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Hala (2019)

R | | Drama | 6 December 2019 (USA)
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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

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Minhal Baig

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Minhal Baig (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Hala Masood
Jack Kilmer ... Jesse Ross
Gabriel Luna ... Mr. Lawrence
Purbi Joshi ... Eram Masood
Azad Khan ... Zahid Masood
Taylor Marie Blim Taylor Marie Blim ... Melanie (as Taylor Blim)
Anna Chlumsky ... Shannon Taylor
Charin Alvarez ... Principal
Sam Straley ... Evan
Sonny Bhatt ... Arash
Ahmed Lucan ... Mahmoud
Alka Nayyar Alka Nayyar ... Hina
Raven Whitley Raven Whitley ... Lucy
Bianca Corral Bianca Corral ... Sasha
Zayna Dib ... Joy
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Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

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Genres:

Drama

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hala See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago,Illinois, USA

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Color
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Remake of Hala (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mujse Pehli Si Mohabbat
Written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (as Faiz Ahmed), Buland Iqbal, and Noor Jehan
Performed by Noor Jehan
Courtesy of EMI Pakistan
By arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc.
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Promising idea; Disappointing execution
28 January 2019 | by doublelistreplySee all my reviews

I had been looking forward to seeing this film at Sundance. What a let down. It's a nice idea and a story that should be told. Just wish it had been told by a more confident director. The film is tedious and doesn't have much shape. It meanders. The last half is a mess. One of the most disappointing films at Sundance.


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