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Churails Trailer Review: A Bold Story About Women Fighting Systemic Oppression In Burqas

Kenneth Carneiro

July 31, 2020

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Churails is a story of women coming together to start a detective agency and end up sparking a #MainChurailHoon revolution.

The definition of the word Churail is ‘Women who have been wronged and look for revenge’. And the upcoming ZEE5 Original series ‘Churails‘ is a perfect modern depiction of that word. This series is set to challenge stereotypes and your preconceived notions of gender equality of women empowerment. This series is directed by Asim Abbasi whose film Cake was nominated for the Oscars.

Watch the trailer for Churails set to release on 11 August 2020 on ZEE5.

Churails is the story of four women from different walks of society who face oppression in different ways and decide they have had enough. Sara (Sarwat Gilani) is an established lawyer who gives up her career for her family but finds out that her husbands is cheating on her with multiple women. Jugnu (Yasra Rizvi) is a socialite who deals with the stigma women face when they are in the public spotlight. Zubeida (Mehar Bano) is an aspiring boxer who runs away from her house after her family constantly tries to stifle her dreams. Batool (Nirma Bucha) is an ex-convict who was jailed for killing her husband. Together this unlikely team of women join hands to form a detective agency where they catch and expose men who cheat or hurt women.

The trailer shows how they use a boutique store as a front to open their detective agency. They hire women transgenders and people on the margins of society as their business grows and starts a revolution. The interesting thought behind this story is the attempt to take away all the stigma of oppression associated with wearing a burqa and turn it into a symbol of empowerment.

Watch out for this 10-episode series which is a gripping detective thriller as well as a sharp social satire, releasing on 11 August 2020 only on ZEE5. Check out the line-up of 20 Zindagi series available on ZEE5 with the Club Pack at the price of only ₹1/day.

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