The much-awaited Zee 5 series ‘Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam’ is all set to showcase a compilation of six stories of women who wrestle back control and redefine the word femme fatale. A new teaser has surfaced on the official page of Zee 5 with a countdown of 3 days to go.
Women have often been celebrated for being an epitome of patience, sacrifice, endurance and more, stereotypes that are all set to be broken in the upcoming original series Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam. The series is helmed by critically acclaimed British Indian director Meenu Gaur and features an eclectic cast comprising of leading actors from the subcontinent including Ahsan Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, Sheheryar Munawar, Saleem Mairaj, Samiya Mumtaz, Sanam Saeed, Sarwat Gilani, Mehar Bano, Faiza Gillani, Beo Raana Zafar and Eman Suleman.
The script is written by Farjad Nabi and Meenu Gaur, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is set in the timeless lanes of Androon Sheher – a mythical neighborhood – and showcases stories of love, lust, power, and redemption woven in a web of betrayal, angst, and revenge. Each story from the anthology depicts the fearlessness of women and their determination to avenge deceit. At the core of the stories are a mystery, suspense, intrigue with twist endings.
Creator and Director Meenu Gaur say, “This idea for the show was like an outpouring for me and it’s no surprise that the stories here are about all that which surges within us as women – love, passion, ambition, conviction, rage, revenge, and revolution. With the dominance of a male-centric gaze especially in the noir genre, I was keen to explore a new interpretation, one which is told from the perspective of the much-maligned femme fatale (qatil haseena) characters. It is an attempt to correct the sexism of film noir and try our hands at feminist noir.”
The makers recently dropped the official OST crooned by Farheen Raza Jaffry, composed by Ali Sethi and penned by Farjad Nabi. The song is dark, gritty with a jazz feel to it.
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam will stream on December 10th, 2021, on Zee5.