Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan amazing darama by Pakistan

Friday, December 24, 2010

Faisal Qureshi
Samiya Mumtaz
Sarwat Gillani
Imran Abbas
Samina Peerzada
Khayyam Sarhadi
Wasim Tareen

Theme music composer Farrukh Abid & Shoaib Farrukh
Opening theme "Meri Zaat" by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Country of origin Pakistan
Language(s) Urdu
No. of episodes 20
Production: Producer(s) Humayun Saeed and Abdullah Kadwani

Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan is a drama serial made in Pakistan based on a novel written by Umaira Ahmed. It is a suspenseful and emotional story of a girl named Sara and her mother, Saba's past who dies in the first episode.


Faisal Qureshi as Arfeen Abbas Samiya Mumtaz as Saba Kareem Sarwat Gillani as Sara Kareem Imran Abbas as Haider Abbas Samina Peerzada as Mother Khayyam Sarhadi as Father Wasim Tareen as Raheel Qureshi


A saga that spans over two generations, Meri Zaat Zara-E-Benishan begins with the arrival of a girl named Sara (Sarwat Gilani) at the doorstep of a man named Arfeen Abbas (Faisal Qureshi). She hands him a letter, and he seems shaken after reading it. He asks where "Saba" is, and she replies that she died two weeks prior. Arfeen falls to the ground in shock, but then regains his composure and asks Sara to give him her address, so that they can go to her home and gather her belongings. When they arrive at Sara's home, which is quite small compared to Arfeen's mansion, she leaves Arfeen in the main room and heads to her bedroom to gather her belongings. Arfeen finds a pair of Saba's old sandals, and breaks down in tears and as he grips them. Sara sees him as he cries and wonders why he is so sorrowful at her passing. They head back to Arfeen's estate, where he introduces Sara to his son, Haider (Imran Abbas). Haider is not initially pleased to have Sara staying in their house, but becomes accustomed to her after a while.

It is revealed in a series of flashbacks that Saba (Samiya Mumtaz), was Sara's mother and Arfeen's first cousin. Saba and Arfeen were madly in love, but Saba was treated with ire by most of the family, especially Arfeen's mother (Samina Peerzada). When Arfeen expresses his wish to be marry Saba, his mother and father (Khayam Sarhadi), are very outspoken against the marriage. But when Arfeen states that if he cannot marry Saba then he won't marry at all, his parents finally agree.

Back in present time, Sara and Haider become good friends, and she becomes accustomed to living at Arfeen's home, though she still speculates about what happened between him and her mother. She visits the rest of her family, including her aunts and uncles, and each person she asks refuses to give her any details about what happened. Arfeen, meanwhile, is worried that Sara will eventually leave his house. The only solution he can come up with is to have Haider marry Sara. Haider initially refuses, but eventually falls in love with Sara and agrees. Sara agrees to the marriage as well. The day of the wedding however, Sara goes missing. Arfeen becomes panicky and asks Sara's aunt whether she told Sara what happened with her mother, and she says she didn't. This prompts Haider to ask what happened, and Arfeen launches into the story.

Arfeen's mother (Samina Peerzada) running prayer beadsSaba and Arfeen had gotten married just like they had wanted, but the day before Saba's rukhsati, Arfeen's mother asks Saba to go into a spare bedroom and set the bed for Arfeen's sister. When Saba arrives in the bedroom, she finds that Arfeen's mother had also asked a cousin of theirs who had also expressed interest in Saba, Aadil, to fix a lighting fixture in the same room. When Saba attempts to leave, she finds that the door to the room is locked. She and Aadil both bang on the door, but nobody comes to their aid. After about an hour, Arfeen's mother, along with most of the rest of their family, show up outside the door. Arfeen's mother starts yelling and creating a ruckus, saying that Saba and Aadil are infidels and had been doing things in the locked room the whole time. Saba and Aadil refuse to having done anything, but none of the family believes them. Arfeen's father beats Saba up, and nobody comes to her aid as she is beaten. When Saba gets home, nobody believes that she is innocent, not even her mother and sister. When Arfeen hears about the incident, he is skeptical about what really happened, and questions Saba about it. She says she is innocent, but that she has no proof of her innocence. Arfeen then asks her to take an oath with her hand on the Qur'an that she is innocent, and she agrees, on the term that his mother would take an oath as well. Saba has faith that her aunt is too kind and worshipful to Allah to lie on the Quran. Her assupmtion turns out to be wrong however, and her aunt does lie on the Quran, prompting Arfeen to have proof that Saba lied, and he divorces her.

Arfeen gets remarried to a girl in America, but he is still in love with Saba. Saba's parents forcefully marry her to a 50-year old man (Rashid Farooqi) of 5 children, who turns out to be abusive and beats her regularly. Nobody from her family visits her during that painful period of her second marriage. When Saba becomes pregnant, her husband refuses to believe that the child is his, and divorces her and kicks her out of the house. Saba gets a job as a maid at a rich woman's home, and soon gives birth to a girl.

Arfeen's wife (Mehreen Raheel), meanwhile, has already had a son with Arfeen but she's careless mother. Their marriage is a battlefield as well. Back in Pakistan, nothing is going right for Arfeen's family. One of his sisters has lost her husband, while the younger sister has been divorced and his mother is diagnosed with cancer. When Arfeen arrives in Pakistan, his mother finally tells him the truth about Saba. When Arfeen goes back to America he divorces his wife and takes his kid back to Pakistan. He has a garments factory and Saba is working there, secretly. She was friendly with Haither (Arfeen's son). She worked there until the day she died. Back to the future they find out Sara was at her mothers house. They go to get her and while she is getting ready to go she overhears Arfeen's sister and Saba's sister talking about what happened to Saba. She finds out everything and while pretending to go to the mall with her aunt she tells her she need to go to her friends house and tells her its right behind the mall. Her aunt waits n the car and she runs away to her friends house, which is actually really far from the mall. She stays there for a while but when Haither finds out he goes to her house and almost catches her. So she runs away and rents a house. Sara's friend tells Haither where she is and he goes and apologizes to her. They live happily ever after. Arfeen still misses Saba.