‘Crashing Eid’ is currently dominating Netflix Pakistan and seriously, this is the comedy series we have all been waiting for. Created by Saudi filmmaker Nora Aboushousha, the family drama tackles Saudi norms with comedy and ends with the enduring message that love conquers all.
The drama follows the hilarious and fiercely independent Razzan, a single mother who lives in Britain with her daughter Lamar. She proposes to her British-Pakistani boyfriend Sameer, under the assumption her family back home in Saudi Arabia would approve of their marriage. However, sheer hilarity breaks out when her parents refuse to recognise their engagement, and the couple tackle racial divisions, prejudice and cultural norms to get married.
Since this series hit Netflix, it is already getting rave reviews from Pakistani users, who praised the series for not holding back on tackling the racism Pakistanis face in Arabic countries.
“The comedy series “Crashing Eid” is a good window into Arabs’ racist tendencies, bigotry, and toxic masculinity. As someone who visited a Gulf country earlier in the year, this comedy series portrays only but the tip of the iceberg,” one user wrote.
The comedy series "Crashing Eid" is a good window into Arabs' racist tendencies, bigotry, and toxic masculinity.— Mohammed Arai (@arai_mohammed) November 19, 2023
As someone who visited a Gulf country earlier in the year, this comedy series portrays only but the tip of the iceberg.
Crashing Eid on Netflix is such a cute little series. A glimpse into the world of modern Saudis and evolving mindsets. The lead's relationship with her father is an absolute delight.— WolfMomma (@wolfmomz) November 18, 2023
Crashing Eid was such a good watch.— 🇵🇸🕊️ (@notamxl) November 17, 2023
A light comedy but it really dealt with some sensitive topics about how children of divorcees often get emotionally manipulated by the parent they’re in the care of. Overall great show, highly recommend, accurately portrays life in the gulf.
I'm watching Crashing Eid and it's hilarious, I love the Saudi Paki dynamic…the driver asking sameer if the Indian curriculum is in Arabic 😭— هُرَيْرَة (@Huraira_SB) November 17, 2023
Speaking to Arab News, Aboushousha spoke about how she came up with the concept of the series.
“We started off with a concept of someone who is different from their family, and that grew into this story of a single mother who returns from abroad. We started wondering, what will inspire the clash with the rest of the family? And immediately we realized, ‘oh, she should come back ready to be married to someone from outside the culture!’ Everything fell into place from there.”