Pinjra – Comparing Your Children Can Scar Them For Life!
Pinjra captures the damaging and long lasting psychological effects of comparison between children. Abaan’s outburst was both emotional and thought-provoking.
Azaan was shocked beyond belief and had no idea how to react when Abaan vented his feelings. Even though it was a sad, heart breaking scene, but at least Abaan finally managed to express his feelings.
While Abaan’s outburst is taken as the bitterness that had been building up inside him, the fact it was Azaan to whom he had finally opened up, also showed that he spoke to the person whom he was closest to, whom he thought would listen to him, who would care for him.
Abaan’s inner rage manifested a lifetime of suppressed emotion, anger and disappointment as his parents continued to draw comparisons with his sibling – Azaan and Abaan both have to deal with the fallout – a message to all parents that nurturing positive sibling relationships between your children is also about responsible parenting. And that every word you utter to them, sometimes unknowingly too, stays with your children – that’s how critical your approval, or disapproval is, that’s how much your word counts for them.
Pinjra is working on so many emotional levels.
Positivity Amidst The Despair
We are happy to see a positive police officer. Khadija expresses her rage in sarcastic remarks directed at Javed, and although we feel she might be right, this is not the time or place to use that anger. The family has to come together as one for the sake of Abaan and the police officer’s plea probably made us realize too – this, for all those who also feel that Javed is to blame primarily for Abaan’s situation.
Khadija and Wajiha’s friendship is another uplifting point of the drama. It is endearing to see how they stand by each other despite their own challenges. Sometimes, all you need is compassion and a will to help, Wajiha is showing that in ways that speak for all lifetime friends. They are there for each other when the going gets tough and without judging the other for their flaws or mistakes in life – they are there to catch them, literally, when and if they fall!
Arsalan’s mother guiding Wajiha and subtly suggesting her to think about her life was another heart winning scene. The narrative has not let go of Wajiha’s story. And despite the intensely gripping & tragic Abaan plot, we are invested in the final outcome of Wajiha’s journey too – masterful story telling can make that happen and two thumbs up for Pinjra for raising multiple causes and taking the viewer along on each one of them.
The Need For Communication Is Most When We Do It Least!
We wish Javed and Khadija would communicate and talk to each other. Despite the immense grief each of them feels for their children and the bitter truth of what has happened is hitting home, they are both unable to move beyond their personal grief and blame game – a reality many couples face.
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