What Makes Mera Dil Mera Dushman A Success? The Cast and Crew Weigh In
Tv show Mera Dil Mera Dushman is bringing in the TRPs. The cast and crew say why that is
Mera Dil Mera Dushman is one of the most watched dramas in Pakistan. Alizeh Shah, Noman Sami, Naveed Raza, Yasir Nawaz, Anam Tanveer, Fatima Sohail, Fareeda Shabbir, Shazia Gohar, Malik Raza, Gul e Rana, Akbar Islam and Aamna Malick currently star in this hit serial.
Produced by Next level Entertainment and Six Sigma Entertainment and written by Mirza Asim Baig and Humera Safder, MDMD is a story that spins around the wretchedness of a naïve girl Mahirah, played by Alizeh Shah, who is married to an older man Zafar, played by Yasir Nawaz. She has a brother Javed, played by Naveed Raza, married to Shaheena, played by Anam Tanveer, and a mother played by Gul e Raana. Anam Tanveer is playing a perfect role of a conniving daughter-in-law and clever wife. She does not let go of her husband and keeps manipulating situations whereas Javed seems stuck in between financial crisis and house problems which never leaves his way.
“Grabbing audience attention in this time when there are many dramas on air on every channel is a real challenge and I think Mera Dil Mera Dushman has won this challenge. Every actor has performed very well and I am fortunate to be associated with the team. Javed is a middle class man who has house responsibilities as well as wants to run his own business. He is surrounded by constant pressure from his family,” Naveed Raza shared.
The serial is very well put together and executed by an ace director Syed Ali Raza (Usama). He said that the drama serial is different with fabulous cast.
“The cast and team have worked really hard. I am glad at the response of the audience and also the ratings are too high. Hard work is paying off. The drama is going to get even more exciting in next episodes.”
It was good to see Noman Sami as a new face in television. His acting skills are as par excellence. Yasir Nawaz has brilliantly delivered the character Zafar. We have seen Yasir Nawaz opposite Neelum Munir in Dil Mom Ka Diya where he had something similar to this role, though the storyline was different. On inquiring about what made him choose the character, he replied; “Zafar is rude and negative man, unlike the character I played in Dil Mom Ka Diya. The storyline of this serial is different. Everyone has done a fantastic job to make this serial a hit; producers, director cast and crew.”
The drawback of this industry is that once a comedian always a comedian. An actor hardly gets a chance to explore horizons of other characters thus being offered same kind of roles time and again. Now days there are a few serials produced which has spark in the story but why introducing the same stories in different packages bring high TRPs.
“To be honest, people don’t know why they like a serial. Being a producer, I must say that story has taken a back seat what is intriguing is the screen play, casting and acting. The production houses are playing a pivotal role in producing quality content.” Yasir added.
Gul e Raana and Akbar Islam have played true elders of the family whose attentions keep shifting from one child to another due to family matters. Their addition has added a noticeable energy into the play. Salman Saeed is no less skilled to deliver the character but one can only wait to see him portray a positive role in some serial in the future as he possesses all the qualities to become a lead actor.
MDMD has strong actors, screenplay, production and direction but has a repetitive story which comes in new packages on every channel now and then. One of the reasons of the drama serial success is that people want to watch the house politics among women and dramatic love stories so the writers write what is sold; actors and directors are impelled to show what audience wants to watch. On one hand where actors denounce monotonous roles and want something out of the box, on the other hand audiences want to watch weepies and miseries on TV.
After 34 episodes, Mera Dil Mera Dushman still looks promising as well as fulfilling audience expectations. The acting, screenplay and direction are intriguing which have smoothly taken over the necessity of storyline, which is happening on all TV channels anyway. I anticipate that the drama holds attention and the team looks positive that MDMD will keep viewers glued to the serial.