Inkaar Episode 20 Story Review – The Power of Social Media

With this episode the battle which was lost in the court found a new momentum with social media and electronic media playing their role. This episode reminded me of the drama Meri Gurya because that battle too was ultimately won because of the power of social media. This is the reality of this modern era and very often social and electronic media play a major role in shaping up public opinion. Social media is often used by the victims as well as the perpetrators to highlight their plight and point of view. This puts more pressure on the concerned authorities and like Shehnaz pointed out tonight, the bigwigs can control political and administrative set up but they have little control over public opinion. This was another impeccably written episode of Inkaar – a drama which just keeps on getting better with every passing episode.

Hajra Decides To Fight Back

After the verdict Hajra once again lost the strength she had mustered up to fight Rehan Chaudhry but with this episode Shayan helped her greatly in regaining that strength and taking a step in the right direction. This episode covered convincingly how a video which highlighted the injustice done to Hajra went viral and made the Chaudhrys feel threatened yet again. Hajra’s initial reluctance and Shayan’s role in all this made this entire scenario more realistic. Even after playing such a major role in highlighting the issue and gaining media attention, Shayan felt that he had not done enough. The fact that Shayan was the one speaking for Hajra in that video will change the dynamics of the relationship between Shayan’s father and Chaudhry. Until now his father has been quite cooperative but now that his son is directly involved in the issue, things will change. Sami Khan’s convincing performance as the man who could do anything at all to make up for his mistake in order to gain the trust of the only woman he loved was simply faultless.

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I absolutely loved how Yumna Zaidi’s dialogue delivery was so plain during the interview on television. She looked and sounded like someone who had never been on television and was only there to get the message across. For once, it seemed that Hajra’s mother too was slightly happy with the recent shift of events. This time around she did not say the kind of things she said in the previous few episodes. Hajra’s father’s fears too made perfect sense since he knows only too well that they are no match for the Chaudhrys. Watching Hajra acknowledge her father’s support through all her difficult times was the most emotional scene of this episode.

Powerful Messages

There have been many dramas in the past as well which have highlighted the importance of raising your voice and taking a stand. Personally, I feel that Inkaar is one of the best among all such dramas and this is also one of those messages which needs to be repeated over and over again. There are so many women like Hajra out there, who very often do not have the courage to come out in the open about the bitter experiences they have had. There are innumerable Rehan Chaudhrys as well, who think that they are always right no matter how wrong they are! Tonight’s episode showed how important it was for people to support victims like Hajra. The support given to Hajra by the school staff played a major role in giving her parents the assurance that there were people out there who were willing to stand by their daughter’s side. No matter how truthful someone is, they need validation from people around them and this validation plays a major role in shaping up social behaviors. Hajra went ahead and gave the interview without her parents’ permission, this was my favorite part since had she waited for their approval, she wouldn’t have been able to do anything. Sometimes when you are going to do something you truly believe is right then you don’t need to look for other people’s approval…sometimes you just go ahead and do what needs to be done. This drama has so many powerful messages put forward in the most impeccable manner.


Final Remarks

This was another outstanding episode of a drama which always delivers. Everything about this episode was perfect but I especially liked how the writer has focused on every little detail. The most interesting thing about this drama is that it always has your undivided attention.

Do share your thoughts about tonight’s episode of Inkaar.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.


  • Thank u for the review Fatima! It was a great episode. I thought that after the court case ending, the drama will take a bit of slow turn, but how wrong was I ?!
    Amazing performances.
    I really loved and laughed when Rehan Chaudhrys father scolded her wife twice. Once in front of her first wife, secondly when she and Rehan was trying to find a way out while watching tv.
    I’m glad that Hajra went to give the interview without parents consent. Because if she had spoken to her father first, thing would have been different. And trusting Rehan Chaudhry’s father would never have been a good idea.

    It seems like Shayan’s father will come to his support in next episode. I hope that will happen.

    Looking forward to next monday :)

    • You’re most welcome Rania. Hena!!! It just keeps on giving us something exciting and inspiring to look forward to. Yes!! Waiting to see how things work out once Shayan’s dad changes sides.

      Me too😊😊

  • I m not following this drama. But your review has compelled me to start watching it… this month, i have plenty of mbs remaining so it would be beneficial to utilize it by watching inkaar.

  • Reviewit pr HUM TV chhaya hua hai Inkaar, Main Na Jaanu, Khaas, Meer Abru, Ishq Zahe Naseeb, Diwar e Shab, KunFayakun

  • This is one of the best drama’s going on right now. So perfectly portraying each and every moment.
    I cant wait for Shayaan’s father to stand up for him at last like the chadhry’s and Hajra’s father have been with their kids its high time Shayaan’s father used his powers for his son’s benefit at some point.

    I wasn’t too sure that the tears in Hajra’s dads eyes at the time of the interview was due to her words acknowledging her fathers support at each and every step or was it cause she went ahead with the interview without taking him into confidence and he lost his word in front of Rehan’s father.

    Overall good episode. Looking forward to what happens next.

  • Amazing review just like the amazing episode. I always read your reviews of this drama and I have to say that you are so good at this. As for the drama I dont have words to describe how well knitted it is. But I will surely say one thing that other dramas like this usually have a very depressing feel but I love the fact that in this drama we see that there is some hope for Hajra. And throughout the court period too it was shown that Rehan did not win so easily. Hajra and co. Did give him a tough time. Also this social media development is very interesting plus the video is yet to come forward too.

  • with every episode I think this is the best so far, it truly is written & acted out so well, I loved the scene where Rehan’s mother is talking to her husband & Shehnaz & the way they have Rehan not talking in most of the scenes, I guess it’s because he’s already so annoying without any dialogues being said, lovely review as always

  • Fatima, this drama I started watching after reading your reviews and with little to no expectations, but – it turn out to be the most exciting drama happening right now.

    I am really enjoying all the happenings – though tough but realistic in the drama. I am such impatient for this drama now that, I watch it in my office that’s quiet unlikely with any other drama or anything else. I love my work and enjoy it, but drama is on a different level.

    I am very much looking forward to the tussle between politician and bureaucrat now … how things unfold from now on … Hope for the best.