Lets Meet Durr-e-Shahwaar
By Fatima Manzoor Ellahi
Umera Ahmed’s name entails no introduction, she is considered to be one of the most gifted authors ofPakistan. Earlier through her thought provoking novels and now through her inspiring serials she made her eccentric place in the hearts of drama viewers. Either we got adaptation of her novels into serial like Lahasil, Wajood-e-lareb, Mano Salwa, Meri Zaat Zarra-e- Benishaan and Maat or watched fresh scripts like Doraha,The Ghost , Malal, Daam,Qaid-e-Tanhai, this genius has always managed to bring inimitable issues that showed some brawny moral at the end. Her dialogues her soulful characters have always left strong impression on reader’s mind
This time this brainy dramatist has brought yet another critical issue of marriage and troubles deal with married life in the form of Durre-e-Shehwar. Durre-e-Shehwar hit the TV screens on 10th March with lesser promotional activities this serial still managed to grab admiration by masses.
Insight of the narrative:
The plot shows us 8 year old married couple Shandana and Haider who were also cousins and it’s assumed that they had someone kind of understanding and liking towards each other but the presumption turned wrong when we got to see disputes, contradiction of belief and lack of adjustment between this duo. Looking for a break from her unsatisfactory obnoxious life she went to Muree at her parent’s place (Durr-e-Shahwaar and Mansoor) along with her daughter. The distressed forlorn Shandana can’t help envying her mother who has a devoted, loving and caring husband and apparently she is considered to be a happy and contented wife with her marriage. Shandana reluctantly keeps on comparing her husband with her father who seems to be an ideal husband, until Shandana learns the bitter realities of her mother’s past which were under wraps from external world.
Have a look at the team behind the Camera:
Durr-e-Shahwaar is a first Joint Production of Momal productions and Six Sigma who are already renowned for their master pieces. If we talk about the location then director Haissam Hussain opted for one of the best places to shoot this tale. The place connects the viewers with in no time due to its striking and soothing surrounding where most of the present day creative love shooting abroad, this team picked a rather local northern area that looked pretty practical and adaptable. One could easily imagine a couple living peacefully far from the hustle bustle life of the big cities where live is considered to be mechanical and leads discontent for its residents at the end.
The way flash back scenes have been revealed along side of current developments, it didn’t look hideous and bizarre at any moment. The director has even worked on the looks of the cast to make them as much realistic as he can.
The Convincing Cast:
The creative team left no point to grumble by casting range of veteran actors like Samina Peerzada, Sanam Baloch, Meekaal Zulfiqar, Nadia Jamil, Nauman Ejaz, Qawi Khan, Laila Zuberi, Seemi Raheel and Saba Faisal. Samina Peerzada, Nadia Jamil Qavi Khan and Nauman Ejaz are such charismatic actors whom we have always found natural in front of camera, they have always played characters with much conviction that you would found them getting mould into that character with their passion and flair.
The high-flying customary points captured by the story:
While following Durr-e-Shahwaar you will come on know that its subject is not an unusual one, the various marital issues shown in the tale are story of every house hold yet you will find it convincing due to the way director has dealt with it.
- It shows how unwillingly girls keep on comparing their husbands with their own fathers, actually there is no comparison between these 2 because they have perceived the 1st one as their mother’s husband where as the latter one is their own. So obviously they are being more biased when it comes to their own case.
- It shows how a man turns indifferent being a husband at his own time and the same man leaves no room to tolerate when the girl in question will be their own daughter. Why can’t we consider our wives someone else’s daughter with same rights?
- It shows a strong role played by a woman in making her marriage successful, no matter what situations she faced no matter things turned unbearable for her. She made compromises just to make her marriage successful.
- It shows how egos can hurt the relationships and especially the courtship.
- It shows the importance of expressions. Where husband and wife needs to express how important and valuable there are for each other.
- It highlights how a communicating gap creates misunderstanding and ultimately an unsuccessful married life.
- It concludes how every time it doesn’t possible that our assumption proves to be true.Shandana assuming her father as idea husband but what made him like this is another side of the coin.
- Its gonna show how important it is for a couple to have as much fewer expectations as they can.
Despite of having nothing unconventional the above stated points have made Durr-e-Shahwaar a worth watching serial. Lets find out how Shandana is going to come face to face with her mother’s harsh past, how Durr-e-Shahwaar is gonna bridge the gap between Shandana and Haider, how Shandana is gonna learn the tricks to make her marriage a successful and a content one. Don’t forget to watch Durr-e-Shahwaar every Saturday 8pm on Hum Tv.
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