After delivering super successful dramas together with Yaqeen Ka Safar and Yeh Dil Mera, Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly are set to treat their fans in an engaging cross-border tale of love, hate and nationalism directed by Haseeb Hassan.
Sajal plays Sara from Pakistan and Ahad essays the role of Vishal from India. The trailer provides us an insight on how the militant attacks at the border from both the sides effect the normal people and their livelihood in a gruesome manner.
The series attempts at normalizing the similarities that Indians and Pakistanis share rather than clouting the differences between the two. It reflects on the similar family structure and values on both sides of the border. If a Pakistani gets hurt and affected by the militant strikes so does the Indians. It also ponders on the point in the fights of governments and militants, its the normal citizen which gets affected.
What makes the screenplay more gripping is the connection shared between Sara and Vishal who fall for each other through social media despite not meeting each other even once knowing the fact that their future is not in their hands and that their countries are at loggerheads. The two stand in front of their families to defend their lover and even try to improve the fabricated narrative about their partner’s community.
The background score adds to the intrigue of the screenplay whereas crisp editing works for the show’s mise-en-scene, making the narrative fast paced and engaging.
Dhoop Ki Deewar is an ensemble and stars Manzar Sehbai, Sawera Nadeem, Samiya Mumtaz, Zaib Rehman, Samina Ahmed, Zoya Nasir and child star Sami Khan in pivotal roles. It premieres on June 25 on Zee5.