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Featured: A Review of the Pakistani Drama “Pehchaan”

Pehchaan is a play with a one of a kind story. It is Hiba Bukhari and Syed Jibran’s best work up to this point. In light of current and women’s activist topics the play revolts against the significance of individual personality and freedom. In any case, other than having such women’s activist subjects the play closes with compromise. It isn’t shown that Sharmeen heads out in a different direction carrying on with a free life. The second Adnan apologizes and assures her that he needs her and loves her she is all set back with him.


That is the excellence of the play I really do trust in uniqueness and ladies’ freedom yet I likewise have confidence in love. Seeing Adnan and Sharmeen gathering with their family is so fulfilling. The consummation scene is likewise charming of Aziz’s wedding . By and large an astounding undertaking, in spite of having a couple of provisos. Praise to the whole group! The drama offers us food for thought. Should a man be allowed to keep cheating just because his wife is mujboor and has to think of the children and also because he fulfills his responsibilities of being a son-in-law and father?

It is a secret show enveloped by our desi conjugal issues. We’re cherishing this new content and perspective on issue we could have seen previously, yet entirely from an alternate perspective.

“Pehchaan” is one of Hum  television’s most up to date dispatches, circulating two times per week on Thursdays and Fridays. Featuring Hiba Bukhari, Mirza Zain Baig and Syed Jibran in lead jobs, alongside numerous other skilled names like Nadia Hussain, Qavi Khan, Mohammad Ahmed and others, the story has been composed by Rubina Kabir Khan and coordinated by Asad Jabal. 


In the initial four episodes, we are acquainted with Kuki (Hiba Bukhari), the best girl, girl in-regulation, spouse, mother and auntie. This is a one-lady show, a young lady who deals with her family productively, leaving not one with a grumbling. Married for quite some time, Kuki and Adnan have two sweet adolescent kids too. And keeping in mind that her better half, Adnan (Syed Jibran) is a confounded, somewhat cool, mechanical kind of man who doesn’t actually consider it essential to engage with people too much, Kuki has neglected their contrariness and cheerfully assumed the part of wonderful homemaker.

That is,  until the day she finds that Adnan is having an unsanctioned romance. While she never communicates the way that she’s mindful of his rashness obviously, he makes his disposition towards it clear while the two are having a speculative discussion. Kuki is obviously not fulfilled (nor would it be a good idea for her she be) with this well established South Asian thought of being blissful as the “decent spouse” while a husband has his “good times” outside the home. This whole circumstance powers Kuki to take a decent, long search in the mirror and understand that she has lost her own personality throughout the long term and is not generally fulfilled being a homemaker when that is all she is viewed as. 

Consequently, she designs an outing to Pakistan and, simultaneously, plans her break from a cold marriage – or so this is the thing the story is by all accounts.

Kuki is seen loading onto the plane, showing up in Karachi, moved toward by an associate – and afterward… ..gone. Her family, her parents in law, the traditions officials, the police, an investigator – everybody promptly rushes to make the judgment call that Kuki is characterless and has taken off, leaving them disgraced. How does a lady go from being “great” to unexpectedly being characterless? Not one individual contemplates whether she has been grabbed or harmed. This is where the story figures out how to lose the watcher. Adding to this, Kuki disappears part of the way through episode two and the excess 2.5 episodes are simply loaded down with these person death situations. Kuki had a proposition before Adnan’s (the person played by Mirza Zain Baig) and everybody promptly expects she has escaped with this young fellow.

Further thoughts

Now while this bit is not interesting, the story is.  How often are women in South Asian society forced to come to terms with their loveless, boring marriages?  Divorce is seen as taboo.  Self-satisfaction is not in the cards.  Women are expected to ignore their husband’s indiscretions.  This is a story that is relevant in almost every family, those perfect daughters-in-law who run their households perfectly, masking the imperfections in their relationships with their husbands.  


This is a show that should be watched and we can trust that it will be dealt with well. Hiba Bukhari is working effectively as Kuki as we see her in the present and in flashbacks, watching her change from lively, blissful spouse to a lady in conflict with herself. Syed Jibran is likewise persuading as the “family man,” a family man who gives significance to his better half and youngsters and loves them all that can be expected.

The drama ends on a happy note and in the end everything is fine.

My thoughts

The theme is good and unusual but like other Pakistani dramas it drags on and on and at one point it becomes boring. I seriously thought to quit watching at one point. Sometimes it becomes contradictory, at one point the children are also against her and then suddenly they are in her favour and are forcing their father to bring her back. But overall it is a worth seeing drama.

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