DIRECTOR – Winner: Best Film, Winner: Best Director Award for Kamran Qureshi and Special Award for outstanding performance for Sohail Asghar.
|TV Movie (2003)
Sohail Asghar, Qazi Wajid, Nabeel Zafar, Tabraiz Shah and Zaheen Tahira.
Tagline: An intersex dancer became a street beggar for her adopted son but rejected for not having respect in society.
MURAD (Desire), The story revolves around an intersex “Saima” who adopts a helpless child ‘Murad’. This child does not like her profession of dancing. Saima tries hard to fit in other professions as a male but people tease her at every place.
Then she again tries to get a job as a woman but fails. She then starts begging to earn her living but when Murad watches her as a beggar on the road, he gets cross. She then sends Murad to a hostel and starts dancing again to fulfil the expenses of his studies. She never goes to see Murad so as to avoid his hatred.
The boy goes abroad on scholarship for higher studies. By the end, Saima gets an invitation of Aqeeqah (newborn welcoming ceremony) from an unknown person and when they all go there, Saima comes to know that it was “Murad” who called her to show his son and wife about his mother who brought him up with the help of her Ghungroos, and also to thank Saima for all what she did for him. Many intersex individuals acted in the film in different scenes.