It’s an adaptation of Bushra Rehman’s ‘Buut-shikaan’ and ‘Lagan’. A bit of overacting (some critics might say alot) and with a story which is not so real.
The play is watchable because it’s pretty funny (especially the quips between the husband and wife) and as always it’s fun to watch Nadia. Noman Masood does a good job but looks uncomfortable doing the romantic scenes and thus comes across as a little unbelievable.
I hope his talents don’t get wasted doing “vadera”-type roles. The character that comes across as a fairly strong and realistic one is that of Qutub sahab. He does a fine job in his small role. The play was a bit confusing to me because I couldn’t figure out why a guy would marry someone because he likes her and then treat her like Aafaq does Faree. Nobody leaves their wife on the night of the wedding to go drop off their mother! – quite a ridiculous scenario. Aafaq has this huge ego which he can’t get rid off and Faree is raised in a rich and sheltered enviroment and has no manners whatsoever. Then there is a classic textbook version of fraud that Faree has to deal with -again highly unbelievable that someone so educated would fall for such antics. The story deals with Aafaq and Faree’s struggle to put aside their differences, but terribly fails to show a realistic account of a marriage. There’s also a side story about how another girl, Dilnawaz comes to terms with her life. It’s like watching a silly version of Aanch. Entertaining -yes; realistic -partially.
Director: Tariq Mairaj
Writer: Mansha Yaad
Starring: Nadia Khan, Nauman Masood, Dr. Tariq Reham, Naseem Qureshi, Rabia Tabassum, Iqbal Hussai, Urfi, Sabir Hussain, Arif Malik, Iffat Chaudhry, Shahid Hashmi, Farah Sadia, Iqbal Hassan, Aisha Khan
Based on the novel of famous writer Razia Butt, Najia’s story revolves around love and changing relationships which become more fickle with the passage of time. A not-to-be-missed serial which has been shot 90 per cent in Mauritius
Produced by : Momina Duraid
Written by: Shahid Masroor
Directed by: Roomi Insha
Cast: Javeria Abbasi, Farhan Ali Agha, Zhalay Sarhadi, Beenish Chohan, Ashita Mehboob, Seemi Raheel, Ayesha Sana, Fahad Mustafa
A remake of Razia Butt’s famous novel by the same name which had also inspired the popular Shamim Ara, Mohammad Ali movie, SAIQA is purely a love story with all the Star Plus twists, turns and manipulations. Shot on beautiful locations of Murree and Nathiagali, this love story spanning two generations, will keep viewers riveted till the end. The story focuses on Naji (Sarwat Gillani) and Tahir (Mikaal Zulfiqar). Naji is a village girl; and Tahir, a Nawab’s son who falls in love with her, wants to marry her. Tahir is already engaged to Fauzia (Mahjabeen) and the family does not want him to marry Naji, but he persists, in spite of family pressure. They have a daughter, Saiqa (Juggan Kazim) who grows up in the hateful atmosphere of the haveli with everybody insulting her at every step, and plotting to get rid of her and her mother. Rehan (Ahsan Khan) adds an unexpected element to this riveting soap that keeps the viewer guessing the end right up till the climax.
Directed by: Asim Ali
Produced by: Momina Duraid
Written by: Moomal Shunaid
Cast : Khayyam Sarhadi, Shima Kirmani, Faiq Khan, Ayesha Sana, Ahsan Khan, Juggan Kazim, Meekal Zulfiqar, Sarwat Gillani, Shamim Hilali, Ali Afzal, Madiha Iftikhar,