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The opening title screen for Dhuwan
|Genre||Action, Drama, Thriller|
|Written by||Ashir Azeem|
|Directed by||Sajjad Ahmed|
Asal Din Khan
Wajid Ali Shah
Zubair Khan Achakzai
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Editor(s)||Zafar Abbas Naqvi|
|Camera setup||Tahir Bokhari|
Dhuwan (Urdu: دھواں, English: Smoke) is a Pakistani drama serial. The play is based on a story of five friends, who take the challenge to fight against the terrorists and drug dealers. The serial known for its neat outdoor shooting and liberal use of ammunition to convey realism.
The story of this drama revolves around five young friends who want to serve their country. Azhar (Ashir Azeem) is newly appointed as ASP. He completed his engineering degree but to contribute to the society, he opted for the police duty. His first placement is in Quetta, where he finds his old friends: Dawood (Nabeel) who is a Doctor, Naveed alias Nido (Asal Din Khan) who looks after his father's business, and Wajid who is a crime reporter in a local newspaper. Naveed and Wajid train with their friend Hameed who is the owner of an arm's store.
Azhar was being monitored by an undercover officer Sara (Nazli Nasr) posing as the UN worker. She most likely was providing information to the ministry in Islamabad. Their first meeting was on a flight to Quetta, there she tells that they are neighbors. Azhar is handed over a case of narcotics by the ministry and he is advised to assemble a team to carry out operations which cannot be shared by the local police, to avoid any possible tip-offs to the criminals. These five friends begin to train as a crack squad. They also begin to create a computerized database of NIC, Passport, and vehicle data.
Cast and Characters
|Azhar||Ashir Azeem||ASP Quetta Police|
|Sara||Nazli Nasr||Undercover agent posing as UN worker|
|Dr. Dawood||Nabeel||Doctor at a local hospital|
|Naveed (Nido)||Asal Din Khan||He runs business with his father.|
|Wajid||Wajid Ali Shah||Crime reporter|
|Hameed||Zubair Khan Achakzai||Arm's dealer|
|Salman||Nayyar Ejaz||Business tycoon with connections to narcotics and other criminal activities.|
|Rija||Rija Amir||She works for Salman.|
|SHO||Rauf Bhatti||He works under ASP Azhar.|
|Bashir||Fayyaz Ahmed Parwana||He is the housekeeper of Azhar and Dawood.|
|Dawood's mother||Azra Aftab|
The background score is composed by Farrukh Abid. The serial also features a popular Punjabi song of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, "Kise da yar na vichray (کسے دا یار نہ وچھڑے)".
The five letter Urdu word Dhuwan (دھواں) forms an acronym of the names of the five friends in this order: Dawood, Hameed, Wajid, Azhar, Naveed. Ashar Azeem is a serving CSP officer and as of March 2013, he is working as Director of Custom Intelligence in Karachi.