The first episode of Tumharey Husn Kay Naam arrests you in its magical realm, taking you back in time to witness a love story that knows no bounds.
Airing on Green Entertainment and an adaptation of Hakeem Nayyar Wasty’s novel Akhtar aur Salma, the drama marks many firsts, making it the first project in which Pakistan’s entertainment industry leading names, Saba Qamar and Imran Abbas, are joining hands for a project, giving the audience a stupendous on-screen duo to look forward to.
The drama is also part of three dramas that were released on Green Entertainment’s first day of transmission-the pressure is there folks.
But it is safe to say that when you take on experienced professionals and dedicated actors on board, you are bound to steer a project that commands adulation.
From an unfortunate accident to a vehement meeting:
A directorial project of Saqib Khan and penned by Sara Qayyum and Umera Ahmed Tumharey Husn Kay Naam follows the life of Salma and Sikander.
Hailing from different backgrounds and belonging from different social classes, Salma and Sikander, played by Saba Qamar and Imran Abbas respectively, have nothing in common except for passion for art that binds them together-and an unfortunate incident that puts Sikander’s career in danger.
Teleporting us back to 1993, the drama opened with Salma donning a blue shalwar qameez and singing in the most delightful manner, assuredly making her presence felt. Salma belongs from a wealthy family and has all the support of her father to pursue a degree in arts. Sikander, who belongs from a middle-class family, gives up his medical studies to pursue art in the same college as Salma.
Fate takes an unexpected turn when Salma gets injured by a ball that is hit by Sikander while playing cricket. Infuriated, Salma’s father demands expulsion of Sikander who has no other option but to pursue the principal to not go ahead with his decision.
And so begins the classical love story that stands against the societal divisions and the test of time.
Characters of substance: A strong-willed hero and an unapologetic heroine
Salma: The epitome of grace
Saba Qamar has reassured her fans with her previous performances that her characters are going to leave an impact on the audience and time and again she lives up to the expectations. Salma in Tumharey Husn Kay Naam is no different…a utopian character brought to life from the 90s, unburdened by the practicality of life and pursuing her dreams of being an artist.
Salma is the epitome of grace who embraces life to the fullest, a perfect example of a father’s daughter who is backed by her father to pursue her dreams, and in turn she is making her parents proud by being an obedient, dedicated, and a grateful daughter.
Fighting the brutalities with his head held high: Introducing Sikandar
Living a contrasting life to hers, enters Sikandar, played by Imran Abbas. Devoid of father’s love at a young age and a life of comfort and luxury, Sikandar only has his mother and art to live for.
Imran is essaying a completely different character from what we are used to seeing him in his currently airing drama, Ehraam-e-Junoon, a testament to his acting skills. He was charming and suave yet was able to convey the pain of Sikandar through his words and expressions, rendering a worthwhile experience for viewers.
Our Verdict on Tumharey Husn Kay Naam
Tumharey Husn Kay Naam promises a strong narrative that will leave us wanting for more. The first episode had us hooked and the lead actors were able to put forward a great presence on-screen that had us mesmerized.
Aside from a small confusion in the time lapse when Salma got injured, the narrative and direction are well-knitted and reflect a skilful depiction of art, especially the ending shot where we see Salma and Sikander meeting each other for the first time.
We have high hopes from this one, and plan on reminiscing about this story for a long time to come.