When Nida Manzoor’s Polite Society, written and directed, opens in theatres on April 28, 2023 (or April 7, 2023, for UK audiences), the sisterly attachment will reach entirely new heights. Manzoor, a filmmaker who has previously worked on the British sitcom We Are Lady Parts, makes her feature film debut with this project.
In Polite Society, which has been dubbed an action comedy, Priya Kansara (as Bridgerton), Ritu Arya (as Red Notice), Shobu Kapoor (as We Are Lady Parts), Ella Bruccoleri (as Call the Midwife), Seraphina Ben (as Top Boy), Jeff Mirza (as We Are Lady Parts), Akshay Khanna (as Chloe).
As a young filmmaker, Nida Manzoor is most known for helming two episodes of Doctor Who as well as the award-winning television series We Are Lady Parts, which won the 2021 Rose d’Or Emerging Talent Award.
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Manzoor’s Family & Education
Manzoor was raised in a Muslim family from Pakistan despite being born in Singapore. Before beginning to pursue a career in filmmaking, she later relocated to London and earned a degree in politics at the University College London. Before it became a full series in 2021, she wrote the pilot for We Are Lady Parts in 2018.
Amina Hussein is a geeky biochemistry Ph.D. student who stars in the documentary We Are Lady Parts as the odd lead guitarist of the all-female Muslim punk band “Lady Parts.”
Amina then struggles to find her voice and identity as she struggles with her conflicting relationships with her artistic and free-spirited bandmates and her obedient university friends. We Are Lady Parts is semi-autobiographical, according to Manzoor, who stated in an interview with Digital Spy that music was her “first passion”:
Producing Polite Society is Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Olivier Kaempfer and John Pocock of Parkville Pictures. The movie’s domestic distribution will be handled by Focus Features, while its global distribution will be handled by Universal Pictures