It is aimed towards school-aged children (under 10ish) I would presume. The show is about a teacher, Jiya, who has an alter-ego as a burqa-clad 'ninja' to fight those who would try to shut down the school she teaches in (or fight any other cause of her's I imagine). She wields pens & books as her weapons.
She also was adopted when young, it is her adopted father that taught her this type of martial-arts that uses pens & books as weapons. The other protagonists are three students - a pair of twins and their best friend who has a pet goat that hangs with them.
They have a website and when you go to it you can view the trailer. It pops up, and the one they have pop-up is the English version one.
I, of course, find this awesome And apparently they are getting the musical talent in Pakistan to contribute to the series, so it is getting some local pop-cultural support for the series and its messages as well.
Some local women's rights groups do not like the use of the burqa, they view it as a symbol of oppression being used as a symbol of resistance. The show-creator implies it would be difficult and probably more divisive to dress the heroine as western media does (i.e. in tight revealing clothes). He stated she uses the burka simply to hide her identity, as a mask/costume. When she is a school teacher she doesn't even wear a headscarf.
Edited by sierraleone, 30 July 2013 - 03:15 PM.