Shoaib Mansoor, one of the best storytellers of our times has set a very high standard for himself after his very mature and sensible tackling of the theme of terrorism in Khuda Kay Liye released in 2007.
This time again with Bol, the director does not fail to impress and come up with a bold, gripping and hard-hitting story of a woman's struggle and addresses the religious extremism in Pakistan. Bol is a story of a daughter who defies her father and the society that treat women as lesser beings. Bol clearly brings to light the status of women in developing countries that brags about equal rights for men and women.
Bol revolves around a family living in Pakistan. Hakeem Sahab wants to have a son and therefore sees his wife give birth to fourteen children, out of which only seven girls survive. Hakeem, however is very embarrassed with his eighth child who is a hermaphrodite. Bol has a gripping narrative as it showcases the struggle, agony and the determination of a family to survive against all odds.