I know, I know… It has been almost a year since Raqs-e-Bismil started to air. The question is, why now? Well… there are three reasons that I’m watching the drama now. And there is only one reason I didn’t watch it earlier. Let’s get to both.
Raqs-e-Bismil is a Pakistani television series premiered on Hum TV from 25 December 2020 to 9 July 2021. It is directed by acclaim film director Wajahat Rauf and produced by Shazia Wajahat under Showcase Productions. It features Imran Ashraf and Sarah Khan in leads.
My sole reason to not-watch the drama when it started
The teaser didn’t entice me enough. It came across as a dark and serious drama, something that I avoid if I know beforehand. I like rom-coms and romance. This one promised to have some romance, but the premise just wasn’t good enough
My reasons to watch the drama
1: Hashim Nadeem’s writing
Parizaad is one of the most intriguing and engaging drama at present.
2: The current lot doesn’t have the kind of romance I like. I hope that Raqs-e-Bismil has the intense romance that you can feel. The current lot isn’t as engaging either. If they are, I have to wait for a week to watch the next episode.
3: Imran Ashraf
4: The title itself: Raqs-e-Bismil
Ram Prasad Bismil used to dance a lot. His dance is called Raqs-e-Bismil… Just kidding… Raqs-e-Bismil means Dance of the Wounded. The title itself is so poetic. I can expect this drama to have one of the finest written dialogues.
5: Binging is fun.
Cast & Characters
Moosa and Family
Imran Ashraf as Moosa
Male protagonist. he is a bit of an extremist, something we don’t want to see in a protagonist.
Mehmood Aslam as Pir Qudrat Ullah Shah
Moosa / Essa’s father. He is too stubborn and arrogant regarding his Syed caste. A man who never bends for his rules even if a woman is pleading for mercy.
Nida Mumtaz as Hajra
Moosa / Essa’s mother
Momin Saqib as Essa
Moosa’s younger brother. He isn’t as fierce as Moosa but he fears (see what I did there?) his brother and his father
Anoushay Abbasi as Sakina
Moosa’s cousin and razayi sister
Javeria Abbasi as Khadija
Sakina’s mother, Moosa’s razayi mother
Zohra & family
Sarah Khan as Zohra
Gul-e-Rana as Anna ji
Farah Nadir as Saeeda
Rashid Farooqui as Saranga
Saleem Mairaj as Murad a.k.a. Namurad
Furqan Qureshi as Malik Shahryar
Taha Humayun as Kamran
Farrukh Darbar as Guru ji
Benazir Khan as Chanda
Zohra’s best friend
Fariya Hassan as Sitara
Shehzad Malik Pir Fazal as
Shazia Qaiser as Shaista
Sajid Shah as Shehbaaz Gill
Azeem Sajjad as Tauqeer
Tahir Jatoi as Faizi
Laila’s bodyguard and Saeeda’s husband
I will add more names as I go along.