May 09 2009
â€˜Uncle urfi,â€™ could be ranked among the three greatest drama serials in Shakeelâ€™s forty-year eventful career. Cast included Shakeel in the title role of â€˜Uncle urfi,â€™ Shehla Ahmed as Beena, Qurban Jeelani as Shaheed bhai, Azra Sherwani as Ghazi, Jamshed Ansari as Hasnat bhai.
As the story goes, Shakeel, who is super-smartly dubbed as â€˜Uncle urfi,â€™ takes interest in Beena. In reality, uncle urfi was desirous to make Beena happy. Logically, urfi should have taken Beena into confidence before doing her a favor. Instead, he kept her in the dark. The final moments of the last episode are fraught with pain and pathos.
Urfi tells Beena with certitude, â€˜hamari shadi hogi to sara zamana deikhey ga.â€™ to which poor Beena replies, â€˜kuchh shadiyaan dil kay weerano mein bhi to ho jaati hain, sirif khuda gawah hota hai.â€™
The emotionally charged conclusion of â€˜Uncle urfi,â€™ was so unexpected that literally nobody was prepared for it. Indeed, Haseena Moin had instilled so much despair in its dialogues that thirty-two years later, it still stands as a classic in its bittersweet illustration of the unbreakable bond of family.
Director: Shireen Khan / Mohsin Ali
Writer: Haseena Moin
Cast : Shakeel, Jamshed Ansari, Qurban Jilani, Shehla Ahmed, Akber Subhani, Feroze Zaidi, Shehnaz Ismail, Sikandar Hayat, Raju Jamil, Azra Sherwani