Yeh Zindagi Hai
|Yeh Zindagi Hai|
Fizza JaffriJaveria saud
|Directed by||Kamran Akbar Khan|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||400+|
|Running time||approximately 45 minutes|
|Original network||Geo Entertainment|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||May 12, 2008– 2013|
The story is about a middle-class family. Saeeda and Bano are sisters who are living together with their children. Saeeda has two daughters named Hajira and Jameela and a stupid son named Bhola who marries with their neighbor’s daughter named Nargis without taking permission from any one. Bano has only a son named Jamal. Jamal likes Jameela since childhood, Jameela gives t, she falls in love with Momi. Saeeda asks Jameela for dowry for Hajra’s wedding, to that Jameela expresses great anger.
Sana’s son disclosed the affair between Momi and Jameela hence, Jameela is fired from the tuition. Jameela contacts Majid’s friend Kamal who works at a TV channel; due to this a misunderstanding develops in the house, and Jameela leaves. Kamal takes her to a Kotha rather than to a TV channel. There she meets Shirazi. He helps her to escape from that Kotha and brings her to his house and gets married.
Nargis lost her child because of Hajira; that’s why her mother takes her back. Shirazi also fed up with Jameela’s behavior. He is informed about the affair of Jameela and Jamal through Bhola; he divorces her. Jameela blames her mother for this. Saeeda is trying for Bhola’s second marriage but Nargis comes back to him.
Jamal does the drama to marry with his stepmother’s daughter Pinky. Pinky advises him to marry Jameela. Hajira gets married with Majid; after Hajira’s marriage Saeeda feels Jameela’s pain. Jamal proposes to Jameela; she tells him about the entire story including Kotha and married life with Shirazi. Jamal realizes that how selfish and senseless they were. Jameela agrees for marriage after many hindrances. Soon Jamal really marries Pinky and Jamila gives birth to twins(Jabbo and Bhola) the same time Pinky gives birth to Kamal. Then Jamal and Jamila have afight and Jamal leaves Jamila to live with Pinki.Jamila's son (Bhola) grows up to become a taxi driver while Pinky's son (kamal) grows up to become a popstar.
- Javeria Jalil as Jamila/Chameli
- Saud as Shirazi
- Alyy Khan as jalal ahmad (jb)
- Sidra Batool as Jannat "Jenny" Shirazi
- Salma Zafar as Saeeda
- Ismail Tara as Tara Qasai
- Parveen Akbar as Bano
- Naeema Garaj as Shakira
- Imran Urooj as Jamal
- Sherry as Pinki
- Noman Habib as Bhola
- Beenish Chauhan as Nargis
- Behroze Sabzwari as Laddan
- Hina Dilpazar as Hajira
- Mehmood Qasmi as Majid
- Ghazala Jawaid as Paarvati
- Adeel Chaudhry as Kam (Kamal)
- Esha Noor as Jabbo
- Momal Sheikh as Jalebi
- Shahroz Sabzwari as Sheroz
- Christina Albert as Saloni
- Faizan as Rehan
- Naveed Raza
Yeh Zindagi Hai airs every Sunday at 09:00 pm on Geo TV.
Differentiation from other serials
- Yeh Zindagi Hai was also aired by Sony Entertainment Television Asia, from November 2009 every Sunday, 8.00 P.M.
This drama generally portrays the environment of walled-city (androon shehar) in a comic way. In the beginning, it got hugely popular among the public, particularly women, by the time it became very over, cheap, over the top filmy, and exaggerated in presenting the "subject"(the environment of walled-city), which ultimately caused defamation of the drama and its makers. And even when it started to get negative reviews for its content it just keep running and also has completed more than 300 episodes.