MERA NASEEB(TVKahani Review) by : Altaf Hussain
Qaid-e-Tanhai ended, everyone waited anxiously for HUM TVs next show,
and out came Mera Naseeb. The drama that has always been in the news
first for its mammoth starcast, and then for the terrific story.
a drama comes balancing both our veterans, and new comers it
automatically makes people take notice. The promos gave the feeling of
another "Sibling" story but as the drama starts you realize there is
more to it than just the "I am ugly – You are beautiful" story.
: The drama based on a novel by Indian writer(uncredited) is simply
beautiful. The story is that of two cousins(step sisters) and where
their faith takes them. Story is of Nazia and Shazia that are as
different as chalk and cheese and live in the orthodox family eventually
getting married by their mothers choice, and how life takes twists from
there, and also shows how their naseeb is interlinked.
drama starts on a beautiful note showing the old heritage, and the
different characterization of two leads. The whole flashback story is
amazing, and keeps you hooked. The best part is the twist that comes in
between-totally unexpected. The story then moves forward with both the
leads getting married(by their mothers choice), and how they try to
settle in their new life facing difficulties from parents in law,
ex—lower, and in cases their own husbands.
: The story is indeed novel,and the best part is the screenplay(Samira
Fazal). The dialouges penned in by her are simply fantastic(some lifted
directly from the novel), and leave an impact on you.
direction by Adnan Ahmed is good, and the camera shots are phenomenal
at places. The haveli set(location) has to be mentioned. It looks
beautiful. The wardrobe is also excellent.
Editing is near perfect. No such complaints are ever heard when you have Momina Duraid producing the drama herself.
The title track by Komal Rizvi could've been better.
There are many relationships shown in the drama, and the most major one
is that of the two cousins sisters Nazia and Shazia. The relationship
is beautiful, and takes time to evolve. It makes you connect, and feel
for the sisters. You cry for them, and cheer for them when required.
drama also shows the relationship shared by three women staying in the
house Sakina Sammo, Bushra Ansari, and Samina Peerzada. It's very
catching, and the characters are beautifully written.
The husband and wife relationship is also beautifully etched. No complains.
Lets first discuss the leads. Sanam Saeed who plays the intelligent and
dusky sister is exceptional in her role. Her dialogue delivery is
beautiful, and is totally the part. The actor matches the intensity of
the veterans.On the other side the debutante Syra Yusuf fails to
impress. Her expressions are laughable in most of the scenes, and she
can't deliver the dialogues given. The actress underacts, and over acts
at parts-but looks gorgeous throughout the drama.
Abbas is lucky to get this role. The actor who is often criticized for
his acting talent is now choosing meaty roles, and he has done full
justice to the character of Moiz. He is brilliant in both romantic, and
villains' scenes. Adeel Hussain leaves an impression, and made people
notice. Imran Aslam plays the underdog really well. His expressions are
to the veterans.Sameena Peerzada plays the bechari woman with different
shades to her character. Her dialogue dElivery gets irritating at
times, but asking for more would be too greedy here. Sakina Sammo acts
too hard, and gets on your nerves with the easy to dislike character.
Rubina Ashraf is mostly sidelined hardly having any screen time. I
wonder what made her say yes to the character. Bushra Ansari sparks the
screen everytime she is on. Her expressions, delivery, mannerism is all
perfect. She takes to the role like a fish takes to water. Sajid Hassan
is exceptional in his role of an evil husband. He is immensly likeable.
in all this is the kind of show that should not be missed. A drama like
this comes once in a while. If you have missed this one make sure you
get the DVD when it comes out. It offers great acting,
screenplay(Story), magical moments, and has enough twists to keep you