Meri Behan Maya
|Meri Behan Maya|
|Written by||Haseena Moin|
|Directed by||Azfar Ali|
|Theme music composer||Mehwish Hayat|
|Opening theme||"Tell Me Why" by Mehwish Hayat|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Running time||~35 minutes|
|Original channel||Geo TV|
|Original run||September 17, 2011– January 11, 2012|
Meri Behan Maya was a 2011 Pakistani TV romantic drama serial broadcast by Geo TV. It was first aired on September 17, 2011. The serial was directed by Azfar Ali and the project head was Iqbal Ansari. It was penned by the legendary writer Haseena Moin and the cast included Neelam Munir, Annie Jaffrey, Danish Taimoor and Javed Sheikh.
Sisterhood is a beautiful relationship; at one instant you see sisters are fighting with each other, and at another moment they become best friends and behave like it never happened. Sisters always support each other against any pessimistic attitude, and guide each other through thick and thin. The same applies to the story of Maya and Zarmeena!
‘Meri behen Maya’ is the depiction of two sisters’ love and support, and they are the apple of the eye of their father; his decisions are always influenced by keeping the priorities of daughters. Maya is possessive and an upfront, person who always speaks what her heart drives her to say and thus always getting into trouble, whereas Zarmeena is sensible and she covers up Maya’s mess. They live with their father Shahzaib in Murree, who is a Senator and he is a kind of father who has grown his daughters by empowering them with confidence.
Directed by Azfar Ali, the writer is Hasina Moin, who is back again with this serial where she portrays the female protagonists as fearless and living their lives on their own terms. The script is refreshing to see the great bond of sisters who instead of pulling each other down as seen in other serials, support and encourage each other.
Shahzaib has already married Atia Begum and kept it hidden from his daughters until they grow mature enough to absorb this shock… both Maya and Zarmeena get upset by the news but later, accept the second wife of their father only for his happiness. However, Atia Begum comes to Murree, she is not the way as perceived. Maya does not like her stepmother; as she irritates her by playing different tricks on her, but Zarmeena is more cautious. If this is not all, Atia’s son steps in; who makes it worse for Maya to live in her home. Zarmeena, on the other hand, consoles her sister to stay calm, but with Rashid and her stepmother, it becomes harder day by day!
Zarmeena moves to her friend’s house, where she falls in love with her neighbor, Faizur, though his father is not in favor of his son’s love. Meanwhile, Maya also runs away from the home when Atia conspires against her with a revelation that she is not Shahzaib’s daughter. This is a huge blow for Maya and heart-wrenching after which she finally decides to elope.
Will Maya be able to find out the truth about her birth? Can Zarmeena find Maya after her escape? Will Shahzaib get to know the true colors of Atia Begum? These questions definitely add to the interest for the viewers!
- Neelam Munir as Zarmeena
- Ainy jaffri Rehman as Maya
- Danish Taimoor as Faizar
- Javed Sheikh as Shahzeb Khan
- Bindiya as Attiya
Other credited cast
- Shamim Hilali as Khala
- Zarrar Khan as Rashid
- Sanam Khan as Naima
- Amna Karim as Zeb
The drama was written by the legendary script writer Haseena Moin, thus people had a lot of expectations from it. The drama was very well received by the critics and the audience. The fresh story depicting a positive relation between two sisters was immensely liked. Annie Jaffry won several accolades for her challenging role as Maya and was appreciated by everyone.The drama was shot at scenic locations in Murre. The drama also received good TRPs, the last episode got average TRPs of 4.2, the highest of that month for Geo TV. The drama was also listed in the top 10 drama serials of 2012 by Geo TV. But the make up of Bindya and Neelam Munir was heavily criticized.
|Tell Me Why|
|Soundtrack album by Mehwish Hayat|
Meri Behan Maya's title song Tell Me Why is sung by Mehwish Hayat, composed by Waqar Ali and lyrics by Muhammad Nasir. The song of this drama serial became immensely popular due to its different lyrics and catchy music. The lines of the song are frequently used during the course of the show.
|1.||"Tell Me Why"||Mehwish Hayat||4:32|