Female Characters In Pakistani Dramas With Zero Self-Respect

Mannu in Mann Mayal:

Mannu left her home in a filmy and dramatic way and stopped at the doorstep of Salahuddin. She was hopelessly in love with him and didn’t think about the reputation of her family and even her own self respect. What bothered me the most was the way in which all this was shown. They showed it in a very positive light that a girl being bold enough to run away like this but a cowardly guy who can’t take a step forward but this boldness is highly unacceptable in our society. We all know that how a ‘ghar se bhagi hui larki’ is treated after marriage. So what was the point in glamorizing all this? For what? Ratings? And that very same Mannu decided to forgive Salahuddin at the end. Very respectful I must say.


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