|Written by||Zakir Ahmed
|Directed by||Adnan Ahmad|
|Theme music composer||Waqar Ali|
|Opening theme||Bullah Ki Jaana
written by Bulle Shah
performed by Farah Anwar
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of episodes||18|
|Running time||~35 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Moomal Productions|
|Original channel||Hum TV|
|Original run||April 15, 2012– August 26, 2012|
Bilqees Kaur is the story of Bilqees and Iqbal Bhatti, a Pakistani-origin couple with a conservative lifestyle that has been living in New York for 30 years. To maintain their traditional ways, the couple gets their son and daughter married into Pakistani families. However, the younger son, Sultan, thinks differently and chooses the bold and confident Soha as his wife.
Cast and characters
- Bushra Ansari as Bilqees Kaur
Bilqees is a converted Muslim and is shown to follow the religion but does go to the gurdwara once a week to pray for her late parents. She is shown to be a controlling and opressing mother and seems to have traditional views. However at the end of the show it is reveiled that she is just over-protective as she wants her children to do well in life.
- Ahsan Khan as Sultan
Sultan wants to pursue a white-collar job and is continuing his studies meanwhile. He is shown to be attracted to his boss Liz at the start and proposes to her but she believes in co-habiting over marriage. Sultan rejects her because of this idea and goes to Pakistan to attend his friend's wedding. There he falls in love with Soha and marries her without his family's presence.
- Syra Yousuf Soha Sultan
She is an orphan and lives with her sister, brother-in-law and their son. She realises her brother-in-law has wrong intentions towards her and in a rushed decision to save her sisiter's married life she marries Sultan without her sister knowing the real cause of her rushed marriage to Sultan. After marriage she comes to New York where she clashes with Bilqees - her mother-in-law.
- Sadia Imam as Parveen aka Peeno
Peeno is married to Sultan's older brother Inayat (who is also her first-cousin) and works tirelessly in Bilquees' restaurant without recognition. Despite being married for eight years, she has no children nor her husband's love and attention. However things start to improve for her after Soha's arrival.
- Kashif Mehmood as Inayat
Bilqees' eldest son. He is a night-time taxi driver in New York and has little feelings for his wife Peeno and does nothing for her when his mother beats her up occasionally. He enjoys going to dance shows of Pakistani actresses and gambling.
- Maheen Khalid as Anjuman
Bilqees' youngest daughter. She goes to college and her mother seems proud of her lack of interest in fashion and boys. However she has fallen in love with a foreign indian-muslim student who has come to study in America.
Other credited cast
- Fawad Jalal
- Nadia Afghan as Mumtaz
- Shazia Afghan
- Saleem Shaikh
- Adnan Gillani as Zia
- Khalid Ahmed as Iqbal Bhatti
- Maha Warsi as Elizabeth "Liz"
- Naeem Shaikh
- Anum Fayaz
- Amna Khan
- Adeel Ahmed
- Hum TV's official website
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