Mannat is a beautiful young girl who hails from a progressive family that values love, care, and mutual respect. Raised in an environment where everyone’s choices are respected, Mannat enjoys the freedom to make her own decisions. Following the untimely demise of her parents, she finds support from her elder brother, Nafees, who showers her with affection.
On the other hand, Murad belongs to a conservative family where his mother, the matriarch, wields significant influence over his life choices. As the only son, Murad is burdened with the responsibility of fulfilling his family’s expectations. Soft-spoken and romantic by nature, Murad finds himself unable to defy his mother’s authority, especially after the passing of his father.
Despite their starkly contrasting backgrounds, Mannat and Murad’s hearts find solace in each other’s presence, and they fall deeply in love. However, their families’ interference creates misunderstandings between Mannat and Murad, testing the strength of their bond.
Will their families agree to their union? Will Mannat’s family, with their open-mindedness, find common ground with Murad’s conservative household? Can Mannat and Murad’s love for each other withstand the motives of their families, who seek to create further misunderstandings between them?
Written by: Nadia Akhtar
Directed by: Syed Wajahat Hussain
Produced by: Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi
Production House: 7th Sky Entertainment
[Source: GEO TV official channel]
Cast and Characters (In the order that makes best sense)
Talha Chahour as Murad (since first episode)
The mama’s boy
And this is his khwabon ki malka
Irsa Ghazal as Razia (since first episode)
I like the first picture better, but this one below, is a true depiction of Razia
Faiza Gillani as Nudrat (since first episode)
Murad’s older sister, sister #1
Married to Shaukat who does nothing. She’s playing “bechari badi behen” in Jannat Se Aagay as well. Similar brief for two dramas, haha
Mizna Waqas as Fazeelat (since first episode)
Murad’s older sister, sister #2
Liked Qadir but Razia didn’t approve of him, single, still.
Mizna is one of my absolute fav people, not just as an actor.
Rehma Zaman as Itrat (since first episode)
Murad’s younger sister, sister #3
Married to Faisal against Razia’s wishes
Sana Nadir as Niggi (since first episode)
Murad’s younger sister, sister #4
I’m assuming Nighat, because it rhymes with other sisters’ name
Ali Safina as Faisal (since first episode)
Itrat’s husband, not on good terms with Razia because it was a love marriage
Hammad Siddiqui as Shoukat Chaudhary (since first episode)
Nudrat’s good-for-nothing husband, naam ka Chaudhary, kaam ka had-haraam and gambler
Sachal Afzal as Athar (since first episode)
Murad’s friend at work
Rabya Kulsoom as Azra (since first episode)
I LOVE her jacket.
Iqra Aziz as Mannat (since first episode)
The fearless heroine. She is confident enough to put a creepy harasser in his place.
He hit on Mannat, calling late at night, only to be reported by Mannat. He was fired on-the-spot.
He is impressed by Mannat’s confidence and hires her as an employee instead of offering internship
Rahat Ghani as Rida
Mannat’s friend, also a colleague, I guess?
Noor ul Hassan as Nafees (From episode 2)
Mannat’s older brother, brother #1, unmarried, ahem. Fazeelat, wait for this rich man, girl.
Tipu Sharif as Adil (From episode 2)
Mannat’s older brother, brother #2
Uzma Hassan as Sabiha (From episode 2)
Mannat’s bhabhi, Adil’s wife
Parveen Akber as Shamim (From episode 2)
Madam Shamim Ara, the vachoolan
Ali Rehman as Hammad (yet to make appearance)
Anam Tanveer as Sitara (episode 13)
Murad’s distant relative, and a candidate
Salma Baig as Shakra (episode 12)
Razia’s relative. she’s one more reason for Razia to demand more dowry.
Kousar Siddiqui as Hajra (yet to make appearance)
Mustafa Changezi as Saad (from episode 6)
He is a cricketer that Niggi is crazy about. Mannat’s brother #4
Abdul Hadi Khan as Ahad (yet to make appearance)
Zarlish as Zarlish/Gurya (from episode 2)
Rubab as Pinky (from episode 2)
I didn’t even watch the trailer for days. Iqra Aziz’s face was enough to keep me away. Now, don’t get me wrong. I loved her in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, but she’s a bit louder than my liking. On the other hand, I like Talha’s acting, watching his portrayal of meek and annoying Farooq in Jannat Se Aagay. Let me be honest, I think that he isn’t choosing roles wisely. How is Farooq different from Murad? Mama’s boy, crazily in love with a woman, and conflicted about his priorities-that sums up both characters. For a newbie, I would want more verstality.
So, to sum up, I might have watched the first episode, but I don’t think it’s worth my energy. I liked Irsa, I always love Mizna, but they are not enough reasons to watch it. I’m not dissing it, I’m just saying that I may not be investing my time and energy into this.
I will add more characters as I watch the series.
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