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Razia Episode-3 Review: Oppression makes Razia a rebel!

Razia cannot stand the obvious disparity in her and her brother's up-bringing

Razia, Express TV’s bold and brave mini-series 3 episodes down. Eventually, the suppression led Razia to rebel. Mahira Khan shines out as a bold and beautiful narrator who is trying to shake the conscience of the public. In the previous episode, we have seen that Razia bari ho gaye hai and the death of her dreams. In this episode we see Razia turning into a rebel.

Razia has lost the dream of her cycling but she is shining out in her academics. She tops all her examinations and she is loaded with medals and shields in her room. Irony is that Razia whom her parents think of her as a burden is actually the one who is making them proud by her nonstopping achievements. Actually, it is she “Jo Maa Baap ka Naam Roshan kar rahi thee” and her brother is actually just passing his exams.

However, the irony is that she never gets praised or appreciated for her achievements by her parents whereas her brother gets applauded for his little so called achievements. This disparity is making Razia a rebel in process. Well I certainly do not like the avatar of Manno jo Bara hogaya hay he looks like a loafer. Anyway, he is still after Razia despite of the fact that she is now being reserved with him.

Razia is subjected to harassment as well. The bad people her mother has told her about are exactly what she faces in the real world. The narrator very openly passes comment on it by giving the metaphor of a dog and meat. She says that it is not about covering the meat or not it is just about the hunger. These men are human beings whom God created as superior beings but they prefer to be dogs. It is good that they run a ticker ” Kutton se mazarat k saath”

Razia has once again topped in her matric exams but her father wants her to stay home now because he wants his son to go to a prestigious and expensive school and he cannot bear the expenses of two people studying. Razia is fed up with this disparity she tries to confront her father on this topic but he ends up being mad. Razia’s mother saying that she will make gold bangles for her from her prize money is so typical. The narrator has very artfully raised the importance of girls getting educated and empowered so that they can live on their own. It seems like the suppression has made Razia a rebel as she herself approaches Manno. The question arises who made Razia a rebel?

Rameeza Nasim

Rameeza Nasim, a Paralian, passionate about poetry, drama and fiction. By giving drama critiques I feel like I am endorsing the writer's message to the audiences, I love my job. Being a critic responsibility lies on my shoulders to point out the flaws and shortcomings of the play be it on writer's , performers or director's end . I did my Masters in English Literature and Linguistics .

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