Lately I have been watching Pakistani dramas and I have come to realise that they are not as positive as they should be. They are all about family politics, black magic and harassment etc. Dramas are basically a representative of our culture.They also shape how society thinks and drama’s can be used to change our attitude towards certain social issues like jaheez, abusive relationships and family politics. But drama’s intentionally or unintentionally are alternating our culture and moral values. Drama’s are commonly watched by housewives and children.
We are basically grooming our children into thinking that life is all about negativity and people will always be sad and alone if they are on right path. Hoping for a better tomorrow will not change anything. Married life is all about family politics, if you will have a loving husband or wife, they will die soon and you will suffer. It also shows that if you are poor you will not have same value in the eyes of your in laws as you would if you were rich.
Believe it or not it is moulding our society into exactly that. By watching all these dramas it makes us think that it is reality even if it is not. It is indirectly making us paranoid and making us overthink everything specially our relationship with others. It is destroying our minds and relationship. These drama’s only make us think that no one is our friend, that everyone is making some sort of grand plan to destroy our life. Our behaviour is getting more and more negative and offensive toward others.Now-a-days people are like;
People love scandal; people love drama. They love stripping away the layers to see what’s really in there, and they’ll do anything - as well as make it up - to get it.
Most of our social issues arise from these sort of dramas. they overlook the seriousness of the issues they discuss. Instead of educating the people they are spreading false knowledge for the sake of money and views. For example, the doctors showed in dramas have no clue what they are saying or what is wrong with the patient. Our drama’s only focus on family politics and social issues. It is good that we have started to give attention to our social issues but still we are not addressing them properly. Even though we have produced some good dramas like udaari, zindagi gulzar hai, daastan, roag, daag, seerat, piyare afzal, shanakht and khuda se dar etc.
But as such the amount of good dramas we produce is very low as compare to how the society is developing. Our lives are very tiring mentally and physically that we try to look for a breather which can be provided by television shows. In short, our drama’‘s romanticise abuse, shows that life is always pessimistic and family politics will always ruin your dreams and relationships.
As Russell T Davis said;
Drama’s not safe and it’s not pretty and it’s not kind. People expect the basic template of television drama where there might be naughty villains, but everyone ends up having a nice cup of tea. You’ve got to do big moral choices and show the terrible things people do in terrible situations. Drama is failing if it doesn’t do that.