Kaala Doriya | Episode 10


Saima Akram Chaudhry and Danish Nawaz–the writer and director duo who gave us gems like Chupke Chupke (I quite liked it) and Hum Tum (it was hit-n-miss). This duo now brings us another romantic comedy Kaala Doriya.

Kaala Doriya is story of two families who despise each other. The guy and the girl, especially can’t tolerate each other. When they fall in love, all hell breaks loose. Will they be able to cross the hurdles thrown their way by family or will they power through to come together as one? Watch Kaala Doriya to find out.

Drama Kaala Doriya Episode 10 Written Update and Review

This episode had little to offer. Kakku mama and Bitto phupho’s love story was progressed a bit as Kakku is now worried that Bitto might acutally marry someone else. After a rather long procrastination and back-n-forth, Mahnoor apologized to Amma Bi. Her ego is still all-time-high because she didn’t go to see Amma Bi. This drama and this heroine, both make me question so many things.

I don’t recall much from the episode; it was quite insignificant.

P.S. This review is one week late.


I haven’t been a big fan of this story until now, and I have said that repeatedly. I think Saima Akram Chaudhary is playing the “Rukh Chaudhary” game. You don’t know what Rukh Chaudhary game is, so let me get you up to speed.

When I was growing up, when I was getting addicted to Urdu digests, Nighat Abdullah, Rukh Chaudhary, Asia Mirza–these were the big names, and every monthly digest had their stories. I used to be a big fan of Rukh Chaudhary. Her stories had fun and laughter and banter. Gradually, I started seeing a pattern.

  1. Hero and heroine start on a wrong foot-some misunderstanding or some tiff in the beginning.
  2. Both incidentally end up in the same place-same wedding or something.
  3. They try to outsmart each other. Boys alliance and girls alliance go head to head doing pranks.
  4. These pranks get out of hand,  hurting people physically and emotionally.
  5. Much later, when the fun seems forced and the pranks are just annoying, hero and heroine will realize that they have feelings for each other.
  6. And then it follows a typical romance plotline–confession, conflict, resolution.

Once I had read enough, this formula just got annoying. Even now, I hesitate before reading a Rukh Chaudhary story, because I fear it would be just the same.

Don’t get me wrong. Not all Rukh Chaudhary stories have the same formula. The stories where this formula isn’t at play, are great stories. But the “Prankster Hero & Heroine” formula is just old and tiring.

This drama initially reminded me of Hum Tum, but really it’s just following every plot beat of Rukh Chaudhary.  And that’s why I don’t enjoy anything except the older couple’s chemistry. That’s not enough to hold my attention for long. This is only the 10th episode, and I have thought of letting it go 20 times already. That’s not a good sign.

Enough rants, I will get back to life.


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Shabana Mukhtar