Unquestionably, the makers of “Dillagi” and “Khuda aur Muhabbat” have a vision. The teaser of Shayad, a drama with aesthetically pleasing visuals are stylistically consistent, updated to contemporary times and owing inspiration to a 90’s love story is out giving us a strong hangover.
The lengthy and intense glances of the romance and palpable chemistry between the strikingly beautiful duo of Uzair Jaswal and Sadia Khan have taken a toll on this love story for sure. The story content has been treated in the finest of sequences with Saad (Uzair Jaswal), a young boy hopelessly in love with his cousin Umm-e-Hani who belittles his love because she is in search of a man well-settled and befitting the role of a person who can provide her security and the luxuries of life every girl desires for. Unfortunately, this materialistic approach towards life pushes Umm-e-Hani to go for another man Salaar (Noman Ijaz) who seems like the perfect eligible bachelor before marriage but turns out to be her biggest nightmare.
Will Umm-e-Hani be remorseful of her decision for a lifetime or will Saad be able to save her from the toxic relationship she has gotten herself trapped into? Will Saad be able to rescue Umm-e-Hani from the misadventures resulting from her life choices?
The cinematography seems to be backed by full technical support meant to leave the audience fully engrossed in instances like their encounters in the moonlight paired with their invigorating on screen chemistry. The serial airs tonight on Geo Television and we most eagerly await to find out whether the end of this distinctive love story will turn out to be disturbing or comforting. …SHAYAD.