“Dil Zaar Zaar” has arrived with much promise due to its strong cast and unique concept. Women issues are still considered taboo in South Asia and many are still ignorant of certain conditions, gossip and ignorance sometimes leading to the destruction of character and reputation. This is the subject that “Dil Zaar Zaar” appears to touch upon (most likely polycystic ovary syndrome). Starring Hina Altaf, Sami Khan, Azfar Rehman, Yasir Nawaz, Sunita Marshall, Asma Abbas, Maria Wasti, Rubina Ashraf, Shabbir Jan and many others, the story has been written by Zanjabeel Asim and directed by Saima Waseem.
In the first two episodes, we are introduced to Tayyaba (Hina Altaf), a girl who experiences intense cramping, vomiting and other unexplained health issues. Despite recognizing that something is wrong, her mother (Shaista Jabeen) is hesitant to take Tayyaba to a gynecologist, as unmarried women visiting a gynecologist is seen as a sign of wrongdoing. Still, she takes this step when Tayyaba’s condition worsens, but runs into Khair Un Nisa (Asma Abbas) and her daughter-in-law Shahpara (Sunita Marshal) while there, which will pose as a problem later.
Meanwhile, Tayyaba is in a relationship with Rayyan (Azfar Rehman) and the two plan to marry. However, Tayyaba’s father is planning to marry Tayyaba to her cousin, Shobi (Sami Khan), a young man who is smitten with Tayyaba. Tayyaba is dead-set against this relationship, refusing to marry an illiterate man. She was forced to give up her education due to her family’s financial issues, but refuses to marry an uneducated man. Will she truly have an option though? Sami Khan is lovable as Shobi and his role is reminiscent of the sort of “earthy” roles he has done in the past in shows like “Sabz Pari Lal Kabootar” and “Sirat E Mustaqeem.” It’s not clear whether Shobi will be a hero or villain, but he is the most endearing part of the first two episodes.
Azfar Rehman plays Raees, a well-off man with a heart of gold, but it’s not clear exactly how his family fits into the narrative just yet. As a daily, it’s anyone’s guess how long and far this show will be stretched out, knowing Geo’s track record. Still, the cast and the storyline are interesting enough to allow the audience to commit to giving “Dil Zaar Zaar” a fair chance. It’s off to an interesting enough start and has a very promising cast.