Night of Henna
Night of Henna (2005)

Hava was sent back to Pakistan to be raised in a culture where she could learn her traditional values. She comes back after 12 years and wants to get an education and be free to make her own decisions. What she doesn't realize is that… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

Writer-director Hassan Zee makes naive storytelling choices that diminish the drama of the piece and muddle the message of cultural tolerance.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Mr. Zee's attempt to marry American-style realism with the big, artificial emotions of Indian and Pakistani popular film does not quite work, in spite of the evident love he brings to the project.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Earnest and clumsy in equal parts.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

First time writer-director-producer Hassan Zee follows a well-worn theme -- the clash between generations of new immigrants -- in this mildly pleasant movie.

Gene Seymour

Writer-director Hassan Zee milks the full melodramatic measure from this formulaic clash-of-generations-and-culture storyline.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Offers no surprises as it wends its way to a contrived happy ending.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

Zee's twentysomethings seem to live outside the pop matrix that would give their temptations a more urgent, mall-culture sheen.

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