Watch: Joyland 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – As the happily patriarchal Rana family craves for the birth of a baby boy, the youngest of the Rana men secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and finds himself falling for a fiercely ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love….
Plot: As a patriarchal family yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue their family line, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theatre and falls for a transgender starlet.
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This movie has definitely raised the bar for Pakistani cinema. The cinematography and acting was top-notch. The story was beautifully shown and often gave goosebumps. The film touches on important issues like patriarchy and succeeds in this. The transgender community of Pakistan is less often treated like other communities. There several deep moments in the film where the viewer is forced to question stereotypes. Great job by saim sadiq and sarmad khoosat. It is sad to see why this film became controversial. It genuinely and accurately depicts the “Lahori” people and mindset. Highly recommend this movie!
Best film to come out of Pakistani industry in years
I guess people have forgotten the difference between the meanings of “promotion” and “depiction”. For those who really don’t know what these words mean: promotion means to encourage, to support something. And depiction means to show something, to make people aware of something by showing it to them.
Now, Joyland, nowhere in its 126 minutes run supports or encourages or “promotes” homosexuality or anything that is anti-Islamic. In fact, this isn’t even the only theme of the film. It covers pretty much every aspect of the domestic life of a lower middle-class Pakistani man and a woman (I didn’t mention transgender person because those poor things have only one class of lifestyle). It shows every harsh reality of our society. It shows all the plagues our country is being devoured by, those which aren’t remotely related to Islam but have become a part of our tradition despite being highly toxic. These are the stigmas that we suffer from in our lives but no one wants to get rid of them because they have been here for so long that they have become normal. And a life without them would be abnormal or even disgraceful and shameful according to our “elders”.
The film does show the homosexuality that exists in our country. It doesn’t tell whether its good or bad, it just shows it. The only thing that could be a negative point in my opinion would be the graphic scenes. They weren’t really that necessary.
In the end, I would say that Joyland is probably the best film that’s come out of Pakistani industry in a long time. We need to support such films and accept the existence of all the brutalities of the society they make us aware about. And lastly, try to do something about them.
Original Language ur
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Director Saim Sadiq
Writer Saim Sadiq, Maggie Briggs
Actors Rasti Farooq, Sarwat Gilani, Ali Junejo
Awards 8 wins & 11 nominations
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Camera ARRI Alexa Mini and Zeiss High Speed MKII, Angenieux 25-250 mm lenses
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