irstly, no other woman on the Pakistani screen or stage quite has that vocal command Bucha has. She can project, enunciate, make it sound beautiful, all of that.
Then, she’s one of the most intuitive actors we have come across, who doesn’t just rely on instinct to coast through roles. You realize the actor had structured her performance tightly once you’re done watching her because you didn’t realize she isn’t actually a supervillain while watching her.
There is so much correctness about Nimra Bucha, but also vulnerability, but also grit, and somehow none of those qualities clash whether it’s her in character, or out of it. Nimra Bucha won for ‘Championing Change’, while her films Polite Society and Kamli won Curators’ Choice and Filmwallah’s Choice awards.
When she was fresh off her junkets for Kamli last year, the actor had candidly spoken about how she was prepared to not get a part on Ms. Marvel, because thus far, mainstream projects hadn’t welcomed her too often. Bur first, Kamli happened, then Ms. Marvel, and then, finally, she played the antagonist in Polite Society, directed by Nida Manzoor, who is also responsible for the hilarious We Are Lady Parts.
While Nimra Bucha herself referred to this experience of work she has been part of, and her herself, recognized with awards as “unreal”, we believe that these very real awards are well-deserved, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.