- Mehndi (drama)
Mehndi: The Colour of Emotions
The opening title screen for Mehndi
Genre Family Written by Seema Ghazal Directed by Muhammad Javed Fazil Starring Aamina Haq
Opening theme "Mehndi ki ye raat" by Jawad Ahmad Composer(s) Waqar Ali Country of origin Pakistan Language(s) Urdu Production Producer(s) Jerjees Seja
Broadcast Original channel PTV Original airing June, 2003
Mehndi is a Pakistani drama which revolves around the life of four young women, all with their own set of marital problems.
A concerned mother and father (played respectively by Jahanara Hai and Abid Ali) have four young daughters, Alishba (Aamina Haq), Malaika (Amna Hussain), Sajjal (Ayesha Khan) and Laiba Fiza Ali. The beginning of the drama sees all four getting married, to their respective husbands, on the same day. The rest of the serial showcases their marital lives, the problems they face and the difficulties they must conquer
Even though theirs is a love marriage, Laiba and her husband, Aahad (Kamran Jillani), have yet to reach the level of understanding that a stable marriage requires. Fights are their general custom from day one, and both must make efforts to cut down their troubles, and live a happy, married life.
Malaika's husband Taha (Adnan Siddiqui) on the other hand, is financially unstable and wants his father-in-law's help to establish himself. Problems spring up for Malaika as his demands grow, and the young woman finds herself trying to balance old home and new home, and a reeling life and world.
Sister Alishba's problems are altogether even worse: While all three of her sisters have chosen their partners themselves, her marriage is an arranged one. We find that her husband, Rameez (played by heart-throb Aijaz Aslam) was in love with another girl, Ramsha, but was forced by his parents (played by Qazi Wajid and Ayesha Khan) to marry Alishba. Frustration rocks this couple, with Rameez wanting time and again to return to Ramsha, who is bent upon forcing him to divorce Alishba. Alishba, meanwhile, desperately tries to save a marriage that could fail any second, and send her dreams crashing to the ground. Sajjal's love marriage with cousin Shahzaib (Humayun Saeed) seems to come almost as a relief, as the couple is a mature, highly loving one, with both partners ready to see each other through thick and thin, & Sajjal soon finds herself pregnant. But tragedy strikes, turning their lives topsy-turvy as it is discovered Shahzaib has cancer.
Things wrap up quite nicely in the end, though not without some shocking and touching moments of surprise. Laiba and Malaika both find the better, stronger and truer selves of their husbands, while turns of events make Rameez realize that Alishba is, indeed, the one for him.
Sajjal and Shahzaib cherish each other as only two true lovers can, but Sajjal's world is shattered when her husband's deadly disease takes his life. She will, in time, learn to live again, treasuring and holding near and dear the sweet memories of their times together.
- Aamina Haq
- Ayesha Khan
- Humayun Saeed
- Amna Hussain
- Fiza Ali
- Aijaz Aslam
- Kamran Jillani
- Abid Ali actor
- Jahanare Hai
- Qazi Wajid
- Lux Style Awards Best Tv play
- Lux Style Awards Best Actor Humayun Saeed
- Lux Style Awards Best Actress Aaminah Haq
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