Ek Thi Marium
Ek Thi Marium ( ) is a 2016 Pakistani biographical television film based on the life of Pakistani female fighter pilot Marium Mukhtiar. Produced by Nina Kashif, it is directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and written by Umera Ahmad. It features Sanam Baloch in the titular role of Marium Mukhtiar, while Hina Khawaja Bayat and Behroze Sabzwari played roles of Marium's parents. It was premiered on Defence Day 2016 on Urdu 1. Upon release, the film as well as Baloch's performance received critical acclaim. On 21 October 2016, the film was released in Cinepax nationwide.
Colonel Mukhtiar Ahmed Sheikh who together with his family, wife Rehana Mukhtiar and children Marium Mukhtiar, Marvi Mukhtiar and Shahrukh Mukhtiar lives in Malir Cantonment, Karachi. With an excellent academic career and aim of joining Pakistan Air Force as fighter pilot from childhood, Marium enters into engineering field against her will to fulfill her parents' dream. She continuously found means to equip herself with planes and after spending a year at university she asked her parent's permission to join Pakistan Air Force. Reluctant to her decision, Marium's father tries to make her understand that a cadet's life is tough, especially for girls, but after seeing her determination, he agrees. Marium begins to prepare herself for PAF written test and becomes successful both in test and interview but awaits a final call. Upon returning from university she finds out that the results have been announced, when she encounter her neighbor, who informed her that his son has been selected. She runs to find out her results, and when she could not find her admission letter she becomes disappointed, only to be surprised by her family that she has been selected, and the whole family celebrates.