We can’t decide who we’re most upset with, ourselves as audiences for being ‘okay’ about the storyline and lowering our standards just because we were given a happy ending or, with the creators for completely ridiculing a potentially great script ((which was always an older woman marrying a younger man), using insensitive dialogues and wasting our and the entire team’s effort. Scroll down to read FUCHSIA’s review of the final episode of Dobara.
It Is Scary And Sad To See That We As Audiences, Cannot Realise The Following:
- Mahir did cheat on Mehroo but there is no accountability and no proper apology from him.
- It is sad that we’re happy that a woman put up with, and did not condone cheating.
- What about the jhootay waday with Nermeen? If we disregard her real intentions, it was Mahir who insisted on getting back in touch with Nermeen. Is there no accountability there?
Even if we ignore everything, Dobara’s last few episodes are an example of a really poor script and execution. The events that transpired in the previous two episodes did not make sense at all, especially if we attempt to connect them to the final episode. There was no real journey for Mahir to realize Mehroo’s importance and position in his life. In fact, the events in the last episode did not tie up with what we witnessed earlier, making the entire situation appear completely senseless & also making us wonder – why was this even part of the storyline?
The most baffling thing was Mahir’s shikwa to Mehroo: Why didn’t you stop me? Why should a woman stop or beg a man cheating on her to stay back, to not leave her? This is a moral value that any decent, upright, committed husband must carry within himself. As a medium that influences minds, a drama cannot and must not show this.
The Execution Became Its Own Curse
While the drama did attempt to send out a positive message with a 10-year time-lapse but alas, the execution became its own curse. Why oh just why could Mehroo not have been shown to have aged smartly rather than wearing those square, ‘right in your face’ glasses. Especially when she had been shown to make an effort to dress up and be well-groomed earlier. Any woman, irrespective of being married to a younger guy, makes an effort to look presentable. If this was done on purpose, it seemed to be too contrived and totally unnecessary. And Mahir per to 10 saal ka zara bhi asar nahin huwa?
We can’t help but mention, that there was no need for Minal to call Mahir baba, and then, later on, mention him being a dada. A relationship is not and should not be defined by titles. It would have resonated more with viewers (and those who might be in a similar situation) if she had kept it normal by calling him, Mahir.
Unfortunately for us, the drama sent out a message that one should not expect romance from an older woman. And if we compromise with that expectation, perhaps comfort, friendship and a sense of commitment could have been shown.
We Ask Again, What Was The Objective Of This Drama?
Did the creators aim to create a positive image, encourage people to not hesitate in entering such relationships and normalize them, or were they trying to create fears, apprehensions, and doubts in the minds of all those who are contemplating any such decision?
As we sum up it all up, we urge all those involved in creating a drama to realise their responsibility and the influence they hold on the audiences. Please, please pay attention to the message your script is sending out, the feelings and hurt that your dialogues can evoke, the damage they can do and the loopholes in the script that can undermine the few positive messages in the drama , upholding a social cause, and most importantly, your own efforts.
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