If Razia was our woke narrative on feminism, we’d just raise an eyebrow and say what? Seen that one before, but Razia seems so much more, … read on to know why!
Prepare to be captivated by ‘Razia,’ a forthcoming limited episodes series on Express Entertainment, meticulously crafted by the acclaimed Mohsin Ali, famed for his contributions to dramas like Gunah & Dunk. The drama brings us a constellation of exceptional talents, including Mahira Khan, Momal Sheikh, and Mohib Mirza, gracing the cast, ensuring an enthralling and unforgettable on-screen journey. Promising a riveting storyline and stellar performances, ‘Razia’ is poised for episode one soon and a drama-laden trailer guarantees that the first episode will surely pull in the views – the rest depends on, well, the first episode!
In the mood of olden and golden days when the village storyteller would get the locals together and weave tales of power, heroism, valour, greed, family and more, Razia the narrative takes us back to those gloriously nostalgic days – the ones we perhaps, listen to in the once vibrantly colorful stories of the likes of Dilip Kumar – recall Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawer? Villagers would assemble in the market square and listen, with baited breath as the storyteller unravelled his “qissas” anecdotes and intense sagas over cups of steaming kahwa, spiced tea, filling the night air with a kind of magic, madness and mystery.
Mahira Khan’s Razia is reminiscent of the same space in time – the difference? Ahem, she’s a woman and the story is, could be, about women (and men). It’s 2023 after all! The trailer seems to pay directorial tribute to an age when the art of storytelling enveloped our evenings, embracing a world of emotions, feelings and thrill.
The trailer has done its job.
What Is Razia’s Story?
As revealed by Mahira Khan in the trailer, ‘Razia’ boldly defies the typical tropes. It steers clear of the clichéd toxic mother-in-law narrative, the predictable infatuated sister-in-law subplot, and avoids exploiting sensitive (and overdone) themes like rape. It transcends the (oft seen and deconstructed in every possible angle) complexities of marital discord and rejects the glorification of toxic masculinity in the guise of love. This refreshing take is a departure from the norm, showcasing a story that dares to break free from conventions and offers a unique perspective.
Will Razia’s Powerful Rhetoric Leave A Lasting Impact?
Razia unfolds as a poignant narrative of a young rhetoric against the stifling confines of gender norms within a patriarchal (and misogynistic) society? In a realm where daughters are undervalued against sons, where masculinity is upheld as a show of strength and femininity is weak and inconsequential, fathers and brothers perpetuate injustice and violence, and husbands wield abuse in its many forms, but Razia’s sharp dialogue is testament to HER (every woman’s) resilience.
The trailer of Razia definitely serves to intrigue, and make no mistake, the under three minute video clip sends out strong messages, not adding the subtlety to this one – Razia is sharp, direct and promises to drive a message-laden watch, one you can’t miss even for a second, lest you miss the many messages it carries with it!
Will Razia be a refreshingly new take on feminism, will many among us “GET IT” or, will the murghi ki taang (chicken leg) still end up on that little boy’s plate, the one sitting next to his 3 sisters? You tell us, we’re just sharing the anecdote! Share your thoughts in the comments: What do you believe lies at the heart of Razia’s narrative?
Watch The Trailer Of Razia Here!
Razia unfolds as a limited episode series, skillfully penned and directed by Mohsin Ali, soon to grace the screens of Express Entertainment. The stellar cast includes Mahira Khan, Momal Sheikh, Mohib Mirza, Parveen Akbar, Kausar Siddiqui, Shaheera Jalil Albasit, Kaleem Ghori, Arman, Kashif Hussain, Mohammad Saqib, Shahzad Mallick, Akbar Islam, Daniya Kanwal, Samina Nazeer, Abeer Naeem, Fajr Sheikh, Esha Usman, Abrish, Aiza Khan, Umm e Laila, Ali Hur, Shayan, Abdullah, Hashir, Minsa Salman, Meryam Zehra, and Fatima Imtiaz.