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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tv Drama Writer Umera Ahmed


Umera Ahmed
Umaira Ahmed (born. December 10, 1976, Sialkot, Pakistan) and is a Popular fiction Urdu novelist and screenplay writer based in Sialkot, Pakistan who is best known for authoring the book Peer-e-Kamil (پیر کامل) and the Tv serial Doraha.

Umaira Ahmed completed her masters in English from Murray College. Her initial stories were published in monthly Urdu digests such as Khawateen Digest (خواتین ڈاجسٹ) and Shuaa (شعاع). Her stories are published in episodic format every month in various digests and are eventually released as separate novels. Her novels Man-o-Salwa, Lahasil, Amar Bail, Husna Aur Husn Ara, Meri Zaat Zarai benishan,Mai Ne Khawabon Ka Shajar Dekha Hai, Muthi Bhar Matti, Libas, Darbar-e-Dil, Thora sa Aasman and Saudahave been adapted for television.
Umaira Ahmed was a great english language lecturer at Army Public College Sialkot. She taught for quite some years but quit teaching a few years ago in order to give full attention to her novels. She is till date remembered in the College for her great teaching services.
She has authored 16 books comprising novels, compilations of short stories, and plays. Her novels explore societal problems particularly the role of women in the society. Her novels mostly contain South Asian cultural issues (primarily focussing on Pakistani societal issues).
Authored Books
  • Meri Zaat Zarra Benishan (1999)- this was also dramatized on GEO which got super fame
  • Peer e Kamil (2003)
  • Lahasil
  • Hasil
  • Amar Bail
  • Man-o-salwa (2007)
  • Husna Aur Husn Ara
  • Mein Ne Khawabon Ka Shajar Dekha Hai
  • Muthi Bhar Matti
  • Libas
  • Darbar-e-Dil
  • Thora sa Aasman (2003)
  • Sauda
  • Hurf say Nufz Tuk
  • Wapsi
  • Hum Kahan Kay Suchay Thay
  • Iman Umeed aur Muhabat
  • Zindigi Gulzar Hai
Playwright
  • Doraha (2009)
  • The Ghost (2009)
  • Malal (2009-2010)
  • Meri Zaat Zarra-E-Benishan

Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan


Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan

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On every Saturday night, millions across the country are glued to watching Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan (MZZB) a TV drama that is a cross between a Jane Austen/Thomas Hardy novel and Teen Aurteein Teen Kahaniya. However, no one can deny the fact that each episode leaves you wanting for more.
After Lahasil and Doraha, novelist Umera Ahmed’s MZZB is no less than stellar. Directed by Babar Javed and produced by 7th Sky productions, MZZB is about the clash of traditionalists and modernists. The larger than life egos of the elders topped with misogyny, twisted thinking and misunderstandings that end up ruining many lives. The misuse of Quran ki qasam is also highlighted in the serial and shows how fallible beings use the holy text to their advantage without realising the implications and repercussions that come out of it.
The story opens when a young girl, Sara (Sarwat Gillani), shows up unannounced at Arfeen Abbass’s house, informing him of her mother Saba’s death. In flashbacks, we are told as to how Saba is pursued by her cousins Arfeen (Faisal Qureshi) and Adil (Adnan Siddiqi) and it’s the former whom she also adores. However, Saba faces strong opposition from Tai Amma, played by Samina Pirzada and her astute husband, played by a seething Khayam Sarahadi. What follows next is a web of intrigue spun by Tai Amma and her daughters that ultimately results in tarnishing Saba’s character and her divorce from Afreen. The story moves on and focuses on the present where the characters that were pivotal in Saba’s downfall are repentant and willing to make amends.
With Sara and Haider’s (Imran Abbas) romance blossoming, a twist in the tale comes when the former disappears after her Nikah and as a result, some old secrets come into light but not in a pleasant manner. There is a scene in which Saba is beaten mercilessly by her uncle that could have been done more subtly. While the director maybe trying to portray reality, the whole shout fest just solidifies the notion that it is okay for a man to beat a woman to show his dominance.
Over all, there are two stars of the play. Samiya, with her strong theatrical background, had garnered a fan following in an earlier outing when she appeared in PTV’s Zard Dopahar. She comes from a family of illustrious stage artistes, namely Azra Butt and Zohra Sehgul, who rule on both sides of the border. Samiya is a powerhouse of a performer and does not disappoint as the long-suffering Saba.
On the other hand, it is Sarwat Gillani who is a revelation. While the curls are gone for sure, the actress has a new-found confidence and in each frame she shines. From portraying the bewildered look of someone fighting with circumstances to portraying the feelings of a budding romance, Sarwat carries herself with panache, proving that she has come a long way from her non-quintessential role in Jo Baat Ghar Mein Hay and the serials and TV host stints that followed.
Production wise, the play is almost perfect except for the fact that the director could have done better in terms of depicting the time periods. In the flashback scenes that are set some 20 years earlier. The clothes do not confirm to the fashions of the 80s while yet another glaring glitch is the vehicles used. Not a good idea showing a late 1990s model in mid 1980s. Keeping these minor follies aside, Baber Javed has done a good job. Having a huge star cast which includes Khayam Sarahadi, Samina Peerzada, Adnan Siddiqui, Faisal Qureshi, Imran Abbass along with Samiya and Sarwat, it would not be wrong to say that each actor is well suited to the character he or she portrays.
Last but not the least is the haunting score of MZZB that has been superbly sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The title song pulls at your heart strings and is getting plenty of air time on radio and music channels. The video had quite a large number of hits on YouTube before it was removed due to a copy right claim.
MZZB is one of the most watched dramas at the moment and given the way it is discussed at social occasions and on web forums (something worth checking out) it seems that the MZZB mania is going to stay for a long while. Watch this saga of human emotions if you are in a mood for some quality performances over the weekend but do keep a tissue box handy.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ptv Classic Drama Pyas (Complete Drama)

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Writer: Asghar Nadeem Syed
Director: Nusrat Thakur
Cast: Ajab Gul, Abid Ali, Afzal Ahmed, Tahira Wasti, Arifa Siddiqui, Sohail Asghar, Nighat Butt, Shakila Qureshi Mehboob Alam, Masood Akhtar

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tv Drama Actress Zara Sheikh

Zara Sheikh

Zara Sheikh is a pakistani Model and actress. Zara Sheikh born May 7, 1978 in Lahore. Zara began her career as a model while she was still a relatively young student. Zara Sheikh is a successful model who was well known in the world of fashion well before she made her debut in feature films. She made her debut on billboards across Pakistan as the "JaZZ Girl" for Pakistan's leading cellular service provider - Mobilink GSM. The add campaign became an instant hit, and she began appearing on JaZZ commericials on Television and in newspapers and magazines.

She received many offers from Film Directors, however chose to make her debut in Hassan Askari's Tere Pyaar Mein. When Tere Piyar Main, was released. And by the time the movie hit cinema halls, she was already a star. Her stunning looks and polished style were refreshing and Zara had sufficient acting skills to please the audiences. Zara's talent and hard work has resulted in her becoming one of Pakistan's top actresses in a short period of time. Zara considered to be one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Pakistani cinema. She is Is single and lives in Lahore with her parents

Tv Drama Actress Huma Mir

Huma Mir

Huma Mir is a beautiful Pakistani TV actress. She is very talented actress. Huma Mir is a Doctor but she is running an Advertising Agency, Tulips Communications [Pvt.] Ltd. She was born in Karachi on November 11th. Did her early schooling from Habib Public School and Matriculation from National High School. She did her Intermediate Science, Pre-Medical from P.E.C.H.S Girls College and finally M.B.B.S from Sindh Medical College Karachi. Doctor Huma mir started her acting career as a child star. Huma Mir performed in many TV Plays. Now she is successful advertising professiona. Huma is not doing teleplays any more because of shortage of time due to her advertising profession. She is very nice person. Huma mir is also very good compare.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tv Drama Actress Sahira Kazmi

Sahira Kazmi






Sahira Kazmi is famous Pakistani television actress, producer & director .Sahira Kazmi joined TV with her husband Rahat Kazmi and did good acting in some plays like "Purchaiyan" and "Teesra Kinara".Then she joined PTV as a director and produced some good musical programs and dramas.She is one of best PTV Prodecer .She is creative and always introduce new styles .She is married tofamous Pakistani television actor, talk-show anchor Rahat Kazmi.

Tv Drama Actor Rahat Kazmi

Rahat Kazmi








Rahat Kazmi was born on June 30, 1946, in Simla, India. Rahat’s father was a lawyer by profession, and he wanted his son to follow his footsteps. Rahat completed his high school education in Rawalpindi.He successfully completed and received his law degree in Lahore. Additionally, Rahat received his master’s degree in political science from Government college and a master’s degree in English literature from Punjab university.Rahat started his working life as an information officer in 1968 in the Pakistani civil services. After serving for eight years, Rahat resigned from the civil services in 1976.Rahat’s profound love of acting took him irresistibly to the forefront of Pakistani entertainment. Rahat’s first stab at acting came when he was studying for his Bachelors in Government college, Lahore. Likewise, Rahat’s first Lahore television appearance was in 1965 when he participated in a university program.In 1967, Rahat took part in a Rawalpindi television quiz show known as ‘Mayaar.’ Further, Rahat lent a well-balanced and modulated performance in the 1967 Rawalpindi television play ‘Goonge.'Rahat Kazmi is a famous Pakistani television actor, talk-show anchor, a professional speaker and an academician. He is married to renowned Pakistani actress, producer and director Saira Kazmi whom he fell in love when he started his acting career. He has two children from Saira, Ali Kazmi and Nida Kazmi. Both of the children are associated with the show business industry of Pakistan.

Birthday:
June 30, 1946
Place of Birth:
Simla
Country:
India
Education:
MA Political Science ,Government College, Lahore , MA English Literature , University of Punjab ,Legum Baccalaureus (LLB), University of The Punjab
Interesting Facts:

Rahat Kazmi: won with his strenght- Oh God! Give me the ability to change the things I can, and the courage to bear the things I can’t, and the wisdom to know the difference. Rahat joined the prestigious Pakistani Civil Services in 1968 as an Information Officer.In 1976 he resigned from his job and pursued acting.

Marital Status:
Married
Children:
A son Ali Kazmi and A daughter Nida Kazmi
Spouse:
Sahira Kazmi
Other Facts:

Rahat’s great respect and open admiration for education for everyone has led him to deliver lectures and speeches on the importance of education. In the transaction, Rahat has influenced scores of students.

Tv Drama Actor Jamal Shah

Jamal Shah








Jamal Shah (Pashto, Persian, Urdu: جمال شاہ) is an actor, a director, a painter, and a social worker. He was born in 1956 in Quetta,Balochistan, Pakistan.
Jamal Shah, a professor of Fine Arts in a University at Quetta, started his acting career from Quetta TV Station. He was married to Feryal Gohar Shah (and are now separated?).
Jamal appeared as the lead role (with Talat Hussain) in British TV's English play "Traffic." When not acting or educating, Jamal Shah arranges exhibitions of his paintings.

Jamal was also part of Madiha Gohar's team that has a mission to educate the poor masses in Pakistan through plays. So they do English stage plays (I wonder what's the English literacy rate in their poor audience).

In 1984 he established the Fine Arts Department at the University of Balochistan and headed the department for three years. in 1985 he formed the Artists Association of Balochistan and became the first Chairman of Artists Association of Pakistan.

Jamal Shah obtained a Master's in English literature from Balochistan University, Quetta, Balochistan in 1978 and in 1983 an NDA, National College of Arts, Lahore. He later obtained a Masters in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Art in London.

He is currently the director of HunerKada art academy in Islamabad which he founded in 1992 and Telenor Brand Ambassador doing Television Productions (Hunerkada Productions) his latest upcoming Drama is "Girdaab".

Being an actor, he performed in many TV serials as well as a renowned mini series titled Traffik produced by Britain's Channel 4 about illegal drugs and the role of Pakistan, Germany and Britain in its production, transportation and usage. Traffik was nominated for six BAFTAAwards, winning three. It also won an International Emmy Award for best drama

He has also starred in the film K2 from 1992, directed by Franc Roddam.

In 2005 Jamal Shah was responsible for the Pavilion in the Pakistan section of the World exposition in Aichi Japan.

In 2007 He became the Executive Director of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

fter getting divorced from his 1st wife, Faryal Gohar, he is now married to Amna Shah, a former student and now teacher of Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, they are loving parents of 2 children,daughter Mina Shah and a son Syed Mayyan Mohummed Shah

Jamal Shah is the paternal uncle of the promising young Balochistan based artist Mubarak Shah

Tv Drama Actor Tauqeer Nasir

Tauqeer Nasir


Tauqeer Nasir’s style of acting can only be termed as top notch. The way he immerses himself in any role is a feat that perhaps only few can claim to master. Initially it was the ever-sulking ‘angry young man’ image that shot him to stardom. But, over the years, he has matured and has given fine performances in a variety of roles.

From an angry young man of Parwaz to a rustic village Robin Hood of the blockbuster Rahein, Tauqeer Nasir has been able to dish out hit serials every once in a while. In a nutshell, he has proved his mettle as an outstanding actor with a remarkable versatility.
• Born in Dera Ghazi Khan, he got his early schooling from D.G Khan and Multan. Later he joined the Mass Communication Department of the Punjab University and did his masters in 1981. But journalism was not his cup of tea at the time as the army uniform used to fascinate him. “The army khaki always attracted me. So joining the army was my dream. I did try to translate my dream into a reality but to no avail,” he states animatedly.
• Arif Waqar took the audition and luckily I was later selected for the main role of that serial. I was to perform the role of a son while the late Saleem Nasir played the role of my father.
• The rest, as they say, is history. He performed wonderfully in Panah, Aik Haqeeqat Aik Afsana, Samundar, Dehleez, Dard Aur Darman and of course, Parwaz. However, initially he considered acting as only a hobby. “At first it was only a hobby for me. And gradually it became a passion for me,” he describes.
The period from 1975-90 is in his view the “golden period” of PTV as everyone used to put in a great effort to produce something special. But he is not very disappointed about the present state of affairs of PTV, as he still believes that it is producing standard stuff.
He prefers softness in addition to melody in music. He has developed an ear for music icons such as Mehdi Hasan, Lata, Noor Jehan, Ghulam Ali, Nusrat Fateh Ali, and also Fareeda Khanum. As for pop music, he has little praise for it.


Tv Drama Actress Laila Zuberi

Laila Zuberi


Laila Zuberi, an evergreen lady who has been the centre of attraction of TV audiences for many years, is still charming. This green-eyed icon’s beauty is still charming. She started her career as a child star and child broadcaster. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She was born and did her graduation from Karachi. She married her cousin and she has two daughters. Currently she is living with her family in Islamabad. Recently I met this charming lady one evening and got to know her better. Though somewhat proud looking she is charming and affable.
She is beautiful , sober and a graceful lady People call her evergreen beauty .
Laila Zuberi, an evergreen lady who has been the centre of attraction of TV audiences for the last 22 years, is still charming.She started her career as a child star and child broadcaster.
She married and she has two daughters. Currently she is living with her family in Islamabad.She is a very talented and verstyle actress .Laila zuberi started production and aunched her production house in 1999.
She proved her skill in production . Laila Zuberi is a very nice person and she is also known as a social activist.

Ptv Classic Drama Phir Youn Love Hua



Written bySeema Ghazal
Starring: Vaneeza Ahmed, Adnan Siddiqui, Ali Kazmi, Nadia Hussain, Badar Khalil, Aijaz Aslam, Amna Hussain, Sadaf Ibrahim, Naila Ali, Khalid Ahmed, Shehryar Zaidi, Raju Jameel, Sajida Syed, Zeenat Yasmeen, Rizwana Khan, and Fareeda Shabbir
Story:A love story, the play is based on three families: Firstly we have Mr and Mrs Hayat (Shehryar Zaidi & Badar Khalil) who have two sons, Sharjeel (Adnan Siddiqui) and Sameer (Ali Kazmi). Mrs Hayat also has an unmarried sister Rafiya (Naila Ali). Mrs. Hayat is a very dominating and tyrant woman and no one in their house can do or say anything against her. Then we have a widow living in Islamabad who has two daughters Amna (Vaneeza Ahmed) and Imaney (Nadia Hussain). Amna is engaged to be married to Sharjeel and the whole family comes to Karachi for the wedding. At the mayun, they discover that Amna’s mother-in-law is not as sweet and mild tempered as they were told. However they are helpless and Amna gets married to Sharjeel. Amna is a docile girl and quietly bears all her mother in law’s taunts and puts up a happy face for her family. There is something very special about this Novel and the Drama, it makes for a decent watch mainly because of Rubina's worthy direction and some wonderful acting by the leads involved.

Geo Tv Drama Anny




Written by: Seema Ghazal
Starring: Shagufta Aijaz, Jamal Shah, Ali Afzal, Yasir Nawaz, Khayyan Sarhadi, Zeenat Yasmin, Azra Siddique.
Story:The play is based on Virginia Andrews novel "Flowers in the Attic", not that any credit is given to the original writer. Aini (Shagufta Aijaz) is the favourite daughter of a Nawab (Khayyam Sarhadi). She has a step mother (Zeenat Yasmin) and a step brother Zahid (Yasir Nawaz).While the brother adores his sister and thinks the world of her, his mother is scheming to get hold of Aini's property and for this, she plans to get Aini married off to her nephew Zaheer (Jamal Shah). Well Aini has other plans and she secretly gets married to the man she loves, Dr. Murad (Ali Afzal) and so the nawab disowns her and Aini leaves. Eight years pass by and Aini has three kids by now, Uneeb, Rania and Sania and is living happily till one day her husband passes away in a car accident. Alone and helpless, Aini turns to her father for shelter, but the letter reaches the step mother and she decides to play the game her way. Aini returns home only to find out that she has to keep her kids away hidden in the annexxe, as her father is not well and both he and Zahid hate Murad and will never accpet his kids. Lies after lies are fed to Aini by the stepmom and she reluctantly agrees to do as her mother says,thinking that the mother is doing all that to help.Zaheer returns and Aini is coaxed into getting married to him. Things take an interesting turn when Sania dies and the other two kids run away. Zaheer finds out at this stage about the children so start hunting for the kids. Step mother is exposed and all her lies are flung in her face. What happens next remains to be seen.......

Tv Drama Writer Mirza Ather Baig

Mirza Ather Baig


Mirza Ather Baig is a Pakistani fiction writer, scholar, playwright and expert on Post-Colonial Philosophy. He is chairman of the Philosophy Department at Government College University in Lahore. His fiction production includes the novel Ghulam Bagh (The garden of slaves) which is considered to be one of the most important works of literature in the Urdu language.
The novel has found a loyal readership outside the literary circles, as well, and has in fact achieved cult status, so much so that some of the readers have named themselves after the characters in the novel. Three editions of Ghulam Bagh have been published in Pakistan within two years, and now Random House India is pursuing Baig for an English translation. 
In addition to Ghulam Bagh, a collection of his short stories, titled Beh Afsana (The Non-story) was published in 2008. His second novel,Sifar se aik tak (From zero to one) has recently been published and is distributed to major cities in Pakistan.

Geo Tv Drama Doorsi Aurat


Director:     Haider Imam Rizvi
Writer:        Naheed Sultana Akhtar
Producer:    Abdullah Kadwani
Starring:     Shakeel, Laila, Zubari, Aisha Khan, Humayun Saeed, Saira Khan, Abdullah Kadwani, Zara Akbar, Jamshed Ansari, Zeba Shehnaz, Ejaz Aslam, Javed Sheikh & Sohail Asghar

Summary: 
The story kicks off with the return of a glamorous big screen actress of the not too distant past, Mehfil Ara, who is back home after staying abroad for 20 years, along with her daughter, Amal.The camera then reverts to two bothers and their families - Muneer Ahmed (Shakeel), his wife (Nasreen Qureshi) and their only son, Saif (Abdullah Kadwani) - the other brother, Sagheer Ahmed (Jamshed Ansari) and his daughter Muneera (Saira Khan). Saif and Muneera have strong emotions for each other and nothing would make their parents more happier than to see them settle down. However, little known to them, Mefil Ara's return has upset the delicate balance and Amal manages to steal Saif's heart at their very first meeting.At the same time another story is simultaneously unfolding - the lives of Maha (Zara Akbar) Humayun Saeed and Jehanzeb Gorchani are all entwined in an arm-twisting predicament of suffering, compromises and sacrifices. Also running parallel is the tragic story of Maha (Zara Akbar) who has to fight her own personal waterloo after giving married life a second go. Nourishing a secret that threatens to destroy her marriage, she finds that she can no more keep her past from those she has learned to love.

Complexities lead to break-up and a new relationship takes shape. As the story unfolds we see how a father's love is plagued by ego and selfish desires, how a man reacts to making choices between love and fate and what a woman does when she finds herself at the mercy of the man she loves.

Ptv Classic Drama She Jee



Writer : Naheed Sultana Akhtar
Director : Zark
Production : PTV

Cast : Shakeel, Robina Ashraf, Babar Ali, Qazi Wajid, Zeenat Yasmeen, Zafar Siddiqui, Zaheen Tahira, Jamshed Ansari, Nighat Choudhary, A. Rahman, Qandeel, Tallal B Tahir.

Ptv Classic Drama Aanch


Released: 1991-92
Written by: Naheed Sultana Akhtar
Directed by: Tariq Jamil
Starring: Shafi Mohammad, Shagufta Ijaz, Mehmood Ali, Mahek Ali, Aaesha Khan, and Ariqa

Story Line:This is a very compelling household drama with some very good acting! If you are looking for a real "gharayloo" story in which the people dig a hole for themselves then check this one out.

Ptv Classic Drama Doosra Aasman


Written by: Mirza Athar Baig
Directed by: F.H Qureshi
Starring: Abid Ali, Mahnoor Baloch, Asad, Sami Sani, Ayub Khoso and other familiar faces.

Summary:The play is essentially set in Dubai after a brief story which starts out in Lahore. Abid Ali is shown as a man of ambition and charisma who is not afraid to do anything to succeed. The viewer ends up liking him eventhough hating him for his unusual tactics. The story revolves around Abid Ali and his friends who come to Dubai and make a lot of money by using and abusing people and in many cases helping others too. Mahnoor plays his daughter and Sami Sani plays the good guy, a disillusioned idealist who is hunted down by Asad at every corner. The story is of power and money and it's presented in a nice way, but its got about 20 episodes. Watch it if you have a lot of time on your hands.

Ptv Classic Drama Babar

Writer : Fatima Surayya Bajia
Director : Qasim Jalali
Production : PTV
Cast: Farooq Hassan, Sidra Khan, Jahanara Hayee, Anwar Iqbal, Qaisar Khan, Sultana Zafar, Humayun Mehboob, and Basit Khan

Ptv Classic Dram Shama



Writer : Fatima Surriya Bajiya
Director : Qasim Jalali
Production : 
PTV Evergreen Drama Serial
Cast : Ghazala Qaifi, Javed Shaikh, Qurban Gilani, Mehboob Alam, Ishrat
Hashmi, Rizwan Wasti, Talat Iqbal, M. Yousaf, Akber Subhani ETC.

Ptv Classic Dram Samandar hai Darmiyan


Written by: Asghar Nadeem Syed
Produced by: Farah Hamid Production
Directed by: Abdul Hamid
Starring: Afzal Khan, Komal Rizvi, Sadia Hussain, Ali Asghar, Mishi Khan, 
Adnan Siddiqui, Hasan Shaheed Mirza, Ishrat Hashmi, Hamayun and Maria Jalali.
Description:A very popular modern day drama series brilliantly written by Asghar Naeem Saeed. Involving everything from love triangles to betrayals and loves lost. Shot in Pakistan and abroad, Samandar Hai Darmiyan is a fast moving serial with great acting by established stars. Highly Rated.

Ptv Classic Dram The Castle (Aik Umeed)



Written by: Haseena Moin 
Original Story and Directed by: Zulfiqar Sheikh 
Starring: Talat Hussain, Humayun Saeed, Shagufta Aijaz, Shakeel, Rehan Sheikh,  Samina Ahmed, Nayyar Aijaz, Tasmina Sheikh, Bilal Ahmed, and 
Asma Anwar. 
Released Oct 2001
Description:The plays begins with the death of Fawad Ali Syed’s (Talat Hussain) only son Adeel (Zulfiqar Shekih) and his wife in a car accident. Fawad is the owner of a huge castle and vast property and hence his lawyers contact his surviving relatives to come over to Scotland so that Fawad’s new will can be made. The relatives: Fawad’s first cousin Nayab (Samina Ahmed) along with her mentally retarded son Fayez (Rehan Sheikh) and her cousin Munawwar (Nayyar Aijaz), Fawad’s second cousin Yousuf (Shakeel) and his daughter Chanel (Tasmina Sheikh) and grandchildren of his two cousins, Sumeet (Asma Anwar) and Armani (Bilal Ahmed). Armani also brings along his good for nothing friend Arsil (Humayun Saeed). And the fun begins!
The castle is reported to be haunted and many hilarious and interesting events happen to the new arrivals there, especially to mamu Munawwar. Meanwhile the new comers are also told the legend of the castle, where it is said that some priceless diamonds are hidden. This appeals to mamu and Arsil and both start searching for them. Also in between everything, Armani falls for Sumeet and both Arsil and Fayez fall for Chanel. Chanel, however cannot stand Arsil, but does have a soft corner for Fayez. And Sumeet is in love with her class fellow Asher. Poor guys from Karachi, life is just so tough for them in Scotland. 
It is also revealed here that Nayab and Fawad had once been engaged and Fawad had broken that engagement to marry his scottish wife. This fact does not settle too well with Yasmeen (Shagufta Aijaz) who is Fawad’s lawyer and in love with him. Fawad arranges to get Fayez treated and as this is a play, Fayez becomes a normal person. When Chanel and Fayez get close, Arsil decides to play the villain to bring them apart. 
Humayun Saeed is brilliant in his role of an uneducated, streetwise person and steals the show. The mamu’s character is well written and Nayyar Aijaz is doing hilariously well in his paindu mamu character. These two characters make the play worth watching. Both the new comers are doing well, though Bilal is at times pretty stiff. Other than speaking with an accent, Tasmina really doesn’t have much to do and her acting is wooden as always. A definite watch if you simply want to relax and unwind after a long day. -by Gina

Ptv Classic Drama Des Pardes


Des PardesReleased: May 1999

Written By: Haseena Moin  
Produced By: Zulfiqar Sheikh 
Directed By: Ali Rizvi 
Starring: Talat Hussain, Nadia Khan, Nabeel, Samina Ahmed, Tasmina Sheik, Zulfiqar Sheik, Shahla Qureshi, Sami Sani, Qazi Wajid, Zahoor Ahmed, Salma Shaheen, Hassam Qazi  
Description: The play has so many characters that one can easily get lost trying to figure out who is who! The drama tries to highlight the no

Ptv Classic Drama Kasak



Kasak Released: January 1999
Starring: Seemi Zaidi, Tanveer Jamal, Qaiser Khan, Mazhar Ali, Seharish Khan, and Suman Agha. Written by: Haseena Moin 
Directed by; Tariq Khan Abbasi 
Produced by; Tauqeer Baig 
Description: Story of a couple who get married because they're in love. The woman can't have kids so the mother-in-law gives are a hard time for it. The couple decides that it's in everyone's best interest that they get a divorce. The leftmenu of them separate and marry someone else. The woman does have kids from her second marriage while the guy doesn't.

Ptv Classic Drama Parchaiyan


Written by: Hasina Moin
Produced by: Pakistan Television Corporation Limited
Cast: Shakeel, Sahira Kazmi, Rahat Kazmi, Begum Khurshed Mirza, Roohi Bano, Lubna, Begum Azra Sherwani, Mehar Rizvi and Talat Hussain.

A classic drama serial of its time written by Hasina Moin! Description: The best combination of the great actors of all times - Rahat Kazmi, Saira Kazmi, Talat Hussain and Shakeel, all together in a play written by Hasina Moin, whose name is enough for a drama to be a hit. This drama is best known for the interactions between the major characters and dialogues that can be compared with the best that PTV has ever produced. Rahat and Sahira Kazmi (the husband and wife team) are terrific and so is the wonderfully wicked Talat Hussain (the character that he has played in this drama). This drama is a must watch!