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Popular TV drama Ranjha Ranjha Kardi has been receiving positive feedback from the viewers for the stellar performance of actors and the unconventional storyline. With each episode, the viewers are left anticipating about what is to come. In the fourth episode, which is a social commentary on the hypocrisy of society, the drama sheds light on class structures.

Read: The third episode reveals interesting details about the characters 

The episode begins with a sequence of Imran Ashraf (Bhola) and his mother sitting in the veranda where she is advising him to take care of his hygiene. He is asked to walk to the bus stop with his cousin sister and he agrees. He accompanies her and on their way, he reveals that he intends to buy gold bangles for someone. Later in the episode, it is revealed that he wanted to buy the bangles for Mumtaz Beghum at the circus, however, ends up stealing his mother’s and giving them to her as an expression of his feelings.




In the next sequence, we see Shoka played by Syed Noor ul Hassan welcome Noori’s (Iqra Aziz) father inside his house and boasts about his wealth. He extends a marriage proposal for Noori and her father, spellbound by Shoka’s wealth, promptly agrees.




While the drama introduces us to a strong headed and determined woman played by the lead actress, we are gradually being introduced to the warmth and love she embodies as well. She appears to be bitter for the world, but with Sahir (Syed Jibran), she is the most kind-hearted and giving woman. She wishes to change for a man who is yet to confess his feelings for her. Sahir, though appears to be interested, is reluctant to express himself because he comes from a religious family; his father is Imam of the mosque and his mother a religious scholar. He is certain that his mother might accept a woman who works at a factory but she will never accept a girl who comes from a family of rag-pickers.




We also see Iqra and her mother having a conversation about their social class, establishing that the poor can not fall in love because they somehow don’t deserve it. She advised her daughter that if she is emotionally inclined towards someone, she should shrug off the thought.

The hypocrisy of our society is put on display here when Iqra says, “maine Quran main saaf saaf lafzon main yeh bhe parha hai ke sab insaan barabar hain. Tumharee ama ne bhe Quran parha hai… parha nahin hai ghol ke piya hai tou unhe nahin pata?” Sahir immediately responds that his mother has read the Quran for the Hereafter, not for this world. This clarifies that no matter how religiously aware you are, societal norms and taboos are a standard we choose to follow.

In the next episode’s promo, we see a conversation about Bhola’s marriage to his cousin and Noori’s mother convincing her to marry Shoka as part of a ‘deal’. Will Sahir step up or will Noori get married to Shoka? The next few episodes will surely reveal interesting details.