Ever since the promos came out there are multiple reasons why Khan has caught the attention of the public. The plot revolves around the character “KHAN” played by Noman Ijaz, who instead of being fearful of gangsters and warlords is afraid of the common man. This play is actually about the life of our very own political figure Imran khan The following clip of the preview shows clearly that the focus of the drama would be Tehreek-e-Insaf.
On a daily basis one watches TV talk show hosts on nearly every channel who periodically monitor debates and document Pakistan’s snail-paced judicial process. TV anchors such as Mubashir Luqman, Shahzeb Khanzada, Kamran Khan, and Kashif Abbasi have become household names as they keep a hawk-eye on the peccadilloes of Pakistani politicians . These news hounds often face threats from powerful figures and the public should recognize and appreciate their concerted efforts to stand as bulwarks against the weight of political intimidation. The drama serial KHAN seems like it may take the same route.
With this bold televised impetus, one hopes there will be more ongoing drama serials that delve into Pakistan’s political scenario and that the message journalists set out to convey are communicated vis a vis coherent drama scripts rather than round-table debates. This purview of relevant political stances conveyed through TV dramas and cinema will indubitably magnetize TV audiences who otherwise may have become jaded by TV talk shows.
One is still unsure if KHAN will target any one particular political issue, but one hopes the narrative sparks an interest in an audience who want to watch dramas focusing on politics and who when educated properly may rise up and make powerful contributions to improve Pakistan’s socio-political milieu.
Furthermore, since Pakistan only has ONE preeminent ” Khan” who remains in the spotlight, it might not be wrong to conjecture that this seemingly eponymous drama serial may be based – albeit not explicitly- on this individual’s efforts to usher in freedom and justice and mirror his public stance of challenging the status quo.