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      Posted: 31 Aug 2011 at 6:26 AM


By Taran Adarsh, August 29, 2011 - 17:16 IST



Shoaib Mansoor is one of the brightest names to come out of Pakistan. A few years ago, his film KHUDA KAY LIYE, which tackled the theme of terrorism, won wide acclaim and praise. The supremely talented storyteller is back with another bold and hard-hitting effort called BOL, which unmasks the dual standards prevalent in the society. In fact, we make tall claims about the rights of women and how they are equal to men, but if one looks around, especially in the under-developed countries, the disparity and inequality is for all to see.

Shoaib is indeed a courageous storyteller and this film must have sparked off a debate when it released in Pakistan several weeks ago. Like KHUDA KAY LIYE, BOL addresses the religious extremism in the neighboring country. It's about a daughter who stands up against her father, but most importantly, she dares to defy the age-old societal norms that treat women as lesser beings. The fact that a Pakistani film-maker has had the courage to tackle this theme makes it all the more commendable and praiseworthy.

BOL makes you peep into the lives of a family living in Pakistan, making us aware of the predicament, the anguish, their determination to survive against all odds. The family decides to solve their problems, but get into deeper troubles gradually. The struggle for life and death is what catches your eye.

BOL shocks and stuns also because of the sub-plots in the plotline and the twists and turns in the story. Of course, I wouldn't like to reveal the details and spoil the fun of watching this brilliant fare, but I'd like to add that one has rarely witnessed such themes on the big screen. It serves as a wake-up call for the orthodox types on both the sides of the border.

BOL has a striking story to tell. It's about a Hakeem Sahab's quest to have a son that sees his wife give birth to fourteen children, but only seven daughters survive. The eighth is a hermaphrodite, much to Hakeem's embarrassment. The film throws light on this family's problems and how each member of the family reacts to them, taking contradicting decisions and handling awkward situations.

BOL takes you on a roller coaster journey of emotions. A story that dares to bare the troubles of a certain society: the status of women in the neighboring country, the life of a hermaphrodite and of course, the quest for a male heir to keep the family name alive. Admiring BOL and not appreciating Shoaib would be doing a great disservice to the individualist film-maker. He deserves brownie points for not just choosing a controversial subject, but also handling it with aplomb. That's not all, for Shoaib has extracted wonderful performances from the principal cast.

Shoaib is a fantastic raconteur and you realize how talented he is at several points of the narrative. The difference of opinion between the eldest daughter [portrayed by Humaima Malik] and her father [Manzar Sehbai] is electrifying. You can feel an undercurrent of tension every time they share the screen space. Also, the start of the film, when Humaima begins to narrate her story and the way her story unfolds, is shocking.

On the flip side, the narrative dips, albeit sporadically, during Iman Ali's portions. Besides, a song filmed on her wasn't necessary in the first place and looks like a complete add-on. Even her performance isn't as invigorating as the remaining cast. Yet, despite the minor aberrations, BOL leaves you spellbound at the conclusion of the story.

BOL belongs to both Humaima Malik and Manzar Sehbai, who stand out with terrific portrayals. Both are splendid in their respective parts. Atif Aslam and Mahira Khan don't get much scope and they are strictly okay. In fact, Atif Aslam's screen space is limited to a few sequences and a song or two. Shafqat Cheema is exceptional; it's a character that works very well in the plot. Zaib Rehman [the mother] is most effective.

On the whole, BOL is a courageous film that has the guts to expose issues plaguing the society. It raises questions, challenges the age-old customs and mirrors a reality most convincingly. A brilliant film embellished with bravura performances. Not to be missed!




Source: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/review/14437/


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Junaid bhai Eid Mubarak and thanks for Sharing
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very nice movie and act by aadee :) 
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   going to watch bol today Big smile
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   yayyyyy finally goin to watch BOL thnx AADEE..........Big smile
cryin since d tickets are booked Cry.................................
DESE 2 HRS R SOOOOOOOOOOOOO BIGG
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Originally posted by naina27

   going to watch bol today Big smile
  
yeyiiee.... we both r goin to watch movie at 5 in evening...!! super excited fr bol....wish atif was here in India..:)
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   You all are so lucky! 
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  didn't watch this movie yet :(
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   Wot an Eidi...!! :) :).. 
BOL nd AadeeZ opening at d precious occassion of EID in India.. :)
thanQ Atif Vaai...
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  already seen it..its awusum really gr8 work by aadee and shoaib mansoor........!!Smile
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   A must watch movie..... not to b missed...  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dreamer Quote  Post Reply Reply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2011 at 6:51 PM
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YeeeeeeeeeeY 2morrow InshahAllah I will se BOL..........................!!!!!!!

Edited by Divya... - 31 Aug 2011 at 9:48 PM
The most beautiful person we have known is you ... Who has known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and has found his way out of the depths. Happy Birthday Atif!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bol_(film)Great Movie.....My friends Told ME...

I am Leaving Now To Watch The Movie...

Wish Me luck that I am Able To Get Some tickets :-))))
 
Aadeez Ready Hai Saarey...?
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going to see it tommorrow... Smile
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Originally posted by Jeevez

   You all are so lucky! 
  
agreee jeevez... we are jst soo poor unlucky Ouch
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wow junaid bhai, that was an awesome Review  thanks 4 sharing
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Teri Yaad Hai Par Visaal Kahan...

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Originally posted by naina27

   Times of India gives 2 and half stars to BODYGUARD and 4 stars to BOL!

BOL Rating Linkhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/Bol/moviereview/9797368.cms

Bodyguard Rating Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/movie-reviews/hindi/Bodyguard/moviereview/9797287.cms
 
  

mashallah !!! Clap


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   watched yesterday its awesome
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  Even after such reviews, most of the multiplexes are not showing BOL Confused

Its really disheartening... :(
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   thanx 4 sharing junaid bhai but plz tell me kia ap ko pata ha k BOL na india or dubai ma kitna buisness kia haa 
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thnx for sharing junaid bhae.. :)
Wish to see BOL soon :/
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 didn't watch this movie yet Cry  due to shortage of time....
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