Jhok Siyal is a Pakistani television series first broadcast on Pakistan Television Corporation. It was based on a novel by Shabbir Shah with screenplay was written by Munnu Bhai, and directed by Yawar Hayat Khan.[1] The series was the on-screen debut of Abid Ali, who played the leading role in the series. Set in rural Punjab, the series revolves around feudalism. It aired in 1973.[2][3]

Jhok Siyal
Original titleجھوک سیال
Based onJhok Siyal
by Shabbir Hussain
Written byMunnu Bhai
Directed byYawar Hayat Khan
Badi Uzzaman
Abid Ali
Humaira Ali
Salim Nasir
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
ProducerYawar Hayat Khan
Camera setupMulti-camera
Original release
Release1973 (1973) –
1973 (1973)

The series is considered as a revolutionary classic, due to its scale and the themes it touched upon, such as exploitation of poor and rich, poverty and economic inequality.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "Munnu Bhai – A Legend in His Lifetime!". 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ "TV producer Yawar Hayat dies". Dawn. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Remembering the legend Abid Ali on his death anniversary". Bol News. 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "A director of dreams". The News. 13 November 2016. But the first transition to such themes and scale was also initiated by Yawar Hayat in Jhok Siyal.
  5. ^ "The Herald". 1991.
  6. ^ "Media Asia". 1991.
  7. ^ Sarwat Ali (15 September 2019). "The true Pakistani character". www.thenews.com.pk. Archived from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 25 December 2022.