How Mahira Khan’s ‘Hum Kaha Ke Sachay Thay’ Stealing Hearts

  • The new Genz is in love with the novel adaptive drama because of its fast-paced storytelling, impressive cast, and new looks. 
  • Mahira Khan, Kubra Khan, and Usman Mukhtar in main leads.
  • Story by Umera Ahmed’s novel.
  • Directed by Farooq Rind.
  • Zainab Qayyum and Shamim Hillali are the more notable supporting cast, so far. 

Hum Kahan Kay Sachay Thay was creating a lot of attention, even before it aired. Indeed it is rightly so because there are rare things one cannot overlook about the show from the outset. It has the best star-studded show and its new looks. Along with mesmerizing soundtrack and background score that immediately manages to gain viewers’ attention.

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Hum Kaha Ke Sachay Thay | HUM TV

Production and the Team

Hum Kaha Ke Sachay Thay is an adaptation of Umera Ahmed’s novella of the same name. With Farooq Rind’s direction, it manages to recreate a real storytelling experience on screen. From the narrator’s voiceover in the first scene to the cliffhanger in the latest episode, this drama draws you in like a good read. It goes at a fast pace to balance the intensity of the story.

Hum Kaha Ke Sachay Thay | HUM TV

The Story

There is nothing particularly unique about the story since Pakistani dramas have always created love triangles, cousin marriage, and family diplomacies together to death. 

However, Hum Kahan Kay SachayThay probes below the surface and into the complexes, toxicity, and bitterness. Thus, every character carries such storylines that are never expressed fully. It leads to getting deep into these emotions because the story follows three children into adulthood. It becomes privy to the environment and circumstances in which these children begin to absorb the prejudices of the adults around them. Subsequently, here is the characters of each person evolved. 

In fact, the very first scene begins with the narrator warning viewers of the damaging effects that grownups and their conversations can have on children and their growth.

Plot and the Charcters

Three cousins Mehreen (Mahira Khan), Mashal (Kubra Khan), and Aswad (Usman Mukhtar), enjoyed a happy childhood together.

Mahira Khan as Mehreen | HUM TV

Kubra Khan as Mashal | HUM TV

Usman as Aswad | HUM TV

Meanwhile, happy experiences were blown away by Mashal’s mother Shagufta’s (Zainab Qayyum) comparisons of the two girls, Mashal with Mehreen. Shagufta holds what seems to have become standard and inexplicable resentment for her sisters-in-law. Aswad is spared from this because he might be a potential suitor for Mashal in the future. Therefore, Mashal is raised with a sense of unevenness with Mehreen and entitlement.

Matters become more serious when Mehreen’s father (Omair Raina), harbors a drug addiction and indulges in hefty corruption at work. However, just as Mehreen and her mother are about to leave the family home, her father passes away. The young girl holds that last glance close to her heart forever.

Mehreen’s Nani (Shamin Hilali) never lets the girl escape her past. To sum up, soon Mehreen becomes stupidly disgraced by her late father’s lapses. Her mother is forced to remarry to avoid being a burden. This leaves Mehreen completely alone and at the mercy of her Nani and family. Her only sympathizer is her maternal aunt Saleha, who, in fact, is Aswad’s mother.
Mehreen longs for the safety of a loved one. She frequently wakes up breathing heavily after seeing her father in a dream. Mahira portrays bitterness, anxiety, fear, and rage with such ease and understandable trauma that it angers one when other characters find her ‘unreasonable’.

What’s Coming Up

In the later episodes, you will find Aswad engaged forcefully with Mehreen. He promised to Mashal and his getting together soon, but fails to admit it later. This like-dislike of realtionship formed will bring the peak of drama soon. 

Regrets, Hopes and Applauses

The title of the drama suggests regret and introspection, and lets hope that it also leads to corrective action instead of the standard trope of karma.

Zainab Qayyum and Shamim Hillali are the most notable supporting cast members. Absolutely firm in their negativity and their selfishness while thinking of themselves as kind and selfless individuals. Huma Nawab as Aswad’s mother always manages to cast an impression in her khala roles and here too there is no reason not to love her.

Hum Kahan Kay Sachay Thay not only benefits from brilliant actors and a strong director, but also styling, particularly that of Mahira and Kubra wardrobes along with their rooms. It was visually so engaging to watch the contrast including the details of the most important but uncredited cast member: the diary.

So far, eight episodes of the drama have aired.

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.

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