Dil Lagi (Urdu: دل لگی) (English: Feelings of the Heart) is a Pakistani romantic drama television series, produced by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib under their production banner Six Sigma Plus. It is directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Faiza Iftikhar. It features Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles. The serial originally started airing on ARY Digital on 5 March 2016.[1][2] The series was well received and critically acclaimed. At 16th Lux Style Awards, it received four nominations with winning an award of Best TV Play.

Dil Lagi
Title screen
GenreDrama
Romance
Emotional
Written byFaiza Iftikhar
Directed byNadeem Baig
StarringHumayun Saeed
Mehwish Hayat
Theme music composerSahir Ali Bagga
Opening theme"Tumhain Dil Lagi Bhool Jani Paregi by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
ComposerSahir Ali Bagga
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes25
Production
Executive producerSamina Humayun Saeed
ProducersHumayun Saeed
Shahzad Nasib
Production locationsKarachi, Sukkur
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time39:32 minutes
Production companySix Sigma Plus
Original release
NetworkARY Digital
Release5 March (2016-03-05) –
10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)

Plot

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Dillagi is a romantic story of Mohid (Humayun Saeed) and Anmol (Mehwish Hayat). It is set in the narrow back streets of Sukkur in interior Sindh, where Anmol lives a simple life with her mother and younger sister Mishal Ansari. Before he died, Anmol's father had paid off a debt he owed to local moneylender Kifayat Ali using his home as security, but Anmol's mother has no proof of the debt repayment, so they are an easy mark for fraud. Kifayat Ali engages Mohid, who specializes in real-estate and a little ghundagardi on the side to evict Anmol's family. The clash between Mohid and Anmol is the crux of this story.

Cast

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Main cast

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  • Humayun Saeed[3] as Mohid; Anmol's husband; Zulekha's son and Sabiha's brother
  • Mehwish Hayat as Anmol; Mohid's wife; Zulekha's daughter-in-law and Mishal's sister

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  • Saba Hameed As Zulekha; (Mohid and Sabiha's mother and Anmol's mother-in-law)
  • Asma Abbas ( Mishal & Anmol's mother; Mohid's mother-in-law )
  • Imran Ashraf as Dastagir; Mohid's assistant
  • Mirza Zain Baig as Fazal; Sabiha's husband and Mohid's brother-in-law
  • Uzma Hassan as Sabiha; Mohid's sister; Fazal's wife and Zulekha's daughter
  • Inayat Khan as Fareed; Anmol's lover
  • Mariam Ansari as Mishal; Mohid's sister-in-law and Anmol's sister

Episodes

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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
1"Dil Lagi Episode 1"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar5 March 2016 (2016-03-05)

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2"Dil Lagi Episode 2"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar12 March 2016 (2016-03-12)

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3"Dil Lagi Episode 3"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar26 March 2016 (2016-03-26)

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4"Dil Lagi Episode 4"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar2 April 2016 (2016-04-02)

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5"Dil Lagi Episode 5"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar9 April 2016 (2016-04-09)

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6"Dil Lagi Episode 6"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar16 April 2016 (2016-04-16)

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7"Dil Lagi Episode 7"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar23 April 2016 (2016-04-23)

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8"Dil Lagi Episode 8"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar30 April 2016 (2016-04-30)

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9"Dil Lagi Episode 9"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar14 May 2016 (2016-05-14)

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10"Dil Lagi Episode 10"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar21 May 2016 (2016-05-21)

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11"Dil Lagi Episode 11"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar28 May 2016 (2016-05-28)

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12"Dil Lagi Episode 12"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar4 June 2016 (2016-06-04)

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13"Dil Lagi Episode 13"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar11 June 2016 (2016-06-11)

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14"Dil Lagi Episode 14"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar18 June 2016 (2016-06-18)

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15"Dil Lagi Episode 15"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar25 June 2016 (2016-06-25)

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16"Dil Lagi Episode 16"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar9 July 2016 (2016-07-09)

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17"Dil Lagi Episode 17"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar16 July 2016 (2016-07-16)

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18"Dil Lagi Episode 18"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar23 July 2016 (2016-07-23)

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19"Dil Lagi Episode 19"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar30 July 2016 (2016-07-30)

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20"Dil Lagi Episode 20"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)

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21"Dil Lagi Episode 21"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)

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22"Dil Lagi Episode 22"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)

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23"Dil Lagi Episode 23"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar27 August 2016 (2016-08-27)

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24"Dil Lagi Episode 24"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar3 September 2016 (2016-09-03)

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25"Dil Lagi Episode 25"Nadeem BaigFaiza Iftikhar10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)

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Production

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Iman Ali was offered the protagonist role in the series, however she declined it due to her reluctance to work in summers.[29]

Broadcast and availability

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The show was dubbed in Arabic under the title الحب المستحیل and is available as VOD on shahid.net. The show is also available on MX Player app. It was also aired on ARY Digital's sister channel ARY Zindagi.[citation needed]

Reception

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The series received acclaim due to its script, performances and stong female protagonist.[30][31] The Nation praised the writing for breaking the gender stereotypes.[32] DAWN Images praised the writing for the depiction of family values, women bonds and stong female protagonist, which was rare on television at that time.[33][34] The misogynistic elements of the plotline were however criticized.[35][36]

Awards and nominations

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Lux Style Awards

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Year Awards Category Nominee/ Receipt Result Ref.
2017 Lux Style Awards Best TV Play Six Sigma Plus Won [37]
Best Television Director Nadeem Beyg Nominated
Best Television Actor Humayun Saeed Nominated
Best Television Actress Mehwish Hayat Nominated
Best Television Writer Faiza Iftikhar Nominated

International Pakistan Prestigue Academy Awards

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Nominations

ARY Social Media Awards

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References

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  1. ^ "The wait is over: 'Dillagi' to air tonight on ARY Digital at 8:00 pm". ARY News. 5 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "'Dillagi':Humayun Saeed comeback serial promos are out". Dailytimes. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Humayun Saeed to play lovesick Romeo in Dil Lagi". Images. 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Dil Lagi 1st Episode – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 5 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 02 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 12 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 03 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 26 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 04 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 2 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 05 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 9 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 06 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 16 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 07 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 23 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 08 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 30 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 09 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 14 May 2016.
  13. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 10 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 21 May 2016.
  14. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 11 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 28 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 12 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 4 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 13 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 11 June 2016.
  17. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 14 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 18 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 15 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 25 June 2016.
  19. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 16 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 9 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 17 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 16 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 18 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 23 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 19 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 30 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 20 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 6 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 21 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 13 August 2016.
  25. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 22 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 20 August 2016.
  26. ^ "Dil Lagi Ep 23 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 27 August 2016.
  27. ^ "Dil Lagi 2nd Last Episode – 3rd September 2016 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 3 September 2016.
  28. ^ "Dil Lagi Last Episode – 10th September 2016 – ARY Digital Drama". YouTube. ARY Digital. 10 September 2016.
  29. ^ "Iman Ali reveals the reason behind her Rejection for Drama Dil Lagi". Bol News. 5 December 2023. Archived from the original on 22 March 2024.
  30. ^ "Here's the ultimate list of Pakistani dramas you must watch in 2016". Express Tribune. 11 April 2016.
  31. ^ Sadaf Haider (12 September 2016). "Review: In Dil Lagi, strong women breathe new life into a story of unrequited love". Dawn Images.
  32. ^ "Pakistani media and TV industry need to stop defining gender roles for us". The Nation. 21 September 2016.
  33. ^ "Dil Lagi's final episode gave us the authentic love story other dramas didn't". Dawn Images. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2022.
  34. ^ Sadaf Haider (10 June 2016). "Game of wills: Dil Lagi speeds ahead with a fiery heroine and a hero who won't give up". Images.
  35. ^ "'No means yes': Pakistan TV's dangerous trend of celebrating rapists and stalkers as heroes". 13 April 2016. 13 April 2016.
  36. ^ Sadaf Siddiqui. "How to write a TRP-winning drama". Tribune.
  37. ^ "Here's what went down at the Lux Style Awards 2017". DAWN Images. 20 April 2017.
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