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Sanjha title screen
Genre Drama
Written by Sameera Fazal
Directed by Farooq Rind
Starring Suhaee Abro
Imran Aslam
Noman Ijaz
Theme music composer Waqar Ali
Opening theme Song
written by Ayyub Khawar
performed by Sanam Marvi
Composer(s) Bilal Allah-Datta
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s) Urdu
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Farooq Rand
Editor(s) Shiraz Fayaz
Rao Rizwan
Running time ~40 minutes
Original network Hum TV
Original release 17 November 2011 (2011-11-17) – 26 April 2012 (2012-04-26)
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Sanjha (Urdu: سنجها‎) is a Hum TV drama which started airing on 17 November 2011.

Plot summary[edit]

The story revolves around a poor girl from Thar, Sanjha. Her brother-in-law, Bakshu (Rehan Sheikh), sells her to a brothel owner Mumtaz (Resham) and tells his wife, Sarah (Sabreen Hisbani), that he has sent Sanjha away to the city to earn a living. In her innocence, Sanjha does not realize that she has not been hired as a maid but as a prostitute. Shabo (Seemi Pasha) also lives in the brothel with her two sons, Waheed "Weeda" Murad (Imran Aslam) and Deema. Weeda has a passion for painting and starts liking Sanjha.

Things begin to look up for Sanjha's future when Shabana (Naila Jaffery), who runs an NGO and is writing a book on women visits the brothel with her son, Dr. Ammar (Fahad Mustafa), and is approached for help by Sanja's sister, Sarah who is looking for Sanjha. Now story moves on to Mumtaz's brothel where Sanjha is hired and she is rechristened as Reshmi. Shabana visits the brothel to write a book on the life of Courtesans. But Mumtaz, in a cold-blooded manner denies but agrees on a cost that Shabana won't click pics nor ask about their lives. Meanwhile Sanjha befriends other inmates. Mumtaz thinks Sanjha is a lucky charm for her and her brothel. Love blossoms between Sanjha and Murad. Mooda, one of the Mumtaz's dealer, wants to sell Sanjha to another place albeit the wrath of Mumtaz. Sarah learns that she had been sold to a brothel. Shabana and Ammar tries hard to find Sanjha. Meanwhile, Mumtaz arranges a function for her admirers. Mooda sends of his men to take Sanjha but in turn Rosie another prostitute turns up which enrages Mooda. Mooda brutally murders her. Sanjha performs on that event where Seth Sugarwala (Noman Ijaz) was a chief guest and old lover of Mumtaz. Sugarwala now wants to buy Sanjha because of her innocence and her dance. Ammar plans to raid the event but Murad in a fit of jealousy betrays Ammar and tells everything to Mumtaz. Mumtaz and other mates runs away that night. Now Sarah, heartbroken loses hope but Ammar convinces her. Ammar and Murad involves in a verbal fight because of Ammar's love towards Sanjha. Murad stops because Ammar helped his ailing mother. Murad threats Mumtaz to kill her on grounds of Sanjha's releasing matter. This enrages Mumtaz and she sells Sanjha to Sugarwala. Sarah, now hopeless commits suicide by the immense shock by the news. Sanjha soon becomes a mistress of Sugarwala. Now story moves on to Weeda who is heartbroken and bearing the pain of selling Sanjha. His college mate Narmeen falls hard for him but Weeda dislikes her. After seeing his paintings she encourages Weeda to show the painting on an exhibition. Weeda accepts and a man likes his painting so much that he keeps Weeda as a painting artist. Man is none other than the hukum. Sanjha angrily confronts Weeda when she see him. She curses him countlessly and beats him with a stick. Hukum's aide Laeeq (Malik Raza) tries to make understand Sanjha about Weeda but she backfires him. Now Weeda's lover wants him to marry her. Weeda clarifies that he doesn't love her and leave him for God sake. Weeda takes help of Laeeq to give letter to his lover about his dark past. This leads to end of the relationship of both. Hukum comes to know about the past affair of Weeda & Sanjha and angrily shouts on her but Sanjha clarifies that she do not love him. Now to make Weeda jealous and to taunt him, she keeps proposal to hukum to marry her and hukum and Sanjha goes for shopping. Heartbroken Weeda keeps silence about it. After shopping, hukum takes Sanjha to lunch where hukum makes her realise the true love of Weeda. Sanjha is set free and runs to find Weeda. She hugs Weeda and ask him for forgiveness.



Won The 1st Hum Awards For Best Director Drama serial