Indian film Dor steals show at World Performing Arts Festival in Lahore

November 24th, 2007 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, Nov 24 (ANI): Bollywood film Dor stole the show during the second day of the World Performing Arts Film Festival.
According to The News, Dor was enjoyed by almost one and all on the second day of the festival that kicked off on November 22 and will last till December 2.
Dor, directed by Anwar Iqbal, focuses on the lives of two female protagonists one an independent-minded Muslim (Zeenat), the other a Hindu imprisoned by traditional dictates and how fate has chosen to interweave their lives.
Zeenats husband faces execution on charges of having murdered Meeras husband. The unfolding story documents Zeenats journey to find Meera to secure the pardon of her husband.
Yet this is no tale of revenge and retribution. Instead, it is one of emerging friendship and trust. Against this backdrop, a discourse on traditional female roles within a patriarchal society simmers beneath the surface, with the two women offering contrasting visions of the female ideal.
The climax occurs when Zeenats true identity is revealed. Yet, any talk of exacting revenge remains fleetingly rhetorical.
Instead, the films ending offers hope of a new beginning, both in terms of breaking down social barriers and cementing an enduring friendship. Meera takes a step of honesty and finds the courage to grab Zeenats hand which is extended through the promise of liberation from traditional female roles aimed at control.
As the two women begin their new journey of hope together the audience cannot help, but root for their success, the daily reported. (ANI)

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