Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is an anthology series created by Meenu Gaur and stars Sanam Saeed, Sarwat Gilani, Beo Raana Zafar, Faiza Gillani, and Eman Suleman alongside other cast members. The series has 6 episodes, each having a runtime of 45 – 50 minutes.
Zee5 describes the series as:
An anthology series of six stories of ordinary women who find extraordinary ways to overcome their problems.
– Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review does not contain spoilers –
Stories based on women, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam starts with bloody murder. Well, and dismemberment. The calm demeanour with which the heinous crime takes place creates a precedent for the rest of the anthology series.
The series has a central storyline that flows through the six episodes and sub-plots within that that keep the entire thing fresh and entertaining. Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is a wild ride – stories involving women are usually wild, scary or shocking… or a mixture of all three. This series is all that and a little confusing for good measure. It took me a while to understand what the hell is going on in the first episode, but once you get a hang of it, it’s quite delightful.
Entertaining, yes, but Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam has some stories that aren’t that new. I liked how it pieced together all the new and old characters so that makes it really interesting to watch. Some stories are better than others, and most deliver a delicious twist, but you’ll be able to figure out what will happen after a while.
Mai Maalki delivers a lot of philosophical dialogue that can get excessive for some but I really enjoyed what it adds to the story and how it keeps everything tied together. Some stories, meanwhile, are just so dramatic that it’s cringy. That’s the word here, some stories are cringy. The story flows well, though, and it’s very watchable.
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam felt like a show that really tries to showcase Ma Maalki as this all-powerful witch who is everywhere and nowhere. I don’t mind strong female characters, but she just feels too good to be true. The idea of making her use the characters in her subplot to her advantage is interesting, but she herself feels a bit too over-the-top.
The stories are about power, love, deceit and trust and what happens when you cross the women in your lives. They are about killer women, women who stop at nothing to get what they want. It’s a good idea which ebbs and flows. The characters are interesting and their lives’ problems are shocking enough to warrant at least one watch. If nothing else, you wait with bated breath to see how revenge will be exacted and whether their lives will change for the better.
A murder mystery and a revenge thriller all in one, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam‘s last episode is something out of women’s worst nightmares. Tackling how horrible men can be in sections of society, with one being the worst of the lot, the last episode showcases just how bad it can be for women who fall in desperate times or trust the wrong person. There’s something to be found in that last episode – maybe hope or determination to fight against the atrocities that women have faced forever. Whatever it is though, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam warrants
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam has some great performances though. In a femme fatale story, the women actors are absolutely wonderful and great to watch. Set in one neighbourhood, these women form the backbone of the story that keeps everything together.
Summing up: Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam
Although some stories are better than others and the twist of most can be figured out, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is an extremely watchable series. I like femme fatale stories, ones that redefine the idea that women will take deceit and deception quietly. The anthology does that and showcases how bad things can go if people get on women’s bad sides. As a whole, Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam is entertaining and very watchable and if you can get over some of the cringy bits, it’s worth every minute.
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