There was a time when the Pakistani dramas used to focus on a lot more subjects. However probably from the last decade, the drama writers have shifted the focus on domestic stories, where the focal point happens to be the relationship shared between a husband and a wife. The stories of Pakistani dramas resonated with the drama viewers because they showcased the realities but now, almost every other drama is based on misunderstandings caused by the miscommunication between a husband and wife.
The dramas one way or the other shape the mindset and perception of the society, therefore it is very important for the writers to not rely heavily on the miscommunication citing it as the only option that the wife had in order to protect her husband or prevent him from getting distressed. In recent dramas, the drama viewers came across some of the refreshing husband characters who were supportive of their wives and trusted them a lot, however, the writers had to bring in the element of miscommunication to make it look like the wife was doing the right thing. It helps them in prolonging the story and also showing the dire consequences which in any case could’ve been prevented only if the couple had communicated with each other. These kind of scenarios only frustrate the viewers and seem unconvincing, considering when the writers themselves have established the fact that the husbands on the other hand are very supportive and have full faith in their wives. Also, if the wives deal with their messy situations on their own perfectly, it would still make sense but to show them adding more to the mess defeats the purpose of them trying to take the charge of the situation. It only shows them incapable and makes this entire situation uncalled for.
These are the wives who kept secrets from their supportive husbands in recent Pakistani dramas:
Saira of Mai Na Janoo
Against all odds, Nain got married to Saira and even before his marriage to her, he knew that their cousin Nihaad was very much in love with her. Saira was also involved with Nihaad but seeing the opposition from the entire family she decided to accept Nain’s proposal. Nain was a breath of fresh air because he was a supportive husband who told his wife Saira every step of the way that he was there for her and he would go to any extent to make her feel secure. Nain believed in Saira more than she did in herself. He wanted her to complete her education, he also forced her to learn driving so that she could be independent and stand on her feet. Nain was an ideal husband who despite knowing everything that Saira was accused of, stood by her side. It was good to see a husband like Nain who repeatedly reminded his wife that she could share anything with him to put her heart to ease.
Saira ended up being the worst wife that a husband like Nain deserved. In the middle of the drama, the writer did show that Saira decided to share everything with Nain about how Nihaad was harassing and mentally torturing her. Without even questioning or doubting Saira, Nain took action against Nihaad but then the miscommunication won and the viewers got to see Saira keeping secrets from her husband. In her defense, Saira stated that she only kept everything from Nain because she feared Nihad would harm him but all these justifications looked very unconvincing especially when the writer had established the fact that Nain was always there for his wife. To reinforce Saira’s helplessness, the writer showed her celebrating her birthday at the beachfront past midnight arranged by her cousin Nihaad. This was Saira’s way of dealing with him – doing everything that he said while being married to Nain. Saira also took car rides with him where Nihaad would pick and drop her to the university. Not only that, Saira also served Nihaad tea every time he showed up randomly at her husband’s place at 2AM in the morning. In the end, Saira was the one who was shown as a bechari and the viewers were left scratching their heads as to how a liar ended up being the victim in this entire situation? The fact remains; Saira gave an edge to Nihaad, that is why he had the audacity to blackmail her!