Ruswai | Sameera will never be the same
From Mukhtar Mai to Qandeel Baloch, women have not only been subjected to humiliation, victimization and brutalization, they are also murdered in the name of honor. ARY Digital Network understands its responsibilities well and does not shy away to grip campaigns shedding light on societal issues so that Pakistan could become a better place to live with each passing day. Talking about taboo topics between the lines with absolute subtlety is also something we usually see in dramas associated with ARY Digital. After back to back impactful dramas like Cheekh, Surkh Chandni and Meri Guriya, the most-watched entertainment channel of the country has brought Ruswai for its spectators around the world.
In the beginning, Ruswai looked pretty much like the story of many households in Pakistan, having families with a bunch of positive people and a few negative ones. It showed two families in association with each other in three different ways. The drama also sheds light on the common phenomenon of Watta Satta (the simultaneous marriage of a brother-sister pair from two households).
It starts off with two best friends, Mehmood and Ariz, turning their friendship into a family. However, Ariz’s spouse, Rohina does not want her son Salman to marry Mehmood’s daughter, Dr. Sameera. Meanwhile, her daughter is married to Mahmood’s son.
In spite of the hullaballoo created by Rohina and all her drama, Salman is pretty stubborn for Sameera, so much so that he asks his mother to apologize to her. In a simple, elegant and small affair, they get married. On the next day while Salman is on his flight and Sameera is at a dinner with her family, she texts him to express her love.
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Just when the family finishes dinner and is on the way back to their car, some lurid men impelled by frustration and criminal minds kidnap Sana right in front of her family members with her father begging for mercy. They point a gun to his head and drag Sameera out of the sight of her family.
Just like most cases, her father refuses to give her photo to the police due to the so-called dignity and honor of the family. He even tells his wife that his daughter would be by now and there is no use of risking our lives and the life of our second daughter. However, Ariz and Hamza take Mehmood to look for Sameera across the city. On the other hand, Rohina is praying she never comes back.
Ruswai is directed by the veteran actress Rubina Ashraf and produced by Humayun Saeed’s Six Sigma Entertainment. The drama incorporates adroit actors such as Osama Tahir, Minah Tariq, legendary actors, Mohammad Ahmed, Usman Peerzada, and Seemi Raheel.
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