Drama Review: Tou Dil Ka Kya Hua

Introduction

Tou Dil Ka Kya Hua” is a HUM TV drama, directed by Shahid Shafat and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.
It aired on HUM TV.

Characters

Rehan Sheikh as Faris’ Siraj uncle
Sami Khan as Faris Chawala
Ayeza Khan as Maya
Noor Khan as Zoya
Farah Shah as Maya’s Mother
Usman Peerzada as Maya’s Father Naamdaar
Mansha Pasha as Dariya
Zahid Ahmed as Saif Chawala
Hira Hussain as Muzna
Behroze Sabzwari as Muzna’s Father Abro
Seemi Pasha as Muzna’s Mother
Imran Ashraf as Tipu

Plot Summary

Faris Chawla (Sami Khan) picks up Dariya (Mansha Pasha) from the airport. He receives a call from his uncle Siraj (Rehan Sheikh), who informs him that Maya (Ayeza Khan) has left. Faris is upset but also flirts a bit with Dariya, disclosing that he and Maya are getting a divorce.

Maya’s parents aren’t happy with her decision either.

Dariya asks about the background of Maya’s story, but Faris is upset to the point of being a masochist. We learn that Maya only married Faris to avenge Saif and now she wants to go back to him.

Faris is a very sensitive person. Dariya knows and understands him well, being his University fellow, a friend, and Siraj’s friend’s daughter.

For more, you’ll have to watch the drama. It sounds like a good mix of romance, revenge, regret and heartache.

That’s what I thought after watching the first episode. Cut to last episode, it gets overwhelming, annoyingly twisted, complex and bizarre. Spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned.

The complex love polygon (It is certainly not a triangle)

Faris loves Maya.

Maya loves Saif.

Muzna loves Faris.

Tipu loves Zoya.

Dariya loves Faris.

Lubna loves Faris.

And, Zoya loves Faris

Faris and Maya get married.

Saif comes back. Maya wants a divorce now.

Saif is paid by Abro, as Abro wants his beloved daughter Muzna to marry Faris.

Tipu is Muzna’s brother.

Review

To give credit when it’s due, I like how the language switches from Urdu to English and back. I loved the costumes. The cast is hand-picked and does a fabulous job of becoming the characters they are playing.

I have seen all of these actors perform before but Zahid Ahmed was a treat to watch in a negative-ish role. Let me confess that I am a big fan, by the way, starting from his portrayal of Haider in Besharam.

I should note here that Sami Khan’s acting chops have started to impress me – from the lost and confused Zayeem in Tootey Huwey Per, to Zaid in Woh Mera Dil Thha, to now Faris; he has improved. Kudos!And, Imran Ashraf, oh, the man never stops to surprise you.

Verdict

I was not impressed. But if you like bizarre twists and turns, go for it.

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