Josh (Against the Grain)


Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, is shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Fatima travels to Nusrat’s village to investigate the disappearance despite being warned not to pry into the rigid feudal structure of the rural community. Will the village’s status quo deter Fatima’s resolve? Will the quest challenge an already complicated romantic relationship? Josh is the story of Fatima’s search for truth amidst violent hierarchies.


Bollywood Spice review of Josh, states “The winner of the 2012 Women in Film Finishing Fund and the official selection for numerous film festivals all over the world, Josh is a film with a powerful message: people will not be oppressed if they choose not to be oppressed.”  Read the full review here.


JOSH Trailer from Iram Parveen Bilal on Vimeo.


Film scene from Josh
Film scene from Josh


Josh Poster
Film poster