“Mujhe Vida Kar” is a show that has been highlighting the difficulties young women face when they wind up with unkind in-laws. While this show has been heavy on tragic content, the show had been picking up lately and moving towards a positive story. Unfortunately, this week’s episodes end with a fresh new tragedy. Starring Saboor Aly, Haaris Waheed, Madiha Imam, Muneeb Butt, Raza Talish, Tara Mehmood and others, “Mujhe Vida Kar” has been written by Samra Bukhari and directed by Sabir Zafar.
In recent episodes, we began seeing the tide turn as Usman (Muneeb Butt) became all too aware of how his family and sister Kashfa (Maira Khan) have been brainwashing him against Rida (Madiha Imam) and emotionally tormenting her. Now wishing to keep his wife and unborn child safe, he is seen taking a very vocal stand against Kashfa and even his mother and father. It’s a relief to see Usman finally behaving like the once-intelligent man he was and doing his utmost to protect Rida. Usman is now in the position Azhar (Sajjad Pal) once was as he struggled to protect Farheen and his daughter from his parents, ultimately suffering a loss due to his trust in his family. Now Usman will suffer an even greater loss as Kashfa sets Rida’s dupatta on fire, burning her severely. Now, while this is a story that’s seen in many households, there are two things that need to be said here – one, that Kashfa isn’t just a troublemaker anymore, she is a proper psychopath. Second, why didn’t Rida just remove her dupatta when she realized it was on fire?
Sadia’s (Saboor Aly) story has fallen into a more comfortable place with Sadia catching on to Masooma’s (Maryam Ansari) plans to trap Safeer (Raza Talish). It was nice to see Sadia confiding in her brother and telling him to steer clear of Masooma. The star of this week’s episodes is Muneeb Butt who performs very well, depicting Usman’s emotions as Usman realizes the severity of his family’s behavior. Overall, the story surrounding Rida has become very frustrating, because ideally at this point, one would have thought Usman would simply have removed Rida from that environment and the two would’ve lived happily. Unfortunately, the very gruesome turn the story has taken is not only miserable, but it’s heightened in its misery through just how realistic it is. Many women are set on fire by their in-laws in the South Asian subcontinent, dying or being gravely injured by those who are supposed to protect them. While this is an important story to tell, one has to wonder if this already-miserable story really needed this additional layer to it. With the addition of this story, it seems “Mujhe Vida Kar” is set to continue for easily another few weeks.