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When I watched the first episode, I didn’t expect this drama would be that good.. but man, I was wrong.. It turned out to be so hilarious! It was cute at times, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you cheer for your favourite actor. You’ll definitely have someone favourite from the two main girls (Akbari or Asghari) and the two guys (Asghar and Akbar). Personally I loved Akbar (Imran Abbas) because he was the serious one. Humaima and Imran Abbas looked so cute together and I loved their parts whenever they came together.. Fawad Khan did an awesome job playing a comedy role. This guy can definitely act! He has the talent. Humaima did an awesome job as well. I think the chemistry between Humaima and Sanam as sisters was really cute. This drama is so funny and you’ll enjoy all the way till the end. I loved the ending.. I watch it over and over again and never get bored of it.
Akbari Asghari; adapted by Deputy Nazir Ahmed’s Urdu novel Mirat Ul Uroos, produced by Samina Humayun for her production house Six Sigma, written by Faiza Iftikhar & directed by Haissam Hussain. What a combination. 🙂
It’s a story depicting the very basic concept of ‘never judging a book by it’s cover’. ‘Appearances are meant to be deceptive’, this is another example which defines Akbari Asghari for me. I can’t begin to tell how much I have enjoyed watching this drama twice & I think I can give it a go again & again because the main factor is, you can never get bored. All the actors have enacted their characters brilliantly & I am sure they themselves wouldn’t have known what they were doing for our entertainment & how grateful we would be to them. 🙂
The list of the actors & the characters is:
Ali Aijaz as Kareem Fazal Chaudhru (KFC)
Nasreen Qureshi as Bay Jee
Ashraf Khan as Luqmaan
Nayyar Ejaz as Peer o Murshid
Nargis Rasheed as Shaheen (Sheen)
Rehan Sheikh as Hatim
Amna Ansari as Kulsoom (Kim)
Imran Abbas as Akbar
Humaima Malik as Asghari (Sara)
Fawad Khan as Asghar
Sanam Baloch as Akbari (Becky)
Humaira Ali as Batool Pupho
Kiran Haq as Shabbo
Yes, it was a family of Chaudhry KFC, with Bay Jee as his sister, Luqmaan, Hatim & Batool as his childern. Luqmaan was married to Shaheen & had two sons Akbar & Asghar, who lived with Chaudhry KFC in a small village in Punjab – Pakistan. Hatim was married to Kulsoom, had two daughter Akbari & Asghari, he was settled in UK, ran a cab & Kulsoom had a catering stall she looked after. Batool was married to the industrialist in Sialkot & had the only daughter Shabbo.
Story was about everyone having an ulterior motive except a few elders of the family. Some had them for the betterment of their family members while the others spun them for their own selfishness. Akbari Asghari is a story of two sisters, Becky & Sara. Becky was manipulative, loved to be in everyone’s good books, pretended to be innocent & very sweet but deep down she was very sharp & knew how to mold situations for her benefit; whatever the cost may be. Sara on the surface might come across as a girl with very liberal values & no morality but in actual she was more upfront, straight forward & always had the accurate argument backing with logic to prove herself right. It was just about the time when Becky almost elopes to be with her non-Muslim boyfriend Roger but just in the nick of time her mother Kulsoom finds out about it. Becky heart-broken after finding out about Roger’s marriage then promises her mother that she will go to her father’s hometown & get married to her cousin Akbar.
Akbar who had left everything worldly thinking he was doing everything right for the sake of his Deen spent his life following the footsteps of his peer o murshid. Asghar, the youngest, everyone’s favorite & Gaon’s Casanova was always in a search for someone suitable who’d benefit him materialistically. So, finally the moment arrives when the promise has to be materialized. Promise that was made years ago at the birth of Akbari & Asghari when they were verbally engaged to their first cousins Akbar & Asghar.
Kim & Hatim who have high hopes for Becky dread marrying her away to Akbar – the fundamentalist of the family. Akbar on his own tries to walk out of the marriage because he thinks modern khatoon was way out of his league. Asghar being the opportunist senses Akbar’s distress & gets ready to be sacrificed for the sake of his brother. This is how Akbari & Asghar get married. I loved the fact that even though they were shown as two different people, they were totally the same; manipulative, & dishonest but the only difference that set them apart was Becky being more mature & clever whereas Asghar was gullible & naive. Things spice up a lot when Batool & Shabbo come in the picture because Asghar has made some promises to Shabbo as well but very easily he ditches her & gets married. Akbari keeps on manipulating Asghar because she wants out of this marriage & spend her life free from any obligations. She loves being loved & appreciated because she can’t tolerate being in anyone’s bad books. Asghar right after his marriage earns the title of Zan Mureed by being totally smitten with his wife, he obviously does it thinking this way he’ll be able to go abroad with her & settle there on the expense of his FIL’s business.
After Asghar Akbari’s wedding, Akbar accompanies Hatim because everyone tells him to take care of Hatim & his business after his heart attack so that his Chacha could rest. After finding out the reality of his Chacha & Chachi that they owned nothing which they flaunted about – Akbar tries to bring them out of their complexes & earns their respect because of his modesty. This paves the path of Asghari’s likeness towards Akbar because she finds herself getting attracted to such a humble person like him. Becky now ups her plan & starts fabricating the lies against her in-laws so that her family helps her walk out of her marriage but things go totally unexpected when Sara agrees to get married to Akbar thinking she will be with Becky & would undo the zulm going on with her sister. Akbar agrees to this marriage because according to his peer o murshid, he’d be doing this girl a favor by bringing her back to her long lost path of the Deen.
At first Akbar finds it hard to cope with the be-baak Asghari but as he gets to know her, he finds her submissive, practical, logical & falls in love with her. Asghari who has prejudices against him also after understanding him better knows that he is honest, down to earth & is a gem of a person but has been trapped by a fake peer o murshid because of Akbar’s blinding trust in him. Asghari jumps into a situation just for Akbar to rescue her from his peer o murshid & that’s when they confess their love for the first time. Akbari who later finds out that Asghar was in an awe of getting such a perfect wife feels guilty & rest Shabbo’s clinginess to Asghar does the trick of surfacing her deep etched love for her husband where she rectifies her mistakes & promises to be a good wife & daughter in law. Finally & last but not the least, Asghari takes the situation in her hand & sends Bay Jee away to her actual home – the home of her husband which she rejects going to at the day of her marriage for the sake of her brother’s dignity & in the end they all live happily ever after.
The Brilliance of Akbari Asghari:
I loved Akbari Asghari for the fact that it highlighted thick issues very lightheartedly such as complexes, insecurities, ulterior motives, misunderstandings, family politics & what not. Each & every episode was like a roller-coaster ride of laughter along with emotional moments. I can convincingly say that this drama was entertainment personified because even though they tackled things with humorous, the underlying issues still remained the focal point & were handled brilliantly. Undoubtedly, for people like me who like to tune into lighthearted realistic dramas, this was actually real because people in their daily lives do have such fun moments too which were portrayed with perfection in Akbari Asghari.
I loved all the characters of Akbari Asghari but I must say the star of the drama was Nargis Rasheed as Shaheen or Sheen as Bay Jee called her. Not only Sheen but all the female characters in this drama were perfect examples of how ladies of the family should be – strong, confident, like a binding force & forgiving on tops. I must especially mention the bit where Shaheen & Akbari come to a closure with seeking forgiveness & apologizing to each other was the best moment for me, it went to show how easy is it to let go of the past mistakes & work towards the better future. This is exactly what we need to see in our dramas, some strong headed but bighearted females who know exactly how to run a family. Apart from Shaheen, another interesting character was of Batoolan Pupho played by Humaira Ali brilliantly. I loved her fixation to English & her translations were just perfect. Kiran Haq was adorable as Shabbo & I think she did justice to her part as well. Well, what can I say about Nasreen Qureshi. I love love loveeee her Punjabi fluency & she made me love Punjabi more, she was adorable through out the drama & it was a treat to watch her as Bay Jee.
I loved this drama mainly for the reason because Akbar & Asghari’s characters went to show that how exactly religious matters can be handled. Akbar thought he was just doing things right – which he undoubtedly was, but just the little input from Asghari made him tackle his religious side logically as well. There were some amazing dialogues that targeted the mindset & notions of people which they might have towards someone who is trying hard to adapt the religious way of life. No one could’ve ever thought that a broad minded girl like Asghari could actually have a religious side to her as well but what stood out the most for me about her character was the logic that she always presented in each of her discussions.
I loved Akbari Asghari for the fact that each & every character had an important role to play, starting from Chaudhry KFC to Peer o Murshid, there was not even a single character which seemed boring, forced or someone who had nothing to contribute to the story. Every character was just as important as the other because together they made this drama a master piece.
I loved the Gaon touch, the use of Punjabi, the direction, the screenplay, the dialogues, the story & every thing about this drama & I must say that Humaima Malik & Imran Abbas outdid themselves & they stood out the most for me. Sanam Baloch & Fawad Khan were great as Akbari & Asghar as well & all the other actors were brilliant as usual because the director brought out the best in them.
I loved this drama, hence I label it as a complete package of entertainment. Do share your views about Akbari Asghari if you enjoyed it as much as I did & those of you who have missed this drama, go watch it NOW!
The story is of two sisters Akbari and Asghari who have spent their whole lives abroad but now their cab driver father wants them to marry his nephews Akbar and Asghar. Akbari is a fake girl who wants to win the hearts of her parents but she also wants to do whatever she wishes. On the other hand, Asghari is not a hypocrite and she does everything publicly.
Akbari is interested in a Christian boy Roger. When Hatim and Kalsoom ask the sisters to marry Akbar and Asghar, Asghari at the spot refuses whereas Akbari agrees just to be in the good-books of parents. When Hatim goes to do shopping of the marriage Akbari plans to escape from the house. She leaves and goes to Roger’s where he is found with a girl. He tells her that the girl with him is his wife. Akbari is remained shocked. Kalsoom succeeds in finding her and brings her back.
After this incident Akbari agrees to marry Akbar. But in the village Akbar does not agree to marry Akbari as he wants a religious wife and he thinks his cousins are ultra-modern.
Hatim and Kalsoom bring Akbari to Pakistan. When they see Akbar they are worried because Akbar is very religious. When Akbar tells Asghar that he does not want to marry Akbari, Asghar says that instead of Akbar, he will marry Akbari. Asghar only wants to marry Akbari for money as Hatim has told everyone in Pakistan that he owns much wealth.
When Shaheen and Luqman tell Hatim and Kalsoom about Akbari and Asghar’s marriage, they are pleased. Whereas Asghar’s cousin and girlfriend Shabbo is angry over him. He lies to her that Akbari has promised to refuse while Nikkah. On the day of dholki, Asghari had to come and attend the wedding. Luqman sends Akbar to bring Asghari from station. Asghari comes home. On the day of marriage, Asghari starts dancing with the dancer which upsets the whole family. Shabbo becomes very upset.
After the marriage, Hatim has a heart-attack so his father tells him to take Akbar to America so that he can take care of Hatim and his business. Akbar goes there and it is revealed to him that the family is poor and they just show that they are rich. In America, Akbar also slowly befriends Asghari but is upset when he sees her with her friend Raj, a Hindu Indian whom he mistakes to be her boyfriend.
On returning to Pakistan, he tells his peer (religious figure) about the relationship between Asghari and Raj and the peer convinces him that to save Asghari from marrying a non-Muslim, he must marry her instead. Though slightly skeptical, Akbar later agrees.
On the other hand, Akbari is shown to be adjusting very badly in her new home. She is rude to her mother-in-law but convinces all the other family members that she is the victim and gains their sympathy. She also shows no interest in Asghar and ignores his advances. The furious Shabbo vows to take revenge on Asghar for betraying her and tries to take every opportunity possible to make it look like he is cheating on Akbari with her.
Akbari also convinces Asghari that she is being treated very badly in Pakistan so that she will convince her parents to force Asghar to divorce her. Asghari, who sees Shabbo and Asghar together is convinced he is cheating on Akbari as well though Akbari remains oblivious to the matter. On receiving the proposal from Akbar, Asghari sees it as an opportunity to be closer to her sister and grant her justice and thus agrees, much to the surprise of her family.
Akbar and Asghari are married in Pakistan but their demeanor towards each other remain somewhat cold, each prejudiced against the other. However they soon grow to like each other though both refuse to acknowledge or show it. Meanwhile, it is shown that Akbar’s peer is a fraud and despite the many hints he receives from people he knows, Akbar refuses to hear a word against him.
To show Akbar the truth, Asghari goes to the peer with a problem and on seeing her beauty, he calls her to meet him at night. Meanwhile, Akbari discovers about Asghar and Shabbo and despite her pretense that Asghar means nothing to her, she is deeply hurt. Asghar too is in a fix when he is blackmailed into meeting Shabbo again and again even though he has fallen for his wife. At last, when Shabbo calls him to meet her on the roof, Asghar is saved by his mother who warns Shabbo to leave her son alone unless she wants the whole family to know about her true colours.
Asghar goes and apologizes to Akbari and confesses his love for her and she too tells him she loves him and goes and thanks and apologizes to her mother-in-law. Asghari is saved by Akbar as the peer tries to harass her when she goes there alone at night. Akbar finally realizes the truth about the fraud and confesses to Asghari that he loves her to which she admits she reciprocates.
Mirat ul Uroos, we have all loved for years. It was dramatized decades back, and now it is back on our screen once again to entertain us. This time it is hip, happening, and different, but it still promises wholesome entertainment. Does it live up to the expectations, or fail? Read on to find out.
Story : It is the story of two bothers Luqman and Hatim who live in different countries, and decide to get their children married. Luqman has two sons Akbar and Asghar who are different from each other, and Hatim has two daughters Akbari and Asghari, both poles apart.Once they know they have to tie the knot the ride begins.
The story as most of us know by heart now offers a lot of twists, and turns. It looks good on paper, and has a lot of scope. Being a remake/adaptations, it becomes little hard to meet expectations at times. Lets read more.
I would also like to mention that there are some fun side tracks. Some of them work, and some of them do not. The BJ track in my opinion holds your attention most of the time, due to the emotions hidden.
Akbari (sanam) : She is not what she pretends to . She wants to be loved by one and all, and pretends to be the goodie goodie, but inside she is actually gray, and not white. The character had a lot of potential, but that is not utilized to the maximum. The dialogues given are weak, and fail to leave an impression.
Asghari(Humaima) : She is the straight forward, and outgoing girl. She speaks her heart out, and takes decisions carefully. She is strong, and firm on her grounds. This is a beautifully written girl that totally grows on you, and you can’t help but like her.
Akbar (Imran) : He is greedy, and married Akbari only because he wants to go abroad, and reach newer heights. He is evil, and makes his way out. This I is another beautifully written character that makes you laugh, and you enjoy whenever it is on screen.
Asghar (Fawad): Religious to the core , he is not an extremist, but believe in all the Islamic laws. Like Akbari, even this character had a lot of potential, but unfortunately isn’t written properly.
Technicalities : Directed by Haissam Hussein, this one does have his mark on it. After Dastaan, much was expected from him but he fails to meet the expectations. Yes, he does a decent job, but it is not the hurricane one had expected it to be, and is mainly let down by the script. Emotional scenes(what he is more famous for) are missing. Written by Faiza Iftikhar, the script is good and bad. The humor portions most of the time falls totally flat, and irritate you instead of spreading laughter. The references are fun, but it is weak writing. Too much time is wasted with nothing happening. The dialogues are fun, but do not have a long effect.
The drama has one of the best backgrounds. It feels like you are watching a fun movie, and not a drama. It is totally in sync with the taste, and same goes for the OST which is very fun, and makes you tap your foot. It is not the usual kind. Editing, and camera work is of first rate . Fortunately , we do not see the age old sets here(breath of fresh air!).
Acting : Humaima and Sanam get equal footage, and different roles. Humaima looks gorgeous like always, and has indeed improved as an actress. She totally looks like the character she is playing, and takes up to opportunity climbing the ladder as an actress. Sanam Baloch gets a not so impressive character(in comparison), and leaves no mark. This is her second weak performance after Zindagi Dhoop, and the actress needs to rise above the script.
Fawad Khan is an amazing actor and he proves it yet again. He is effortless in all kind of scenes, and his dialogue delivery is perfect.The expressions are where they should be. Amazing performance. Imran Abbas has improved a lot as an actor, and if he continues to work this way he would soon be a contender for the top slot. Fair performance. The drama has loads of supporting actors, and they all do a good job. Some of them go over the top, but I blame the director for that.
Over all : This is a weak adaptation. The script writer gets lost somewhere, and writes a mess of a drama. The graph of the drama moves in a zig zag fashion-which is never impressive. It just has something that makes you take that remote, and press that button. A good opportunity wasted.