FEMINISM, HEGEMONY AND EMPOWERMENT IN PAKISTANI SELECTED FILMS
This paper examines hegemony and women empowerment in three selected Pakistani films produced in 2011 onwards. Why the films break and mend masochism at a time with a portrayal of socio-politically dominated women that challenge patriarchy after 2011. To find out how these films portray socio-politically dominated women that challenge Patriarchy. Quantitative methods used to find out how significantly the role of female characters assigned and what the statistics and frequencies indicate women empowerment and hegemony. The paper found women empowerment as 7.8% women out of 13.3% are decision makers, self-expression as 3.4% followed by education and demand for justice as 1.1% each. While hegemony found as out of 84.8% scenes 23.6% women are oppressed due to the class system which is 3.0% where injustice is 19.8% due to patriarchy which is 18.4%. The paper recommends that the male run entertainment industry that targets male audiences should avoid masochism for commercial purposes for the sake of the essence of cinematic norms and spirits, so that women's portrayal of empowerment can help socio-political and culture awareness.