Story of the Drama

Below is the episode-wise story of the drama ‘Bakhtawar’. First, let’s look at the characters played by the cast:

Bakhtawar – Cast & Characters

Episode 1

Air date: 17-Jul-2022

The drama begins with a flashback scene showing an easy-going and jolly girl Bakhtawar who lives with her family in a village. Ever since the birth of her little brother, Bakhtawar grew close to her elder sister, Naseema. But one day out of nowhere, their abusive and alcoholic father, Razzaq abruptly marries Naseema to an old-age goon. While bidding farewell to her family, Naseema guides Bakhtawar to study passionately and become capable enough to escape their cruel father. In the present, Bakhtawar has become a confident and smart girl taking care of her mother, Shareefa, and bedridden brother, Guddu. The family is financially dependent on Shareefa’s brother, Hameed ever since Razzaq disappeared six years ago. Hameed’s wife is a spiteful woman who is against Bakhtawar’s idea of pursuing studies. She wants to marry Bakhtawar to her mentally retarded son, Rajju in exchange for paying for Guddu’s illness. Bakhtawar is offended by the proposal and refuses to marry as she is determined to become an independent girl instead of marrying someone and ending up like her mother and sister. Soon, Guddu dies after Hameed stops paying for his medication. At the funeral, the community decides to marry Bakhtawar to Rajju. When Bakhtawar finds out about it, she seeks help from her admirer, Ahad who helps them to flee the village and reach Karachi.

Episode 2

Air date: 24-Jul-2022

A goon robs Bakhtawar when she reaches Karachi. The chase for the robber separates her from her mother. Seeing her vulnerable, a stranger tries to exploit her but Bakhtawar sees through his evil intentions. She runs away and fortuitously reunites with her mother. They take refuge in Shareefa’s friend, Sakina’s house. Hameed is furious to discover the fleeing of the mother-daughter. Bakhtawar looks for a decent job but faces rejection everywhere. Seeing no other option, she agrees to work as a bus hostess. However, the job brings more agony to her as she experiences the horrible attitude of male passengers and witnesses her colleague getting shot by the manager. Her decision to quit her job agitates Sakina who plans to sell her out to Hameed in exchange for money. Bakhtawar learns Sakina’s intentions and rents a cheap room in a shady neighborhood. 

Episode 3

Air date: 31-Jul-2022

Bakhtawar changes her guise into a boy by chopping off her hair and changing her wardrobe to be able to live in the new neighborhood. She seeks work in different stores but is offered laborious jobs suited for boys. Seeing her in male attire, a bunch of loafer boys in her street try to befriend her but hearing her feminine voice, they start poking fun at her. Sakina’s husband, Ghaffar informs Hameed about the development. Hameed orders him to find out about the mother-daughter location. Following a lead, Ghaffar discovers the location and summons Hameed to the city. However, they fail to track down Bakhtawar and Shareefa. Bakhtawar gets a job as a waiter in an open café. Although she puts up a happy face, her heart sinks while experiencing the harsh environment and behavior of strangers. Shareefa insists that Bakhtawar drop her dual personality act but she refuses. 

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2 Comments

  1. Tayyaba July 17, 2022

    You should also include Ali Wasi kazmi in cast

    1. Zeeshan July 18, 2022

      Added.