A daring endeavor to highlight the ever lurking stigma of weight around women, Pyari Mona is breaking the thought-shackles and making its way through the hearts of millions of people. Pyari Mona is a tale that centers around Mona, the main protagonist, who is a determined and capable woman with a strong work ethic. However, due to her plus-sized physique, Mona encounters a variety of obstacles, challenges, and disparagements from others, as she fails to conform to society’s conventional beauty standards.
HUM TV has always been the first one to highlight grave social issues and to raise awareness about these serious concerns. Produced under the banner of Momina Duraid Productions, written by Haseeb Ahmed and directed by Ali Hassan, the excellent cast of Pyari Mona includes Sanam Jung, Mashal Khan, Adnan Jafer, Muhammad Hunbal, Naureen Mumtaz, Uzma Baig, Shaheen Khan and others. The show highlights the negative impacts of body shaming, bullying, and harassment, and how they can affect individuals both socially and mentally, particularly in a culture that places unrealistic expectations and strict beauty standards on women.
Through Mona’s journey, Pyari Mona offers a unique and intriguing perspective on how to navigate life in such circumstances. The story begins with the apprehension that among all the people in the world, people who criticize Mona the most are her own family members. Her father does give her the soft corner but her mother keeps on asserting that the only way for Mona to succeed in her life is if she loses weight and be lean and smart like her sister Samia. The only person who has always been there through the highs and lows of Mona’s life is her friend Irfan. Irfan is also an overweight boy and can understand Mona more than anyone else. But regardless of whatever happens Irfan never leaves Mona’s side and is always there by her side to help her through thick and thin.
It is no doubt now that the stigma around body weight and society’s standards is a complex issue that affects many individuals. there is a social stigma attached to being overweight or obese, and these individuals face discrimination and negative attitudes from others. This stigma can manifest itself in various ways, such as being excluded from social events, being teased or bullied, or being subject to negative stereotyping. Along with the reference of the stigma this drama also sheds light on the effects of eating habits of a person. That if excessive eating can lead to obesity then recessive eating can also lead to multiple health issues that can result to be fatal. It emphasizes that health should be the first priority of a person and not just the shape of the body, because either extreme can result to be hazardous in its ways.
It’s important to address and challenge the stigma associated with overweight and obesity, as it can have a negative impact on individuals’ physical and mental health. By portraying characters who are fighting against this stigma, shows like “Pyari Mona” can help raise awareness and promote body positivity and acceptance. The show provides a nuanced and empathetic portrayal of its characters and their experiences, and helps to contribute to a more inclusive and accepting society. To create a more harmonious world and inclusivity in both our minds and hearts.
Wherever she goes Mona has always had to face such scoffs and scrutiny by people, even her near and dear ones. Will she conquer the hurdles or succumb to the rules and standards set by society? Follow the story of Mona every Thursday at 8 pm on HUM TV to find out.