Fairy Tale 2 — An Apt Portrayal Of Modern Marriage Challenges

Fairy Tale began as a lighthearted romantic family comedy, but with two seasons under its belt, it has offered us so much more. It has pioneered to become one of the rare shows that have successfully explored the challenges of a young married couple.

As the curtains rolled down, Fairy Tale 2 did what it does best-presenting the most endearing Farmeed moments, now with the addition of an adorable baby in the picture. It took us through Umeed and Farjad’s journey as parents. The delighted Fairy Tale fanbase couldn’t have experienced a more bittersweet ending- saying farewell to two beloved on-screen characters while cherishing their last moments together.

Sequel – A curse or a blessing?

Written by Sarah Majeed and directed by Ali Hassan, the first season of Fairy Tale premiered this Ramadan on HUM TV. Building on the same format as its predecessors, Fairy Tale portrayed a family with eccentric characters and relatable family dynamics that made you laugh. As the storyline progressed, the banter of the lead pair eventually matured into romance, followed by a happy ending.

Fairy Tale received an overwhelming response from the audience-especially the youth-who could find the characters and their problems relatable. When the news of the second season was announced, we have to admit we had our doubts. Why take the risk of spoiling a perfectly good show when in our heads Farmeed has gotten their happily ever after? What was left to see after that?

Well, the makers and the cast were quick to prove us wrong. From the first episode of the second season, Fairy Tale 2 promised to go above and beyond the archetypal script, giving the audience a drama that will make them ponder while elevating the entertainment quotient.

Diving into the plot

Season 2 builds its premise on Umeed (Sehar Khan) and Farjad (Hamza Sohail), head over heels in love, as they anticipate their marriage. As for Haya (Aena Khan) and Sameer (Adnan Raza Mir), their marriage plans are put to a halt after Haya plans to become a doctor. Mimi (Amna Youzasaif) is still hung up on AK Khan (Ali Safina), trying to reach out to him desperately.

The drama builds on exploring the married life of a young couple and the challenges following the end of the honeymoon phase. The drama explores how the differences in two individuals’ personalities can create problems in the marriage.

Moreover, it delves into the complexities that arise when professional and personal boundaries blur, notably when Umeed integrates into Farjad’s workplace. As conflicting priorities emerge, it creates ripples in their otherwise serene bond. This facet sheds light on the contemporary dilemma faced by working couples, striving to harmonize their personal and professional domains.

The series also portrays how a couple strives to find quality time with each other amidst other commitments. Highlighting these issues make the characters relatable and brings a novel insight into how relationships evolve.

The drama ends with Farjad and Umeed having a baby girl. In the last few minutes of the concluding episode, the viewers see the couple take on the role of parents to a newborn. Once again, the drama did a great job of mirroring the life of a married couple with a newborn, showcasing the joy a child brings into their parents’ lives and the exhaustion that follows.

Challenging stereotypes

Fairy Tale continued to win hearts. It addressed, ever so subtly, social messages and problems that prevail in our society, with a sprinkle of humor.

It’s a breath of fresh air to witness an unbreakable sibling bond on-screen which is usually substituted by sibling rivalry on-screen. Farjad’s stalwart backing, refusing to get Mimi married to her cousin when she does not want that, and the genuine respect for his sister alongside Mimi’s constant encouragement and support for Umeed and Farjad is worth appreciating.

Secondly, the satirical element added to the drama with the whole saas-bahu saga, and the over-the-top execution of Indian drama sequences has the audience in fit. Kudos to the writer and director for adding this interesting spin to the whole mother-in-law element, where instead of showing Nighat changing into an outright evil person, they have added a humour element to the entire narrative.

Perhaps one of the most iconic and memorable scenes which had the audience rolling on the floor was the scene where Farjad, Umeed, Mimi, and Nighat do an enactment from a television Indian soap opera scene in Nighat’s imagination, essaying the evil mother-in-law.

The Cast

It would not be wrong to say that Fairy Tale was Sehar Khan and Hamza Sohail’s breakthrough drama, placing them among the pool of top talented actors in our industry. Both the actors gave their all to curate characters that the audience resonated with.

The on-screen chemistry shared between Sehar Khan and Hamza Sohail was also one of a kind. The ease with which they delivered their dialogues and expressed their emotions with facial expressions and body language made the drama more memorable.

The rest of the talented cast includes Aena Khan, Amna Youzasaif, Saman Ansari, Saleem Sheikh, Salma Hassan, Tehseen Wajahat, and Ali Safina among others.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the captivating world of Fairy Tale and its characters. If one may ask what kind of scripts television needs, Fairy Tale would be a safe bet.


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