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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.


Minhal Baig


Minhal Baig (written for the screen by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Hala Masood
Jack Kilmer ... Jesse / Hala's boyfriend
Gabriel Luna ... Mr. Lawrence
Purbi Joshi ... Eram / Hala's mother
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 ... Hina
Raven Whitley Raven Whitley ... Lucy
Bianca Corral Bianca Corral ... Sasha
Zayna Dib ... Joy


Hala, a Pakistani-American teenager girl in her final year of high school is cautious with her words, but avidly curious with her eyes and ears. Floating in a limbo between two cultures, she's gently pulling back from her Muslim faith and tentatively testing her crush on Jesse, a tousled blond classmate with a sensitive soul. She's a fascinating paradox, at once subdued and adventurous: One moment, she's meekly enduring the affectionate nagging of her anxious mother Eram; the next, she's racing through their Chicago suburb on her skateboard. Written by New York Times

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Did You Know?


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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accurate depiction of a young muslim girls life
9 December 2019 | by incredingo-37769See all my reviews

While it is accurate for what it is like to be a teenage muslim girl it is rather mild. parents are usually much more strict than hers. however it still is a bit of an insight. anyone saying this is anti islamic must have some sort of agenda as it is not at all. however i don't think this movie shows anything new, is pretty tame and if anything pro islam. it is slow and somewhat dull. i can't really recommend it unless you have time to kill. it was a little shallow considering what they could have done with the subject matter.

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English | Urdu

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago,Illinois, USA See more »

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