Bandish (TV series)
Bandish (Urdu: بندش, lit. "Restriction") is a 2019 Pakistani supernatural horror drama series co-produced by Fahad Mustafa, and Dr. Ali Kazmi under Big Bang Entertainment. It features Marina Khan, Sajid Hassan, Hira, Mani, Zubab Rana and Zainab Ahmed in leads whilst Farah Shah played the main antagonist. It was first aired on 21 January 2019 on ARY Digital. It tells the story of a woman named Sumbul, who after being bullied in University and being rejected and made fun of by her crush Junaid, many years later, turns to black magic and sorcery to cast evil spells on Junaid and his family, which comprises of a wife and three daughter. A second season has been commissioned.
|Created by||Fahad Mustafa|
|Written by||Syed Nabeel|
|Directed by||Aabis Raza|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of episodes||28|
Dr. Ali Kazmi
|Camera setup||Single-camera setup|
|Production company||Big Bang Entertainment|
|Distributor||ARY Television Network|
|Original network||ARY Digital|
|Picture format||360i (SDTV)|
|Original release||21 January –|
22 April 2019
- Sajid Hasan as Junaid; Madiha's husband
- Marina Khan as Madiha; Junaid's wife, Sania and Hania's mother
- Hira Salman as Sania; Madiha and Junaid's elder daughter
- Salman Saqib Sheikh as Dr.Abhiyaan; Sania's love interest
- Zubab Rana as Hania; Madiha and Junaid's 2nd daughter, Sania's sister
- Farah Shah as Sumbul; Tantric (Black magic specialist)
- Zainab Ahmed as Sandal; Junaid's secretary, later married Junaid
- Hoorain as Aleena (Child); Madiha and Junaid's younger daughter, Sania and Hania's sister
- Fahad Shaikh as Hamza; Love interest of Hania
- Khalid Zafar as Izhaan; Hamza's father, Religious scholar
- Arsala Siddiqui as Hamza's sister, Izhaan's daughter
- Birjees Farooqui as Hamza's mother
The drama was praised due to its unique storyline and thrilling performances by the whole cast. It was one of the most popular dramas of 2019 and was widely appreciated. A second season is in development.
|Bandish - OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
Abbas Ali Khan
|Released||3 April 2019|
The title song is sung by & the music was composed by Abbas Ali Khan and the lyrics were written by Ali Imran .
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