“Allak Ki Kitaab Humein Bhi Parhai Jatee Hai“
Rabia Butt as Nargis in Pehli Si Mohabbat
Faiza Iftikhar has chosen to use a marginalized member of our society – Nargis, to mouth grave realities to a man who is (supposedly) accepting & tolerant towards the community – Faizullah. Oh my … Nargis utters loaded dialogues with simple honesty and we all go, yeah! She’s saying it as it is!
Last episode Pehli Si Mohabbat and Nargis had us in a trance. If truth were a bitter medicine to swallow, seems we haven’t heard much of it for some time. And when Rabia Butt came into her own as Nargis, we spontaneously cheered her on, akin to a mob reaction (admit it), almost as if we’d never heard these phrases before – how rare is it for us to hear the truth be spoken? Kinda sad, I’d say.
Just in case you missed it, we give you the choicest phrases from Nargis of Pehli Si Mohabbat, because they were so good, they need to be on repeat, just like your favourite playlist!
1. “Allak Ki Kitaab Humein Bhi Parhai Jatee Hai Faizullah“
This, to Faizullah who granted Nargis freedom from the life she led, who seems to be one of the enlightened ones, really hit home.
2. “Jaan Itni sasti Nahi Hoti Keh Kisi Bhi Aire Ghaire Pe Di Jae”
Can all the young love-struck boys & girls take note? No one, no matter how precious to you, is worth giving up your life for. In other words, your life is more valuable than all the ahem …, Tom, Dick or Harry, or Faiza, Ayesha, Aslam or Hamza’s that have crossed yours.
Pakistan suffers from an alarmingly high suicide rate – almost one suicide per hour. Young people who experience relationship problems are likely to resort to self harm or suicidal thoughts, according to surveys. So, once you let that sink in, please write down Nargis’s words, framed in ink, somewhere where everyone in your house can read them – yes, it’s THAT important!
3. “Nikah Se Pehle, … Beti Ki Marzi Jaanna Zaroori Hai”
And why is that so new for us? Oh, but it was – new & revealing for all the parents out there who decide their children’s fate, go against a love marriage, enforce life-long relationships upon their children that are not compatible with, or to their liking. Mutlab, aulad ki pasand-napasand buhat zyaada mayene rakhti hai.
Moral Of The Story?
3 simple truths not spoken truthfully enough can wreak havoc in a nation. The team at Pehli Si Mohabbat is nailing this one & Rabia Butt has really added life, flesh, blood & tears to Nargis – a living, breathing anomaly who has touched hearts in unpredictable ways. Are we rooting for her? Oh yes! Perhaps even more than Aslam & Rakshi, no offence folks, but she took the cake & the cherry on top – all of it!
They say, Pakistani dramas are the best channel to communicate messages to a mass market, because of their mass appeal, and wider than wide reach in the country. Let’s hope everyone’s listening!