Mere Humdum Mere Dost
|Mere Humdum Mere Dost|
|Based on||Farhat Ishtiaq's novel|
|Directed by||Shehzad Kashmiri|
Farhan Ali Agha
|Theme music composer||Waqar Ali|
|Opening theme||"Mere Humdum Mere Dost" by Nida Arab and Adeeb|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|Original network||Urdu 1|
|First shown in||Pakistan|
|Original release||18 April 2014|
Mere Humdum Mere Dost (english: My companion, my friend) is a Pakistani romantic drama series first aired on Urdu 1. It has been directed by Shehzad Kashmiri and produced by Momina Duraid. This drama serial is based on Farhat Ishtiaq's novel of the same name.
Aimen, a 20-year-old girl is raised by her mother Zainab in absence of her father Taufeeq. During her last days, Zainab wrote letter to Taufeeq and requested that he raises Aimen. Taufeeq receives the letter when he was about to leave for US with his wife Almas and son Sahir for his admission to an American university. He requests his business partner Haider to pick Aimen up and let her stay at his home until he is back. After Taufeeq returns, she stays with him and his family, but struggles to adjust to living with them. Haider encourages her to take advanced studies of Finance and Economics , and grooms her. Aimen also develops feelings for Haider. Haider’s ex-wife Sajeela, who is also Almas's sister, returns to Pakistan after a failed marriage to Mazhar, in hopes of remarrying Haider. She tries to create tension between Aimen and Haider by convincing everyone that Haider is taking advantage of Aimen’s innocence. Haider suddenly decides to marry his old friend Fatima instead. Dejected Aimen decides to go back her town in response. Later on Haider confronts Aimen where he admits his feelings for her. Haider and Aimen get married.
- Shakeel as Sajeela's and Almas's father
- Adnan Siddiqui as Haider (Taufeeq's business partner)
- Sanam Jung as Aimen (Taufeeq's daughter from his first wife Zainab)
- Hareem Farooq as Sajeela (Almas's sister & Haider's ex wife)
- Farhan Ali Agha as Taufeeq Kamaal (Husband of Zainab & Almas)
- Hani Nadeem Essani as Sahir (Taufeeq's son)
- Shamim Hilaly as Bibi (Haider's Aunt)
- Zainab Qayyum as Almas (Taufeeq's second wife)
- Junaid Khan as Mazhar (Sajeela's 2nd husband)
- Nazli Nasr as Zainab (Aimen's mother & Taufeeq's ex wife)
- Faraz Alam as Sahir Taufeeq (Taufeeq's son )
Deviations From The Novel
Farhat Ishtiaq has adapted her own novel, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, for the screen. Although nearly all of the plot is the same in the novel and the TV series, a few changes have been made. The role of Sajeela is not very prominent in the novel whereas, in the TV drama, she is a major character.
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