So I recently started watching this show and I have to say I am SO OBSESSED! Taking it back to my roots, I think one of the reasons I am so excited about this show is that it is based and shot in my hometown as not many shows are.
Now, I’m not one to usually watch Pakistani or Indian shows but if I do feel like watching one, it’ll be Pakistani. I feel like Pakistani shows are so close to reality rather than a portrayal of something else.For example, Indian shows (no offence to any Indians out there) are just too overly dramatic for me. They’ll stretch out the show for years and years because nothing happens in the half an hour time slot allotted to each show. I mean come on, I’m sure the females in the house do not wear that much make-up and jewellery on a day-to-day basis? And why when the tiniest thing happens do they have to over dramatise it and make it seem like the world has come to an end?! They’ll literally show each and every persons “surprised” reaction because the daughter in law dropped a plate. REALLY?!
I’m sorry, I could go on and on but my point was that this kind of stuff doesn’t happen in Pakistani shows. The houses do not look like castles and the costumes are not wedding wear – it is all kept very simple just like it would be in reality.
Coming on to the actual story of the show, I’m not going to say much except that I love the story line! It’s based around how two completely different personalities end up falling in love but can’t be together for family/society reasons.
The actors have done an AMAZING job, especially Hamza Ali Abbasi. I’ve seen his previous work and recently watched his movie: ‘Yeh Jawani Phir Nahi Aani’ but nothing compares to his performance in this show. His expressions, dialogue and the intensity he has is all so intriguing and engaging.
Maya Ali has done a very good job as well. She plays a bubbly small-town girl so perfectly and it’s so interesting to see how her lively personality dies down due to the changing circumstances as the show goes on.
Feel free to have discussions about the show and tell me your thoughts if you watch it. If you don’t watch it, then you NEED to! I personally feel like it is better than Humsafar.. there, I said it.