The inaugural Pakistani Netflix original showcases Fawad, Mahira, Sanam, and Ahad in prominent roles.

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The inaugural Pakistani Netflix original showcases Fawad, Mahira, Sanam, and Ahad in prominent roles.


In a historic first, Pakistan is preparing to launch its inaugural original series on Netflix. As reported by Variety, the forthcoming show titled "Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo" is set to showcase an illustrious cast, featuring Mahira Khan , Fawad Khan , Sanam Saeed , and Ahad Raza Mir in significant roles. This groundbreaking venture represents Netflix's initial venture into Pakistani-themed content, and with its star-studded ensemble, it promises to enthrall audiences worldwide. 

Adapted from Farhat Ishtiaq's acclaimed 2013 Urdu novel, which shares its name with the series, "Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo" unfolds the compelling journey of Sikandar, an exceptionally gifted law student at Harvard. His life takes an unexpected turn, leading him to construct emotional barriers between himself and others. While in Italy, he crosses paths with Liza, a talented artist brimming with vitality but burdened by a turbulent past. Their serendipitous meeting intertwines their destinies in a profound tale of human connection.

The ensemble cast boasts a roster of notable figures in Pakistani entertainment, with the charismatic Fawad Khan and the beloved Mahira Khan reuniting after their record-breaking success in "The Legend of Maula Jatt," Pakistan's highest-grossing film to date. Sanam Saeed, who previously shared the screen with Fawad in "Zindagi Gulzar Hai" and the upcoming series "Barzakh," joins the ensemble alongside Ahad Raza Mir, recognized for his notable appearances in Netflix's "Resident Evil" and the BBC's "World on Fire" Season 2.

This star-studded cast is further enhanced by the inclusion of Hamza Ali Abbasi, remembered for his portrayal of the primary antagonist, Noori Nath, in "The Legend of Maula Jatt." They are joined by Bilal Ashraf, Maya Ali, Iqra Aziz, Hania Aamir, Khushaal Khan, Nadia Jamil, Omair Rana, and Samina Ahmed. This constellation of talent promises performances that will deeply resonate with audiences.

"Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo" is spearheaded by Momina Duraid Films, under the leadership of Momina Duraid. The production company's track record, including works like "Bin Roye," "Chand Tara," and "Fairytale," attests to their ability to craft narratives that evoke both emotion and authenticity. The series has received the green light from Netflix's Middle East and North Africa team, underscoring the streaming giant's commitment to diverse storytelling from the region.

Spanning shooting locations in Italy, the UK, and Pakistan, the production pledges visually stunning landscapes and a culturally rich backdrop for the forthcoming drama. Although the exact streaming release date remains undisclosed, anticipation is steadily mounting.

Farhat Ishtiaq's literary brilliance has previously found successful adaptations on screen with hit serials like "Humsafar," "Mere Humdum Mere Dost," "Matae Jaan Hai Tu," "Diyar-e-Dil," "Bin Roye," and "Yaqeen Ka Safar" successfully brought to life on Pakistani television.

Additionally, Netflix's upcoming series "Heeramandi," envisioned by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is poised to immerse viewers in the tapestry of pre-independence India set in Lahore's Heeramandi region, now situated within Pakistan's borders.

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Arshad Mansoor

Arshad Mansoor