Moor is a 2015 Pakistani drama film written and directed by Jami and produced by Nadeem Mandviwalla. The film stars Hameed Sheikh in lead along with Samiya Mumtaz, Shaz Khan, Nayyar Ejaz, Ayaz Samoo and Abdul Qadir. The film’s title, Moor, is a Pashto word meaning “Mother”. The film’s story depicts the railway system of Balochistan, especially the closure of Zhob Valley railways in 1984. Besides the movie also shows how families are run by the women. The film was released across Pakistan on August 14, 2015 (Pakistan Independence Day). Moor has been selected to premiere at 20th Busan International Film Festival. It has also been selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Plot– When his wife Palwasha (Samiya Mumtaz) dies unexpectedly, Wahid (Hameed Sheikh), a poor train station master of a small, remote town in Pakistan, must come to terms not only with her death and his own childhood personal demons, but also his complicity in the events that led up to it. He must choose between facilitating a web of corruption involving his own elder brother that might provide him a more comfortable life but which threatens to destroy his beloved railways and morals on the one hand, and saving his estranged son caught in a similar conflict for a better life in the big city on the other. Set against the backdrop of the deliberately engineered decline of the railways system in Pakistan, ‘Moor’ is a story about the meaning of loyalty – to one’s land, one’s family and one’s principles.
The film has music by the popular band, Strings. Check out the trailer now-