Pyari Mona | Episode 8


The story of #PyariMona revolves around the main lead Mona, an overachiever, strong and courageous girl who excels in everything she does but, being a plus-sized person, Mona has to face challenges, problems, provocations and taunts just because she doesn’t meet the conventional standards of beauty set by our society. The serial highlights body shamming, bullying, harassment and its social and mental implications on the victim in a society with unrealistic expectations from women and stringent standards of beauty. Pyari Mona is an unconventional and interesting story of Mona as she navigates through her life. Written by Haseeb Ahmed, directed by Ali Hassan and produced under the banner of Momina Duraid Productions, the serial also features Mashal Khan, Adnan Jafer, Muhammad Hunbal, Naureen Mumtaz, Uzma Baig, Shaheen Khan and others.

Will Mona conquer the hurdles or succumb to the rules and standards set by society? Follow the story of Mona every Thursday at 8 pm on HUM TV to find out.

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Pyari Mona Episode 8  Written Update and Review 

Mona attends a motivational speaker who talks about body positivity, and it impacts Mona deeply. Now that Irfan is married, Khalid and Mona both have new plans for Mona. She wants to start a business under Khalid’s guidance. Sahi hai… I wish I had a mentor. I would so want to start a business of my own.


Irfan and Kinza’s discuss the third wheel in the marriage-Mona. Irfan’s mother tries to convince Kinza’s mother that there is nothing between Irfan and Mona. On the other hand, Mona and Irfan are out together-to shop for Kinza. Irony? Tell me about it. That being said, Mona is finally leaving for Karachi so hopefully, there will be no issues. But wait… Irfan’s mother pretends to be sick just so Irfan wouldn’t go to see off Mona.


Mona is back but Shaista keeps calling names, calls Mona a failure, so much that Mona breaks down. Shaista still doesn’t understand the lesson. I like how subtly this drama shows the body shaming issues. It is the need of the hour.


Because of Ayan’s health issues, Shaista now wants Babar to remarry. She has arranged for a match for Babar. The woman is a divorcee, rude, obnoxious… She also reminds that Shaista that has no rights over Babar. Babar, on the other hand, wants to send Ayan to the boarding school. At the end, even Ayan asks Mona to be “her mumma”. I think that the story is very slowly progressing to the predictable eventuality-Mona aur Babar ki Shaadi… 

It was a nice episode (one that I missed). The best part was to see more of Naureen in this episode. She’s so good in a humourous role.


I recently watched the 8th episode of “Pyari Mona”, and I must say, it was a thought-provoking and emotionally charged episode. Mona is back in the show, but unfortunately, Shaista keeps calling her names and degrading her for being a failure. The continuous belittling and body shaming led Mona to break down, and it was heartbreaking to see her go through such agony.

The issue of body shaming is a prevalent problem in our society, and I appreciate how subtly this drama has highlighted this issue. It is a need of the hour to talk about such problems openly and educate people on how it can lead to severe consequences for individuals who face it. It is vital to understand that body shaming can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Shaista’s character is a perfect example of how some people can be insensitive and disrespectful towards others’ feelings. Even after seeing Mona breakdown, she still didn’t understand the lesson and continued her insensitive behavior. It is essential to understand that people come in all shapes and sizes, and it is not right to judge or make fun of someone based on their appearance.

As a society, we need to be more accepting and supportive of each other. We should be promoting body positivity and encouraging people to love themselves for who they are. It is time to break the stereotypical beauty standards and embrace diversity. The media industry can play a significant role in promoting body positivity by showcasing different body types and celebrating uniqueness.

In conclusion, the 9th episode of “Pyari Mona” was a powerful reminder of the impact of body shaming on an individual’s mental health. We need to raise awareness about this issue and promote body positivity to build a more inclusive and accepting society.

Yours sincerely,

Shabana Mukhtar

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