Writer: Asma Nabeel
Director: Syed Ahmed Kamran
Cast: Aiman Khan, Muneeb Butt, Yasir Hussain, Hajra Yameen, Kamran Jilani, Noman Masood and Hina Dilpazeer.
Baandi is written by Asma Nabeel of Khaani fame, has come up with another story. This time she has penned down a tory focusing on the ordeals of Haaris at the hands of feudal lords. The story is set up in Sindh where people are enslaved for generations on petty debts.
The story shows us two settings. One is rural where there is a feudal lord Tahawaar played by Yasir Hussain. He has inherited everything from his equally cruel father. He and his people do not care about the lives of people working under them. Meeru (Aiman Khan) is the daughter of a Haari who has been enslaved in front of these feudals since his father’s time. Tahawaar takes a look at Meeru and wants her for himself. His wingman tried to do the same to Meeru’s friend Bakhtu who ultimately had to run away to save herself. He has already started plotting to snatch Meeru from her family. Tahawaar’s father had cut Meeru’s father’s tongue which shows the mentality of Tahawaar and his forefathers.