Adhi Gawahi

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Adhi Gawahi
Genre
Created by MD Productions
Developed by MD Productions
Written by Saima Akram Chaudhry
Directed by Fahim Burney
Starring
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s) Urdu
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 30
Production
Producer(s) Momina Duraid
Camera setup Multi-camera setup
Production company(s) MD Productions
Distributor Hum Network Limited
Release
Original network Hum TV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original release July 5 (2017-07-05) – October 12, 2017 (2017-10-12)
Chronology
Preceded by Nazr-e-Bad
External links
Website

Adhi Gawahi (lit: Half Witness) is a Pakistani romantic television series that was first aired on July 5, 2017, replacing Nazr-e-Bad.[1][2][3][4]

Overview[edit]

Series raises questions on the sensitive issue of "Nikah" and highlights how the subjects of "divorce" and "nikah" should not be taken lightly. Aadhi Gawahi is an interwoven story of Salwa, Saad, Hamdan, Soha and their families and depicts how an assumed "joke" amongst Salwa and Hamdan transformed Salwa and her family's lives into a bad dream. Salwa and her cousin Saad like each other, however when they are going to get married, their batch mate Hamdan approaches with pictures and video of his "Nikah" with Salwa which was recorded at a play as a joke when Hamdan declined to play her significant other in the play since she was not a “mehrum.” What takes after is an account of regret, battle and repercussions of Salwa's evil idea design.

The title is a reference to the Islamic tradition that, in the court of law, the claims from one man can be overturned by witness from two women. Since Salwa is fighting Hamdan by herself and no one else believes her, this makes her a "half-witness" - ''aadhi gawaahi'' against her controlling husband.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around Salwa and Saad, childhood best friends and cousins, Hamdan and the issue of an unintentional nikkah.

Salwa is a modern, sweet, kind and fun-loving girl living with her mother, her uncles and their respective families following the death of her father. Most family members are quite happy with this arrangement, especially Saad's mother and the older Bhabhi, Rana, who sees Salwa as her own and wants her son and Salwa to get married.

This does not sit well with the younger Bhabhi Khawla, who sees Salwa as competition for her own daughter, Soha, who is deeply in love with Saad and deeply despises her for the attention Saad reserves just for Salwa while basically ignoring Soha.

Enters Chaudhry Hamdan Mustafa, a rich, egoistic, spoiled brat who fancies Salwa and is deeply possessive about her. Not only is he possessive about her but he would do just about anything to ensure that Salwa is his. He is used to getting what he wants, courtesy of his mother who turns a blind eye to all of his faults out of love, and to him Salwa is no different.

Salwa dislikes Hamdan and his backward mentality, but puts up with him for the sake of Saad and the rest of their friends. With final semester coming to an end, there is only one last assignment standing in the way of these friends and graduation - a short film that is due very soon. At first everything is seemingly fine, until Saad breaks his leg which prompts Salwa to be paired up with Hamdan for a class project that is due soon. Even though the theme of the project revolves around women empowerment, it becomes the downfall for Salwa. By agreeing to shoot a Nikkah scene with Hamdan, Salwa unknowingly marries Hamdan for real which sets the premise of the entire show since she is to be married to Saad soon after. Before the marriage, Salwa is kidnapped unbeknownst to everyone else who beliefed she ran away. Due to Salwa's disappearance, Saad is married to his cousin Soha. After his marriage, Salwa comes home to find a married Saad, her mother has an angina attack and is in the hospital. She turns her back against her family for not trusting her.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Ayesha Sana as Bee Ji
  • Saleem Sheikh as Faizan 'Faizee'
  • Munazzah Arif as Ayesha
  • Humayun Gul as Azhar
  • Khalid Butt as Naeem
  • Marium Shafee as Rana (eldest sister in law)
  • Ruhi Khan as Khawla (youngest sister in law)
  • Muazma Arif as Nighat (Guest appearance)
  • Mian Suhail as Bilal (Guest appearance)
  • Mohsin Abbas Haider as Arsalan (Guest appearance)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (2017-05-26). "Azfar Rehman's mean streak will continue with his next TV serial Aadhi Gawahi". Images. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  2. ^ "Azfar Rehman to share screen with Sohai Ali Abro in new drama serial - Entertainment - Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  3. ^ Haider, Sadaf (2017-12-22). "The good, the bad and the inexplicable of Pakistani TV in 2017". Images. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  4. ^ Khan, Saira (2017-06-29). "'Adhi Gawahi' teaser looks high on revenge and suspense". HIP. Retrieved 2018-09-28.

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