Kaala Doriya – Strong Suno Chanda and Chupke Chupke vibes but maybe that’s exactly what Saima Akram fans want to see!
The much awaited Kaala Doriya finally went on air last night. The drama is about two brothers who have separated over a disagreement and the rest of the family is also divided because of this fallout. The parents end up choosing sides and living away from each other.
Osman Khalid Butt plays the younger son who seems to share a close bond and extreme loyalty towards his bhabhi, (who is also the daughter of the estranged taya whose family is at war with his family). Sana Javed is the younger sister of bhabhi and also Osman’s cousin.
5 minutes into the drama and you know it is a Saima Akram Chaudhry (SAC) script.
Though it has all the classic ingredients of a Ramzan play and SAC writing style, the drama addresses new topics on dewar-bhabhi relationships and ageing parents’ challenges when they have to deal with their grown up children’s misunderstandings amongst each other in old age.
The fact that we get to see many actors whom we have seen in similar roles in Ramzan plays earlier, and a similar location (Suno Chanda), is definitely not working for the drama as of now, but hopefully this might get diluted as the story proceeds.
In all fairness, the drama does feature 3-4 new faces whom we have not seen in Ramzan plays earlier, but the presence of the familiar faces overshadows them and in fact, somehow stops them from standing out.
Kaala Doriya is a drama for die-hard Ramzan drama fans who want the same kind of comedy played out in a big joint family with many characters. However, the two issues chosen by SAC this time as the focus of the drama can be the saving grace. We would love to see a story about a dewar supporting his bhabhi and sharing a great brotherly bond.
We desperately wish the female leads of comedy plays, especially Ramzan plays, stop wearing bows and head bands. And we can’t help but wonder who uses these black baba Adam kay zamaney kay phone aaj kul?
The drama also fell weak on edit, color grading and overall production quality. We are hoping we will see an improvement in coming episodes.
But despite the weaknesses, the drama does bring a smile to our face. It is endearing and so uplifting to see the bhabhi supporting the dewar, the light nok jhok of the brothers, the care and longing of the parents in old age who cannot be together, yet long to be with each other.
So even with all its negatives, Kaala Doriya has us waiting for the next episode.
Maybe the toxicity in other stories makes the drama’s repetitive and predictable humour and story line a much needed and refreshing breather for us in the week.
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