This piece is a critique on Arsal from Suno Chanda – and in no way is it intended to disrespect Farhan Saeed.
Farhan Saeed is a fabulous actor, and he’s doing a wonderful job with the material he’s been given – it’s a shame that ‘Suno Chanda 2’ has hit a few bumps on the road, with many questioning Arsal’s dominating role as a husband; his behavior recently has come across as incredibly chauvinistic and problematic. It’s interesting to note that during season one, Jiya and Arsal were always fighting long before they got married and I admit maybe I didn’t see it as something that would continue to such a dire state.
For a long time, Arsal has been the least supportive husband and it’s quite frankly making me very upset.
I always knew he was immature, but his control over Jiya isn’t a declaration of love. Ever since Jiya got her confirmation to study in London, instead of encouraging her and supporting her he’s acting disgustingly. He’s constantly belittling Jiya’s dreams and relishes her misery. THIS IS NOT WHAT A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE. Why is Jiya constantly shattering all hope for herself and allowing a misogynistic barbarian like Arsal puppeteer her life?
jiya calling out arsal was much needed! man has only just started caring about jiya bc he knows she won’t be able to go to london! instead of supporting her dream he’s celebrating the fact that her dream might not come true. kameena #SunoChanda2
— ໊ (@softestIads) May 22, 2019
No one should get husband like Arsal😠
— অর্পিতা😼 (@Arpita_69) May 23, 2019
In the latest ‘Suno Chanda’ episode, Jiya falls sick just as she’s about to leave for London and everyone’s speculating she’s pregnant.
Instead of letting her go, the entire family immediately decide for her that she’s going to stay in Karachi – her father cancels her ticket.
She keeps insisting that fellow family members
When Jiya begs her father and uncle to let her go, her father actually has the audacity to say that “Arsal is the only one entitled to make decisions for you.”
AND ARSAL SECRETLY SNIGGERS AND ACTS LIKE THE BIGGEST PRICK EVER.
Marriage is a partnership, and that’s something Arsal will never understand. Fans of the show have raised valid opinions:
ARSAL IS A PIECE OF TRASH. THE MOST SELFISH HUSBAND EVER.
— ♥️ (@_lucky_life) May 23, 2019
Rant time… #SunoChanda2
Arsal is an immature idiot I agree but Jiya is no less. She makes him feel useless, tells him on multiple occasions that she won't let him come in the way of her dreams; In fact has joked that she only married him to get to UK.
— Samia Mazahir (@SamiaMPardhan) May 23, 2019
Where the fuck is this going? #SunoChanda2
— Naveen Qazi (@navqazi) May 23, 2019
Dear #SunoChanda2 writer
Respect from husband is also necessary and its not something out of space
And pls show something good for jiya especially for her abroad studies because we do have girls in REAL life giving up their dream atleast show oppsite in REEL life we ll be happy
— Iqraa (@Iqraa71091212) May 22, 2019
I really didn’t like how #SunoChanda2 is turning, like why always girl should sacrifice her dreams and passion for family? When her idiot, misogynist, and typical brown husband was being total jerk to jiya & changed his colors when got to know he is becoming father.
— Aisha (@AishaACCA) May 22, 2019
I dont understand Arsal here When Jiya was unwell he did not cared to take her to the doctor n when she is abt to give good news he's being like k ab Jiya yaad agaiii #SunoChanda2 no doubt FARHAN n IQRA are the best in #Arjiya's role. S2 is going bit down I FEEL FOR JIYA
— Ayesha (@AyeshaK20) May 22, 2019
As I said, Farhan Saeed has done a tremendous job given the circumstances, and his portrayal of Arsal does raise valid questions about the mindset and behavior many men in our society house; marriages are meant to allow each partner to grow, and it’s meant to be a team – something Arsal seems to not want to pay heed to.