Khuda Mera Bhi hai is definitely worth a watch

Published: November 5, 2016
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An alarming trend that often puts many people off from Pakistani dramas is how they tend to glorify patriarchy, domestic violence and misogyny. However, with recent dramas like Nanhi, Chup Reho, Udaari, Sang e Mar Mar, we see that the trend is gradually changing and that dramas are delivering clear cut messages that domestic violence is not okay.

Of late, the play Khuda Mera Bhi Hai touches on these forbidden topics and takes extremely bold steps in sending these messages across. The story revolves around Mahgul, played by Ayesha Khan. Thankfully, Ayesha Khan will now be seen in a strong, sane avatar – which is a healthy change from her weepy, psychopathic role from Mann Mayal. Mahgul is the daughter of a woman who runs an NGO, played by Saba Hamid. Saba Hamid portrays her role effectively and in a way that helps many of those in understanding and liking her character who vilify and hate on ‘NGO aunties’.

In the first episode Mahgul attempts to free her friend from an abusive marriage and the play takes a very clear stance that domestic violence is not okay and violence is not a way for a man to show his love to a woman and that while there are things and instances in a marriage that can be ‘compromised’ on, violence is definitely not one of them.

From the trailer we know that Mahgul and Zain (played by Syed Jibran) will be romantically linked and later will get married and have a child. The child will be an ‘intersex’ baby, though I am unclear as to how correct this term will be, considering we don’t really know how the play moves forward.

Nevertheless, the performances are promising and the plot is definitely something worth watching.

Mahwash.Badar.

Mahwash Badar

The author is a clinical psychologist, a mum to two boys and permanently in a state of flux. She tweets @mahwashajaz_ (twitter.com/mahwashajaz_)

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