Dil Na Umeed Tau Nahi – If you watch one meaningful drama this season – let it be this one!
Why would you watch a drama that reveals the truth, more truth, and some very real messages layered over a lifetime? Because … if we don’t watch it, we might never know, we might assume what we think we know, and assumptions are a very dangerous thing when it comes to the future of our children. Knowledge is power, and lasting change can only be brought about once we know what we need to change in the first place!
So here’s 6 reasons to watch Dil na Umeed Tau Nahi & perhaps many more!
1. The Drama Is Not Making It Up!
When it’s a Kashf Foundation narrative, you know you gotta watch! Because you want to change your country (for the better), one story at a time. And Kashf gives us more than one story in a drama and, it’s all real. When you know you’re watching real life stories play out on screen & you want to follow the story, hoping that real life holds happy endings too!
2. It’s not as depressing as it sounds
The story is touching hearts & revealing harsh realities within our society. However, before you protest that it’s too depressing, let us tell you that the story so far has taken on a suspenseful, thrilling mystery genre more than a depressing saga, so we recommend a watch!
3. Power-packed performances, and it’s only the second episode
Omair Rana as the shrewd & Zulfi and veteran actress Naveed Shehzad as the even shrewder lady behind the prostitution den, Samiya Mumtaz, as the unsuspecting mother of Naseem Zehra – the lead and supporting cast are outdoing themselves, and we haven’t even met the other half – more stars to come including Wahaj Ali, Noman Ijaz and more from Nadia Afghan (we hope).
4. Multiple reasons to watch, including your responsibility
Jahez, poverty, prostitution, child abuse in schools, girls’ right to live their childhood & participate in sports, human trafficking … let’s hope DNUTN’s message is reaching every household…perhaps we can start by watching it ourselves. Unfortunately, the drama is not getting the views it rightfully deserves.
5. Sharp direction
When it’s Kashif Nisar you know you’re getting a gem. With projects like Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila & Inkaar under his belt, the director will certainly do justice to such a meaningful project.
The story moves swiftly, interlinking past & present, helping us connect fragmented life stories. How will they all come together, how did their fates interconnect? There is enough mystery to leave us curious and enough drama to keep us watching – undoubtedly a smartly pieced-together narrative so far.
Oh, and thank you DNUTN team for mentioning the time period on the flashback scenes. It makes it so much easier to trace the story.
6. Riveting Storytelling!
The story is written by written by Amna Mufti, who has previously given us memorable narratives such as Aakhri Station, Ullo Baraye Farokht Nahi and others.
What’s happened so far? Let’s bring you up to speed on the last 2 episodes!
Sumbul & Savera inhabit Suraiya’s den, treading carefully (as all is not as hunky dory as it seems), credence to a young girl Ramsha’s torture by a wealthy client. Ramsha’s torment was heartbreaking and if anything, made us tear up at the sheer cruelty inflicted on innocent young girls who have no where to hide or escape to.
The episode revealed that Suraiya Aunty Jee is not the primary keeper of the girls’ den. An unknown (to us) Nizami Saahab makes his presence felt over the phone & seems to be a key player. Sumbul’s backstory reveals Allah Rakhi – the drama has piqued our curiosity to find out how she landed in the heart of the den, away from her family.
Who is Naseem Zehra and what of the young boy who is tortured in the village school? Will he grow up to be Wahaj Ali?
How will Sumbul escape her destiny (or will she) …the story certainly has us and we bet you’ll be hooked too. Watch because the storytelling intrigues at the outset! Watch because it is your and our responsibility to drive social projects and create ripples of change in a society that we all belong to, and one that we must all answer for, eventually!
This 24 Episode serial is supported by UN Women and National Commission for the Status of Women and airing on PTV & TV One.