Are you tired of “issue-based” dramas? Had enough of women crying their eyes out? Fed up of heavy-duty sermons? Done with maar peet and cheekhna chilana? Looking for something lighthearted? Something humorous without being crass and in your face, sans overacting and loud music?
If you’ve nodded yes at least twice then allow me to recommend Faiza Iftikhar and Nadeem Baig’s eid telefilm Pyaar ki Love Story. I really enjoyed this one.
I am not saying ke this telefilm offers a cure for all that ails our drama industry or that it reinvents the wheel and is something hatke. Nope, none of that. There is, in fact, nothing new about this easily predictable story, but the difference lies in the telling of the said story.
Saman and Hadi are a young couple seeking to make their relationship official and for this they need their parents approval. Where Saman’s parents have no objections to this match, Hadi does not think his side of the family will be as easily agreeable. Enter Pino.
Ab why would Sher Afgan, Hadi’s uncle, have reservations? Who is Pino and why the need for her in what is essentially Saman and Hadi’s love story? How, if at all, does everything get resolved? Do Hadi and Saman get their happily ever after? In sab sawalon ke jawabon ke liye check out the telefilm.
A simple story, Pyaar ki Love Story is made eminently watchable thanks to Faiza’s witty writing – her one-liners are hilarious and the not-so-subtle digs at the entertainment industry will strike a chord with those who follow the real dramas behind the reel ones. Though the telefilm’s marketing highlighted the Urwa and Farhan Saeed pair, and they are fine here, this one really belongs to the senior actors. Asif Raza Mir and Saba Hamid are very good here. Iffat Umar is hilarious as the Punjabi wannabe filmi heroine. Nadeem Baig deserves a round of applause for standing back and letting the script take center stage and allowing his actors to do what they do best.
In many ways this reminded me of the days when lighthearted dramas did not mean slapstick, loud acting, loud music, and cringe-worthy dialogues. Thank you team – this telefilm is co produced by Six Sigma & Next Level Entertainment- for sticking with the basics and keeping this one clean and simple.
Overall I had fun watching this one. Aap logon ne dekhi? Kaisi lagi?
Written by SZ~
Pyaar ki Love Story ~ Eid Telefilm on ARY Digital