Monday, 24 August 2020

Gutsy Burkha-clad Churails Avenge For Justice (Web Series Review)

It was just a few weeks ago that I subscribed to ZEE5 Club Pack to get exclusive access to its premium content. And Oh boy! I couldn't wait to tell you that I'm super impressed how this platform is winning by putting together a far deeper volume of movies and shows serving a range of interests for all my family members.

Just to introduce ZEE5 to my newer readers, it's one of the few major OTT streamers focused on multilingual content across countries and here you would find a larger library of shows to binge plus a growing slate of originals. For that crazy bunch of streamers like me who crave for versatile content, ZEE5 is the right call.

My current watchlist is a ZEE5 Exclusive Zindagi Original web series 'Churails' whose satirical poster released on social media got me hooked to watch the show right from day one of the launch. After watching this 10-episodes series, let me help you delve deep into the details why you should be watching this one.
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Storyline
Churails is a quirky story of four strong women who dare to disaffiliate themselves from the norms of patriarchy society and thus unite together to form a secret detective agency with the intend to expose deceitful and false-hearted male counterparts in the city of Karachi.

Cast:
Apart from a crisp script, Churails boasts of solid performances by Sarwat Gilani as Sara Khan, Mehar Bano as Zubaida, Nimra Bucha as Batool Jan and Yasra Rizvi as Jugnu Chaudhry. The ladies, leading an army of exploited women, have been truly compelling in their characters with rightly synced energy.

My Review:
The show Churails is directed by Oscar nominee, Asim Abbasi on a well-scripted story that keeps you engaged throughout. The series is dark and intense as one might figure out from the spunky poster itself. Each of the ten episodes of the web series are nearly one hour long and opens up with a new twist. By the end of an episode, the story leaves you anticipating another meltdown and you can't help moving to the next episode.
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The show has strategically covered a lot of ground in terms of women's related issues like domestic violence, forced marriages, abortions, prostitution and many more. The self-proclaimed 'churails', who are fearlessly unapologetic about their traumatic past, manage to make their way through 'not-so-easy' reality and elevate the series to a thing of beauty with their polished performance.

When you sit down to watch a show set in Pakistani backdrop, it's not a surprise to treat yourselves with pleasing Urduised dialogues and that's what Churails amuses you with. I particularly liked the meaningful lyrics of the show's soundtracks and terrific cinematography.

All in all, Churails is a web series that ticks all the boxes of a good thriller drama with great reveals in every single episode. I would express the surreality of the show with the saying, "Behind every strong, independent woman lies a broken girl who learnt hard how to get up and fight for herself."
So why afraid to acclaim #MainChurailHoon, because these three words take it all to be lionhearted.

33 comments:

  1. It would be really liberating asa notion that Burkha glad women fights for justice. I am gonna watch this series!

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  2. Oh wow, I need to tune into this. This Churails web series sounds beyond cool. Tuning in this weekend!

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  3. What a unique story line. It's sounds intriguing!

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  4. Oh this is so cool! It's like an Indian, girl power Charlie's Angels! Super awesome.

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  5. I also enjoy good thriller dramas. This sounds like a cool show to watch. The premise for the show is a great idea.

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    1. Thriller drama is my fav genre too. Do check out the show.

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  6. These women related issues must be addressed through cinematic media that could convey a message to society.

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    1. yeah, cinema can offer a wider reach for such messages.

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  7. I have not seen or heard of this, but it looks really good! I am looking forward to looking into it.

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  8. Thrillers are my all time favorite, will surely gonna watch this and share my thoughts with u

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    1. same here. I also love watching Thiller dramas that keep me curious till the end.

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  9. Wow such an intriguing storyline though not much publicised... added to my watchlist.. thanks for introducing a gem like this..

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    1. It is actually an interesting plot for a great show.

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  10. Looks interesting. I've always loved watching thrillers and by looking at your review I think this will be a good one too.

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    1. I assure of a great entertainer show, do check it out.

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  11. It is really great when shows cover pertinent issues that women experience. This web series piques my interest as it shows so much empowerment to women.

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    1. Thanks for your valuable feedback. I agree to your opinion.

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  12. I've never heard of Churails before, but it looks like it's going to be a great show to watch! I'll see if I can stream it myself.

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    1. Sure, please do watch and let us know how did u like it.

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  13. This show sounds like it really holds the attention! I find the premise very interesting. I would like to check it out, thanks for the review!

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    1. Absolutely! every episode has a new shade of women to reveal. Do watch it.

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  14. This is the first time I heard about this web series. I know some Bollywood films and drama. I'll check this out.

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  15. I wish I had access to watch this. Look super interesting!

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    1. U may check for accessibility by downloading their app also.

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  16. Katrina kroeplinAugust 31, 2020 12:15 pm

    This sounds very interesting. I will def have to check it out.

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    1. Once you watch the show,pls do share your opinion with us.

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