Drama Review | Mor MoharaN | TV One | Episode 1

Mor Moharan is an upcoming Drama Serial at TV One.

Credits

Production : TV One
OST : Mor Moharan
Singer : Amanat Ali
Composer: Naveed Nashad
Lyrics; Khalil ullah Farooqui
Director: Owais Khan
Editor : Jibran Maniar
Dop : Zulfiqar Ali
Writer: Ali Moeen
Executive Producer: Seema Taher Khan

[Source: TV One YouTube channel]

Mor MoharaN Episode 1 Written Update & Review

The Water Crisis at Cholistan

The episode begins with long shots of Cholistan with a voice over that explains the water crisis in this area. It was beautifully shot, that’s one thing. But I wasn’t aware of this situation in Pakistan. That was kinda eye-opening for me. A while back, I had seen a short film which depicted the extreme length people go to make do with the water situation in villages of Rajasthan. I tried to find that short film, but couldn’t. I will link it later. The point I’m trying to make is, if fiction can convey a message or part some knowledge, it should. And, I salute Mor MoharaN team for doing that. Thanks for choosing such a subject. I hope that the message isn’t lost in the story.

Rohi & Her Family

We meet Heer, and Malook Shah who proudly announces that Rohi will be going to attend the “wadda college” in the city. Heer, Rohi’s mother is upset because she can’t bear to be away with her sweetheart of a daughter (too sweet for my liking).

Anywho, Rohi has doting parents, we geddit.

Sikandar, Bibi Jaan and Sher Alam: An intriguing trio

We see Samia Mumtaz (Bibi Jaan, her name is not announced yet) watching some pictures and smiling to herself. She also reminisces her father (loveliest Shahryar Zaidi) who is playing with young Sikandar. Sikandar is coming home after aeons, and Bibi Jaan is as excited as a mother would be.

Sher Alam works for Bibi Jaan, their relationship isn’t much clear yet. Bibi Jaan also has some relation to Rohi’s father Malook Shah.

Rohi meets Sikandar

Rohi’s father and Sikandar’s mother both arrive at the railway station to receive their resective “babies”. And, this, my dear friends, is the perfect time for Rohi and Sikndar to run into each other.

P.S.: I tried to look for a sher on “aanchal lehrana”, but I failed.

High Speed Car Race

Towards the end of the episode, we see a high speed car race in the midst of Cholistan, and we all know that the main lead is about to make his appearance. And then he does, after winning the race.

Zahid Ahmad looks as handsome as ever, but I didn’t get his name even though people were chanting his name. I think it was Gardezi.

What a great way to end the episode!

Review

Oh, the Beauty

The first thing that I noticed was that this episode has beautiful long shots of gorgeous landscapes.

I hope this continues throughout the drama. This will be a chance for people like me to see the beautiful places of Pakistan. Virtual sightseeing, you know.

Sonya Hussyn Montage

From 5:20 to 7:40 (approx), we see a montage of Sonya Hussyn. I wouldn’t say we are seeing Rohi, because the shots were more like a photoshoot of a model/actor that Sonya Hussyn is.

Sonya Hussyn looks Haseen in all these shots. You would understand the pun if you knew Urdu.

Geddit?

I don’t know what to make of this montage. I mean, this is generally how heroines are introduced in desi movies. But to see that in a drama was a bit much, no matter how beautifully it was done.

Also, while we are discussing Sonya Hussyn, Rohi was too chirpy and smily for my liking.

The Half-backed Presentation about Draught

Okay, that heading could be misleading. The presentation was good, I’m sure. The problem is, that Rohi didn’t get to present it completely no thanks to panelists’ constant interruption.

The panelists were the most impatient bunch I have ever seen, and I am self-admittedly impatient. The trio keeps bombarding Rohi with their questions without giving her a chance to walk through her presentation.

 

Panelist #1
Panelist #1

“Iss baat ka Thar se kya talluk hai,” Panelist #1 asks.

Panelist #2
Panelist #2

 

“Hume to bataya gaya thha ki yeh presentation…” Panelist #2 says. She objects on Rohi’s presentation’s agenda.

When Rohi continues to cite the issues, the third panelist interrupts.

Panelist #3
Panelist #3

“Do you have some figures? Are you  only listing the issues here, or do you have some solutions as well?” Panelist #3 asks.

Sir, presentation sun to lijiye. Facts and figures, issues and solutions are generally part of the presentation. The decorum of the presentation is that you let the presenter speak, and then bombard with your questions.

#Relatable

This is silly, but I noticed that trains in Pakistan also have seats 1-78. I was like, “arey, hamare idhar bhi aise hi hota hai.”

I know, I know, we were one nations once, but my mind acts silly some times.

The New Face Mustafa Changezi

This is a first of Mustafa Changezi. I haven’t seen him before even though I have watched Badi Aapa, one of the projects to his credit. Dude looks good.

I also like his role. Sikandar speaks English as frequently as Urdu became an instant sweetheart. I like such “real” people. Yesterday, while watching episode 10 of Badshah Begum, I listened to Hakim Bi’s sermon to the women, and I was like: kitni kitabi Urdu hai. Compared to her, Sikandar is like a breath of fresh air. Aaj kal khalis urdu mein guftgu khaal khaal hi ki jaati hai 😀

Also, Mustafa’s thoda khafa khafa acting was so good. One could see that he is happy to see her mother but also has a lot grudges and complaints about many things, of which we will learn in coming episodes. Bravo, Mustafa bachhe.

Babar Ali, Look Up, Man!

Why doesn’t  Babar Ali look up? I mean, in here I can understand that he respects Bibi Jaan too much to look straight at her, but he did the same in Amanat; and I noted it plenty of times. In Amanat, he was probably too proud to look at anyone. Here, he is too respecting to look at anyone. I think Babar doesn’t like to look at the camera 😀

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