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Zindagi Gulzar Hai: a "Feminist" drama?

A classic in the history of desi dramas, "Zindagi Gulzar Hai" sent tremors through Pakistan soon after its release. Garnering a huge fanbase in no time, the drama set out to be a feminist movement that is deeply adored by people everywhere even today. But is this drama really what it claims to be? Or is it no different than most other dramas and perpetuates casual sexism and stereotypes under the guise of feminism?

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To be honest, i did not realize the first time I watched this show the deep-rooted problems of Zaroon's character. I feel like i overlooked the themes only because of Fawad Khan and his attraction. Moreover, in a way, even Kashaf's character was positive but i feel like it was under shown a very negative light.

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Iqra Anwar 23020453
Iqra Anwar 23020453
14 de dez. de 2020

I think this drama is the acceptable '' Pakistani version'' of femenism that focuses more on societal norms and less on the changes that can be made.

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In my point of view, it is not a pro-feminist drama.

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Zaroon is such an annoying character. He gets mad at her for not telling him about a past proposal that she rejected while he is still in contact with his ex fiancee. He isn't the good guy Umera Ahmed wants to portray him to be

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It doesnt feel very feminist to me, personally speaking. Mainly because of the subtle messages it portrays in its dialogues and character arcs. I do agree its sexism under the guise of feminism

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