Jamshed Mahmood popularly known as Jami pointed out that how important is the feminist narrative for Pakistani films.
“There is a lot of fear in Pakistan. People aren’t even willing to admit that they are Shia, for instance, toh phir feminism kya cheez hai? Right now people aren’t even willing to understand the basic principle, that beating and mistreating women is wrong. We know that there are hundreds of acid victims, Karo Kari happens regularly. And hitting women is considered a normal thing in our society. Hitting your wife is considered okay. The reason I’m so vocal now is that I have daughters now; before I used to stay silent on this issue, but not anymore.”
“Look, my film Moor began from the mother. In O21, there was one pivotal female character who was the Snowden of the film. She releases everything. It could have been a man. But no, I wanted the power to lie in a woman’s hand.”
Turns out, Jami knows a lot more about feminism than our own women do and he explains that feminism isn’t male-bashing, it’s about protecting women from the abuse they suffer.