy, Dawn, Mint, Business Doc Europe and Upperstall.
Showgirls of Pakistan Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Showgirls of Pakistan|
|Release Date||31 January 2020|
|Running Time||1hr 46min|
|Directed by||Saad Khan|
|Written by||Saad Khan|
|Produced by||Saad Khan|
|Cinematography by||Anam Abbas|
|Edited by||Saad Khan|
|Art Director||Joey Chriqui|
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Showgirls of Pakistan Movie Storyline:
Showgirls of Pakistan revolves around the lives of three performers, Afreen Khan, Uzma Khan, and Reema Jaan. Afreen’s story follows her dancing in Lahore’s public theaters. She dances on a dangerous platform where performers are beaten, harassed, kidnapped, or shot. Uzma performs in rural private parties and dance bars in Dubai. Finally, veteran dancer Reema, a transgender woman or khawaja sira, had a promising dancing career on stage but now struggles to find work.