Zebaish | To Watch or Not to Watch

1 The Credits

Zebaish looks like a home production: aunt Bushra Ansari wrote the story, acted too. Took younger sister Asma Abbas, Asma’s daughter Zara Noor Abbas, Zara’s husband Asad Siddiqui

Don’t get me wrong. I am a big fan of all these names individually. I just think seeing them all together will constantly remind me of their off-screen relations.

2 I wonder what’s different from…

Bushra, Asma and Zara have also appeared together in recently concluded HUM TV drama Deewar-e-Shab. They played their real life versions in a way, Bushra (Sitara Jahan) was Zara’s (Feroza‘s mother) whereas Asma played the aunt Dildar Begum.

They portrayed courtesans in that, and Zebaish is about showbiz.

Iqbal Hussein, Zabaish’s director, who also plays a role in it; has previously appeared in Deewar-e-Shab as Malak Bahzad – the man who wanted to marry Gaiti Aara.

Hammad Shoaib who played Nabeel is also in Zebaish.

5 common names and HUM production… Given that much history, I hope the plots are very different from each other so this drama doesn’t end up looking like Deewar-e-Shab.

3 Empty Slot for Friday

I am willing to give this drama a chance, a 5-episode test run.

Stay tuned for first episode’s review. First episode review is live.

Shabana Mukhtar