Dukhtar (Urdu دختر ) English: Daughter) is a 2014 Pakistani drama-thriller film directed by Afia Nathaniel. The film stars Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref, Asif Khan, Ajab Gul and Samina Ahmad. The film is Afia Nathaniel’s feature directorial debut, she also wrote and produced the film about a mother and her ten-year-old daughter, who leave their home to save the girl from an arranged marriage to a tribal leader.
The film was premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 5 September. Geo Films released the film in Pakistan on 18 September 2014. It was selected as Pakistan’s Official entry in the category Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated. It becomes the Pakistan’s second consecutive submission to Oscars and accepted as per the first one was Zinda Bhaag in same category. Geo Films telecasted Dukhtar on Pakistan Independence Day 2015 .