Bol (2011)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Social, Drama
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Total Reviews: 16
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Review Summary: On the whole BOL is a courageous film that has the guts to expose issues plaguing...

Average Critic Rating: (3.23)
Cast: Atif Aslam , Iman Ali , Mahira Khan , Humaima Malick , Shafqat Cheema , Manzar Sehbai , Zaib Rehman , Amr Kashmiri
Director: Shoaib Mansoor
Release Date: 31 Aug 2011

Plot: The film starts by showing the protagonist, Zainab ( Humaima Malick ), about to be hanged. She tells her story to media right before this happens. She grew up with six sisters, a mother and a father. The father always wanted a son so that the son could help with Read more

Bol - Top Reviews

The film focuses on the travails of a lower middle class family in Lahore which struggles with poverty orthodoxy and the stranglehold of a gender bias which treats women as the archetypal second sex.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Khuda Ke Liye set a precedent (you have watched it, right?)-the Pakistani film was a hit in its own country and made waves the world over.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
The roots of Bol lie firmly in Pakistan’s contemporary reality, but its heart seems to be more in consonance with the traditions of commercial Mumbai movies than with the cinema of protest that it aspires to be. But that isn’t necessarily undesirable espe
Cast:Iman Ali, Mahirah Khan Askari, Atif Aslam, Shafqat CheemaDirector:Shoaib MansoorThere's an inherent sincerity in 'Khuda Ke Liye' director Shoaib Mansoor's new film 'Bol', that compels you to look beyond its shortcomings. This film raises important qu
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
On the whole BOL is a courageous film that has the guts to expose issues plaguing...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Bol - All Reviews

This time again with Bol, the director does not fail to impress and come up with a bold, gripping and hard-hitting story of a woman''s struggle and addresses the religious extremism in Pakistan. Bol is a story of a daughter who defies her father and the s
'Bol' is a Hindi-Urdu lingo film, which is being written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor. The issue, the matter, the subject which is being discussed in the movies is very bold and courageous. And so the scripting part and the direction part play
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
 Controversial but good attempt
Bharat Student
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Shoaib Mansoor  Atif Aslam, Sajjad Ali, Sarmad Ghafoor, Shoaib Mansoor  Ali Moeen, Ayub Khawar, Imran Raza, Sajjad Ali, Shoaib Mansoor  Amr Kashmiri, Atif Aslam, Humaima Malick, Iman Ali, Mahira Khan, Manzar Sehbai, S
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
A story that begins with hanging of a young woman with half a dozen other women shrieking in the background could end up unnerving anyone and in that aspect, 'Bol' pretty much establishes itself into the 'serious cinema' zone. The feeling remains exactly the same for most part of the first half of this Shoaib Mansoor directed affair as well. However once the story picks up pace and steps into an altogether different zone in the second half, 'Bol' turns out to be an explosive affair that not just raises a few important questions but also brings a lump in your throat.
India Glitz
Finally as the lovely host at Eros International said to me: it’s better than Khuda Ke Liye – I would agree!
Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
The literal English translation of this week’s new release Bol is to speak out and talk - which this film does in plenty. Director Shoaib Mansoor has a reputation of speaking out on subjects otherwise taboo or dangerous. In his last venture Khuda Ke Liye
Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood
You could skip it!
Komal Nahta, Koi Moi
Overall, the movie is worth a watch
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Bol deserves a watch for its sheer brilliance in acting as well as storyline. It leaves behind questions that shake many rigid notions without getting preachy.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
To fully appreciate Bol is to firstly be familiar with somewhat basic understanding of Islam, Urdu and Pakistan's history but to understand its larger message you don't need to know any of the above.
Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff