Shehr-e-Zaat

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Shehr-e-Zaat
Shehr-e-Zaat Hum TV.jpg
Shehr-e-Zaat title screen
Also known asEnglish: The City of Self '
GenreDrama
Romance
Spiritual
Based onShehr-e-Zaat
by Umera Ahmad
Written byUmera Ahmed
Directed bySarmad Sultan Khoosat
Creative director(s)Munir Ahmad
StarringMahira Khan
Mohib Mirza
Mekaal Zulfiqar
Theme music composerMuzaffar Ali original composer of OST
Opening themeYaar Ko Hum Ne Ja Ba Ja Dekha by Abida Parveen
Composer(s)Mad Music
Country of originPakistan
Original language(s)Urdu
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producer(s)Abdullah Kadwani
Asad Qureshi
Producer(s)Momina Duraid
Production location(s)Karachi, Thatta, Lahore
CinematographyKhizer Idrees
Editor(s)Syed Tanveer Alam
Afzal Fayaz
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time45–50 Minutes
Production company(s)Moomal Productions
7th Sky Entertainment
Release
Original networkHum TV
Picture format480p
Audio formatStereo
First shown inPakistan
Original release29 June (2012-06-29) –
2 November 2012 (2012-11-02)
Chronology
Preceded byMata-e-Jaan Hai Tu
Followed byZindagi Gulzar Hai
External links
Hum Television
Moomal Productions

Shehr-e-Zaat (lit: The City Of Self) (Urdu: شہرذات‎) is a 2012 Pakistani spiritual romantic[1] drama serial based on the novel of the same name by Umera Ahmed. It is directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and produced by Momina Duraid and Abdullah Kadwani. It stars Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mohib Mirza in the leads.[2][3]

The Hum network gave its program three Hum Awards, including Best Drama Serial,[4] having nominated it in seven categories.[5] Mohib Mirza was nominated for best supporting actor at the Pakistan Media Awards in 2013. A special transmission was held in Karachi and broadcast on Hum TV at the conclusion of the drama. It was also broadcast in India on Zindagi Channel under the same name.[6]

Plot[edit]

Shehr-e-Zaat revolves around a beautiful day-dreamer, Falak Sher Afgan (Mahira Khan), an only child to very rich parents. Falak is a student of fine arts who makes the sculpture of the man of her dreams and falls head over heels in love when she finds the breathing manifestation of it in Salman Ansar (Mikaal Zulfiqar).

Cast[edit]

From left to right, Mahira Khan Mikaal Zulfiqar played the leading roles respectively.

Original soundtrack[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Track Album Artist Composer Lyricist
"Yaar ko Humne Jabaja Dekha" Raqs-e-Bismil Abida Parveen Muzaffar Ali Hazrat Shah Niaz
"Zahid Ne Mera Hasil-e-Iman Nahi Dekha" Raqs-e-Bismil Abida Parveen Muzaffar Ali Asghar Gondhvi

Reception and rebroadcasts[edit]

In a blog on The Tribune, a writer wrote about "misplaced knowledge of Islam" due to the way the story presented Sufism and Islamization.[7] Dawn declared the series as one of the highlights of 2012.[8]

Zindagi Channel began broadcasting this series in India starting August 13, 2015.[9]

Awards[edit]

Ceremony Won Nominated
1st Hum Awards
  • Momina Duraid, Asad Qureshi and Abdullah Kadwani – Best Drama Serial
  • Mahira Khan - Best Actress
  • Mohib Mirza – Best Supporting Actor
  • Sarmad Sultan Khoosat – Best Director
  • Mikaal Zulfiqar – Best Actor
  • Umera Ahmed – Best Writer Drama Serial
  • Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mahira Khan – Best On screen couple
4th Pakistan Media Awards
  • Mahira Khan – Best Actress
  • Mohib Mirza – Best Supporting Actor
12th Lux Style Awards
  • Momina Duraid, Asad Qureshi and Abdullah Kadwani - Best Drama Serial
  • Abida Parveen – Best Original Sound Track

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shehr-e-Zaat a spiritual Romance". Sadaf Haider. Express Tribune. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Shehr e Zaat - review and recap. - OxGadgets". OxGadgets. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  3. ^ "Mahira Khan returns to Indian TV with hit drama Shehr-e-Zaat | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  4. ^ "1st Hum TV Awards Results out; Shehr-e-Zaat wins best drama".
  5. ^ Quraishi, Faisal (March 14, 2013). "1st Hum Awards celebrate showbiz achievements". Dawn.
  6. ^ Desk, Web. "Crossing Border:'Shehr-e-Zaat' will air on Zindagi channel in India". Aaj News. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  7. ^ "Shehr-e-Zaat and its misplaced knowledge of Islam". Anam Zeb. Express Tribune. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ Khalid, Eefa (December 31, 2012). "Pakistani dramas: highlights of 2012". Dawn.
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