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Murdered by My Father (2016)

Murdered by My Father (2016)

Adeel AkhtarKiran Sonia SawarMawaan RizwanSalman Akhtar
Bruce Goodison


Murdered by My Father (2016) is a English movie. Bruce Goodison has directed this movie. Adeel Akhtar,Kiran Sonia Sawar,Mawaan Rizwan,Salman Akhtar are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2016. Murdered by My Father (2016) is considered one of the best Drama movie in India and around the world.

Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up quickly, and Shahzad wants to make sure she's set up with the right guy to settle down with. It's a promise he made his wife, and part of what he considers his duty as a dad. But what does Salma want? Unbeknown to Shahzad, she's caught up in a whirlwind romance with charismatic charmer Imi. Salma knows Imi is not what her dad is expecting, but can she find a way to make everyone happy? A hard-hitting drama with a devastating finale, Murdered by My Father is a story about the power and the limits of love in communities where 'honour' means everything.


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Murdered by My Father (2016) Reviews

  • Accurate reflection


    I just finished watching 'Murdered by My Father' on iPlayer. My heart is in my stomach. It really struck a nerve. It puts up a mirror against (British) Asian culture and touches upon so many important issues. Respectability politics, forced marriages, and societal pressure, which come together to show us the very serious, yet very taboo subject of honour killings. It shows us the danger of treating daughters like possessions, and I cannot emphasise enough how toxic yet unfortunately common that way of thinking is. Girls are often seen as a burden, property that must be passed on from the father to the husband. All the characters fall victim to this deplorable belief. I sympathise with the main character, Salma, because she's driven by peer pressure and cultural obligations. At times I even feel sorry for the father, who is consumed by pride and "honour". There are so many clever subtleties added in to emphasise how fear tactics are used to force control over young girls like Salma, and how the subject is brushed under the carpet by everyone in the "community". One person literally drew their curtains to everything that was happening. It was ironic. The father tried so hard to seek approval from his community, yet those same people turned their backs on him. It's exactly that sort of mentality that needs to be abolished. The idea that society is everything, and what they think matters. That culture comes above mental health, and personal choice. That pride is more important than life. It's a powerful contemporary drama and I urge everyone to watch it. ALSO, an outstanding performance by the entire cast, Mawaan Rizwaan (Imi) definitely stood out!

  • No honour


    Murdered by My Father written by Vinay Patel is a heartbreaking tale of Salma torn between choosing family tradition or her own individual freedom. You hope that they will be some kind of happy resolution but the title kind of gives the game away. Salma's father Shahzad (Adeel Akhtar) is a hard working widower raising two children. His teenage daughter Salma (Kiran Sonia Sawar) has been promised to Haroon, once she finishes her education which would be good business sense for the family but Salma had fallen in love with Imi who she spends a lot of time with even skipping college. Of course once Haroon discovers that Salma has a boyfriend he and his father humiliate Shazad, who feels dishonoured and takes it out on his daughter. He locks her up but she escapes but when she returns the next day it ends in tragedy. Not only that but as we see in the beginning of the drama the bloodied body of Shazad, who after killing Salma stabs himself and throws himself off the apartment block leaving his young son alone as an orphan. It is a double tragedy. Kiran Sonia Sawar gives a fine performance as a young teenage girl entering into womanhood, in love with a teenage boy and trying to keep her father happy. Shazad is really not written as a monster, he is a hard working family man who feels he is doing his best for his daughter. His actions are of someone who has just snapped and later realised the consequences of his actions. The true monsters are Haroon and his father. They are the outsiders, who pressurise Shazad for his young daughter and then point the finger of judgment. Once these hypocritical behavioural witch hunters are outed, shamed and shunned can the matter of honour killings be tackled.

  • very moving and thought provoking


    Honour killing is a very controversial and contemporary issue in society as of today and this drama explores that theme by focusing on a Muslim household, in which the father, Shahzad wants his daughter, Salma to be in an arranged marriage. Murdered by my father (written by Vinay Patel & shown by BBC3), was a really good film; the starting scenes consisted of what happened at the end, which immediately hooked me in as I was curious as to how and why it happened. Salma's voice over added to the somber beginning, and again adds to the mystery of the plot. I think the representation of Salma reflects teenagers now to some extent – the whole thing about hiding things from your parents, rebelling against parents, etc. The director tried show the audience the Islam tradition, for example, the Muslim wedding at the beginning and personally I think it was captured really well. Most of the film's mood was dark and miserable, which is understandable because honour killing is a very depressing topic and there is no way that it can be romanticized or be presented in a lighthearted way. Overall, Murdered By My Father is a very moving movie, it really had an effect on me and makes me think that people in the 21st Century still go through this.

  • Tense and heartbreaking story line


    Murdered by My Father, was a drama produced by the BBC based on a true-life honour killing of a British Asian girl. This BBC Drama touches upon many important issues that British Asian cultures' face within society. The writer, Vinay Patel, explores in depth the decisions many Asian families face in order to maintain respect and honour. The tense and heartbreaking story line reveals the struggles Salma, the main character, has to go through whilst deciding whether to keep the family tradition of an arranged marriage- or prioritise her own individual happiness. Salma's father Shazad reflects the issues within 'respect' and 'honour' in the community. In the beginning Shazad appears to be pressurised by Haroon (Salma's promised husband) and his father, through the consistent rush of Salma's marriage to Haroon. Shazad emphasises this pressure further through the one to one talks he has with Salma and the lines "You carry all of us with you", "When you fail, I fail". The key themes of family values and social status are reflected throughout this BBC drama. "When you get married I can die happy", Shazad refers to the Asian community accepting their family, as well as no longer needing to seek approval from the community. Throughout the drama the reflection of the whole family was presented through: the belief that society is everything and what they think matters. Within one of the scenes a neighbour in the community drew their curtains- hiding everything that was about to happen, as Salma within the programme "Someone's always watching, trust me". This powerful, moving drama explores how a young woman falling in love ends with tragic consequences for everyone. Murdered by My Father emphasised in depth the tragic truth within honour killings; through the ending scene the programme stated how many 'honour-based' violence cases were reported since 2010: "12,000".

  • Shows great insight into another culture's belief.


    Murdered by My Father is an eye opener for people who don't know about the Muslim's belief about honour killings/shame killing for people who have "brought" disgrace to the family and that these kind of things really happen around the world. It was heart-breaking to see Salma go through so much, having to choose between her cultures/family's beliefs and her own freedom to live a happy life. The film shows the Muslim culture having big affects on youth as their beliefs aren't as strong as their parents and want to live their own lives. Salma character portrayed this throughout the film especially when she has to choose between the love of her life (Imi) or her family, who are forcing her to marry someone she doesn't like (Haroon) just because her mom promised her to the other family before she died. Salma is 16 when she is going through this, which is something no one should go through especially at her age. It gave insight that even though Salam's father Shahzad promised he would let her finish school he broke that promise just so that Haroon's family was happy and didn't insult them. This showed that even if the older generation don't believe that strongly about certain things (i.e. the arranged marriage) that they will still go through with it just so that they don't put "shame" on their family or disgrace them. I think the movie gave a lot of insight on the beliefs (Muslim) about forced marriages, honour/shame killings, and how for us its might seem shocking but in their culture its normal.


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