By: Anum B. Jaffry

While there are a plethora of tv shows revolving around controversial issues and heavy content these days, it’s not a bad idea to get yourself glued to a desi old-school love story. Sounds good?

After giving super-hits shows like Prem Gali, Aangan, and the movie Tich button, Director Qasim Ali Mureed has come up with yet another promising drama serial, Mere HumSafar that went on-air on 30th December for ARY Digital TV viewers.

From what we could gather from the first episode of “Mere HumSafar” this drama is yet another conventional love tale, featuring Hania Amir (Hala) and Farhan Saeed (Hamza) as leads. Other cast includes Waseem Abbas, Aly Khan, Samina Ahmed, Saba Hameed, Aamir Qureshi, Tara Mehmood, Zoya Nasir, and Umer Shehzad. Mere HumSafar is written by Saira Raza, the powerful pen-warrior behind Mohabbat Dagh Ki Soorat, Ghamand, and Dil Mom Ka Diya.

The love-story-based drama starts with conventional household rivalries between mother-in-law and daughters-in-law. Samina Ahmed, aunt turned mother-in-law appears as a strict and dramatic Amma who is always after her bahus’ lives. Whereas, her sons, Waseem Abbas (Raees) and Aamir Qureshi (Jalees) seem to be too obedient to utter a word in front of their amma. Raees, the eldest is an angry middle-class ‘responsible’ son who is always complaining and rude to this wife. In the first scene, we could watch Raees misbehaving with her partner who tries to be a good daughter-in-law yet never succeed to please both her husband and mother-in-law. Tara Mehmood plays the role of second daughter-in-law and a good friend to her sister-in-law. Farhan Saeed (Hamza) plays Waseem Abbas’s (Jalees) elder son.

As the drama proceeds, Amma’s third son Nafees also comes back to Pakistan along with Hala, his little daughter to a Pakistani father and foreign mother. There is a mix of family politics, bitter dialogue exchange, and basic family issues that we saw in the first episode. The drama storyline has to move forward towards a love tale (as the tagline says) so we are looking forward to witnessing how it unfolds. Also, it is still a surprise as to what would lead to Hamza and Hala ending up together in a romantic relationship as they are first cousins to each other.

We are also ecstatic to see Farhan Saeed and Hania Amir starring as an on-screen couple for the first time. What do you think about Episode 1 of Mere HumSafar?

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