The newly launched serial ‘Nauroz’ is based on the effects of social media in our daily lives, with an approach that is definitely out of the box. Mawra Hocane has opted for a very different role, a fierce character based in the beautiful northern areas of Pakistan. The cast of the drama is phenomenal with names like Manzar Sehbai and Shamil Khan attached to it. The drama is written by Kashif Anwar and directed by Shahzad Kashmiri.
The show opens with Shamyl Khan’s character, Ramish Khan, telling his daughter a story of a post-apocalyptic world. He then mentions the year is 2046 which is bound to get your gears turning.
The show does deserve credit for bringing the audience in with these reveals and making you question everything that him and his wife are telling their daughter. The story also seems heavily inspired by Rapunzel, of a girl trapped in a closed room with no access to the outside world.
We then get a Disney-esque montage of the little girl growing up in the confines of her room into a twenty-year-old Mawra Hocane. We also find out that the year is not decades in the future.
The first half of the episode is exciting and revealing, while the second half with flashbacks gives you context.
The episode also got positive reviews from social media.