Drama Review – Zebaish

Drama Zebaish directed by Iqbal Hussain and written by Bushra Ansari is yet another series by Momina Duraid Productions aired every Friday at 8pm on Hum TV. This cleverly written drama is seemingly a multiple plot however as the story unfolds it turns out to be a double plot. The play opens in a remote town where the inhabitants show extraordinary allegiance to their spiritual leader PIr Sahab (Qavi Khan). Wasif (Iqbal Hussain) abhors Pirzada Nafees-ud-Din his wife Nadira (Asma Abbas) and their daughter Noushaba (Zara Noor Abbas). Wasif therefore wants to forcefully marry off his niece Noushaba to his crony Pirzada Qasim (Adnan Shah Tipu) even without anyone’s consent. Noushaba (Zara Noor Abbas) is a jolly girl who is unaware of her mother Nadira’s (Asma Abbas’s) past. Noushaba and her mother soon become objects of loathing to Wasif as they manage to escape to Karachi.


Shahana Sultan (Buhra Ansari) is one of the leading actresses of the country living a comfortable life with her husband advocate Javed (Shabbir Jan) and son Nadeem (Asad Siddiqui). Shahana (Bushra Ansari) has millions of fans yet she fails to impress her greedy and alcoholic husband who secretly marries a poor widow Mushi (Shaheen Khan). Wasif (Iqbal Husssain) murders Nafees –ud-Din and provides fabricated evidence suggesting that Nadira and Noushaba had killed Nafees-ud-Din before running away. Noushaba and Nadira run for their lives and take refuge in a shrine after reaching Karachi as Wasif had put a bounty on their heads. Shahana (Bushra Ansari) by some quirk of fate comes across Nadira and Noushaba outside the shrine and instantly recognizes Nadira her self-proclaimed sister. Noushaba now discovers the realities of a new world where she comes to know that her mother Nadira was once a film dancer. This intriguing story has some very interesting and believable characters like Pervaiz (Baber Ali), Natasha (Zoya Nasir) Mushi’s daughter and Nadeem (Asad Siddiqui). Pervaiz (Baber Ali) is Javed’s best friend and often implies criticism on the way Shahana is treated by her husband. Nadeem (Asad Siddiqui) shows interest in Noushaba (Zara Noor Abbas) whereas Natasha (Zoya Nasir) is a clever acquisitive girl waiting to live off advocate Javed’s wealth. All these characters make this interesting story worth watching and highly intriguing suggesting will Noushaba (Zara Noor Abbas) become the new Shahana Sultan (Bushra Ansari)?

According to YOLO’s Critic

Zara Noor Abbas gets 5/5 for her acting
Zoya Nasir also gets 5/5 for her acting
Asad Siddiqui gets 5/5 for his acting
The story of the drama also gets 5/5

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