Based on a series of true incidents, this serial is a love story set against the backdrop of Pakistan’s prevailing feudal system. The serial also lays bare the country’s volatile political scenario and questions the many human rights movements that are running within it.
The story revolves around Shumaila and Bilal, two star-crossed lovers whose eventual love marriage sets of a chain of high-profile and politically motivated events. Angry at their marrying of their own accord, certain elements from both the couple’s families try to twist things around so that Bilal is eventually accused of kidnapping Shumaila and committing Zina. From here on starts the couple’s suffering, as they become victims of a viscous cycle of political conspiracy and family politics. Shumaila and Bilal are forced to part, as she is taken captive in an isolated part of the country and his life is in danger because certain ‘elements’ want to kill him for the ‘sin’ he has supposedly committed. While the country’s media and human rights movements do hype up the case, they of course only do so as a way of achieving high ratings and extra funding, leaving the couple as alone and helpless as ever. In a gripping climax, Shumaila is almost made to bow to pressure from her captives to go against Bilal in court. She resists, only to find Bilal himself bowing down to pressure by claiming that he never married Shumaila after all. The question is, that has Bilal really bowed down to pressure, or is his statement just part of the plan to get himself and his wife out of this grueling situation.
A serial that is based for the most part on true stories and has been filmed in real locations including Sukkur, Karachi, Jamshoro, Rahim Yar Khan and Pir Jo Goth. Almost all judicial proceedings and judges remarks have been taken from real life cases, and just serve to highlight how common the story is for couples who marry of their own free will.
This is one serial, which is deeply rooted in Pakistan’s current socio-cultural context and comments on the many drawbacks and flaws that stem from the country’s feudal culture.
Zeenat Binte Sakina Haazir Ho’: Based on a series of true incidents, this serial is a love story set against the backdrop of Pakistan’s prevailing feudal system. Drama will go on air 16th March at 8:00 pm.
Tumhe Kuch Yaad Hai Jaana’; Would you be too proud to tell someone you loved them…in the hope that the object of your affection would one day fall at your feet confessing their undying love for you? This drama will begin on Monday 15th March at 8:00 pm.
It is amazing that what started as a simple song has gone on to become an unprecedented anti terrorism movement. A campaign around it was devised to address the message of radicalization and terrorism that was at odds with what the majority of Muslims believe. It was time to redress the imbalance, and
from the smallest child to the oldest person, Yeh Hum Naheen sought to give a voice to the voiceless.
Compsed & Produced by: Shuja Haider
Lyrics by: Ali Moeen
Directed by: Waseem Mahmood
The objective of the Yeh Hum Naheen foundation is to build on the essence of Islam as a
faith that promotes tolerance, peace and harmony removing prejudices within the community
and amongst non-Muslims around the world.
It is all too easy to hold faceless agencies or foreign hands responsible for the rise in terrorism
in Pakistan, but simply finding someone else to blame is not the way to resolve this problem.
The fact remains that the perpetrators of these heinous acts are from amongst us. It has
become not only the civil but also the religious responsibility of each individual to ensure
that nobody from our family, our friends, our neighborhoods, our schools or our colleges
gets sucked into committing these acts. It is up to us to root these people out and let them
know in the strongest possible way that what they do, they do not do in our name.
Terrorism is nothing more than Murder and in Islam Murder is Haram.
In June 2008, a unique campaign was launched to encourage the Pakistani people to take
a united stand against terrorism and send a resounding message to those involved that the
majority of the people do not support the terrorists. The main aim of the campaign is to
get people to sign a petition condemning terrorism; this they can do this either in person
with the team of 6000 Contact Ambassadors around the country, by SMS or by this website.
It is time to stand up and be counted â€“- Yeh Hum Naheen.
Major TV & film celebrities of the country supported the movement by participating in the
ad campaign through which they urged the people to step forward and take part in the
campaign by signing up the petition against terrorism. Separate one-liners were also aired
featuring celebrities that worked brilliantly in building up the momentum of the campaign.
The celebrities that took part included names like Shakeel, Samina Ahmed, Samina Peerzada,
Zeba Bakhtiar, Moamer Rana, Reema, Noman Ijaz, Moin Akhter, Sohail Asghar, Fakhare
Alam, Misbah Khalid, Anoushay Ashraf, Faisal Qureshi, Ayesha Omer, Amir Adnan, Arif
Lohar, Shiraz Uppal, Noor, Usman Peerzada, Irfan Khoosat, Imran Peerzada, Shafqat Amanat
Ali, Farhan Ali Agha and Mehwish etc.
The Yeh Hum Naheen song was a unique musical event in itself. Featuring the vocal talents
of some of Pakistans biggest music artists, including Haroon, Ali Haider, Ali Zafar, Shafqat
Amanat Ali, Strings, Shuja Haider and Hadiqa Kiani, uniting to sing out the message the
world needs to hear.
Capturing the imagination of people across the board, Yeh Hum Naheen has given a voice
to the silent majority, those in the Muslim world who have far too long been mis-represented.
The entire campaign was run for only a month and the results it achieved were astounding.
It managed to acquire over 62 million signatures nationwide. This record response made
news globally to the extent that the campaign made it to the Guinness Book of World
Records. Previously any such non political petition for the people by the people holds a
record of 24 million signatures only. Apart from this, the turnover for this petition brought
forward twice the amount of people than our general elections. The Yeh Hum Naheen song
also made it big by being nominated for the prestigious Grammies in a similar category as
â€˜We are the worldâ€™.
The campaign was a big success in terms of uniting the people of Pakistan on a single
platform to stand and raise their voice against terrorism. The finale of the campaign brought
a message for the entire nation to save their loved ones from getting into the clutches of
those who brainwash them into killing themselves and other muslims in the name of religion.
The next phase of the campaign is being worked upon and it will bring about new messages as to how we as a nation can help stop such activities at our own individual levels.
Anokha Bandhan is perhaps the first Pakistani Drama serial that deals with incestuous relationship. Zeba is tricked into marrying a 10 year old, Ali, while, for the world, she is the wife of Ali’s father. She gets pregnant by Ali’s father. Ali is her son. Ali is her husband. Guilt takes it toll. One of the most powerful scripts ever written for tv, Anokha Bandhan is a mesmerizing experience.
Title Song – OST
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Music: Waqar Ali
Writer: Mohammad Asif
Director: Khalid Khan
Producer: Nisha Khalid
Cast: Sunita Marshal, Sadia Imam, Laila Zubairi, Asif Raza Meer, Sohail Asghar, Hina Dilpazeer, Parveen Akbar, Zaheen Tahira, Raju Jamil, Sajid Hassan, Sami Khan, Suzan, Mikal Zulfiqar, Ghazala Javed
Samina was born as a daughter of a Massi but had always wanted to live the life of a Malika. She does everything possible to turn her dream into reality crushing everybody under her feet. She succeeds in her ambitions and gets everything she always desired.
But then it dawned upon her that her sweet dream was actually a nightmare as she did not expect that her plans could have side-effects. She began to lose control of the situation and her glass castle started to break up.
All the pain and sufferings she had caused to her near and dear ones, bounced back on to her, making her life worse than where she had started from.
In a country like Pakistan, girls go through a lot of stress and pressures because of inhuman norms. Girlâ€™s Schools in Swat are being bombed. Kahe Ko Biyahee Bides is an inspirational story, that will motivate many girls to pursue education and have big dreams in life. Mehru (played by Beenish Chauhan) the main protagonist of Kahe ko Biyahee Bides is also one such girl, who challenges status quo and goes beyond the conventions of her community.
A young good looking intelligent girl named Mehru wants to study further but her family wants to marry her off. She secures first position in her division and her aunt brings her to the city so that she could achieve her goal and helps her out regarding her admission to the university. After the initial problems with her auntâ€™s family and fellow students, she befriends Fatima whose mother (Salma) is a politician. Salma doesnâ€™t welcome Mehru at her home causing tension and resentment.
After an accident, a workshop owner Seth Wajahat marries Mehru. Wajahat turns out to be an extremely jealous. Mehruâ€™s cousin Saleem wanting to impress Mehru goes in the wrong direction and becomes a low level pawn on the political chessboard of Salmaâ€™s politics. Then events take a turn and Saleem kills Wajahat and runs away. Mehru is accused of the murder and is sent to jail. Later, Saleem realizes that Mehru is being punished for his crime; he comes and accepts his guilt. Mehru is freed and feels that she has lost track of her life, so she goes to the city once again where further complexities of life awaits herâ€¦
Cast: Sohail Asghar, Shabbir Jan, Rubina Ashraf, Beenish Chauhan, Ahsan Khan, Shehzad Raza,Parveen Akbar, Naeema Garaj, Arif Bahalim, Anoushey Abbasi, Afshan Qureshi, Barkat Ullah, Tabbasum Arif, Amina Kareem, Naseem Bano, Kanwal, Sami Khan,
Madiha Iftekhar, Uzma Mazhar, Farid Ullah, Adam Rathore