HUM TV’s drama serial Mere Ban Jao is a story of love, trust, deceit and repercussions. Featuring the versatile Zahid Ahmed, Kinza Hashmi and Azfar Rehman in lead roles, the serial conveys a very important message related to the use of social media, repercussions of blind trust and sharing of personal and intimate moments online without realizing the disaster it can cause and the impact it can have on one’s life. Produced under the banners of Moomal Entertainment and MD Productions, the serial is written by Samira Fazal and directed by Ahmed Kamran. Starting from January 11, 2023, the serial also features Rabia Naureen, Ayesha Gul, Fazila Qazi, Qaiser Nizamani, Hira Tareen, Noman Habib, Afraz Rasool and others.
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Mere Ban Jao Episode 7 Written Update & Review
Assalam-o-Alaikum, my dear readers.
In today’s blog post, I will be reviewing the seventh episode of the drama series “Mere Ban Jao”.
I know… I had denonuced it after watching the previous episode, but this drama has the promise to highlight one of the most critial issues prevalent in the Islamic society these says–three talaqs. Let me admit, I was curious to know if Azmiya has gathered some courage, so…
The story has taken an interesting turn, and I must say, it was an emotional episode albeit a slow one.
However, I was disappointed with the portrayal of the heroine in this episode. She was shown as weak and submissive and confused, which is not something that we should promote in our society. Women are strong, capable, and can make their own decisions. It’s time to break the stereotype of the “damsel in distress” and showcase women in a more positive light. At least when it comes to taking a stand about herself on matters like talaq, she should not be so dependent and confused.
The Good (And Ugly Reality of Our Society)
On the other hand, the drama has done a great job in highlighting the importance of Islamic values, especially the aforementioned issue. Fardeen jokingly says that they could live together irrespective of three talaqs and take a fatwa from someone. This is the harsh reality. The single line from Fardeen was enough to portray how people have made it into a joke and how a man and a woman live the life of zina after taking such fatawa. It was refreshing to see a drama that is not as entertaining but it is trying to educate its audience.
If you have read my blogs before, you would know that I follow Mufti Tariq Masood’s channel. It is one of those channel that I am subscribed to (and I hate subscribing). Mufti Saheb is repeatedly seen critizing the latest rulings on three talaqs. Some modern seld-proclaimed scholars rule that three talaqs are considered one. This drama aims to highlight that, and show how Pakistani men are taking advantage of these fatawa to undo their stupid act of saying three talaqs in a fit of anger. Although this act needs to be condemned, I don’t like how a woman is shown to be so silly to carry on with the lies of a man who just divorced her.
On a lighter note, Zaki and Nadra’s tu tu main main was funny. This sibling duo is crazy. Zaki had agreed to marry Parveen just so Nadra could marry the guy she had liked. I am not in a favour of watta satta, but Zaki’s gesture was so sweet. He is sacrificing for his sister. We don’t see that very often these days.
The production value of the drama is also worth mentioning. The sets, costumes, and camera work are all top-notch, and it’s clear that a lot of effort has gone into making this drama.
I would say that while the portrayal of the heroine is disappointing, the drama is still keeping me intrigued to see if Azmiya would tell everyone that Fardeen has divorced her. I hope that the upcoming episodes will show the heroine in a more positive light and empower women to make their own decisions. Also, can Kinza do some other kind of roles? Whether it was Dil Awaiz’s titular character or Azmiya in “Mere Ban Jao” or Haya in “Hook”, she is playing the damsel so often, it is getting to my nerves.
Until next time, take care and keep coming for more review!
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