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|Also known as||Kamaau Bitiya|
|Written by||Faiza Iftikhar|
|Directed by||Ameen Iqbal|
|Starring||See the section on cast below|
|Music by||Azra Jehan|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Producer(s)||Asif Raza Mir
|Running time||Approx. 35-40 minutes|
|Production company(s)||A and B Entertainment|
|Original network||ARY Digital|
|Original release||10 May – 11 October 2012|
Thakan (Urdu: تھکن) is a Urdu language Pakistani telenovela directed by Ameen Iqbal and written by Faiza Iftikhar. First broadcast in Pakistan by ARY Digital, Thakan features actors Saba Qamar, Yumna Zaidi, Saba Hameed, Tauqeer Nasir, Saboor Ali, Farooq Zameer, Anusheh Asad, Farah Tufail and Jabran Shahid. Premiering on 10 May 2012, Thakan ended its run in Pakistan on 11 October 2012 after telecasting 22 episodes. It is also the One of the most Highest rated Dramas of Pakistan and 2nd Highest rated Drama of 2012.
Thakan has also been broadcast in India by Zindagi, premiering on 31 August 2014 at 8:55 pm (IST) under the title Kamaau Bitiya It ended its premier run in India on 21 September 2014 and was later re-aired, beginning from 27 October 2014.
Sadaf (Saba Qamar) works extremely hard like a machine day and night to run her family but no one except her grandfather feels sympathy for her or even cares about her. She is the only working member of her family and has to look after her mother, grandfather, younger sister and also a younger brother. Sadaf faces a lot of difficulties, harassment and also criticism at work due to which she has to frequently shift from one job to another, due to the early responsibility she is not able to complete her education and is restricted to small menial jobs. But she still continues to work in order to earn a livelihood and finally finds a stable, suitable and good job for herself. But in spite of working so hard and looking after her family, no one except her grandfather is concerned about her or is even loyal and faithful to her. Except Sadaf's grandfather, everybody is self concerned and selfish. And it happens one day that Sadaf visits her brother's college to pay the fees and gets to know that he had been suspended months back. Spending money on gambling, when confronted, he doesn't reveal the truth and the next day he steals money from home, injures his grandfather and flees, never to come back again. Sadaf's grandfather succumbs to his injuries and dies.
Similarly by and by the various facets of other people also come in front of Sadaf. For instance, Sadaf learns that the man whom she had thought of marrying didn't care about her but instead wanted to marry her as he thought her to be perfect to look after his house and family and similarly her brother-in-law, Khurshid informs her how her mother had refused the marriage proposals that had come for Sadaf in the past seven years to ensure that she remained in the house, worked and earned for the family. This deeply hurts Sadaf and she decides to get married and leave the house. Sadaf's boss at office, a lady, who happens to be a social worker, had always helped Sadaf in her difficult times and had also offered to help her in getting married. Thus, Sadaf informs her, her wish to get married soon, following which Sadaf's boss decides to get Sadaf married to her own son, Kaashan, who happens to be a divorcee and a father of three kids, as she believes Sadaf to have all the qualities to look after the kids. And after getting married to Kaashan, Sadaf does face problems in the initial stage but eventually copes up with them and begins to love Kaashan and his kids and also succeeds in winning Kaashan's and as well the kids' love and starts living a happy married life with him.
But this disturbs Sadaf's ex-boss, who now happens to be her mother-in-law, as she feels Kaashan to be giving more and undue importance to Sadaf. And thus jealous, she hatches a plot against Sadaf to create a bad image of her in the eyes of Kaashan. But her plans fails as Kaashan trusts Sadaf and later also gets to know the truth, leaving her thunderstruck and devastated. And thereafter, Sadaf who had always been cheated and taken advantage of by her loved ones, begins to live a happy life with Kaashan and the kids.
- Saba Qamar as Sadaf
- Yumna Zaidi as Mehak
- Saba Hameed as Sadaf's mother
- Tauqeer Nasir as Kaashan Azmat (Sadaf's husband)
- Bindiya as Kaashan's mother
- Farah Tufail as Deeba (elder sister of Sadaf)
- Jabran Shahid as Fareed (Sadaf's younger brother)
- Anusheh Asad as Roheena (Kaashan's sister-in-law)
- Farooq Zameer as Sadaf's grandfather
- Bilal Qureshi as Jawad
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