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A woman who takes care of her aging parents and their land is joined by her sister when their parents' health worsens. It showcases their conflicts in dealing with their relationships and parents.

  • Urdu
Production Year
Film Type
Production Countries
  • United Kingdom
  • Pakistan
Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Mohammad Ahmad, Adnan Malik, Beo Raana Zafar, Faris Khalid
Production Company
Indus Talkies, ZAB Films

Crew List

Asim Abbasi
Asim Abbasi
DOP / Camera
Mo Azmi
Aarti Bajaj
Saif Samejo
Roland Heap
Production Designer
Aarij Hashimi
Asim Abbasi, Jules Baker, Mahnoor Amna Mahmood, Sumaira Qazi

Festivals / Awards

2018: South Asian Film Festival, Best Film, United States
2018: South Asian Film Festival of Montreal, Best Feature Fiction Award, Winner
2018: UK Asian Film Festival, Best Director, Winner
2019: Palm Springs International Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film, Nominated, USA


Asim Abbasi
Asim Abbasi


Film Critic

Return to father’s house

Alireza Naraghi
Alireza Naraghi

Cake, a 2018 Pakistani comedy drama film, is a story about love, loss and passage of time. The story is something we all can relate to in some way. We have seen globalization, children moving away and the rivalry between siblings. It’s a story about love, loss and life and death – all the things that we are familiar with. When the ageing patriarch of the Jamali family falls ill, his eldest daughter and sole caregiver, Zareen, who is left behind in Karachi, is forced to reconnect with her sister, Zara, on her return from London. The film showcases their conflicts in dealing with their relationships and parents. The two sisters have their own special relationship with their parents and each find their dormant feelings in their reconnection with each other and their roots. The name of the film Cake refers to “layered” nature of family life a cake Abbasi tells in an interview. Cake was released all over Pakistan on 30 March 2018 with highly positive reviews from critics.

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