For challenging the persistent gender bias in our culture, “Kuch Ankahi” has been met with overwhelmingly positive responses on social media.
Pakistani television viewers can’t get enough of the new blockbuster drama Kuch Ankahi. With its global story and a refreshing absence of clichéd characters, this Nadeem Baig-helmed drama earns top marks for its broad appeal.
Unconventional gender roles are not only shown, but also work within the context of the story. The normalization of male and female labor is a relevant success for fans since there is no glorification of men doing housework or women repairing cars.
Also #KuchAnkahi breaking stereotypes one by one- Salman washing the dishes; the best part about this scene is that they didn't portray it as something 'extraordinary' that a male is washing dishes but showed it as the bare minimum a young man can and should do 👏 #BilalAbbasKhan pic.twitter.com/Q0Vs0F9Ypx
— ✨️❤️🔥 (@kaafikhoobsurat) January 21, 2023
The popular drama series depicts non-Islamic households and their struggles to give women an equal say in financial matters. This drama normalizes men doing home tasks which indeed is a good initiative.
#KuchAnkahi inheritance/property issues are a real source of conflict and pain in our society. very aptly portrayed. wish people would remember that such issues are more of a test by Allah than anything else.
— Pixiedust94 (@Pixiedust941) January 14, 2023
Kuch ankahi is one of a kind drama, it normalises man doing home chores, showing a family from different religion, showing different types of family,love is their, disagreeing with parents can be good thing for you sometimes, i hope we learn from such dramas!! #kuchankahi
— Fatima J. (@dowhateverrrr) January 21, 2023
‘Kuch Ankahi’ sheds light on families with no sons. It’s great to see daughters being shown as determined individuals who want to help their families without being the epitome of sacrificial lambs,” wrote a user. The daughters must be shown to do everything that a man or a boy can do.
loved this scene,mainly bcz it was very relatable.Aaliya spoke exactly what i've been feeling since past few weeks. how work nd financial pressure often takes a toll on you nd drains you out but you keep pushing yourself harder nd harder for your fam nd yourself!#KuchAnkahi pic.twitter.com/tHKnUOlvw1
— 𝑹𝒆𝒉𝒎𝒂𝒕 (@blessxshine) January 15, 2023
The people of Pakistan love to watch such vintage dramas. Where daughters are prioritized and are not shown as slack or a salve of any other men. This drama is liked by the majority of the viewers. Social media users are relieved to have a “refreshing breather” from what they call “mediocre television” to watch this drama serial about families that focuses on women’s struggles with authority and autonomy when it comes to money and decoding a love-hate relationship in patriarchal families between parents and children. We must promote such dramas often.
@KashfFoundation’s #KuchAnkahi is a masterpiece — subtle yet powerful! Smashes gender-stereotypes, showcases healthy and supportive female relationships, boldly questions the toxic rishta culture and a script which is inclusive of minorities; this is your sign to watch it NOW!
— HiraHyderScribbles (@HiraHyder) January 22, 2023
Kuch ankahi is such a beautiful mix of the vintage Pakistani drama essence with a perfect contemporary touch! Subtle, thought-provoking & most of all real. 👏🏻#kuchankahi
— 𝐹𝒜 (@Faatiiimmaaa) January 21, 2023