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.[1][2][3][4][5]

GenreHorror drama
Created byFahad Mustafa
Written bySyed Nabeel
Shahid Nizami
Directed byAabis Raza
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of episodes28
ProducersFahad Mustafa
Dr. Ali Kazmi
Camera setupSingle-camera setup
Production companyBig Bang Entertainment
DistributorARY Television Network
Original networkARY Digital
Picture format360i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release21 January (2019-01-21) –
22 April 2019 (2019-04-22)
Preceded byBalaa


  • Sajid Hasan[6] as Junaid; Madiha's husband
  • Marina Khan[7] as Madiha; Junaid's wife, Sania and Hania's mother
  • Hira Salman[8] as Sania; Madiha and Junaid's elder daughter
  • Salman Saqib Sheikh as Dr.Abhiyaan; Sania's love interest
  • Zubab Rana[4] 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
Released3 April 2019 (2019-04-03)
GenreTelevision soundtrack
LabelARY Digital
Music video
"Bandish" OST on YouTube

The title song is sung by & the music was composed by Abbas Ali Khan and the lyrics were written by Ali Imran .


  1. ^ "Zubab Rana takes new route with dark thriller Bandish". The Nation. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ Khan, Sheeba (2019-02-02). "Review: This black magic TV drama is a Pakistani horror fan's delight". DAWN. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  3. ^ Khan, Sheeba (2019-05-01). "Review: Bandish wraps up, leaving high hopes for horror TV in Pakistan". Images. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  4. ^ a b "Zubab's acting prowess in 'Bandish' is a force to be reckoned with". Daily Times. 2019-02-07. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  5. ^ Khan, Sheeba (2019-02-18). "Don't watch TV drama Bandish alone if you're easily spooked". Dawn news. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  6. ^ "Zubab Rana breaking new ground with Bandish". The Nation. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  7. ^ Desk, Instep. "Genre-based TV serials on the small screen". The News. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  8. ^ Khan, Sheeba (2019-03-25). "Review: 17 episodes in, TV drama Bandish keeps getting scarier". DAWN. Retrieved 2019-03-28.

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