NEW PAKISTANI DRAMA BREAKING STEREOTYPES?
What do we normally see in Pakistani dramas? Saas-bahu rivalries? Sisters fighting over one guy? Lovers not marrying each-other?
If no one else, writer Imran Nazir realized that we do not need to see more of these issues on our screens & penned down a fabulous drama like Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat. The drama is as unusual and unconventional as its name and here’s why everyone needs to watch this show!
1. Aurat ki chaar (4) shaadiyan?
Yes! The story revolves around a woman who marries 4 times. Not a man. A woman. How intriguing! But is the Pakistani audience from a fairly backward society, ready to see and accept a ‘woman’ in such situation?
2. Bhaag kar shaadi!
It’s not new to see lovers eloping, in our dramas, but what’s not common is to see the kind of reaction we saw in GPM. Sooner than expected, both sides accepted their marriage & they started living a normal life at the boy’s house. No continuous ‘loug kya kahenge’ taunts or violence in the name of honor!
3. Aurat ki asli jagah kitchen hi hai’
Whoever said this has not met Naheed Sahab, who proved everyone who thinks that women belong in the kitchen, wrong. Not only do we see Saifie Hassan AKA Naheed as a dutiful husband (fear or love, we don’t know) but also as a brilliant cook & a great retired homemaker.
4. Farmabardar bahu?
Gone are the days when we used to see obedient & naïve daughter-in-laws in our dramas, especially if she is the main lead. Samia Anwar is the kind of bahu every Pakistani saas fears. She isn’t disrespectful but also not the kind who would suffer in silence and not complain about injustices and constant criticisms by her saas. We also see GPM normalizing a woman giving her income to her side of the family. A change we definitely need!
We are super excited to see what more GPM has in store for us! It’s great to see how we are progressing from our old school mindset and depicting the changes needed in our society, in mass media! Hoping to see the drama making an impact it deserves!
Sanya Mithani is a content writer at Femmerang. She’s a lifestyle Instagram blogger passionate about books. Follow her on Instagram @bookshelf.and.closet.