My parents love watching Pakistani dramas, more so because my mom can only fully understand Urdu and is able to enjoy these dramas on her own versus watching American television/movies, where she would need help to understand most of the dialogue.
Two of the dramas they recently finished watching, and I chanced to see most of were Bund Khirkiyan (Closed Windows) and Rishtay Kuch Adhoorey Se (Incomplete Relationships).
When watching these dramas, whether actively or passively, I was shocked and disgusted by their endings and felt like I needed to write this blog post to work through the feelings these dramas evoked in me as a female audience member.
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Bund Khirkiyan (Closed Windows)
Bund Khirkiyan aired from 20 July 2018 – 22 February 2019 on HumTV. The story centered around Saboohi (pictured above) and her husband, Zain (also pictured above). The two are married, but Zain has this obsessive need for Saboohi’s attention to be on him 100% of the time. Any time other obligations call her away, he has a tantrum. Continue reading