The story revolves around a servant, Akbar (Salim Nasir), previously a classical dancer, working at the house of a retired civil servant Mehboob Ahmed (Shakeel) and his wife Jehan Ara Begum (Bushra Ansari). Mehboob Ahmed regularly seeks Akbarâ€™s advice on different matters, often with hilarious results. Arshad Mehmood playing the role of Chaudhry Sahib (Mehboob Ahmedâ€™s neighbor) is one of the trump cards of the play. His typical chaudhry accent and the way Akbar tries to imitate him is a source of much amusement. A host of prominent guest stars such as Moin Akhtar, Film star Lehri, Alamgir, Subhani Younus & Anwar Maqsood also add to the appeal of the play. Although there is so much on offer, the highlight of the serial without doubt is Jehan Araâ€™s ranter- the interactions that take place between Jehan Ara & Akbar with Mehboob Ahmed acting as a biased (towards Akbar) mediator between the two- one will want to watch these scenes over & over again.
Directed by:- Qaiser Farooq
Written by:- Anwar Maqsood
Aahat (An Approaching Sound) is the story of a young couple, their dreams, social pressures and the consequences of having too many children too soon. The television drama of six one-hour episodes is an outstanding example of the success of the Enter-Educate concept in diffusing family planning messages. It marked the first highly visible collaboration between Pakistan TV and the National Population Program, signaling a positive change in high-level government commitment to family planning communication in Pakistan. As in many Muslim societies, family planning has long been considered too sensitive a topic for mass media. However, the overwhelmingly positive response that the drama received has quieted such misconceptions and given high visibility to family planning. Originally scripted in Urdu, followed by an English subtitled version, the drama was broadcast on Pakistan Television (PTV) beginning October 1, 1991.
The best combination of the great actors of all times – Rahat Kazmi, Saira Kazmi, Talat Hussain and Shakeel, all together in a play written by Hasina Moin, whose name is enough for a drama to be a hit. This drama is best known for the interactions between the major characters and dialogues that can be compared with the best that PTV has ever produced. Rahat and Sahira Kazmi (the husband and wife team) are terrific and so is the wonderfully wicked Talat Hussain (the character that he has played in this drama).
Cast: Shakeel, Sahira Kazan, Rahat Kazmi, Begum Khurshed Mirza, Roohi Bano, Lubna, Begum Azra Sherwani, Mehar Rizvi and Talat Hussain
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.
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.
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!
Story of a couple who get married because they’re in love. The woman can’t have kids so the mother-in-law gives are a hard time for it. The couple decides that it’s in everyone’s best interest that they get a divorce. The leftmenu of them separate and marry someone else. The woman does have kids from her second marriage while the guy doesn’t.
Haseena Moinâ€™s Dhoop Kinaray is always a treat to watch whenever given a chance. Marina Khan and Rahat Kazmi have acted superbly, the script is amazing and the play is well directed.
The story revolves around a child specialist Dr. Ahmer Ansari (Rahat Kazmi). Setbacks in life have turned him into a cynical and cold-hearted man. His sole goal in life now is looking after his patients. Marina Khan then enters his life and hospital as an extremely energetic, full of life, young doctor, Zoya Ali Khan. Zoya has entered this profession solely on the orders of her father (Qazi Wajid). Zoya is careless and non-serious, and Ahmer makes it a point to improve her attitude.
With many twists and turns that leave the viewers glued to the screen, the story reaches its climax. Sajid Hasan made his debut in this play as Dr. Irfan; a role that seems to be written for him and in which he performs brilliantly. Badar Khalil plays the role of Dr. Sheena, a colleague of Dr. Ahmer, who loves him and leaves no opportunity to create misunderstandings between Zoya and Ahmer. The poetry by Faiz Ahmed Faiz in the background is appropriate
Sami Khan [Noman Aijaz] is a Pakistani guy who falls in love with a British born girl Sofie. Sofie gets marry to Sami Khan and moves to Pakistan. In the beginning, everything goes fine but when Sofie gives birth to a baby girl that brings the tension because Sami wanted a baby boy. They have 2 daughters, Imaan [Tasmina Sheikh] and younger daughter Isha [Maheen]. They quarrel quite often and Sofie canâ€™t adjust herself in different culture and surroundings anymore and she moves back to Scotland. Imaan stays with her father and Sofie takes Aisha along.
Sami Khan has a sister Aaliya. She is married and has a son Saram [Asad] and they live in Scotland.
Dr. Ahsan [Talat Hussain] gets marry to a Pakistani woman Sadia [Shagufta Ejaz] because his mother forces him to marry her. They have a son Aryan [Zulfikar Sheikh]. Dr. Ahsan moves to Scotland and leaves Sadia and Aryan alone in Pakistan. He gets marry to another woman Amna [Sakina Shamoon] but they donâ€™t have any child. Dr. Ahsan goes back to Pakistan after 2 years and takes away his son from Sadia and gives her divorce.
Sadia wants her son back and decides to fight for her rights. She moves to Scotland in search of her son. Then Amna come to know that she is expecting a child and she gives birth to a baby boy Denial [Nabeel].
One day Sadia finds out about Dr. Ahsan and talks to his 2nd wife and gets a nannyâ€™s job in his house and takes away Amnaâ€™s son very first day to take revenge.
After 22 years, Aryan and Denial turn out to be friends. Aryan becomes a doctor just like his father and Denial studies for MBA and they fall in love with the same girl – Isha.
Saram is an easy going guy and loves music. He plays guitar and keyboard and he falls in love with Imaan.
Imaan lose her self confidence and becomes very confused and disturb. She feels very lonely, sad and thinks that her mother doesnâ€™t love her. Mean while Isha grows up as an independent girl. She gets her motherâ€™s love and studies Law.
Dr. Ahsan starts forgetting things and become mentally disturb.
The drama is very entertaining and story takes turns all the way which makes it interesting. It shows the consequences that the children have to face after their parentsâ€™ separation.
I must recommend this drama to you. If you like romance and comedy then I think you should go for it.
Do watch it yourself and find out how Saram falls in love with Imaan when they live in two different countries. What happens to Dr. Ahsan? What happens with Aryan and Denialâ€™s love story? Whom does Isha love? Does Amna ever comes to know about Sadia and do they ever come to know about their sons? What happens with Sofie and Sami? How does Imaan recover and does she ever meet her mother again?
Written by : Haseena Moin
Directed by : Ali Rizvi
Executive Producer: Tasmina Shaikh
Conceived & Produced by: Zulfiqar Shaikh