Come across anyone in your circle and you’ll find them discussing the ill-fated plot of the serial where the woman cheated her loyal husband over a cunning businessman who is fond of buying the relations with his power.
This is the first plot that’s gaining huge traction from the drama viewers.
Switched to the second Drama of ARY Digital – Bewafa and found that the man was cheating on his first wife to marry the sweet as sugar colleague of his office.
Talk about Gul o Gulzar and you will also find the duo of women quarreling over their shared husband.
The latest drama of Ayeza Khan – Thora Sa Haq is also a story of a miserable woman who has been tied the knot of marriage with his cousin because, after her father’s demise, she is left with no one to look after her. So, ultimately MARRIAGE becomes the solution in the case.
Kahin Deep Jalay is also a story of a wicked daughter-in-law who plots conspiracies to break the strong family ties so that she can get all her husband’s attention and his wealth.
The next in the list is Mere Mohsin. It isn’t different from the rest of the pack. The daughter in law is affected by the pessimist in-laws because their chasma e chiragh (the only son) get married against their will and ditched the Watta Satta culture.
And the list continues….
In an era, where we have women like Samina Baig (first Pakistani women to climb Mount Everest at the age of 21), Abida Parveen (the maestro of Pakistani folk music), Bilquis Edhi ( the helping hand to the sufferers) and most prominent Zahida Kazmi (the 37 year old woman who become the first taxi driver of Pakistan) and many more. Why our stories have limited women to wedding cakes only?
Why don’t we go the extra mile to find heroic stories of women?
I agree with the fact that Pakistani serials are full of lessons and some of them have done an outstanding job in educating us like Cheekh and these top 10 dramas of Pakistan. But nowadays our drama industry is getting disastrous in hiding the strength of a woman.
Our media has the potential as the stories it portrays impact the viewers. If they will continuously characterize women as a victim, they will gradually produce one.
The media industry needs to understand that women today have become strong. They should add more by creating awareness of the women rights and empowering them as changemakers.
I don’t understand why they think that a courageous woman in the role will be a slap to their rotten stories.
In a recent interview published by Dawn, the writer claims that it’s all the game of TRP, we got high ratings on stories like these.
“Incredible as it may sound, there is a huge appeal for stories that go a little too far,” Kadwani tells me. In fact, his production company has always benefitted when he produced stories with risqué content or immoral characters. “We had our heads in our hands when we saw how well these stories did.”
So, when the viewership is depending on us, why shouldn’t we start boycotting the stories which show that women are fragile?
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