Marvi (Urdu: ماروی‎) is a Pakistani drama series broadcast on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) in 1993. It was a modern version of a Sindhi folktale, "Umar Marvi". It starred Ghazal Siddique as Marvi and Hassam Qazi as Umar. It was adapted by Noor-ul-Huda Shah and directed by Sultana Siddiqui.[1] Mahnoor Baloch debuted in the series in a supporting role.

Written byNoor ul Huda Shah
Directed bySultana Siddiqui
StarringHassam Qazi
Ghazal Siddique
Mahnoor Baloch
Roshan Atta
Anwar Solangi
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
Original networkPTV
Original release1993 (1993)
External links
Production website

Plot summaryEdit

The story is about a village girl named Marvi who goes to the city to study, with the aim to come back to her village and improve the living conditions for the people there.[2] Things do not go according to plan, and she faces many hardships. Marvi's possessive lover, Umar, played by Hassam Qazi, becomes so obsessed with her that he changes into a different person. He asks his friend Akbar, a feudal lord, for help. Akbar kidnaps Marvi without Umar's knowledge. When Umar finds out, he becomes very angry at Akbar, but later, after Akbar threatens to kill Marvi, Umar becomes a silent spectator. When Marvi pleads for help, Umar helps her escape. With the help of feudal lords, villagers and police try to kill Marvi for having bad character. Marvi escapes and goes to her female boss, for whom she worked as an editor. She helps Marvi file a petition against Umar and Akbar for killing her cousin. When the case is about to be decided in favor of the feudal lords, leaving Marvi as the culprit, Umar confesses that he is in love with Marvi and had helped in her kidnapping. He says at the end that he loves Marvi.



  1. ^ Marvi Retrieved 30 August 2013
  2. ^ "Pakistani dramas that once appealed to every group have now glued themselves to feminist issues only". The Nation. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2018.