Dar Si Jati Hai Sila (Urdu: ڈد سی جاتی ہے صلہ, lit.'Sila lives in fear')is a Pakistani drama serial,[1] which started airing on Hum TV on 8 November 2017 replacing Yaqeen Ka Safar. The drama is directed by Kashif Nisar and written by Bee Gul.[2][3]

Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila
Title screen
Urduڈرسی جاتی ہے صلہ
Written byBee Gul
Directed byKashif Nisar
Opening themeDar Si Jaati Hoon by Yasra Haseeb
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Executive producerMomina Duraid
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Production companyMD Productions
Original release
NetworkHum TV
Release8 November 2017 (2017-11-08) –
25 April 2018 (2018-04-25)

It stars Noor Ul Hassan and Kinza Malik on third on-screen appearance together on TV after Sammi and Alif Allah Aur Insaan.

It was aired on Hum Pashto 1 in Pashto under the title صلہ یریکی غوندی and on PTV Home. On national television, it aired from 1 June 2020 to 25 August 2020 and aired twice a week.

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Theme edit

The drama is based on real-life situations that how the girls like Sila are victimized by the people like Joyee and are kept quiet.[8][9]

Episodes edit

Episode No.TitleDirected ByWritten ByAir Date
1"Episode – 1"Kashif NisarBee Gul8 November 2017 (2017-11-08)
The drama starts with Joyee (Noman Ijaz) walking into Sila's bedroom at night causing her to become terrified and scream. The whole house wakes up but Sila and Sila's mother (Sadia) don't tell anyone what really happened. Joyee has many faces, i.e. on one side he takes care of the household (Noor Manzil), and on the other side targets Sila and her mother, Sadia (Saman Ansari), as Sila's father lives in Canada for business reasons. Aapa (Sakina Samo), who is Sila's paternal aunt and the oldest woman in the household, actually made Joyee her foster brother because he takes care of everything and is able to flatter Aapa and hide his reality. Sila is also engaged to her cousin Raheel (Sheikh Mubashir), her aunt Tullo's (Kinza Malik) son. Sila and Raheel have another cousin, Zaynee (Aamna Malick), the daughter of Nausheen (Munazzah Arif) and Saleem (Noor Ul Hassan), who is Sila's paternal uncle. She is the complete opposite of Sila— very active, kind, and also smart. Sila's only uncle who is supportive of her is (Humayun Gul), Aapa's husband and her uncle, who believes all the discourse surrounding Sila is fake.
2"Episode – 2"Kashif NisarBee Gul15 November 2017 (2017-11-15)
Raheel wants to talk to Sila but every time he tries to talk to her, she becomes easily afraid. He comes to find out that she doesn't want to marry him and tells her to say if she doesn't want to marry him. Sila refuses to go on with the marriage. Her mother slaps her and warns her that she should not say this in front of anybody. Raheel starts taking interest in Zaynee She tells his mother to get him engaged to her instead, but his mother refuses to do so.
3"Episode – 3"Kashif NisarBee Gul22 November 2017 (2017-11-22)
Raheel asks Sila why she rejected him, but she was unable to reply. Joyee comes and Raheel leaves, thinking she is mad. Joyee tells Sila to not refuse the engagement. Sikander (Saleem Sheikh) arrives from Canada and meets his family, brothers, Saleem (Humayun Gul) and sister Tullo. Tullo comes because she doubts that Sila is not happy with the marriage.
4"Episode – 4"Kashif NisarBee Gul29 November 2017 (2017-11-29)
Sila refuses the engagement once again, but this time Sikander finds out and slaps her. Sila's younger brother, Hatim comes from abroad and is the best supporter of Sila. Hatim reveals to Tullo and others that she has refused the engagement once again.
5"Episode – 5"Kashif NisarBee Gul6 December 2017 (2017-12-06)
Tullo cries because of Sila's refusal of the engagement. Sikander revokes Sila's permission to go college, to which Sila agrees because she fails. Zaynee asks Sila if she had a "prince" for which she had refused to get engaged to Raheel. Raheel says that he cannot marry Sila because he thinks she is braver than him.
6"Episode – 6"Kashif NisarBee Gul13 December 2017 (2017-12-13)
Sikander decides to shift to Canada because of the compulsion by his family. In the meantime, Sadia meets Joyee every night at the roof and Sila notices this thing. Sikander asks Joyee about Sila's marriage to which he disagrees. Sikander says that no-one has done him justice, to which Badi Aapa rises up and says that he is ungrateful for things that they have done for him.
7"Episode – 7"Kashif NisarBee Gul20 December 2017 (2017-12-20)
Sila once again shouts during her sleep after which Sikander decides to take her to a psychiatrist. Sila rudely asks Sadia why she wants to let her go to the hospital. Sadia tells her to stop doubting her. Tullo asks Sadia when she is leaving for Canada, but doesn't tell her because of Joyee. Zaynee asks Joyee if he is the one who Sila is scared of.
8"Episode – 8"Kashif NisarBee Gul27 December 2017 (2017-12-27)
Sikander goes back to Canada, leaving Sadia devastated. Sila tells her that those tears might be of happiness because she has now become independent once again, which devastates her even more. Zaynee misbehaves with Aapa, who condemns Nausheen for her daughter's behaviour. Aapa tells Sadia of her decision of marrying Sila and Joyee.
9"Episode – 9"Kashif NisarBee Gul3 January 2018 (2018-01-03)
Zaynee cries hearing of Sila's marriage to Joyee so she tells this to Raheel and Tullo. Tullo tells her that the decision made is not bad at all, and Raheel asks her what she would do if this was the case with her daughter, to which she replies that she would do the same. Aapa tells Joyee to serve his mother-in-law (Sadia) after which he touches her foot when her plate falls. Zaynee and Raheel tell Joyee to refuse the marriage to which he replies that he had also not refused when he was going to marry Sila, but Sila was the one who refused, so he will only refuse if Sila refuses.
10"Episode – 10"Kashif NisarBee Gul10 January 2018 (2018-01-10)
Sila agrees to her marriage with Joyee, but her mother refuses. Sila tells Sadia that she might be jealous of her marriage with her lover, making her slap Sila.
11"Episode – 11"Kashif NisarBee Gul17 January 2018 (2018-01-17)
Nausheen asks Zaynee if she has any objection over her marriage with Raheel, while Saleem asks her the same question at the same time to which she says that she has no objection. Sila warns Sadia not to meet Joyee. When she sees them both on the roof, she hits Joyee and asks Sadia her relation with Joyee or else she will cut her hand with a knife. Forces by Sila, Sadia reveals that Hatim is Joyee's son.
12"Episode – 12"Kashif NisarBee Gul24 January 2018 (2018-01-24)
After the secret of Hatim's biological father is revealed, Sila doesn't speak to Hatim and stays away from him. Aapa also decides to break Sila and Joyee's engagement after Sila hits him when he tries to assault Sadia. Joyee tries to convince her otherwise but Aapa refuses. Raheel is also slowly becoming attracted to Sila due to her kind and obedient nature. Hatim recovers, after which Sadia does not allow him to go back to his hostel, but he does not oblige.
13"Episode – 13"Kashif NisarBee Gul31 January 2018 (2018-01-31)

Joyee tells Sadia not to be harsh with Hatim, all while Hatim is beginning to suspect that they are hiding something from him. Raheel praises Sila on her recent work with him, and on the other side Aapa tells Joyee about how she has found a new suitable match for him and how she is much better than Sila.

Sila watches Joyee harassing Sadia, but Raheel has also seen what has happened, and in a panic, Sila runs off. Raheel begins to put the pieces together and the episode ends with him finding a picture of himself in Sila's books and asking her if she cares about him.
14"Episode – 14"Kashif NisarBee Gul24 January 2018 (2018-01-24)
The episode begins with Zaynee telling her mother she isn't really interested in marriage and then the scene cuts to an excerpt from the previous episode where Raheel confronts Sila about the picture in her book. Zaynee also joins them and finds out about this. Zaynee yells at Sila, accusing her of not caring about her as she never tells her anything and is never honest with her. When Zaynee meets up with Raheel later that evening, they discuss and try to figure out why Sila is acting the way she is and start getting closer to finding out the truth. Hatim confronts Sadia about how she never loved him but she yells at Joyee for making him want to drop out of boarding school. On the day leading up to Joyee's wedding, Sadia begs Joyee to forget about her but Joyee is harassing her as usual and Aapa walks into the scene.

Reception edit

Critical reception edit

While reviewing the series, Buraq Shabbir of The News praised the performances of the actors and the sensitive handling of the subject.[10]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref(s)
2019 Hum Awards Best Actor Male - Jury Noman Ijaz Won
Best Onscreen Couple Yumna Zaidi & Osama Tahir Nominated
Best Actor Female – Jury Yumna Zaidi Won
Best Drama Serial – Jury Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila Won
2019 Lux Style Awards Best TV Play Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila Nominated
Best TV Director Kashif Nisar Won
Best TV Actor (Critics' Choice) Noman Ijaz Won
Best TV Actor (Viewer's Choice) Noman Ijaz Nominated
Best TV Writer Bee Gul Won
Best Original TV Soundtrack Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila Nominated
Best Emergening TV Talent Osama Tahir Nominated
2019 3rd IPPA Awards 2019 Best Supporting Actor TV serial Saman Ansari Nominated
Best Director TV Serial Kashif Nisar Nominated
Best TV Serial -Viewer's Choice Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila Nominated
Best Actress-Viewer's choice Yumna Zaidi Nominated
Best Actor-Viewer's choice Noman Ijaz Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ "Dar Jati Hai Sila To Air On Hum TV!". Pakistani Drama Reviews | Ratings | Celebrities | Entertainment news Portal. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "DailyTimes | Bee Gul, who dramatised 'The God of Small Things', brings forth another drama serial". dailytimes.com.pk. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Dar Si Jati Hai Sila to be aired". The Nation. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  4. ^ ""I'm very proud of portraying this one character." | TNS – The News on Sunday". tns.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Dar Jati Hai Sila To Air On Hum TV!". Pakistani Celebrity News & Gossip. 19 August 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Naumaan Ijaz talks about playing a sex offender in 'Dar Si Jati Hai Sila'". Something Haute. 29 March 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Sakina Samo's Reflections | TALKING POINT – MAG THE WEEKLY". Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Dar Si Jati Hai Sila – Review, episodes 1 to 4. – OxGadgets". OxGadgets. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Dar Si Jati Hai Sila to be aired". The Nation. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  10. ^ Buraq Shabbir (6 May 2018). "Is popular culture supporting women empowerment?". The News.

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