The last episode of the drama, Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi, aired yesterday and Yumna Zaidi blew us away with her stellar performance as Sumbul. Ever since it first aired on TV One and PTV, Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi amassed a cult following. Overcoming the many obstacles in its path, one of them being the notice sent by PEMRA, the show allowed audiences to witness first-hand the injustices many Pakistanis still face in silence.
Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi refused to shy away from taboo themes and highlighted the importance of facing your fears and coming to terms with your reality and paving the way forward with healing and righting your wrongs. The audience believed it was the need of the hour to air a show that highlighted sensitive topics such as human trafficking, the effects of Polio, child abuse, the toxicity of patriarchy, etc. Each character caused us to reflect on our society’s bleak reality and made us question the way we react to certain situations.
However, the show wouldn’t have been a hit without its highly talented cast. Yumna Zaidi, Omair Rana, Yasra Rizvi, Wahaj Ali, Nauman Ijaz, Noor Ul Hassan, Navid Shahzad, Samiya Mumtaz, infact the entire cast brought their A-game to the screen and made us feel a smorgasbord of emotions. And we’re not alone in feeling that way! After the last episode aired yesterday, Twitter was flooded with fans praising the show.
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As Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi comes to an end, we can only hope it moves the conversation around domestic violence, human trafficking, abuse, etc. Pakistan is in need of dramas that help us discuss these difficult topics and allows us to bring them to the forefront because if we keep turning a blind eye towards them we are only fooling ourselves. Awareness causes attitudes to change and makes speaking up easier for the victims. Only when we educate our masses about these issues will they begin to understand the magnanimity of it and help bring about reform.
Finally, a shout out to the makers – writer Amna Mufti, director Kashif Nisar, Kashf Foundation & TV One for giving us stellar viewing content!