Just lately aired on Inexperienced Leisure, Gumn is a restricted collection with 13 episodes. Directed by Sarmad Khoosat and starring Tooba Siddiqui and Feroze Qadri, Gumn is a drama with a ample dose of suspense. Siddiqui, who additionally authored the drama together with Hamza Kazi, performs the lead as prime legal lawyer Maya Malik who stays rattled by her father’s homicide and is doing every little thing in her energy to unravel issues.
The drama is a narrative of how Maya’s life intersects with Rayyan’s (performed by Qadri) and the way they attempt to resolve their respective troubles, typically with assist from one another.
Together with the refreshing experimentation of the collection with the style of thriller, there are a number of attention-grabbing components and portrayals on this drama that one needs have been proven extra usually.
A thriller with a non-linear story arc
Gumn is a thriller with a non-linear story arc. The drama is sufficiently stacked with flashbacks to help the expansion of the narrative whereas sustaining a way of thriller as wanted by the story. This isn’t precisely a story kind that we see native dramas experiment with usually sufficient, and that’s a pity, provided that it’s a very clever and helpful gadget. Our audiences are additionally mature sufficient to work with non-linear storytelling and it might be welcome if we noticed extra such experimentation.
Shattering the bara bhai stereotype
A really welcome factor within the story is the character of Rayyan, who’s proven as an elder brother who loves his sister with out circumstances. He isn’t self-centred, nor a tantrumzilla, and he cares about his sister regardless of the boundaries set upon him by the patriarchal society he lives in. Sadly, a person being a good human being and doing the naked minimal is usually a massive deal in some milieus and it’s refreshing to see Gumn not enjoying to the so-called ghairatmand bhai stereotype nor selling that stereotype.
There may be life after divorce
In the event you didn’t discover out till properly into the drama, you wouldn’t know that Maya is a divorcee. The drama makes divorce “not a taboo” however a sensible technique to handle a wedding that isn’t working. The truth that Maya’s life will not be all about her divorce and that these round her should not continuously bringing it as much as her or to others in her absence is a welcome break from what we’re used to seeing on native tv.
Gumn on Inexperienced Leisure TV
You may be male and eager about kitchen stuff. Heavens received’t fall!
A welcome a part of the story is the character of Maya’s brother-in-law, performed by Fawad Jalal, who’s very often seen working within the Malik sisters’ kitchen. The BIL can be captivated with meals and is in the end as much as opening a restaurant as properly. For a viewer who’s used to seeing ladies toiling away within the kitchen with no male relative even providing to assist as a result of ‘log kya kahain ge’, the sight of a person working in a kitchen with out anybody worrying about ‘how that looks’ is a novel strategy.
In the event you see somebody considering suicide, don’t deal with them like a legal, assist them as an alternative
There’s a fleeting however key reference to tried suicide within the story (not sharing extra) and fortunately, as an alternative of addressing it as a criminal offense because the legislation was till not too long ago wont to do, the characters concerned attempt to handle the difficulty in another way, by means of serving to the one who wanted that assist and with out judgment. This can be a message that wants extra emphasis in a society the place addressing points associated to psychological well being largely stay taboo.
These are just some bits that stand out once I take into consideration Gumn. And whereas this drama could not have many extra shock takes up its sleeve, what it has supplied has already been fairly a deal with.