“Fatima Feng” – Unveiling a Journey of Prejudice and Transformation


“Fatima Feng” is a gripping drama series that invites viewers on a compelling journey into the life of Jiya Feng, a young Chinese woman brought up in an atheist environment. In the very first episode, the stage is set for an exploration of prejudice, spirituality, and self-discovery.

Howra Batool takes on the role of Jiya, and her character’s world is shaken when she’s jolted from the serenity of her garden by the sound of gunfire. This unsettling moment, rooted in the tragic loss of her father to an act of terrorism, serves as the catalyst for Jiya’s growing resentment towards Muslims and their faith.
The show introduces a cast of key characters, including Babar Ali as Jahangir, a friend of Jiya’s father, and Usama Khan as Ammar, Jahangir’s son. A central conflict emerges as Ammar expresses his desire to start his own business, pitting him against his father’s wishes for him to join the family business. The family dynamics add depth to the narrative, with Farhan Ally Agha portraying Usman, Ammar’s father, and Meher Bano playing Natasha, a potential love interest for Ammar.
The drama unfolds in Jiya’s workplace, where a crisis looms. A shortage of 700 surge arresters threatens a critical project. Jiya’s decision to engage an unofficial local vendor to address the issue reflects her unwavering dedication to her work and sets the stage for potential workplace conflicts.
One of the most poignant moments of the episode occurs during Jiya’s interactions with her Muslim colleagues. Her candid conversation with Raheel, portrayed by Nouman Kahout, sheds light on the intricate interplay of cultural and religious dynamics in the workplace. The dialogue brings out Jiya’s confusion and frustration regarding Islam, shaped by her misconceptions. Meanwhile, Raheel attempts to provide insight and understanding about the faith, disassociating it from her father’s tragic murder.
As the episode progresses, Jiya’s growing curiosity about Islam and spirituality becomes more apparent. A dinner invitation to Natasha’s family home introduces the potential for a romantic connection between Ammar and Natasha, further complicating Jiya’s emotional journey.
The episode concludes with Jiya watching an Islamic channel and reflecting on the contradictions she perceives in the actions of those who claim to follow the faith. The murder of two Chinese individuals in a targeted attack rekindles her internal turmoil, setting the stage for a captivating exploration of prejudice, personal growth, and spiritual awakening in the episodes to come.
“Fatima Feng” promises to enthrall its audience with its thought-provoking themes, complex characters, and an intricate storyline that challenges stereotypes and explores the power of transformation.

Written by: Asra tariq