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.
This is the story of two sisters, Zara (Shehnaz Sheikh) & Sunya (Marina Khan). When fate deals them a tragic blow, taking their parents away, they migrate to Karachi from Lahore to go & live with their aunt, acted out by Badar Khalil. This trio, supported by a colorful cast, boasting names like Qazi Wajid, Behroze Sabzwari, Asif Raza Mir, Jamshed Ansari, ensure memorable viewing for everyone.
Although there is perfect balance between comedy and serious viewing, one feels that what really has made this drama immortal is the chemistry (or lack of it- portrayed in the drama) between Marina Khan & Behroze Sabzwari. One comical scene follows another as Behroze Sabzwari, an immaculately dressed (full suit with oiled hair- the complete works) personal manager of Qazi Wajid, tries to win the heart of Marina Khan. Marina plays pranks on him, gives him the nickname of “Qabacha” and the fun never stops.
There is also a serious side to this drama. With her parents now no longer with her, Zara (Shehnaz Shaikh) feels responsible for supporting herself & her sister. The problem is she takes this responsibility too seriously, causing problems both for her & others who care about her. Whatever problems she faces in the drama, there are no problems as far as her acting skills are concerned. Shehnaz Shiekh’s acting skills are tested to the limit and she comes through with flying colors.
Hasina Moin - who has always written classic dramas which are immortal. Un kahi is one of her classics and is one of its own kind. The excellent script with fabulous directions and performances by the great actors of all times have made this drama everyone’s favorite.
A family drama which you will definitely enjoy. A must add to your classic collection!
Doosri Aurat is the story of two families. One is Muneer Ahmed (Shakeel) whose wife is (Nasreen Qureshi) and only son, Saif (Abdullah Kadwani); other is Muneer’s brother Sajeer Ahmed (Jamshed Ansari) who has one daughter Muneera (Saira Khan). Muneera and Saif are best friends and plan to get married soon for which their parents are very happy to see them together. The story takes a twist when Saif fell in love at first sight with Amal (Ayesha Khan). Amal is the daughter of Mehfil Ara, who once was a famous actress and hold a dark secret which changes Amal’s life completely. His family gets very upset because of his behavior and force him to marry Muneera.
Moreover, it is a story of Zara Akbar, Humayun Saeed, and Jahanzeb Gorchani (sorry, dont remember their char. names). It focuses more on Zara and how she faces the different challenges of life; she also has a secret that could destroy her marriage life. The story shows how Amal, Muneera and Zara faces the truth of being a “Doosri Aurat” in their lifetime and how a man responds to make the choice of his life, between love and fate.
Starring: Shakeel, Laila, Zubari, Aisha Khan, Humayun Saeed, Saira Khan, Abdullah Kadwani, Zara Akbar, Jamshed Ansari, Zeba Shehnaz, Ejaz Aslam, Javed Sheikh, Nasreen Qureshi, Jahanzeb Gorchani & Sohail Asghar