If you’re stuck on meaningless story lines and waiting for the new drama season to take hold of your hearts, Udaari is your in-betweener! Embrace it this weekend with all your heart because it’s just that – all heart!
“Main victim nahi main survivor hoon. Main beychari nahi banoo gee, main apney mujrim ko sazaa dilwaoon gee. Sharam mujhai nahi ussay karnee chahiye.Zebu – Hina Altaf in Udaari
When Zebu uttered these lines in Udaari, she rendered Farhat Ishtiaq’s eloquent words as if etched in every girl’s heart; every rape survivor who has fought her case in court will relate to the heartfelt sentiments – it couldn’t have been said better.
Here’s 3 Reasons, and many more, why you need to watch it, if you haven’t!
1. Not your stereotypical drama
Watch Udaari because it is the one drama that will take you back to the strength of a woman.
It is understandable that marriage is important, but this isn’t the only objective of our life. Udaari isn’t centered around marriage, hence this drama doesn’t revolve around girls seeking proposals & weeping because they’re single, which makes it a breakthrough in Pakistani drama content.
2. Awareness about child molesters
Keeping everything aside, this drama provides awareness into how vulnerable a girl child is in this society. It emphasizes on identifying child molesters & keeping our children protected & safe from them.
3. Not so romance-oriented, yet an eye-opener on relationships!
Udaari has romance, but it doesn’t have those lovey-dovey scenes where couples hold hands, engage in pillow talk, hug or stare incessantly into each other’s eyes. Instead, it shows how unreliable love can be & how foolish it is, to trust someone so soon.
Need more reasons?
Udaari gives you an outstanding team with Ahsan Khan in a tightly wrapped evil-doer Imtiaz role, Bushra Ansari, making us laugh & cry as Sheedan, Farhan Saeed exuberating rock star vibes and of course, the inimitable Urwa Hocane as Meera.
Watch Udaari for a ground-breaking script that nearly challenged our patriarchal mindset enough to ban it temporarily – remember Pemra? But one that paved the way for many other stories to be brought to the screen and … more conversations to challenge our living room debates!
Just watch it for Udaari – Yes, it’s THAT Good!
Udaari is a drama that must reach mass audiences, not just through Pakistan television, but international media as well. This is the story that needs to be told in every household, and streaming it on international apps can help spread the message and perhaps …change mindsets one drama at a time!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.