Murdered by My Father (2016)

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Murdered by My Father (2016)

Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up quickly, and Shahzad wants to make sure she's set up with the right guy to settle down with. It's a promise he made his wife, and part of what he considers his duty as a dad. But what does Salma want? Unbeknown to Shahzad, she's caught up in a whirlwind romance with charismatic charmer Imi. Salma knows Imi is not what her dad is expecting, but can she find a way to make everyone happy? A hard-hitting drama with a devastating finale, Murdered by My Father is a story about the power and the limits of love in communities where 'honour' means everything.
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TheMovieDb    6.6 /10
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Creators
Director Bruce Goodison
Writer Vinay Patel
Information
Release Date2016-03-29
Runtime1h 15mins
GenreDrama
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
Awards2 wins & 3 nominations.
CompanyBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
CountryUK
LanguageEnglish
Wedding Guest Dancer
Kay Awasti
Kay Awasti
Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest
Aditi Bajpai
Aditi Bajpai
Wedding Guest
Kajal Bhatt
Kajal Bhatt
Wedding Guest
Wedding Guest
Tina Chandorkar
Tina Chandorkar
Wedding Guest Dancer

Murdered by My Father

Murdered by My Father is a one-off British drama written by Vinay Patel, directed by Bruce Goodison and produced by Toby Welch, and starring Adeel Akhtar and Kiran Sonia Sawar, that first aired on BBC One in March 2016. The drama tells the story of an honour killing of a British Asian Muslim teenage girl by her father.


Summary

Widowed father Shahzad is bringing up two children, Salma and Hassan, alone. Teenager Salma has been promised to Haroon in an arranged marriage but she falls in love with Imi. Following a confrontation with Haroon and with men from the community, Shahzad murders his daughter and kills himself.


Cast

  • Adeel Akhtar as Shahzad
  • Kiran Sonia Sawar as Salma
  • Mawaan Rizwan as Imi
  • Salman Akhtar as Haroon
  • Reiss Jeram as Hassan

Critical reception

Ceri Redford, writing in The Daily Telegraph, described the drama as "nuanced and unbearably heart-breaking" and "a brave piece of television". Kasia Delgado, in the Radio Times, wrote that the drama "deserves a Bafta for depicting this very real issue so brilliantly".