What? You haven’t watched Chupke Chupke yet?
It will be hard to find people who haven’t heard the term Chupke Chupke up until now! Well, wait for it – do we judge you? Have you been living under a rock? Okay, in all fairness, we’ll cut you some slack, it WAS Ramzan after all – BUT it’s been nearly a week to Eid – so no excuses now!
Let’s go right ahead then and inform the … ahem, ignorant?
The series was all that everyone was talking about the past month whether it was on Instagram or Twitter everyone had something to say! Chupke Chupke was a rom-com drama telecast on HUM Network as part of their special Ramzan programs. It is safe to say that the series was a great hit and emitted more than a few smiles (and laughs) throughout the month. Probably for most households in Pakistan and for some International households as well, Chupke Chupke was the source of daily entertainment after a hectic day. It allowed families to unwind after they had broken their fast and gave them a chance to sit back and relax!
Yet, if you are one of those who has missed out on this much-hyped masterpiece, believe us that you are not too late yet. We give you five reasons to jump on the Chupke Chupke bandwagon and stream it now!
1. Mixture of reality and fantasy
The show was a good composition of mixture of reality and fantasy. The love story of Fazi and Meenu was a refreshing twist to a classic love story. Fazi’s character has become the dream love line for many young girls; a man who seems to be distant at first but then later, develops a soft corner and is ready to take a stand for you. In addition, Mishi and Hadi’s story also had a touch of fantasy to it; the way we saw Mishi take a stand and leave the house to marry the man she loves – this might be considered bold by some, while others might consider it questionable.
At the same time, a gentle touch of reality and the problems shown in the modern age household were relatable at many levels. The arguments, the problems that Fazi and Menu had to face after their marriage because of the interference of the sisters and the character of Kafayat chacha (whose peime motive was to save money), probably resonated with many of us in one way or another.
2. Much needed comic relief
Sometimes it’s just hard to manage our daily chores and add a tick to every item on our checklist. The struggle became real during Covid times. Chupke Chupke brought much-needed relief from all the dramas that either streamed roti dhoti characters or the evil villain whose prime motive in life was to plot and scheme against the helpless.
Chupke Chupke provided us an escape from those shows and gave us laughable moments throughout the month. This was all due to a finely-tuned script and characters that were well depicted by the entire cast.
We have few of them for you below:
3. Well-defined characters
All thanks to writer, Saima Akram Chaudhry who penned such well-defined characters that kept us hooked till the very end. All the characters had a character arch and had the room to grow. Certain qualities associated with each character made them relatable and likeable. None of them were perfect which made them more human. What was really applaudable was that in the end each character story was properly concluded and they carried a back story which defined the reason why they acted the way they did. For e.g. in the end we were shown the back story of Gul Appa who was mostly perceived as a negative character. Also, it was good to see that in the end both dadis concluded on a happy note and put their differences aside.
All these things made us fall in love with the characters!
4. Refreshing take on an old concept
From the budding love stories between the characters, to the depiction of life in a joint family system and to the incredible bonding between the cousins, we could feel the revival of some old concepts! The love story of Fazi and Meenu, a quirky girl and a thorough gentlemen who always likes things prim and proper was something that we had seen before. The pressure points and nok jhok between the couple before they madly fall in love with one another was a borrowed concept but one that was beautifully handled and well-revived for sure.
Likewise, the cousin bonding and how they always stood together in their hour of need despite all those differences was heart warming!
5. On-point direction that allowed each character to be explored to the fullest & at the same time maintain a breezy pace with adequate plot development
Danish Nawaz deserves credit for an excellent directorial attempt. The story was fast-paced where each episode kept you hooked till the very end. Also, the excitement for the next episode was always there which certainly indicates the success of the drama. In addition, all characters were given adequate screen time and it was refreshing to see diverse characters sharing the screen all at once.
Well, we hope that we have convinced you to watch Chupke Chupke. It is a light-hearted, entertaining drama that will allow you to unwind and enjoy some quality TV time!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.