First Pakistani-American Film Gets Positive Reviews in US
What happens when the cultures of two countries like Pakistan and America collide? A marriage. The movie, which Zee claims is the first made by a Pakistani-American, centers on arranged marriages, a common practice in South Asia, in which parents pick the wedding partners of their children. In doing so, Zee takes a serious topic, of comparing women’s status in an austere Muslim society and a liberal Western one, and makes a lighthearted family drama from it. If anything, “Night of Henna” is an admirable first film.