I watched Humsafar a long time ago, and I am rewatching it with my mom. Humsafar was Mahira Khan’s debut drama, and Hum Kahan Kay Sachhay Thay is her comeback to television. It surprises me that the two dramas have striking similarities.
1. Mehreen and Khirad both are helpless
Yep, you heard me right. Both are helpless. Or, if I were to quote Alan from Two and Half Men.
I am a complete and utter failure.
They are not failures per se. They are both victims of their circumstances… and the fact that they do nothing to stop the abuse, Mehreen moreso than Khirad.
2. A love triangle
Humsafar and HKKST both feature a love triangles, and the same is evident from the poster itself. Mehreen and Khirad, both break a one-sided relationship. Mashal and Sara both are in love with the guy while the guy doesn’t feel the same way.
3. The woman hatred
Sara hates Khirad, and Mashal hates Mehreen.
4. Blind trust in mother
Ashar listens to his mother’s lies and agrees without verifying anything. Aswad trusts every word Mashal says without even paying heed to what Saleha or Mehreen have to say.
5. The third corner dies
Sara dies, Mashal dies. The death brings a fervour in the lead pair’s lives, and it messes them up forever.
6. Jealousy factor plays an important role
Khirad had Khizar, and Mehreen has Safwan. And this jealousy factor plays an important role in progressing the plot.
7. Mahira is crying in both
Khirad cries when her mother dies or when Ashar leaves her or when Ashar confronts Fareeda towards the end. Mehreen cries like all the time.
8. The male lead keeps fans coming back.
Aswad and Ashar both are drop dead gorgeous. haha.
Before I sign off…
From 2011’s debut to 2021’s comeback, Mahira’s acting has not changed much, except she looks a bit different; she is older, she has put on some weight.
Mahira’s dialogue delivery hasn’t changed in all these years. It has been 10 years, and she still chews her words, her voice still drowns at the end of a sentence, and she is still annoying. Don’t hate me, I don’t like her acting. She might be a superstar, but I don’t have to like her for that.
It amazes me. I change the way I talk every few weeks. This girl is so consistent.
Anyway, so this is a list of all the similarities between Humsafar and Hum Kahan Kay Sacchay Thhay. What’s your take on these two dramas?