In the heart of the metropolitan yet conservative city of Lahore lives the Rana family, a lower middle class joint family comprising of the old patriarch, the elder son and pregnant wife with three daughters, and the youngest son Haider and his wife Mumtaz.

As the Rana’s eagerly anticipate the birth of a baby boy to continue their family line, Haider secretly takes up a job as a background dancer at an erotic theatre where he is drawn to an ambitious trans starlet, Biba. Slowly yet suddenly, Haider and Biba are engulfed in a secret summer romance which surreptitiously takes over his home, unraveling the dichotomy between desire and morality for the entire Rana family.

Winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and Pakistan’s entry for Best International Feature Film at Academy Awards.
Saim Sadiq
Ali Junejo, Alina Khan, Rasti Farooq
Release Date
Punjabi, Urdu
Run Time
127 minutes
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