“Woh haath nahin lugata, mein haath nahin uthaathi…”.
“Internet ek duniya hai, internet ek sahoolat hai…”
Reshtina is entertaining us yet making us think. Rustom, despite being a thug is winning hearts.
Appreciate the drama for highlighting the concept of consent. You cannot assume something about someone without speaking to them first. It also started a conversation about how a girl should handle a situation when a man is behaving in an inappropriate manner or assuming her consent. If she resorts to violence, is that okay? Or she can firmly say NO? Or, it depends from situation to situation?
Reshtina seems to like Rustom. The way she talks to him – a little shy, a little reserved but still honest, was endearing to watch. Rustom was taken aback by the sharpness of his Baba (the guy for whom he works) when he suggests checking out the single women living in the city. We wonder if Rustom’s sharp reaction raised concerns in Baba’s mind.
We are glad to see Reshtina rising to the occasion and deciding to take things into her own hands when she says: I will go to him if he doesn’t reach me soon.
Deep Dive Into The Complex World Of Social Media
While Nauroz tells the story or journey of many social media influencers in an engaging manner, it does struggle at times to create sympathy or respect for influencers among the audiences – which is by virtue of the execution of the script and production quality in many scenes.
While Hira mentions her struggle multiple times and what she had to go through, her story completely fails to ignite much sympathy in us for her challenges.
One might argue, that the narrative is trying to portray a true-to-life picture, the backstory and struggle of many, but care must be taken that the objective of the drama might fail to create an impact on audiences.
Can the reason be relegated to the fact a new talent is playing this role? Would it be more impactful, if this character was performed by a known and more established actor?
Hira’s constant taunts on Reshtina also seem to be working against her, though we are happy that she still guides her and doesn’t let her bitterness about Reshtina’s instant social media success turn into negative scheming to block future opportunities for her.
With acting offers being made to Reshtina after her viral video, the drama highlights how, in today’s world, likes and followers often mean more than talent. Roles being offered just because of popularity offers being made by brands because of numbers is a harsh reality of the changing socioeconomic scene. This practice is creating this rat race of increasing likes and followers at any cost, as well as creating competition and multiple mental health issues.
The Questionable Hero?
Should we be concerned about Rustom being the hero at the moment, as at the end of the day he is a criminal? The only reason he is kind to Reshtina is because he likes her. Will we witness his journey of leaving this life of crime and turning over a new leaf?
The episode was fast-paced and must be appreciated for delivering detailed storytelling without losing us anywhere.
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