Dobara seemed like a run off the mill drama about a woman falling in love with a much younger man. However, as the episodes have progressed, it has become so much more than that. It talks about issues such as women’s rights and their lives after their husband’s demise. It is a commentary about how society looks at a widow and how they expect her to live her life. The show talks about how women are walking talking beings with feelings and should lead their lives as they please instead of how their children, their husbands and the society wants them to be.
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Mehrunnisa is upset with her family’s reactions
Mehrunnisa (Hadiqa Kiani) is heartbroken after her fight with Affan (Usama Khan). She refuses to have dinner or to see anyone. Mahir (Bilal Abbas Khan) is worried for her which is why he calls her. She feels a lot better after talking to Mahir.
Zameer also disagrees with Mehrunnisa’s ways
Zameer tells Minal about seeing Mehrunisa at a restaurant a few days ago and the two seemed very frank with each other. She angrily asks him if the two are having an affair to which he says that’s exactly what he thinks.
Mahir is heartbroken
Mahir learns that Narmeen (Zoya Nasir) is getting married. He cries about it but Mehrunnisa consoles him and tells him that girls don’t have the option to wait like guys do. Eventually he cheers up.
Mahir teaches Mehrunnisa how to drive
Mehrunnisa’s driver has to leave so Mahir offers to drive her home and ends up teaching her how to drive. She tells him how happy she is because of Mahir because he has fulfilled her lifelong wish.
Mehrunnisa and Affan have a heated argument
Affan sees Mahir with Mehrunisa at their house. He asks him to leave which leads to a big fight between the mother and son in which Affan threatens to leave and never return.
Mahir leaves while Mehrunnisa is left all alone
Mahir tells Mehrunnisa that her kids need her more than her. He tells her to continue driving, walking and all the activities that she enjoys. Mehrunnisa hears Affan telling Minal and their phuppo that mothers can never be independent. She realizes she has no right over her life. She will have to be dictated by her son and the society.
The show is doing a great job of providing entertainment while talking about age old social norms. Everyone plays their part to perfection but it wouldn’t be fair to single out Bilal Abbas Khan’s sublime acting. He is funny, witty, honest, vulnerable and so much more. Everyone has been singing his praise and he truly deserves it.
Will Mehrunnisa never meet Mahir again? Will the two end up together? To find out, keep watching Dobara on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Geo TV
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