Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat – The Drama that’s taking a dig on all that we find oh so dramatic!
We have been watching dramas with strong concepts and scripts on Pakistani Television for many years. We’ve progressed in leaps and bounds with casting decisions and trained crew on set, and have now entered a more melancholic era after a long (and mostly successful) bout of comedy. Writers and directors are now willing to leave behind their comfort zones to create dramas that focus on social issues and taboo topics.
Comedy is a genre which, for some reason did not gain much hype after the Baraat Series.
It was incorporated in some stories like Teri Meri Jodi but was clearly not as popular as it should have been. In such times, writers like Fasih Bari Khan and Faiza Iftikhar played pivotal roles to weave satire and wit into the common household stories. This not only increased an acceptance of this genre amongst a wider audience, but also made their stories more engaging and gripping.
Fasih Bari Khan has written many popular comedy plays including Quddusi Sahab ki Bewah and Faltu Larki.
His latest project, Mansion ki Cindrellayen was beautifully executed but did not gain much acclaim, henceforth, the script was stopped midway in production.
Now, Khan has made a come back with Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat.
We cannot deny the fact that it is a drama with an original script, sharp dialogues, good direction, and tremendous casting. Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat is a story of a woman who marries 4 times and perhaps, its most intriguing element is how she tackles her marriages.
Ramsha Khan as Samiya (our heroine), labelled the serial as a “Black Comedy” in an interview with Nida Yasir. In another promotional clip, she went on to state that she was playing four different characters in Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat. This is a bit puzzling:
Is she playing four phases of one character, or four different characters?
We will wait and watch. For most of the viewers, the highlight of the drama is Wahaj Ali’s performance. He has definitely taken on ‘never seen before’ avatar in this one. Watching Ramsha after such “dhoom tana dhoom tana” in Ishqiya, is a fresh experience.
While we are happy to view ‘out of the box’ content on our television screens, we also have some reservations:
We do not believe it is acceptable to include dialogues such as “Iss Umer Mai Tou Gadhi Pe Bhi Dil Aajata Hai Inn Mardoun Ka” in present times when animal abuse is so prevalent. These slurs should be removed from this drama and others and we can only hope that Fasih Bari Khan will take note.
Nevertheless, the overall execution is great so far. We can already tell that Samiya will marry Shahood Alvi’s character after Riz. Rising Star Abu Hassan is also part of the story as he appears in the OST.
Moments that peaked our interest were some gem of a dialogues and scenes!
Story ‘Drag na kare’ utters Samiya as she addresses the audience from time to time onscreen. The proverbial thappars being handed out to the guy by the gal…hmmm, is that a throwback to Aurat March or the new age feminism? Khaansama-cum husband Naheed walks in, frying samosas and kebabs – a mention-worthy performance so from Saife Hassan!
Social messages have been disseminated subtly, (and then not so subtly), as the writer seeks to surprise, shock, and perhaps unnerve us with social interpretations wrapped up in a humorous front but lined with clever messages of the underlying serious themes in question.
Oh of course, the OST cannot be forgotten – its sung melodiously by Justin Bibis and the lyrics compliment the witty nature of the drama quite well!
Ghissi Pitti Mohabbat is so gripping and enjoyable… it’s a complete escape from our fast-paced, busy, and stressful lives. One would definitely not regret spending an hour watching it – find the meaning behind the sharp dialogue – is this the humour draped in a social message you were waiting for?
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