For the past few weeks, our feed is flooding with Meray Pas Tum Ho memes and quotes. Apparently, the drama has got record breaking ratings. Good for them. However, one can’t deny that apart from Humayun Saeed’s great acting in a couple of episodes showing him heartbroken, the plot is pretty much stereotypical and sometimes too cheesy.
Crying one liners and slaps across each other’s faces made it go off the charts! Amidst all this, a story got pretty much sidelined, which did not get the hype it deserved. It is Ishq Zah e Naseeb! Zahid Ahmed, a.k.a Sameer, is a guy suffering from dual personality disorder- a mental illness still considered a Taboo to be spoken about.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that this man has Absolutely NAILED IT. The depiction of a mental illness is never easy! If you don’t do it right, it can be transformed into comedy.
Our drama industry is so busy portraying Shadi, Bewafaai, Saas Bahu k maslay and “Do Takkay” k crying dialogues that we are completely ignoring quality content and meaningful stories which need to be heard. It could be attributed to the fact that we don’t even consider it important to talk about Mental health issues. We simply don’t accept it. Absolutely fantastic work by this man, Zahid, who is far better than your average Danishs and Shehwars. Dou takkay se nikal kar hazaar paisay waalay content pe tawaja zarur den.
Written By : Khadija Abbas