Mujhey Beta Chahiye is another project of Sadia Jabbar Production that has taken a bold step in portraying what a woman goes through when she does not produce a male offspring.
The drama is a true depiction of gender discrimination prevailing in our society and the director, Asim Ali along with writer Abdul Khaliq Khan have done terrific justice in showing all the misfortunes that the mother, as well as daughters, have to go through.
The cast of the drama includes Shagufta Ejaz, Sabreen Hisbani, Shahood Alvi and Aiza Awan. This veteran group of actors has shown tremendous acting performance throughout the drama keeping the audience highly intact.
Episode 18 of Mujhey Beta Chahiye was depressing in every way and it made us realize what kind of society we live in.
The drama starts with Jahan Ara’s mother relaxing in the room of Salman’s mother. Salman’s mother walks into the room and does not like her laying down on her bed.
When she asks her to move out she immediately makes a fuss about it in front of Salman. Instead of supporting his mother, Salman asks his mother to either let Jahan Ara’s mother stay in the room or leave.
The next scene is typically heart wrenching as we see Salman’s mother sitting on the floor in one corner of the house where there is no fan.
What makes this scene stand out is the fact that Salman is so obsessed with having a son and he is so blinded by Jahan Ara’s promise of giving him a son that he has lost all ability to see what is right and what is wrong. Mujhey Beta Chahiye aims to show how serious the obsession to have a son can become.
On the other hand, Rubina’s life is falling down the pit of troubles, pain and problems.
Imran’s wife insults and abuses her, and once again there is a wrong judgment on her character, as she blames Rubina for seducing her husband.
This is a point of disgust even for Imran whose first reflex is slapping his wife. When Rubina sees the turmoil caused by her existence in their house, she packs her bags and leaves.
The audience might think this is the height of misery for Rubina, but the next scene is even more depressing. With no house to go to, Rubina tries to go in her own home but Jahan Ara’s mother asks her to leave. Rubina and the daughters spend the night on the street after which Jahan Ara allows them in.
Rubina and her daughters are in constant torture from Jahan Ara being treated as servants while Jahan Ara and her mother are enjoying every bit of their misery and pain. Such is the case of our society who treats women with daughters as disgust and treats women with son as supreme.