Finally a Drama That Majority Pakistanis Can Relate To – Aangan 0 254

Aangan Review

Finally. Finally, a drama that majority of the Pakistanis can relate to. Enough of the second wife, cheating husband, love triangle, college romance dramas now. This drama came like a breath of fresh air.

Writer Faiza Iftikhar has really outdone herself this time with the wittiest script and funniest dialogues. Not to mention the dialogue delivery executed beautifully by all the actors.

The drama revolves around a family, consisting of four sons, three of whom live together with their wives and children and two daughters, one married, one married later on as the drama progresses.

The drama revolves around a family, consisting of four sons, three of whom live together with their wives and children and two daughters, one married, one married later on as the drama progresses.

 Qavi Khan’s dialogues are so funny, you cannot help but laugh out loud especially when he expresses dislike for his son in law, played by Waseem Ahmed.

Waseem Ahmed, married to Zaynab Qayyum, plays the role of a constantly hurt and unamused son in law who feels he holds no importance in the eyes of his in-laws. He is always seen complaining of being unfairly treated by his parents in law when he himself is the one ruining all the happy occasions and moments for the family with his heavy dripping sarcasm and critique.

The eldest brother, after the one living abroad, played by Noor is a responsible, sensible man who is pressurized by his wife, parents and even younger brothers and has little or no say in matters most of the time. We see his character evolving towards the end though as he takes a stand for his son who wants to get married and his daughter who wants to pursue higher studies against his wife’s will. He accompanies his son to his Nikkah and tries to make amends to his wife later on. His wife is the eldest daughter in law in the house and her father in law, also her paternal uncle listens to her most of the time. She is a bit dominant on her family but nevertheless helps everyone around.

The next in line brother player by Hassan Ahmed is shown to be a very doting husband to his wife, played by Iffat Omer, who is shown to be the most educated and liberal daughter in law. Yet, later on, we find out how he has married another woman secretly, much to the shock and disgust of his family and viewers.

The youngest brother, played by Paras Masroor is shown to be a religious extremist, always criticising how others live and behave in his family especially his wife, played by Uzma Hassan.

Then there are minor support characters like the unmarried sister and how she finds her soul mate, Noor’s daughter and son and the eldest brother who is shown to be least interested in his family’s affairs and is always complaining on his short visit to Pakistan.

All in all, the drama throws light on a lot of issues prevailing in our society like joint family problems, second marriages, daughters not getting good proposals in a later age, responsibilities of sons and rights of daughters in law etc.

Aangan is an entertaining, emotions packed, roller coaster of a drama which you will enjoy and definitely learn from too.

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Sarah D. Fawad
Writer, poet, blogger. Masters in English Literature. Niche of writing is societal issues, women related problems. Love wit, sarcasm, and humour is my mother tongue.

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