Actor Zainab Qayyum thinks we've ‘misunderstood’ Hum Kahan ke Sachay Thay as its 'pace matches its genre'

Actor Zainab Qayyum thinks we've ‘misunderstood’ Hum Kahan ke Sachay Thay as its 'pace matches its genre'

Several Twitter users have reservations about the show and have been vocal in expressing them.
Updated 01 Dec, 2021

Actor Zainab Qayyum, also known as ZQ, wants you to know that Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay is not as bad as you think it is. She can be seen in the drama serial as Shagufta, mother to antagonist Mashal (Kubra Khan).

In a series of tweets, fans argued whether or not the Mahira Khan starrer is worth their time due to its emotional yet slow pace throughout the 17 episodes released so far.

A Twitter user shared how her mother narrated the storyline of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay to her and she couldn’t figure out why everyone was still watching it.

In response, ZQ left a laughing emoji. People then wanted to know her opinion about the show. The actor responded that some people “misunderstood” the drama and that the “pace matches its genre.”

Some of her fans even lauded her performance in the latest episode (which was definitely a rollercoaster ride).

Many fans of the star-studded cast have been complaining about the drama being slow, missing out on the basics and glorifying toxicity. People have been expecting a change of events, however, the show is still stuck between being about a family looking for the truth and a depiction of an abusive marriage.

Avid followers of the drama took the recent episode into consideration and shared their thoughts on social media.

Some even made memes about specific scenes from the drama, and it’s exactly what you need to see if you’re sad about the show.

A majority have been complaining about the typical representation and have compared it to Umera Ahmed’s previous work. Due to multiple projects airing at the same time, fans of the writer expected to see a difference between her work, but sadly, they felt let down.

A netizen questioned Ahmed and asked the purpose of showing Mehreen (Mahira Khan) as a strong-headed woman in the beginning when she is bound to end up with an oppressive husband.

Another questioned the TV channel for not knowing how to film a suspenseful drama.

Despite the criticism the show is receiving online, many people still seem to really like it. While some Twitter users might complain about the drama serial, we can’t deny the fact that the majority of us still watch the new episodes every weekend in hopes of seeing something changing in the show.


NYS Nov 30, 2021 11:12pm
Personal front : like Aswad in show no reason to portray in such ugly human while he is oxford graduate it shows sarcastic brought up All cynical keep in mind cross check before blind trust offenders
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Sanity 101 Dec 01, 2021 12:54am
worst drama in ages . totally pathetic.
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Mahota Dec 01, 2021 01:19am
This drama is the worst of drags. Stopped watching three episodes ago after getting bored to death because story was not progressing at all. Asked someone yesterday, found out it still is stuck where it was. Was not expected from this team though. And sad as I had high expectations.
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Raza Dec 01, 2021 01:47am
They should write a few lines for Mahira Khan as well,she is mostly mum where a normal human being would converse ,respond and give her answer and version.
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Etta Dec 01, 2021 06:35am
And within the case of TV series, the experience is much like watching an episode on traditional broadcast TV. West Side Story full movie
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Sohaila Ahmed Dec 01, 2021 06:45am
Stockholm Syndrome
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M. Saeed Dec 01, 2021 08:28am
The whole concept this drama HKKST is lopsided. Why is the police acting johnies instead of investigating? Why nobody investigated the very first item, the tool or method of killing, if it has to be murder? Why the otherwise highly intelligent and methodical Mehreen is silent about being the victim than beneficiary of the murder?
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Ekta Dec 01, 2021 10:02am
It is not about being badass! Mehreen has undergone tremendous trauma and an extremely bad childhood which has scarred her..also she has been oppressed all her life.. not a single person from her own family has ever stood by it's not easy for her to retaliate against the man she loves..she's also shown to be suffering from guilt for Mashal..all these things add up.
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Asma Sayeed Dec 01, 2021 10:18pm
I watched the first episode and then gave up. Umera Ahmed inherently has a patriarchal mindset. Watch Dureshawar to know what she preaches and some of her old works. She's trying hard to change to suit the wave but old habits die hard. Mahira is so boring Man ! I pity those who have invested time in it and are stuck. Hero useless too. Us mein kuch nahi hai ab.
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Tan Dec 02, 2021 08:24pm
When it's obvious you need long-term therapy you don't just make a tv show instead!
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Ain Dec 04, 2021 12:11pm
Disappointed with the protagonist being portrayed as submissive weak and apologetic/guilty person who is all knees down for some stupid childhood love that she still has for a jerk. Says no to university..says where I would go after divorce DEVASTATING i mean u being a distinction holder qualified adult and still wonders where to get a good job work and live in a good women hostle
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Laila Dec 04, 2021 05:33pm
I don't think it's misunderstood. Not at all. It's just another depressing slow dragging drama with the same usual overused narrative of having the female protagonist suffer abuse needlessly and every character is a mental in it. I had to stop watching when they killed off the lead antagonist.
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Rami Dec 04, 2021 08:23pm
Dysfunctional families, trying to sort one self is the point of the novel, this story is not supposed to about light hearted, women March characters! The problem is there are trolls who just like to create negativity! The acting of the cast the story is based on a novel, so it has to be true to what happens to characters in that particular story !
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Rami Dec 04, 2021 08:26pm
@Raza this is based on the story of the characters in the novel, it is not about mahira’s bio epic story! The novel is well respected, it is telling a story of how dysfunctional childhood leads to problems as adults !
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Laila Dec 05, 2021 10:32am
@Asma Sayeed Umers Ahmed... Enough said. You should read an article "Propaganda for Patriarchy" in Dawn's archives. You will like it.
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SHAHID LAKHANI Dec 06, 2021 12:02pm
Worst from HUM TV this year ......... Very disappointed
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