The festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr will surely make us forget the stress and worries of the workplace, and ignore the political chaos in the country, as everyone all over Pakistan takes a breath to celebrate Eid.
This Eid, while you take a break and try to beat the heat, why not watch a new show or a movie? Here are some of our top recommendations for what to watch during your Eid break:
- Gangubai KathiawadiStarring newly-married Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi is the latest film by celebrated Indian director, based on a novel by author and journalist Hussain Zaidi, called ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’. The film follows Ganga Harjivandas, who is sold to a brothel by her lover. She ultimately becomes a powerful brothel madame known as Gangubai, and eventually campaigns for the rights of women and sex workers. The film is based on a true story, and is available to watch on Netflix.
- Ghabrana Nahi HaiGhabrana Nahi Hai is a crime thriller starring Saba Qamar, which means the expectations run high with this one, as the talented actress is known for a number of hit Pakistani movies. Set to release on Eid, the movie follows Zuby, the only daughter of a couple who has raised her like a son, and her attempts to get back at a land mafia who is targeting her father. The film is directed by Saqib Ahmed and co-stars Zahid Ahmed.
- Parde Mein Rehne Dou
Hania Amir and Ali Rehman Khan team up in this romantic comedy about an unusual theme: male infertility. They play a couple who is unable to conceive a child because the husband is declared medically impotent. Also slated for an Eid release, the film promises to be fun and lighthearted. It is directed by Wajahat Rauf.
- RayBased on four short stories by critically acclaimed filmmaker Satyajit Ray, the anthology series, available to watch on Netflix prove to be a chilling and thought-provoking watch. Known for his neorealism, and best known for his film trilogy ‘The Apu Trilogy’, Ray’s work has been admired by film aficionados in the east and the west.
The second season of period drama Bridgerton aired on March 25, and has already taken the world by storm. This season introduced the Sharma family to the London ton scene, pleasing many South Asian fans. Described as a cross between Gossip Girl and Pride & Prejudice, the hit show keeps viewers glued as they navigate the social chaos of Regency era London.