‘Koi Chand Rakh’ has now officially joined the ranks of new Pakistani dramas to keep an eye out for.
The team behind the show really hyped the TV show up with amazing graphics and a beautifully dramatic promo. Since the first episode just aired on TV, we decided to catch up and see if it lives up to the hype, and boy oh boy, is there a lot happening.
The story revolves around two families; Rabail (Ayeza Khan), and her siblings, Umair (Muneeb Butt) and Nashal (Areeba Habib); on the other end, we have Zain (Imran Abbas) and his family.
Rabail is a doctor and is shown to have an incredibly close relationship to her siblings, however, the relationship of interest is between her and her brother Umair.
Umair is highly dependent on her for everything and finds excuses to spend time with her. It honestly gave extremely ‘Lannister’ type feels and I honestly got pretty creeped out by his behaviour. To be fair, even Rabail was a bit like ‘bro, dafuq’. There’s sibling love and then there’s what’s happening on the show. Slowly it becomes obvious that Rabail isn’t his actual sister, only later we find out that she’s his late phopu’s daughter and that lived with them ever since her parents died.
His ‘love’ for her reaches a critical mass when he overhears his parents talk about getting Rabail married. He cannot bear to hear the news, he goes into an emotional panic and decides that he must confess his undying love for Rabail. He pushes her constantly and Rabail is obviously not having it, until she finally gives him one good slap across the face.
Also, Umair keeps bringing up how she raised him in a way and ‘made him used to her presence and love’, even in the flashbacks, it seems like her love was extremely motherly. This makes me want to make a Freud connection as well as a connection to Oedipus Complex, but I’ll leave that up to you!
The other storyline follows Zain, who from this moment on will be known as playboy AF.
His story starts with his mom getting a visit for a girl and her mother, complaining about how Playboy AF tried to get her to marry him, but then eventually leaves her. When his mom calls to give him a daant session, he’s shown to be with his boys, out of the town for a fun day out. The call forces him to leave to go back home, but as he’s getting in the car, he spots Nashal (who’s out with her own friends) and well, he stops and follows her throughout the day. He uses binoculars to spot her and even takes a boat trip when she does.
He obsesses over her and goes over a whole plan to stalk her and find her.
He finally finds her and goes to talk, but Nashal being Nashal doesn’t give her real name but gives Rabail’s name instead. This wouldn’t matter as much if surprise surprise, Zain’s and Nashal’s fathers didn’t know each other and if, even bigger surprise, Zain’s father liked the REAL Rabail for his son and makes a proposal.
What happens next is only going to get more interesting. From Freudian boys to mistaken identity, this drama has it all! What do you all think, let us know in the comments 🙂