It is worth noting that Pakistani dramas enjoy immense popularity across the globe due to their compelling content, top-notch casting, and excellent quality. Besides Pakistan, these dramas are widely appreciated in countries such as Nepal, India, UAE, KSA, and Bangladesh. A notable aspect that sets Pakistani dramas apart from Indian ones is their relatively shorter duration of three to four months, allowing for a conclusive ending. In contrast, Indian dramas tend to continue for years without any definite conclusion.
In this article, we are discussing the highly popular ARY Digital drama serial, Samjhota, which has captured the attention of viewers who are eagerly following it on both television screens and YouTube. The drama features an impressive ensemble cast, including Javed Sheikh, Zain Baig, Shaista Lodhi, Shazeal Shoukat, Sidra Niazi, and Momina Iqbal, among others. Notably, each episode of Samjhota has amassed over a million views on YouTube, indicating the drama’s widespread popularity.
However, it is worth noting that the 33rd episode of the drama received some backlash from viewers due to the awkward scene. In that particular sequence, the characters played by Shazeal Shaukat and Zain Baig attend a college party where students are seen celebrating the Hindu festival of Holi by throwing colors at each other. In the same scene, Zain Baig’s character makes a concerning statement, suggesting that he would take his own life if Shazeal’s character rejects his proposal.
For those who are interested in watching the complete video of this Holi celebration scene in Samjhota, please click on the link below.
As the video clip of this scene went viral on social media, viewers expressed their displeasure, with some questioning the promotion of Indian culture in Pakistani dramas. Others have speculated about the reasons behind the inclusion of such scenes.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you also feel that the depiction of Indian cultural elements in Pakistani dramas is becoming increasingly common? Alternatively, do you think there may be other motives behind including these scenes? We would love to hear your opinions. Thank you!