Sana Javed and Mikaal Zulfikar's drama serial, Ruswai, came to an end on Tuesday night. Ruswai narrated the tale of a gang-rape survivor and spoke about how they are shamed in society. Javed plays Sameera, who was abducted and raped by four men right before her wedding to Salman (Zulfikar).
While the show seemed to have lost its focus on Sameera's story midway, it concluded strongly with her receiving the justice she longed for.
The final episode also featured a cameo by Mukhtaran Mai, who suffered the same fate as Sameera in real life. Mai was gang-raped by men in her village and raised her voice against the injustice.
Ruswai ended with Sameera meeting Mai in an emotional sequence. Twitter was in awe of the scene and lauded the makers of the show.
#Ruswai went astray in the middle and several episodes were terrible, but they pulled off something so special in the last episode. Cameo by Mukhataran Mai and a message to always believe in and support rape survivors. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GXlAMDBfl7— Nuzhat S. Siddiqi (@guldaar) April 14, 2020
Ruswai’s last episode was worth watching. Especially the entry of #MukhtaraMai The day women decide to get their accusers into prison, nothing comes in between. Rapists deserve it.#Ruswai #MakePakistanPositive pic.twitter.com/Gqxz3WbTVI— H A B E B A (@k_abjaoO) April 14, 2020
Ruswai’s last episode was worth watching. Especially the entry of #MukhtaraMai The day women decide to get their accusers into prison, nothing comes in between. Rapists deserve it.— Areeba (@Gothickid_) April 14, 2020
Ruswai drama made me search about the case of Mukhtara Mai. It’s a pity that despite of getting the attention from local and international media she was unable to get justice.— Salman Ali (@MSalmanAli96) April 15, 2020
The protagonist of the show, Javed, also shared her heartfelt gratitude in an Instagram post.
"With the grand finale of Ruswai, my journey with the most impactful character yet of my acting career (Sameera) came to an end," Javed said in the caption of the picture with Mukhtaran Mai and the rest of the cast. "Justice was served and the evil culprits were punished, Sameera managed to emerge as victorious."
She went on to add, "May Sameera inspire you all to find the courage and strength to stand against injustice and evil."
Javed continued to thank her cast and crew. "I must thank the team behind the project and my co-star, my Instagram family as well as all those who wrote about Ruswai and made me feel on top of the world."
She also talked about the last scene with Mai's cameo.
"With Mukhtaran Mai’s surprise entry in the last episode, life came full circle for Sameera and her quest for justice. I owe my success, my ability to pick substantial roles to all of you out there. Thank you for your love and constant support. Until next time!"
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