Mustang: A beautiful movie about Women Empowerment

Mustang: A beautiful movie about Women Empowerment

By:  Afshan Naheed Hashmi, PhD, C(ASCP), RAC

Hello Everyone,

I was honored to be a guest of Cohen Media Group ( courtesy DC Filmmakers). Thanks for giving me this opportunity to see this movie in an advance screening so that I can write my review for my fans and audience worldwide. I love Hollywood and Bollywood and these both creative industries have always inspired me. Mustang is the official submission for the 2016 Oscars by  France in the  best foreign-language film: (

Official Selection - France - 2016 Academy Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015 (

Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Starring Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu (


The movie is in Turkish with English sub-titles. Although I do not know Turkish but I could understand the full movie very clearly. There are five orphan teenage sisters who are  free- spirited and you would love to watch them.  I loved the way movie story evolved. In a village in Northern Turkey  these sisters go to the beach with their male classmates. Although their act was very naive and simple but a neighbor reports it to their grandma and they are made prisoners in their own house. There family removes all cell-phones, computer and become very strict with them. The film is filmed in a beautiful way and it signifies the eastern culture in a very authentic way. The girls are given lessons in household chores very typical of the eastern rural mentality prevalent even today in many cultures. In these cultures marriage is made a big deal whether girl likes to get married or not. Every one of the girls have their own way to react although they are sisters. So personality differences among siblings is very beautifully depicted. Here in this movie I could see my Jugaad ( a buzzword from India in the western world about Creativity and Innovation) philosophy  mentioned in my book (My Book:  The Modern Mughal Mentality-New Strategies to Succeed in India and the Global Marketplace) as how one of the sister thought out- of -the - box and learned driving to escape from house of her grandma and uncle and made these adverse circumstances in her favor by overcoming these obstacles. Also girls are united in these circumstances and empower themselves also a very powerful message given that "United we stand, divided we fall"


In Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s first venture there is , a powerful  picture  of female empowerment a cause  which is very close to my heart.


I loved the movie a lot and give it 5 stars

For Trailer and more information  about Mustang please go to the following link:


About the Author: Women empowerment  and helping underprivileged is a cause which is very close to my heart. Keeping that in mind certain part of my book (My Book:  The Modern Mughal Mentality-New Strategies to Succeed in India and the Global Marketplace)sales would go towards philanthropy.  I am also a great advocate of philanthropy, female empowerment and the underprivileged. It is my dream to practice as much philanthropy as possible, as well as empower every underprivileged person in my reach to achieve great heights.

My Book:  The Modern Mughal Mentality-New Strategies to Succeed in India and the Global Marketplace  


Cheers from your loving Film-critic and Author

Dr.Afshan Naheed Hashmi



Be the first to respond!

Leave a comment:

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered #Jugaadmovement


The Outbreak of a Monstrous Infection

My Book: Amazon Best-Seller and Hot #1 New Release

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered#Jugaadthoughtleaders

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered Hashtag #Jugaadqueen

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered #Bestselling Authors

Dr.Afshan HashmionKellieFitzgerald' Radioshow

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered#Jugaadu

Dr.Afshan Hashmi Interview by Mrs.Nilima Mehra

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered#Jugaadleaders

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered #Jugadu

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered Hashtag #Jugaadking

Best-Selling Author Dr.Afshan Hashmi at Chai Time

My Book: Maryland Pa. inthe National Book Festival

Interview by Odonna I appear after1min 14 sec

Dr.Afshan Hashmi on Nancy Gaskins Author Universe

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with NancyGaskins on BlogTalkRadio

Dr.Afshan Hashmi walked the Red Carpet in DCSaff

The Modern Mughal Mentality available on Amazon

Goodreads-The Modern Mughal Mentality

The Modern Mughal Mentality Giveaway at Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Modern Mughal Mentality-New Strategies to Succeed in Indi... by Afshan Naheed Hashmi
Enter Giveaway

Book Trailer of The Modern Mughal Mentality

Dr.Afshan Hashmi signing her book

Launching Party of The Modern Mughal Mentality

Felicitation of author Dr.Afshan Hashmi by ICCC

Right Click on the Banner to go to VBT site

Reading from my Book The Modern Mughal Mentality

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Dr Afshan Hashmi on BlogTalkRadio

On The Workshop Wednesdays Radio Show

Check Out Business Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Tough Talk Radio Network on BlogTalkRadio

On Michael Dresser Show: After1.06min. I appear

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Michael Dresser Show on BlogTalkRadio

My Interview at The Phil Naessens Show

Do you want a free gift!!!

Join the email list!

Sign Up for my Newsletter to get a Free Gift!!!

Join the email list!

Beautiful Video about Dr.Afshan Hashmi

Dr.Afshan Hashmi registered #afshanhashmi

I love Social Media!!!