Consent is still a huge deal in this day and age. A mere “no” will challenge the misogynistic mindset deeply rooted in patriarchal system in our society which unfortunately does not allow women to have freedom to choose what’s best for her. The story of HUM TV’s latest play Inkaar challenges and shatters that very fragile ego which unfortunately does not take no for an answer.
Written by: Zafar Mairaj
Directed by: Kashif Nisar
Produced by: Momina Duraid Production
The drama, starring Yumna Zaidi, Sami Khan and Imran Ashraf in lead roles, the story revolves around the plight and suffering of a brave girl, her battle against a powerful and corrupt opposition and the flawed justice system. The drama starts with shayan trying to win Ramal(Yumna Zaidi) over and they soon get engaged. But one fine day, she meets Wajid, a landlord’s son who attempts to take her life. The incident pushes her back to regression and here starts her fight against his culprit and the whole justice system that tries to bog her and her family down. Why did Wajid attempt to take Ramal’s life and was he the reason behind her sudden change?
Unfortunately, harassment is such a highly romanticized subject in our plays that its almost worrisome. Drama Inkar breaks that culture stringently. The drama highlights issues that young girls face every day around us, in universities and homes. Like in one of the promos we get to hear Yumna say “Aurat Ko Mohabat Ki Aik Bond Milti Hai, Tou Woh Baarish Samajh Kar Is Main Beghnay Lagti Hai. Aur Mard? Mard Kya Karta Hai? Aik Bond Phank Kar Aurat Kay Pagal-pan Ka Tamsha Dekhta Hai.” in short It’s a simple story of ‘weak versus powerful’ interwoven beautifully in-between a love story.