ZEE5 Global announces the launch of the first Zindagi original,CHURAILS streaming from 11th August onwards on the digital platform. Directed by critically acclaimed film maker, AsimAbbasi, Churails brings together a talented cast led by Sarwat Gilani, NimraBucha, MeharBano and Yasra Rizvi for this power-packed narrative.
She who takes ownership of her life and is unapologetic of her being. She who breaks the glass ceiling and every prejudice that society has created against women. She who is strong, she who is fierce, she stands for what she believes in… she is a ‘CHURAIL’. The show aims to challenge the hypocrisy of patriarchal societies that vanquish women and their rights.
Churails narrates the story of four self-proclaimed Churails who come together to open a covert detective agency to expose cheating husbands amongst the city’s elite. As their operations expand, they come to be saviours of abused, harassed and mistreated women. The gripping and fast-paced storyline covers myriad issues such aschild abuse, sexism, domination of class and race.
Director AsimAbbasisays “Zindagi’s commitment to truly original content that has a voice and can transcend borders, has provided me with the perfect platform to create a show like Churails. A story about strong women, embarking on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment and sisterhood, I believe Churails is a timely show with pertinent themes that will resonate with audiences globally.”
Zindagi, launched earlier in India had built a legacy of for itself for presenting stories that are strong, powerful yet relatable. Now launched on ZEE5, the largest streaming platform for South Asians across the globe, the brand’s first original series promises to take this legacy forward. The show comes with a larger purpose of encouraging dialogue on the stigmas associated with strong and empowered women.
“Shows on Zindagi have always been unconventional, real and impactful, I am excited for the audiences’ reaction to the show. There is an increasing need for women’s voices to be heard, and not stereotype fierce women for their strength, or patronize them for their insecurities. Churails is bold, vulnerable and empowering all at the same time. We couldn’t be more proud of Churails being Zindagi’s first original offering and streaming on a global platform like ZEE5”, signs off ShailjaKejriwal, Chief Creative Officer – Special Projects, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
ArchanaAnand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Globalsaid, “As a global platform, ZEE5 brings together a massive curation of unique and relatable stories, stories that resonate with audiences, all onto a single global platform. We’re very happy to offer the premium content from Zindagi now on ZEE5 to add even further to this bouquet. As the first Original from Zindagi to go live soon on our platform, we are confident that Churails will be a huge success and strike a deep chord with our viewers across markets”.
With over 1,00,000 hours of Indian TV Shows, Movies, News and Videos, ZEE5 offers the largest bouquet of content across 18 languages to South Asian audiences across the globe. ZEE5 also offers 60+ popular Live TV channels, including ZEE’s best loved channels. ZEE5 is available on Google Play Store, iOS App Store, www.ZEE5.comas well as on Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Android TVs, Roku devices and Amazon Fire TV
~Churails will stream on ZEE5, 11th August onwards ~
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The breakout star Anmol Baloch is all set to make a massive splash in Hum TV drama ‘Qurbatain’.
Directed by Kamran Akbar and produced under the banner of MD Productions, the drama stars Shahbaz Shigri, and Anmol herself in lead roles.
With the cast so young, fresh, and talented, Qurbatain with its promos appears like a one-of-a-kind story that with its characters embroiled in a plot full of romance and a thirst for freedom.
Speaking to the press about her character, Anmol revealed:
“My character is very different from the ones I have portrayed in the past. My role is of a young woman that aspires to grow big in life and seeks freedom to accomplish her dreams. I love doing varied characters and will continue seeking scripts that offer me diverse avatars”.
Anmol looks striking paired across the dandy and dapper Shahbaz Shigri. We are super excited to see how the romantic equation of this new-pair-on-the-block will appear on the screen.
Anmol Baloch has been gradually making her mark and turning heads in popular dramas like Aik Larki Aam Si, Deewar-e-Shab, and Sazza-e-Ishq.
Can’t wait to see this dainty doll work her magic and rock her way to the top in Qurbatain. The drama aired every Monday and Tuesday at 9:00pm on Hum Tv.
Addressing the strong global consumer demand, the content brand returns with a bigger promise of ‘Zindagi Mil ke Jiyenge’
1000+ hours of curated and in-depth Pakistani content to be hosted on ZEE5
Keeping the consumers’ evolving entertainment needs at the fore, Media & Entertainment Powerhouse ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) from India, today announced the return of its content brand Zindagi, on its digital entertainment platform, ZEE5. Zindagi’s shows have been highly appreciated by audiences for its captivating performances and its ability to satiate the evolving content preferences of the viewers. Catering to this strong level of global consumer demand, Zindagi is returning with a bigger promise to not only offer its rich original content library, but to also exhibit more realistic content from across the borders including Pakistan which is considered pragmatic as well as it highlights the social issues in such a way that is quite thought provoking, with a bold multicultural narrative.
As a premium global content brand, Zindagi has always narrated handpicked real stories that are differentiated, yet universal in its storytelling and appeal, resonating strongly with the consumers globally.
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Zindagi will offer a myriad mix of shows from Pakistan that are truly global in nature, ranging from family dramas to romance including Shehr-E-Zaat, Aunn Zara, Badi Aapa, Mastana Mahi, Main Abdul Qadir Hun, Noorpur Ki Rani and many other such realistic stories which are customized as per the tastes and preferences of the global audiences. This eclectic mix of curated shows, featuring 1000+ hours of meaningful content, will be available for our global audiences on ZEE5.
Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Amit Goenka, CEO, ZEE5 Global and International Broadcast Business, ZEE said, “ZEE’s strength has always been in its ability to narrate unique stories, to connect with billions of audiences worldwide, and to offer different genres of content. Zindagi has always been appreciated for its premium content offering and culturally rich stories from across the globe, which are far more attuned to the digital audience sensibilities. Zindagi’s universal content has a very strong appeal, and we are excited to offer this rich & engaging content library to the users of ZEE5, in India and across the world. We also understand that the viewers’ needs are diverse and therefore we have a compelling content catalogue from Zindagi, which encapsulates a universality of emotions. We stay committed to offering an extraordinary entertainment experience to our consumers across multiple touchpoints, and we are sure that our viewers will once again embrace this widely acclaimed brand on our platform.”
With a promise of ‘Zindagi Mil ke Jiyenge’, the brand reinforces its commitment to live up to its legacy of bringing forth multi-cultural narratives that resonate with the audiences. The brand philosophy is a reflection of its belief that art knows no nation, boundary or religion.
Produced under the banner of MD Productions, drama serial Qurbatain is HUM TV’s newest presentation that revolves around friendship, lust and deceit. It is an intertwined story of two friends Areeba and Zamal and highlights how low one can stoop to gain a luxurious life but at what cost. Areeba, raised by a single mother belongs to a low-middle class family while Zamal belongs to an upper-class family. Lured by wealth and luxurious life, Areeba takes some dreadful steps that put an irreparable dent on the sacred bond of friendship and her morality, but little does she know what fate has in store for her. Written by Rizwan Ahmed, Qurbatain is directed by Kamran Akbar Khan and boasts a cast comprising of Anmol Baloch, Shehbaz Hamid Shigri, Komal Sajid, Arij Moheuddin, Kashif Mahmood, Munazzah Arif, Tahira Imam, Abbas Ashraf Awan, Laiba Sarfaraz, Leyla Zuberi, Ahmed Taha Ghani, Kamran Hussain, Halima, Zain Afzal and others. The drama is set to air on HUM TV every Monday and Tuesday at 9 pm.
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Yet another on-screen unconventional celebrity couple is all set to hit our screens this month and this time it is the power-packed pair of Ushna Shah and Ahsan Khan, all set to breeze their way in Geo Entertainment’s new drama ‘Bandhay Ek Dour Se’.
The story is penned by Faiza Ifthikar of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi fame and is helmed by the star director Ali Faizan. The drama is produced by Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi’s 7th Sky Entertainment.
Joining Ahsan Khan and Ushna Shah in the cast are Hina Altaf in a supporting role, Saba Faisal, Saba Hameed, Samina Ahmed, Noor Hassan, Madiha Rizvi, Ali Rizvi, Qavi Khan and many more.
The promos of the drama are grabbing eyeballs on social media and the duo has dazzled the viewers with their palpable chemistry in the teaser.
Speaking to media about his role in the drama, Ahsan revealed,” My character is of a young, guy-next-door, happy-go-lucky person and he tries to always keep his family united. There is also a love story revolving around him and he tries his best to take it to marriage while connecting two families to it. The character has satire in it which later turns serious and also has an innocence to it.”
Ushna Shah also revealed major details about her avatar and we can’t wait to see her in the exciting role.
“I play the role of Maheen- the protagonist in the story. She is Umar’s cousin, played by Ahsan Khan. She is a very nice, bubbly, well-mannered girl who is very mature for her age. She lands herself in a situation that is very painful but she has to handle it and maintain her dignity throughout. At the same time, there is a beautiful love and romance she gets involved in.”
The leading pair also divulged that the drama will be devoid of clichéd saas-bahu dilemmas and will highlight the sweet and sour life of middle-class households.
“If the audience wants to watch a story of a household and families, something very light while also very deep and which we all can connect to, then this drama is for them. It is very casual, light-hearted, and emotional. It is very well-shot and well-written describing issues that happen in common households. If the viewers are looking for entertainment and love old PTV, family-oriented dramas, then this project will take them back in time as it has enjoyable elements that fans will get riveted to,” stated Ahsan.
Ushna added the plot will also depict strong unity amongst women that is surely much needed on our television screens.
“It will be a whole-hearted Pakistani family drama which will be very entertaining. It is not a typical saas-bahu drama but about love, loyalty, and also about unity amongst women in a household,” revealed Ushna.
Produced under the banner of Momina Duraid Productions, drama serial Zebaish has taken the social media by storm since the release of its first teaser and audiences have been waiting eagerly for the serial to go on air. Zebaish is a dark thriller which depicts the complexities of human nature and sheds light on their insecurities and selfishness. The drama also highlights the challenges and costs of being successful and how one’s success threatens the egos of people close to that person. Written by veteran actor/writer Bushra Ansari and directed by Iqbal Hussain, Zebaish promises a unique and intriguing storyline that will keep the audience hooked to it throughout. The serial boasts a stellar cast such as Qavi Khan, Shabbir Jan, Bushra Ansari, Babar Ali, Asma Abbas, Zara Noor Abbas, Asad Siddiqui, Adnan Shah Tipu, Sajid Shah, Zoya Nasir, Iqbal Hussain, Fatima Zehra Malik, Shaheen Khan, Sadaf Nasir, Khalid Bin Shaheen, Salma Zafar, Akbar Khan and others. This highly anticipated drama is set to go on air on HUM TV from Friday, June 12, 2020.
Produced under the banner of Dramebaaz and MD Productions, HUM TV’s latest drama serial Tum Ho Wajah is a story of lust, lies, deceit and karma. Penned by Samina Ejaz and directed by Samia Waseem, the drama serial is an intertwined story of Mansoor Ahmed, Ghafoor and Mansoor’s younger brother Murad Ahmed’s families. Mansoor Ahmed’s wife Sahiba, daughters Chanda and Sitara and sons Zain and Babar are a closed knit, typical happy middle-class family. Things seem to be working for the family until Chanda makes a terrible mistake that not only shatters everyone but opens up the family to a bizarre web of lies and deceit by people with sinister plans and personal grudges. The serial has a stellar cast comprising the industry’s finest artists Sawera Nadeem, Shahood Alvi, Sumbul Iqbal, Shehzad Sheikh, Saboor Aly, Ali Abbas, Raza Talish, Kashif Mehmood, Salma Hassan, Noor Ul Hassan, Shehzeen Rahat and others. The serial will be aired every Monday at 8 pm on HUM TV.
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Dot Republic Media in collaboration with CreatorsOne Shorts presents ‘Mulaqat’ Featuring Umer Butt, Pakistan’s #TikTok Super Star, and #HiraKhan, MissVeet 2018.
CreatorsOne is a Digital platform of Dot Republic Media working on out of the box content ideas of both long and short formats, helping creators express themselves on digital. ‘Mulaqat’ is a first of its kind musical short film, sung by the amazing Nabeel Shaukat Ali and Sana Zulfiqar, released today, 13th April 2020. The teaser was released on 8th April 2020 and has been trending on YouTube in Pakistan. The objective was to create something beautiful, with creators who have what it takes to be a part of innovative content creation, empowering the Pakistani Digital Arena. When love happens – it makes us forget the world, it makes us forget ourselves. When the heart breaks, it breaks our soul. When you are in love, you cherish every moment and when love ends, those moments break you! That is what ‘Mulaqat’ is all about, a story about how love has evolved overtime with social media, but still has the same very heart-breaking nature! The short film, shot in Lahore, takes us through the story of unrequited love. It features an array of emotions that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love, leaving a taste for more.
The short film has been directed by Fahad Nur and produced by Dot Republic Media.
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Produced under the banner of Momina Duraid Productions, HUM TV’s latest drama serial Kashf is penned by Imran Nazeer and directed by the talented Danish Nawaz. The serial has a stellar cast comprising the industry’s finest artists such as Hira Mani, Junaid Khan, Waseem Abbas, Munza Arif, Hajra Khan, Samina Ahmed, Saleem Mairaj, Saji Uddin, Lubna Aslam, Amir Qureshi, Abeena and others. The plot of the serial revolves around Kashf, the eldest daughter of Imtiaz, an arrogant and indolent person who dreams of becoming rich without making any efforts. Kashf, unlike her sisters and father is a realist but she is haunted by lucid visions and nightmares until she realizes that they are not just dreams but the future of people around her. Word gets out when she saves her friend from marrying a person who has sinister design, and from there the story unfolds into unpredictable turns and twists. To some she is a curse and to others a miracle!
Starting from: 7th April, 2020 (Every TUESDAY at 8:00 pm)
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After her effervescent performance in Gul o Gulzar and a gut-wrenching one in Naqab Zan, the film and television actress Saboor Aly is set to dazzle fans once again as the leading lady in yet another project “Tum Ho Wajah,” to be aired soon on Hum TV.
With the first teasers of the drama having been revealed, Saboor Aly is starring as ‘Sitara’ in this drama directed by Saima Waseem. From the looks of the teasers, the actress seems to be playing an innocent and quiet girl who would be facing some unfortunate circumstances. The cast also includes Ali Abbas, Shahzad Sheikh, and Sumbul Iqbal, among others.
Talking about her new project, Saboor Aly said, “Working on this project was a very enriching and fun experience for me, and we are very excited for you to watch this drama on your screens!”
Saboor Aly has been impressive with her choices of diverse roles and exciting storylines throughout her career in the industry. After another successful year with some fantastic dramas under her belt, the star has been on the rise and rise and is admirable in all of the roles that she appears in
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