There’s a new development within the Pakistani tv business the place dramas deal with social points and taboo matters of their narratives. It’s a optimistic effort, nonetheless, tales revolving round a social trigger or involving characters with particular wants, add extra accountability on the makers. A variety of analysis and authenticity is required to supply such content material.
Becoming a member of the checklist of socially related dramas is Hum TV’s Phaans starring Zara Noor Abbas, Sami Khan, and Shahzad Sheikh that premiered on Saturday and delivered a noteworthy first episode.
The episode launched us to 2 households. Zeba (Zara Noor Abbas) belongs to a lower-middle-class family the place she lives along with her mom, Shakeela (Kinza Malik), and her youthful sister, Farah. Glued to her books, Zeba is an formidable character whereas her sister is materialistic. We’re additionally proven the identical cliched relationship between the 2 sisters; Zeba is just too naive and Farah is jealous of her older sister’s luck and fiancé, Hashim (Zain Afzal) who can also be their first cousin.
Shakeela works as a prepare dinner at a rich family and her household is invited for the marriage of the home proprietor’s daughter, Hafsa (Yashma Gill). Regardless of Hashim’s displeasure about Zeba going alongside, Shakeela states that she has no selection as she can’t go away her daughters alone at house for weeks.
Shakeela’s employers Nadia (Arjumand Rahim) and Siraj (Ali Tahir) have three kids; Hafsa, who’s getting married, Arsala their youthful daughter, and son, Sahil (Shahzad Sheikh) who has particular wants. We’re proven that Nadia is uncertain about her resolution to name these younger girls house because of her husband’s shady character and inappropriate previous, nonetheless, she says that she wanted to.
Whereas the siblings share a good looking bond, Siraj is proven as an untrue husband and a disappointing father. Sahil is generally frightened of him as he has grown seeing him beat and abuse his mom.
The episode additionally launched us to Samad (Sami Khan) who’s the groom-to-be. Hafsa appears to be proud of the connection, however she’s principally surrounded by insecurities on the subject of Samad’s faithfulness and interactions with the other gender. A scene the place she comes throughout an image of him along with her pal angers her and an event the place he exhibits admiration for Zeba additionally infuriates her.
We’re additionally proven a rising friendship between Zeba and Sahil and it’s endearing to see how mild she is with him, whereas his personal father refuses to know the sensitivity of the difficulty.
The primary episode that includes the marriage festivities concluded with Zeba going to fulfill her offended fiancé, Hashim who orders her to fulfill her at a building website close to the home. It seems that he intends to show her a lesson for not giving him due respect and never answering his cellphone calls, nonetheless, on her approach, Zeba bumps into Siraj who seems like he’s as much as some evil, too. Samad, who’s on a cellphone name exterior, additionally notices Zeba leaving the home. Upon reaching the location, somebody pulls Zeba by her arm and we all know one thing will go awfully incorrect.
From the onset, the drama appeared past-faced and launched us to all the main characters and their backgrounds. Everybody did justice to their roles, nonetheless, you will need to point out that Shahzad Sheikh, who performs a man with Down’s syndrome, nailed his efficiency. His appearing is pure and plausible and anybody who has lived with an individual with particular wants will laud his portrayal of Sahil. His physique language, expressions, and dialogues are all very nicely carried out.
Phaans has been written by Samina Ijaz and directed by Ahmad Kamran.
Watch the primary episode right here: