2019 is another good year for Pakistani drama serials, with viewers glued to their TV screens as dramas like Ranjha Ranjha Kardi and Cheekh highlight social issues while providing quality entertainment. Next in line is what appears to be another exciting serial, Ishq Zahe Naseeb (Love is Good Luck), set for release in June 2019.
Hum TV has recently released three intriguing teasers and the original soundtrack (OST) of this upcoming serial, which has been directed by award-winning television director, Farooq Rind and written by Hashim Nadeem (known for Khuda Aur Mohabbat) .
The first teaser simply hints at gender identity issues and cross-dressing as we see a woman (Yumna Zaidi) looking at herself in the mirror, but we eventually realise that she is only an imaginary reflection of the protagonist Sameer (Zahid Ahmed) as he looks at the mirror and applies a bright red lipstick.
The second teaser shows a couple (Sami Khan and Zarnish Khan) dressed in traditional Sindhi clothes, dancing happily in a rural setting, which is followed by a scene of Zahid feeling conflicted and walking away angrily.
The third teaser has some dialogues as we see another couple (Sami Khan and Sonya Hussain) — who appear to hail from a less privileged background — looking at some jewellery in a store window and laughing about its affordability. We then move forward to scenes of their future where it seems that they have separated and moved on to a more affluent setting.
The OST contains a montage of some of the scenes we have already seen in the teasers along with a few dialogues and more scenes depicting the problems and inner turmoils of each character. While some of the themes and plots have been revealed, the teasers don’t give away a lot on how the narrative will unfold. It’s definitely good to see more Pakistani serials experimenting with and highlighted different social problems instead of creating typical storylines that revolve entirely around extramarital affairs and general marital problems.