Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi continues throwing out that wow factor, it has us engaged beautifully – every story speaks to us, unravelling a past and present that pulls us in deeper with every episode. Sumbul, Naseem Zehra & Jamshed, you have our attention!
DNUTN is surely a drama for the books. The different story lines are masterfully depicted and connected. Performances are on point and we are able to feel for each character. The teaming up of writer Amna Mufti & director Kashif Nisar & Kashf Foundation has hit it out of the park with a story that is compelling beyond the ordinary, yet, it is the ordinary that is related – genius story telling there!
What does Sumbul want & is her plan to use Nizami Sahib as an escape strategy really wise?
We missed Allah Rakhi, but Sumbul impressed us with her game plan – she’s using her brains to get what she wants rather than crying it out.
Zulfee Sahib, you have us confused? Are you the good guy? Is it Sawera or Sumbul that you care for? The nuances of Zulfee are portrayed in the subtlest of expressions; a wince there, a smile here, a transient escape from reality is Zulfee and Omair Rana shows us villains have a heart too. Where will he lean eventually, is anybody’s guess, but his character makes us delve deeper into our own souls, is there a little bit of Zulfee in all of us? He seems to have sold his soul to the devil, but then, has he, really? The mystery unravels.
Naseem Zehra wins our hearts
Naseem Zehra’s story is both upbeat & hopeful – a true pleasure to watch. At the start, we were a bit skeptical whether the girls would join her crusade or not.
Facing harsh realities
Finally, a drama raises the issue of how children survive in jail life, showing what really happens inside – a topic we might not have given much thought to, had we not seen it here. Child actor Sadoon as Jamshed is delivering a notable performance, from the young boy who left home, to the encounter with the beggary ring and now, as the student who wants to make something of his broken past.
Adding diversity to the story by bringing in Sir Michael elevated the plot a notch for sure. It is imperative that we recognize the contribution of all communities in our society – being inclusive is sometimes not our thing, unfortunately – hoping to see more depictions in future content aired on local channels.
Next week’s promo has us counting days as we see the most awaited entry of Nauman Ijaz!
Catch up on Dunk before this week’s thriller episode!