“Main Churail Hoon”: The New Mantra of Female Empowerment; “Churail” Review
ZEE5 has blessed us with some of the most outstanding web series so far and one of its recent releases has once again re-established its strength as a superb content oriented OTT platform. If you aren’t aware of what I am talking about, well, it is none other than the freshest release “Churails” on ZEE5.
As a strong believer in feminism and strongly standing against the ruthless forms of patriarchal dominance, Churail could easily reach out to my heart with its robust feminism layers. Coming from the house of THE veteran director, Asim Abbasi, this Pakistani web series stands out to be one of the finest attempts in discussing the harsh footprints of patriarchy even in the modern 21st century.
The Protagonists Who Eventually Adopt The Avatar of #MainChurailHoon
So here we have 4 women from four different walks of life, whose lives knit together with the progression of the plot.
Meher Bano aka Zubaida, stands out to be of the most rebellious characters in a traditional conservative family. She aspires to become a boxer and attempts every possibility of transforming her dreams to reality. In fact, when her father poses her brother to be her bodyguard, she even goes to the extent of bribing him, proving her true rebellious traits.
Next, we have Batul, a woman who has perhaps seen the ugliest phase of life among the four, being a direst victim to cruel domestic violence by her husband as and when she could not fulfil the needs of her husband. Without any assistance or support from her in-laws, she was left with no other option than to murder her husband. She had been sent to the prison for as long as 20 years and then she was finally set free.
Sara who had finally made a quit from her successful law career just to find herself only as a wife to her super influential husband. However, she gradually rekindles the passion of resuming her law practice again however with the sheer discouragement of her husband.
Last but not the least, we have Jugnu, who had been engaged in a potential event management career, however due to unforeseen circumstances, her hundredth event did not witness flying colors, making her lose a number of associations. Moreover, when she decided to tie the knot with an African American Man without the consent of her family, things started to become more averse.
What Makes Them The Perfect #MainChurailHoon Avatars?
So how did their paths cross each other? Well, that’s what makes the plot more interesting. Things turn to be extremely thrilling when these fours rebellious spirits, undermined by the torment of patriarchal norms of the society, team together to open their own private detective agency. While in front of the whole world, they maintain this as a boutique designer apparel store, named, “Halal Designs”, however, their prime mission is “Aage Burkha, Peeche Bandook”. Under this boutique design store, their prime mission is to punish the masked men who actually cheat and abuse their wives in reality.
As the plot gets revealed, we get acquainted with the darker shades of life like repulsion for homosexuality, prostitution, transgender and crimes like kidnapping, abortion etc.
Three Reasons Why Churails Lies to Be A Must Watch
Voicing Out Strong Tones of Feminine Independence: Well, whatsoever progress we might have made in the field of technology and progress, true independence of the female figure of the family still lies to be a rare phenomenon. “Churails” strongly asserts the need of independence of women through its plot.
Exposing the Bitter Truths of Masked Patriarchy: Even in the present millennial times, the footprints of patriarchy have not erased completely. These women from their journey to the “hapless figures” to “Man Churail Hoon”, show how the authoritative male society has been a part of our lives constantly.
Women Are Capable of Anything and Everything: The final and the most powerful message that “Churails” communicate is that females just like men are capable of doing anything and everything with their grit and inner strength.
Don’t forget out to check out their episodes for a thrilling ride through superb drama and flawless characterization.