Set in present time metropolitan Kuwait, Ateej is a story that portrays the human tendency to rush to judgment of other, a very common misconception in the world. This has unfortunately become the pedestal of our society and is depicted in the film through three unique but interconnected stories (through a ‘misbah’ or the arab rosary) therefore, creating doubts in the minds of the viewers about the characters. Through the unveiling of the three stories and characters, the film attempts to show how our initial judgments don’t capture the full depth and sides of a person.
The film is also richly set and connected to the Kuwaiti culture, mainly through the misbah and its significance. The craftsmanship and the details involved in the making of the misbah along with the values of giving are highlighted.