Hum TV is no stranger to period dramas, we decided to take a voyage back into time to review our old dramas which have truly become the saving grace of our drama industry, with tales situated in the good old times. Sadaqay Tumharay and Dastan are two much acclaimed dramas of Hum Tv. While the former was a tale of unfulfilled love, the later was more than just a love story. It took us all back to the pre-partition period and showed us the impact of the events leading up to partition and the heartrending events post partition. Based on Razia Butt’s novel “Bano” the drama made waves not just in Pakistan but also across borders. The serial got all the elements right, the cast, direction, set, wardrobe and most of all the story line.
Sadqay Tumharay was set in the 80s, a much simpler time with same old complex love and hate stricken dilemmas. Mahira Khan and Adnan Malik were paired in an intense love story with a rather unexpected tragic ending. The drama was immensely loved for its well written script based on true events in life of Khalil-ul-Rehman Qamar and of-course the outstanding acting. The play will make you laugh and cry, leaving you with a heavy heart but it is still definitely worth the watch.
Among current dramas, audience are always looking for something new and different. The two dramas set a precedent for more demand and execution of period dramas.
It is probably due to the viewer’s indulgence and preferences that there is much hype around the upcoming serial Aangan! The teasers are here and they look too good! It is based around the time of partition and some really intense love triangles. The dialogues are filled with emotions and sincerity.
In case you don’t already know the cast has everyone’s favorite on-screen couple Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir, along with the stunning Mawra Hocane, Ahsan Khan and Sonya Hussain. From the looks of the teases Mawra and Ahad are paired together again after Sammi. While they did not get their happy ending in Sammi let’s see what Aangan has in store for their characters.
What is interesting is that Aangan too is based on a novel by Khadija Mastoor. Time anad again we come across a drama that is adapted from a well-written novel Humsafar, Diyar-e-dil, Shehr-e-Zaat, just to name a few. Needless to say they were all immensely liked and followed and for all the right reasons!
However one cannot help but think if novel based and period dramas are a way to fill in the gap of original authentic scripts? Or are they a way of drawing attention of audience towards Urdu literature? Lets hope it is the later.