Pehchaan (2014 TV series)

Pehchaan (Urdu: پہچان, lit.'Identity'), is a Pakistani television drama serial that aired on A-Plus TV from 17 April 2014 to 4 September 2014. It was written by Bee Gul and directed by Khalid Ahmed. It stars Alishba Yousuf, Sohail Sameer and Iffat Rahim in lead roles.[1][2]

Written byBee Gul
Directed byKhalid Ahmed
Theme music composerArshad Mahmood
Opening themeErum Nafees
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of episodes20
Executive producerNoorul Huda Shah
  • Seema Razi
  • Raziuddin Ahmed
CinematographyNaveed Malik
Original release
NetworkA-Plus TV
Release17 April (2014-04-17) –
4 September 2014 (2014-09-04)

Plot overview edit

Pehchaan is the narrative of Laila, a praiseworthy young girl having a basic existence with no more prominent assumptions separated from discovering love in her arranged marriage, finds her genuine strength and a solid way of life as an independent woman when gotten through the trial of time and relations. Will the society let her discover the equality that she properly merits and the love she has consistently yearned for?

Cast edit

Reception edit

Being an artistic serial and having unique storyline, the series received praise from critics.[3] said it "an underrated show".[4] Dawn praised the writing and execution of the serial and wrote, "The non-linear script is beautifully handled and the excellent visuals help make Pehchan a serial that is as appealing as it is engaging." The newspaper further adds, "Writer Bee Gul and director Khalid Ahmed, who gave us Talkhian, produced another gem in Pehchaan."[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Muhammad Ali (12 July 2018). "Conversation 'Baat Cheet' with Bee Gul (writer of Pehchaan TV drama above)". The Nation. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  2. ^ Tehreem M Alam (10 March 2020). "Female writers who disregard women's plight are biggest supporters of patriarchy: Bee Gul - writer of Pehchaan (2014 TV series)". Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. ^ Sadaf Siddique & Sadaf Haider (30 December 2014). "Drama Poll 2014 results: 'Pyaray Afzal' dominates Pakistani television". Dawn.
  4. ^ Sophia Qureshi (23 February 2020). "Underrated Pakistani Shows That Are Lead[sic] By Strong Female Characters (contains review of Pehchaan drama)". Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  5. ^ Salima Feerasta (31 December 2014). "2014: A good year for Pakistani TV and cinema (scroll down for this newspaper's review of Pehchaan (2014 TV series)". Dawn. Retrieved 24 April 2021.