#MainChurailHoon – Review of Churails, a new WOMEN detective series on #ZEE5
Churails is is a ZEE5 Exclusive Zindagi Original series – The latest show on ZEE5.com that has everyone talking!
This is one of the offerings from the ZEE5 Club I told you about last week. I purchased the economical subscription just in time for the release of this series.
The show, directed by Asim Abbasi, brings together actresses Sarwat Gilani, Yasra Rizvi, Mehar Bano and Nimra Bucha, playing the characters of four women from very different backgrounds – an ex-lawyer/housewife, a wedding planner, a boxer and a, ex-convict, and they are supported by a strong case of actors – each bringing in a layer, another angle to the story.
It is a quick series with only 10 episodes in Season One. I, for one, watched it in one go! Saturday evening well spent!
The story brings together the four protagonists in quite an unlikely sequence of events, and what is venting and tears after one drink too many of women who have almost lost everything, finds itself in the morning, met with hard determination of women who have nothing to lose! A.K.A #MainChurailHoon
The establishment of a clothing shop run jointly by these four, called Halal Designs – A Designer Burqa shop.
What’s really going on?
Well, they form a secret detective agency, called Churails, with the tagline ‘Mard ko Dard Hoga’, with the purpose of helping women who are being abused and/or cheated upon.
The #MainChurailHoon women detective gang find creative ways of investigating and bringing the men to kneel the line!
What about Romance?
I firmly believe that a story does NOT need romance to be complete. However, the Love stories in this series are interesting, and very much a part of the narrative.
Also, in such a short series, they have covered a wide range of relationships and have done justice to it –
A young couple, a married couple, a separated couple, a lesbian couple and an almost couple (pretty much my favorite play of chemistry)!
Where is All this happening?
While I have never watched any Pakistani series until this one ((except for the one off episode with Fawad Khan, for, but obvious reasons 😊 )), I am quite amazed by the universal experience of life they have portrayed – This series could have easily been set in any country, any state! Unless you are told that this is set in Pakistan, you could easily mistake it for any other over-populated – regressive society!
And no detective story is complete without?
A kidnapping, and a culprit much closer to home than expected!
Check out the series to know what happened, and the more interestingly, WHY it happened. The back story is such an insight into the way the human psyche is built upon.
Girl Talk: This series was an insight into Pakistani design and dressing and the modern sensibility. It was interesting how similar their way of dressing, living, talking and even partying is!
Have you seen this series? What did you like about this series, which made you go, #MainChurailHoon 😊