Dil Banjara (review) Episode 1-2

Writer: Faiza Iftikhar

Director: Siraj ul Has

Cast: Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik, Mira Sethi

I think I am the only person with passion for Pakistani dramas who has not watched Sadqey Tumhare so I’m not too sure if I like Adnan Malik or not. As for Mira Sethi, I didn’t like her in mohabbat subh ka sitara hai. So the only two reasons I tuned into this show were Sanam Saeed and Faiza Iftikhar. I have huge expectations from this play to say the least.

Sikander (andan Malik)  is a passionate photographer. He is a ‘gypsey’ at heart and loves to take pictures of natural landscape. However, he feels that his pictures are only complete when there is ‘life’ in them. Shama (Mira Sethi) is his muse, the ‘life’ in his pictures. Shama is his best friend. Sikander lives with Shama and his mommy who is Sikander’s dead mom’s friend. Shama and his mommy have started to think that Sikander is in love with Shama and wants to marry her. On the other hand, sikander is oblivious to this and considers her only a friend. On finding this from Shama’s mommy, he calls shama to meet him so that he can clarify his position as he does not want to hurt his best friend but shama meets a horrible accident. Sikander rushes her to the hospital and blames himself for being careless.

Nida (Sanam Saeed) belongs to a simple family. She lives with her parents, her Taya, tayi and cousin in the same haveli. Nida’s dad is a poet and her mom (Hina bayat) is a little ‘crazy’. Nida’s dad wants her to study and she herself is also very hard working. However, the rest of the family is not too keen on her studies. Nida is engaged to her phuppo ka beta (who is a total jerk). Her phuppo now wants her son to get married to nida asap as he is moving abroad. Nida’s dad has reservations as nida’s exams are around the corner and he would prefer that she finishes off her education before getting married but her Taya thinks it is better to remain silent on this issue as he is a little worried about his own daughter’s marriage too who is older than nida. Nida has agreed to get married too as she does not want to make the situation difficult for her dad.

So far, it has been decent. It’s a little clichéd till now but I’m enjoying it. As for acting, every one seems good enough for their respective roles/characters. The only problem that I have is with the way Adnan Malik speaks. I’m not really able to put my finger on what it exactly is but it’s just a little weird. Otherwise, he is very good looking and from what I have heard, he is a good actor so looking forward to that. So far Sanam Saeed has been strictly ok for me.

Anyway, two episodes have gone and the characters have been introduced so now I’m hoping that the story will move forward at a faster pace.

So how many of you watched the first two episodes?