Sunday Rant | Tere Bin



Tere Bin is a new drama on HAR PAL GEO (Well, it’s not that new). Here’s a snippet from Geo’s official YouTube channel.

Meerab is an ambitious and beautiful young girl who wants to pursue higher studies. Her entire world revolves around her parents and she believes in them the most. Her strong and confident personality makes her stand against social injustices around her.

On the contrary, Murtasim hails from a powerful and influential family. He respects and values the morals and traditions of his family and refuses to let the family down.

Meerab’s life takes an unexpected turn when she finds out about her family’s decision regarding her and Murtasim’s life. Meerab’s hatred towards Murtasim continues to grow as a family secret from the past resurfaces. Coming from different backgrounds and mindsets, Murtasim begins to realize Meerab’s arrogant behaviour towards him and begins to consider her a challenge for himself. On the other hand, Meerab who is used to living her life on her own terms refuses to accept Murtasim’s family traditions and unnecessary social barriers.

Soon their lives go through a series of emotional sufferings and misunderstandings where it becomes difficult for them to coexist. Despite their hatred towards each other, will Meerab and Murtasim accept their true feelings or will the dynamics of ego and self-respect force them to stay apart?

Writer: Nooran Makhdoom
Director: Siraj ul Haq
Producers: Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi
Production House: 7th Sky Entertainment

[Source: HAR PAL GEO’s official YouTube Channel]

I have been meaning to write about this ever since the drama ended, and you night say that this post is about three months too late. But hey, better late than never.

The First Impression

I saw Tere Bin in my feed for several weeks before I finally watched one episode. Before that, whenever I saw the poster, there were three things that simultaneously triggered in my mind.

1.Tere Bin by Atif Aslam – evoking nostalgia, of the year I moved to Pune for ghum-e-ma’ash

tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa<br></span>
kaise jiyaa tere bin
tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin

lekar yaaden teri raaten meri kati
lekar yaaden teri raaten meri kati
mujhase baaten teri karti hai chandani

thanha hai tujh bin raatein meri
din mere din ke jaise nahin
tanha badan tanha hai ruh nam meri ankhen rahen
aaja, mere ab rou-ba-rou
jeena nahin bin tere

tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin
tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin

kab se aankhen meri raah mein tere bichhi
kab se aankhen meri raah mein tere bichhi
bhuule se hee kabhi too mil jae kaheen
bhuule naa mujse baathen teri

bheegee hain har pal aankhen meri
kyun saans lun kyun main jiyun
jeena bura sa lage
kyun ho gaya, too bevafa, mujko bataa de vajah

tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin
tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin

tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin
tere bin main yoon kaise jiyaa
kaise jiyaa tere bin

tere bin, tere bin, tere bin
tere bin, tere bin, tere bin aise jiyaa

2.Tere Bin by Uzair Jaswal – hauntingly beautiful medley of three songs, listen on it on Coke Studio

Chanda chandni bikheray
tu hai nahi paas mere
Ab toh aajao mere sohniya
Sooni tere bin yeh raatein Sooni
Sooni saari baatein yu na
humain tarpaway sohniyaaa
Tere bin . nahi lagey jiyaa

Tere bin . ab tou aaja piya
Tere bin . nahi laagay jiyaa
Yaad aayen teri baatein,
Nahi bhayen barsaatein
Tu hai meri zindagani sohneyaa …
Tere bin mere naina kahin,
Payein na chena
Tu hai dil ki kahani sohniyaa …
Tere bin . nahi laagay jiyaa
Tere bin . ab tou aaja piya
Tere bin . nahi laagay jiyaa

Tum jo gaye pal tham gaye .
Bikhray woh khwab tere meray .
Dil ye kahay ab jo milay .
Keh dunga main tum ho meray .
Tere bin . nahi lagay jiyaa

Tere bin . ab tou aaja piya
Tere bin . nahi laagay jiyaa
Tere bin . ab toh aaja piyaaa …

3.Tere Bin by Yashal Shahid – the song that initially carried the weight of a sobfest that we call Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay.

I simply love Yashal’s vocals and I absolutely fell in love with the song, that is, until they played it so many times that we all began to hate it. Yashal’s rendition of Tere Bin still makes me want to croon like her.

I must admit, I am head over heels in love with Yashal’s vocals. There’s something so enchanting about her voice that draws you in and leaves you wanting more. And “Tere Bin” was no exception. When I first heard it, I was completely smitten. The emotions conveyed through her singing were enough to make my heart skip a beat.

But oh boy, did they play that song on repeat! It was everywhere, all the time. You couldn’t escape it. And I have to admit, the excessive airplay did take a toll on my affection for the song. It went from being a beloved melody to an overplayed tune that made us all roll our eyes and hit the skip button.

However, despite the overexposure, Yashal’s rendition of “Tere Bin” still manages to make my heart flutter. There’s something about her voice that makes you want to croon along with her. Even if we’ve had our fill of the song, there’s no denying the magic she brings to it with her soulful vocals.

So, let’s take a moment to appreciate these three masterpieces titled “Tere Bin”, a reminder of the power of a beautiful voice and how a well-executed song can capture our hearts. And hey, if you’re feeling nostalgic, go ahead and give it a listen. You never know, you might just find yourself crooning along, embracing the bittersweet memories it holds.

Now, moving on to the drama itself.

The Finale

It was so much awaited that even though there were loose ends, I didn’t mind it, not one bit. We saw no mention of Aneela, Waqas, Maryam, Naurez, but who freaking cares. The drama has dragged for 58 episodes. I don’t think anybody was ready for a few more episodes for a fulfilling closure.

The Characters

Murtasim: He was the epitome of heroic expectations. He’s handsome, he’s polite, he’s suava and he’s oh-so-romantic.



Meerub: Honestly, what were they trying to show, I don’t understand. Some younger girls relate with Meerub, you know, the girl who isn’t allowed to study further and is married against her will. But I’m not young or immature like them (I’m old and immature, you see). But seriously, Meerub always came across like a stubborn girl who doesn’t reason, who doesn’t realize how priviledged she is and never once understands the silliness of her acts and brevity of the situation she’s dealing with.


It was so revenge-like. And, it reminded me of a certain song from Bollywood… Even now, when I’m trying to recall the lyrics of Tere Bin OST, my brain is like:

Thukra ke mera pyar, mera inteqam dekhegi

I hear Krishna Beauraa‘s voice and I can literally imagine the lovely Kirti Kharbanda and the suave Rajkumar Rao in Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana. It’s a surprisingly funny and entertaining movie, you must watch if you haven’t. It’s kinda like Tanu Weds Manu, and the most unexpected things happen one after the other.

I digress.

So, I hear Krishna’s voice while, in reality, it’s Wajhi crooning:

Iss dhoke mein na tu rehna, tujhe pal mein bhula dunga.

Over a long run of 58 episodes, we listened to several verses of the songs, both in male and female voices, and most of them were revenge-themed. Now, we know why. Both  Murtasim and Meerub were so badla-oriented people. The OST makes sense now.

Sequel Announcement

Okay, so after dragging about 40 episodse to 58, apparently there is more to the story, and the makers have announced a sequal already.

I guess we don’t wait now for the sequel, because honestly the first one has left a bitter taste in my mouth. Maybe once I rinse my mouth with some good and fulfilling story having satisfactory ending, I might ocnsider watching the sequel. Until then,

Thukra ke mera pyar, mera inteqam dekhegi


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Shabana Mukhtar

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