Director: Shan Khan
Cast: Aiysha Hart, Paddy Considine, Faraz Ayab Kasim
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country of Origin: UK 2013 104 mins.
Released by PINEWOOD PICTURE
'An engrossing thriller that tackles honour killings'.
Honour killings have made UK news headlines detailing inexplicable acts of brutality. Shan Khan has taken this 'hidden' subject for his first feature movie and placed it in the context of a thriller.
Mona (Aiysha Hart) is a British Muslim Pakistani who lives in in West London with her mother (Harvey Virdi), her boorish older brother, Kasim (Faraz Ayub) and Adel (Shubham Saraf) her younger brother. Mona has brought dishonour to the family - she's fallen in love and eloped with Tarvir (Nikesh Patel), a British Punjabi from outside of her community.
The family are ordered by Mona's mother to find Mona and exact punishment. Family honour must be restored and the best way to find Mona is to hire a bounty hunter who kills for money played by Paddy Considine.