Drama Review | Hum Tum | 5 Things I Love About the Drama

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 1

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 6

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 11

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 12

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 13

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 15

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 17

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 18

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 20

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 21

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 23

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 24

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 25

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Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 27

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 28

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 29

Drama Review | Hum Tum | Episode 30

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5 Things I Love About the Drama

1. Oldies can have a life, too

Tamanna Begum runs a highly “unsuccessful” online matrimonial, and Safiullah is a moderately famous tik toker with a little over one million fans. He gets promotional packages, he gets Maha’s wedding sponsored, his celebrity status also gets the family out of a robbery because the lead robber (haha) was a Daddu Handsome fan.

2. Busting gender stereotypes

I like that this drama is bending gender stereotypes. Sarmad cooks, Adam puts nail polish on Mili’s cuticles, Mili trains for Karate, Neha is too macho like boys are. On the other hand, the girls Maha, Neha and Sasha know nothing about cooking or cleaning or even setting up the table properly. 

3. Mental health is important, peeps

In episode 15, when Qutbuddin finally learns that Safiullah is a tik toker, he is mighty pissed, as one would expect. Maha, however, delivers a long monologue supporting and explaining Safiullah’s choice of career. It was a much-needed speech for mental health and the care that elderly people need. It was a short yet important message.

4. Romance isn’t as important than friendship/relationships.

Adam and Neha finally realize behind their not-so-lovely banter, it was love all the while. But the drama brought in the romance only after episode 24. For helpless romantics like me who seek romance in all dramas, this was a bit too late.  But then, I started to ponder over it. The drama focussed on Adam and his unrelenting efforts to keep his Qutub sir and others pleased, not because he had any ulterior motive, but because he is a NICE guy. Romance might not be as important as taking care of people you care for.

5. Seeing the cast in a rom-com

The Surprise Packages

Never in my would I imagine Ramsha Khan playing a role in a light-hearted drama. I know, I know. She played the lead role in Shahrukh Ki Saliyan, but that was a disaster in my opinion. She is more suited for don-like roles like Ghisi Piti Mohabbat. But she did well as Neha. I didn’t like Neha’s character, but whatever it was, Ramsha played it well.

Ahad Raza Mir is a gem, and I have seen him playing an intense romantic hero in Yaqeen Ka Safar and Ehd-e-Wafa. However, seeing him in this perpetually-annoyed, easily-angered, obsessive young man was such a delight to watch.

Sarah Khan has a great comic timing, I had realized that while watching Falak in Laapata. I knew she could do comedy, and she has. Even though Maha didn’t have many punchlines, but she has done remarkably well.

Junaid Khan surprised me the most. I have seen him in serious bits, or grey-ish bits, but he was a surprise package as Sarmad. Absolutely loved him.

The Veterans in rom-com

Farhan Ali Agha has been a dad in all Ramzan special dramas for the past three years–Suno Chanda, Suno Chanda, Chupke Chupke. He was always serious, and focussed on business and kept thinking about the monies. This was a drastic change. Sultan is careless, he doesn’t work, doesn’t even try, but he does keep thinking of ways to extract money from others, especially his sons. Apart from that, his look was also changed. After seeing him wearing salwar kameez in all the dramas, his slightly unkempt dissheveled look in pant-shirt was also added to his character’s appeal.

Arjumand Raheem, Uzma Beg and Mohammad Ahmad have done comedy in the past, so they weren’t much of a surprise. They did well for their parts, nonetheless.

Overall, seeing this cast in a rom-com was a pleasant surprise, and one of the USPs of the drama.

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