Taxali Gate Screening Free For Women On International Women’s Day

The makers have announced that they have arranged special shows for women across Pakistan on March 8, also known as International Women’s Day.

The move has been made to honor all the hardworking women of the country. “You work hard every day, it’s time for you to relax and watch your favorite movie that coincidentally talks about your rights,” the makers said in an Instagram post.

According to the makers, Taxali Gate is paying a small token of appreciation to the women of Pakistan who relentlessly support us in so many ways. An arranged special show will be screened for women across Pakistan tomorrow, the ticket will be free of cost.

Women in Karachi can watch the movie for free at Cinepax and Ocean Mall. The movie will be available for the Islamabad audience at Cinepax and Jinnah Park Rawalpindi. Whereas, women in Lahore can watch Taxali Gate at Cinepax and Packages Mall.

Directed by Abu Aleeha, the movie is a revenge-thriller courtroom drama that tackles rape, the complexities of the legal system, and class dynamics entrenched within society.

The movie stars Ayesha Omar, Yasir Hussain, Mehar Bano, Umer Aalam, Iffat Omar, Nayyer Ejaz, Abu Aleeha, Babar Ali, Iftikhar Thakur, Alyy Khan, Khaled Anam, and Sheharyar Cheema.

The film explores life inside the Taxali Gate, a.k.a. Heera Mandi, and focuses on the most common issue faced by the residents: self-respect. One gets a brief introduction to Lahore and why the place was called Heera Mandi, until Yasir Hussain as a well-known pimp Shafiq, gets hold of his first client. He brings that chap to meet Ayesha Omar’s character Muskaan, a sharp-witted prostitute, who runs a brothel.

The issues faced by Kanjars (a low caste) provide the writer, Aleeha himself, a big margin to add humiliating dialogues, insulting behavior, and double entendre to the script.

The journalist-turned-filmmaker does manage to bring to the fore, societal norms and intricacies of law enforcement.