The drama serial ‘Kuch Ankahi’ has come up like a fresh breath of air for television fanatics who are tired of cliche storylines. With a subtle approach, the drama has broken gender-role stereotypes and people are relieved!
Pakistanis are head-over-heels in love with the story, characters, and how director Nadeem Baig has subtly addressed the issue of ‘gender roles’ in our society.
Starring Sajal Aly, Bilal Abbas Khan, and Mira Sethi alongside veterans Vaneeza Ahmed and Muhammad Ahmed, the show openly shows that men can contribute to household chores without there being a huge fuss over it.
Twitter user @kaafikhoobsurat took to social media to praise the show for a scene where Bilal’s character ‘Salman’ is washing the dishes. They wrote:
Also #KuchAnkahi breaking stereotypes one by one- Salman washing the dishes; the best part about this scene is that they didn’t portray it as something ‘extraordinary’ that a male is washing dishes but showed it as the bare minimum a young man can and should do #BilalAbbasKhan
Also #KuchAnkahi breaking stereotypes one by one- Salman washing the dishes; the best part about this scene is that they didn't portray it as something 'extraordinary' that a male is washing dishes but showed it as the bare minimum a young man can and should do 👏 #BilalAbbasKhan pic.twitter.com/Q0Vs0F9Ypx
— ✨️❤️🔥 (@kaafikhoobsurat) January 21, 2023
#KuchAnkahi is such a breather in the midst of mediocrity Pakistani dramas have become in the last few years. The right mix of comedy, emotions, and strong characters who show a promise of growth and development – writes Zeeshan Sheikh.
#KuchAnkahi is such a breather in the midst of mediocrity Pakistani dramas have become in the last few years. Right mix of comedy, emotions, and strong characters who show a promise of growth and development.
— Zeeshan Sheikh (@zeesheikh98) January 22, 2023
Kuch Ankahi is one of a kind drama, it normalises men doing home chores, shows a family from different religions, showing different types of family, love is there, and disagreeing with parents can be a good thing for you sometimes, I hope we learn from such dramas!! #kuchankahi – shares Fatima J.
Kuch ankahi is one of a kind drama, it normalises man doing home chores, showing a family from different religion, showing different types of family,love is their, disagreeing with parents can be good thing for you sometimes, i hope we learn from such dramas!! #kuchankahi
— Fatima J. (@dowhateverrrr) January 21, 2023
Moreover, the show beautiful shows another very important subject line, that daughters are enough, they are equivalent to sons and they are all that their parents will need to live a beautiful and happy life.
In the drama, the 3-sisters are more than enough for their parents, giving society a shut-up call. Moreover, the conversations in Kuch Ankahi between the parents and their children are very heart-warming and may even leave you teary-eyed.
The first scene of the episode was my most favourite one! 😍 Nothing more precious than a father-daughter's bond! The whole conversation got me teary-eyed!🥲 Mira is so good as the quiet and vulnerable Samiya; she makes the character so palpable..♥️ #KuchAnkahi pic.twitter.com/jZIDM4Efrl
— ✨️❤️🔥 (@kaafikhoobsurat) January 21, 2023
Moving on, the drama yet again wins hearts by breaking stereotyping on age – after all, it’s just a number and we couldn’t have agreed more!
Samiya (Mira Sethi) is under the pressure of getting married by 28 because by then women are considered too old, white hair starts to show, and of course, these things can only lead to taunts by the MIL. But, Samiya quietly takes one thing at a time with her mother all for the sake of her happiness and her family’s peace.
What’s even more beautiful is that the domestic worker ‘Meena’, despite her religion not being up-right identified (hints are she is non-Muslim) is treated equally as if she was another member of the family, which shows the importance of treating everyone alike. Moreover, it sends a positive image that we care about minorities as much as we do about each other.
We hope that the drama serial continues to make waves on the TC screens and continues to receive the love it has been getting.
Kuch Ankahi Timings, Cast, Etc.
Kuch Ankahi is an ARY Digital drama serial that you can watch every Saturday at 8PM. The drama has been penned by Muhammad Ahmed, directed by Nadeem Baig, and produced by Six Sigma Plus & Humayun Saeed.
As mentioned above, the stellar cast includes Sajal Aly, Bilal Abbas Khan, Mira Sethi, Qudsia Ali, Shehreyar Munawar, Vaneeza Ahmed, Musaddiq Malik, Mohammad Ahmed, Annie Zaidi, Iras Ghazal, Ali Safina, Alina Abbas, Babar Ali, Adnan Samad Khan, Asma Abbas, Hammad Farooq, Yousaf Bashir Qureshi, and Uroosa Siddiqui.
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