Groundbreaking Pakistani Drama,’Churails’ – NOW on ZEE5 (Review)

Zee Zindagi is back and in its second innings, you should be looking forward to watching the much-hyped series – Churails! I checked out Churails and found the 10-episode series captivating. It is a web-series from Pakistani TV producers with a bold theme. With Churails, the world is going to witness what Pakistani filmmakers are capable of. In a society where the voice of women is suppressed by the male chauvinists, coming up with a courageous show from women point-of-view is worthy of applause from the audience worldwide. 

#MainChurailHoon

Churails on ZEE5
Churails on ZEE5

Characters and Actors

Sara Khan (Sarwat Gillani) and Jugnu Chaudhary (Yasra Rizvi) are two elite women.
Batool (Nimra Bucha) and Zubaida (Mehar Bano) play lower-middle-class women.

These are the main characters around whom the story of Churails revolves. There are other characters who help story move forward. There are two lesbian ex-convicts and a trans person who join them in their (ad)venture.

The show is directed by critically acclaimed director, Asim Abbasi who created this power-packed drama that will be remembered for long.

Director Asim Abbasi says, ” Zindagi’s commitment to truly original content that has a voice and can transcend borders, has provided me with the perfect platform to create a show like CHURAILS. A story about strong women, embarking on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and sisterhood, I believe Churails is a timely show with pertinent themes that will resonate with audiences globally.”

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Storyline

Sara and Jugnu are from upper-middle-class families in Karachi who feel inferior as compared to their male counterparts. They want recognition in the society that is ruled by patriarchy. Though both of them don’t realise the problems of the lower class of society, their interaction with poor, suffering Batool and Zubaida made them understand that women are exploited everywhere in the world.

Churails on ZEE5
Churails on ZEE5 – Image source ZEE5.COM

Frustrated by the cheater men in their lives, Sara and Jugnu start a ‘Detective Agency’ to uncover the cheating husbands. Batool and Zubaida join them. They set up a shop to sell burqas for women, as the women in their country wouldn’t visit a Detective Agency to spy on their husbands. The real purpose of the modest cloth shop is to hunt down cheating husbands. 

Problems crawl in when they find that their spying has led to some serious situations. A few horrible truths are exposed that are connected back to their homes. A person is killed and one member of the Detective Agency also goes missing.

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My View

Asim Abbasi, the writer and director of Churails is brilliant in his approach. When the world is moving above things like the men-women-equality, some societies are formed on the ugly concept of exploitation of women. A web-series like Churails is an eye-opener that should be reached in every corner of the world in order to reduce countless horrible incidents against women.

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50 Comments Add yours

  1. Samidha Mathur says:

    The title of the series itself seems to very different.. I have watched a few of its episodes and I liked it.. A very different version of a woman has been depicted.

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  2. Neha says:

    Very nice series..I saw few episodes and liked it very much it’s a eye opener series regarding women

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  3. blingnbangs says:

    Sounds interesting

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    1. aditi says:

      Yes, it is really good:)

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  4. Smalltownie says:

    Looks really interesting….I was browsing through Zee 5 casually and this caught my eye…now after your detailed review, I will definitely add it to my list!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for visiting:)

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  5. Pratibha Shenoy says:

    Thanks for the detailed review , my weekend is sorted with these series 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      That’s good 😊

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  6. musingsoftheheartandsoul says:

    I have heard some rave reviews about this show. This definitely looks interesting and so does the story line.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      I’ve watched the series and believe me, you can’t miss it!

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  7. memoryflies says:

    Hey it seems very promising web series. Reading a lot n good review. It is in my watchlist.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      A good series, must watch!

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  8. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    I am hearing a lot about charuali series all across the web nowadays. Seems like a great series on women empowerment with impressive star cast. Loved your review.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading Surbhi:)

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  9. Ishieta Chopra says:

    This sounds interesting and intriguing. I definitely like that the director has a much larger vision in his approach to film making and story telling.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      I loved watching the series:)

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  10. theyellowdaal says:

    Even I am looking forward to watch this series over the weekend. This seems so interesting.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Yes, a different route to women empowerment:)

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  11. Snigdha says:

    Churail has the strong and best storyline ever. I like the series so much. The actresses has given their best performance ever.

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  12. mahekg says:

    I have been reading some amazing reviews about this series and the storyline has caught my attention it’s on my watchlist.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Have you watched, Mahek?

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      1. mahekg says:

        Not completed yet

        Liked by 1 person

  13. DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter says:

    Great review. I binge-watched Churails and loved it. This web series changed my impression about Pakistan completely.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Agree, seems like we have been curious to know about the other side of our neighbouring country.

      Liked by 2 people

  14. mummatalks says:

    I love women centric dramas and this for sure has that punch n thrill factor. It’s on my to watch list now.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Yay go for it πŸ‘πŸ»

      Like

  15. romagptasinha says:

    I too loved this show buddy. It was a really thought provoking ones and like you I too can vouch for it.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      That’s great ☺️

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  16. Amritha Srinath says:

    Wow, another women-centric series! I would love to watch it after reading this exciting review.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      It’s good, don’t miss:)

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  17. Concept seems to be different like their title. Will keep it safe for my weekend relaxation and chill time.

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    1. aditi says:

      Did you watch the series?

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  18. Snigdha says:

    Churail definitely a great show to watch . I have already watched all the episodes . The storyline is so beautiful.

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  19. Feelingfashioninside says:

    After reading your blog, I think all women should watch it to know more about themselves 😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. aditi says:

      Haha absolutely ☺️

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  20. aditi says:

    Don’t miss this one πŸ‘πŸ»

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  21. da-AL says:

    this looks wonderful! wish we had it here in Los Angeles

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Try online and you may be lucky enough ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Inshoimran says:

    I m dying to watch it as it has created quite a hype. Many friends recommended it so I m strongly looking forward to watch this series

    Liked by 1 person

  23. preety85 says:

    This is really a great show in women empowerment. #MyFriendAlexa

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Really good, check out!

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    2. aditi says:

      Yes and a must watch:)

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  24. momtasticworld says:

    Oh, I saw this and totally loved it. I am an ardent fan of strong women characters in the series. ZEE5 indeed has a fabulous collection of shows and movies.

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  25. PRB says:

    I’ve heard a lot about this show, will keep it in my list.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. aditi says:

      Have you watched the show?

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      1. PRB says:

        Not yet, but I plan to

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