The backdrop of the play is TV productions, but its main story is social as well as an emotional one. The story revolves around a local female writer, a director and a heroine from across the border, their lives change as they meet and work together on a TV serial.
Writer Bina brings a story for a serial to a TV director Asim who is working for a local channel and during work they fall in love and later get married. A Sikh heroine Surendar Kaur (AKA Shahla) is brought from across the border, who stays at Asim and Binaâ€™s home. Asimâ€™s father Salman is the owner of the cityâ€™s biggest ad agency. His wife Zaini always feels inferior to him.
When the production begins, Asimâ€™s maximum time is spent with Shahla. When Bina gives ideas for the production, she is cut short by Asim who ask her to deal only with the domestic affairs. Asim and Shahla get closer and closer as she feels Asim could be her stepping stone while Asim has fallen in love with her. Bina has not been able to conceive so Asim marries Surendar.
Salman meets Soofia, who is the daughter of his manager and a homely and hard working girl. Salman asks his manager for her hand in marriage which makes the manager very happyâ€¦ But life is not so simpleâ€¦
Written by: Muhammad Asif
Directed by: Barkat Ali Sidiki
Produced by: Humayun Mehboob, Tanveer Ajmi,
Cast: Shabbir Jan, Aijazz Aslam, Saba Pervez, Asif Raza Mir, Faisal Qureshi, Farah Shah, Maria Wasti, Erum Akhtar, Humayun Naz
The story of the mega soap â€œAASMAN CHOONEY DOâ€ revolves around love, hatred, grudges and typical rifts amongst relations of our families. The story is also focusing on Cruelty, deceit, greediness and selfishness that we generally find in family relations.
The play boasts a stellar cast of Ayesha Omar and Asfar Rehman in the lead, along with Asif Raza, Madiha Iftikhar, Adnan Siddiqui, Savera Nadeem and Ali Kazmi to name just a few; the fact that Kiron Kher appears in a major support role says a lot about the production. The story revolves around the present day clash of values and western influence with tradition, culture and extremist religious issues as well as the obsession with money, land and power. There are some well choreographed songs and dances as well as wedding sequences; there is the usual love, emotion, tragedy and lots of intense drama with dialogue by Haseena Moin and story and direction by veteran Rana Sheikh.
Ayesha Omar looks lovely in perhaps one of the most challenging roles and looks like she has worked very hard. You can see a bit of Khuda ke liye there, too, but we have to wait with bated breath till the first episode goes on air July 27 to see how the drama unfolds. Sometimes the teasers and promos looked so good, one cannot help thinking why the mini screen when all this talent could be taken to 45mm.
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Composer: Waqar Ali
Directed by: Rana Sheikh
Written by: Haseena Moin
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.
Mujhe Apna Bana Lo is a story of four university friends, of whom two love each other. However, the relationship is doomed for disaster as the boy (Imran Abbas) is Muslim, whose father hates Hindus, and the girl (Ayesha Khan) hails from a staunch Hindu family. Although the lovers are willing to overlook their religious differences, when the boyâ€™s parents find out, they vehemently oppose the match. Eventually, the girl takes a step that changes their lives forever. To find out what turn their lives take, watch Apna Bana Lo.
An eerie serial that leaves you engrossed till the very last scene.
Ghost revolves around Hassan who had been happily married â€“ or so he thought â€“ to Ayeza until she divorces him ten years after their marriage. A broken man, he goes off to England to forget his ex-wife and there comes upon an old castle owned by Mrs Marina. He also meets Sanya and her daughter, and becomes close to them, and also discovers about the life of Danial and Sara. As he stumbles on one discovery after another, he finds that all is not what it seems.
Producer: Momina Duraid
Director: Baber Jawed
Writer: Umaira Ahmed