Bushra Ansari takes netizens on a trip down memory lane with a new rendition of 'Dubai Janay Walay'

Bushra Ansari takes netizens on a trip down memory lane with a new rendition of 'Dubai Janay Walay'

The actor's video has nostalgic netizens sharing their memories from the time and her drama Fifty Fifty.
18 Jun, 2022

A video of actor Bushra Ansari singing 'Dubai Janay Walay' from her 1978 comedy Fifty Fifty yielded unexpected results this weekend — it reminded Pakistani netizens of their uncles and aunties who brought them gifts from abroad when they were younger.

The actor took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a clip of herself singing the song that was featured in her show 44 years earlier.

At the end of the video, she asked followers if they remembered anything after hearing her sing 'Dubai Janay Walay'. The video certainly jogged netizens' memories on Twitter as they shared stories of relatives who went abroad and got them gifts.

One user was reminded of her sister-in-law, who used to bring her souvenirs from abroad.

It stirred the feels in another user who lived in the UAE.

One user used the lyrics of the song to tease a friend who was moving to Dubai.

Another thought she lip-synced to the song — though it seems to us as if Ansari is singing in her video.

The song brought back "pleasant memories" for one user.

While another shared a side-by-side clip from the drama and Ansari's latest video, calling it the "golden era".

For most users, the song brought with it a lot of nostalgia and good memories.

Fifty Fifty was a satirical show released in 1978 that starred Zeba Shehnaz, Moin Akhtar, Durdana Butt, Ansari, Sakhi Kamal, Ashraf Khan, Iqbal Ansari, Adil Wadia, Ismail Tara, Asma Abbas, Javed Sheikh, Umer Shareef and Majid Jehnagir. The show was written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Shoaib Mansoor.


Taimur Khan Jun 18, 2022 03:30pm
Kya zamana tha. Kya satire tha. What a talented team! Truly karachi telegencia at its brilliant best!
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jun 18, 2022 04:06pm
Great move and excellent news triggering old nostalgic memories of yesteryears.
Malik Jun 18, 2022 04:20pm
@Taimur Khan She is not from Karachi by the way. He anscestral home is in Punjab.
Taj Ahmad-USA Jun 18, 2022 08:06pm
Very great artist still with us, live long Bushra Ansari, lots of great artists already left us. Your time with Moin Akhtar, Umar Sharif and Ismail Tara always missed by us.
Junaid Jun 18, 2022 09:02pm
Karachi scripts and productions were always the best unlike lacklustre Lahore.
Imran khan (Mardan) KPK Jun 18, 2022 09:59pm
@Malik does that even matter what province she’s from? Isn’t that enough she’s from Pakistan or do you really want to bring in your unwanted provincial bias here.
nk Jun 18, 2022 11:35pm
Fifty Fifty was one that program of the great PTV era that can never be forgotten and at sixty years of age the above clip still engulfed me into laughter and took me into my young and heydays.
nk Jun 18, 2022 11:40pm
@Malik Yes, Malik saheb and what you just said is one national problem particularly from your part of the world and we have not just got away with this thinking. She is from Punjab but has lived her whole life in Karachi and I am the witness to it.
Amer Jun 19, 2022 12:28am
Bushra Ansari I grew up grew old watching you on Pak TV you are a learning institution
Daredevil Jun 19, 2022 09:55am
Comedy was really comedy back then, now the comedy has been turned into vulgarity. Legends, indeed, they were.
Daredevil Jun 19, 2022 09:59am
Beautiful voice, funny song, nostalgic connection with this show. Long live Bushra jee.
Awesome Jun 19, 2022 12:32pm
She is just trying to stay relevant. No need for this
Ahmed Bilal Sheikh Jun 19, 2022 02:03pm
@Malik does it matter! She is pride of Pakistan
Asif Jun 19, 2022 06:06pm
Annoying as usual.
nk Jun 19, 2022 09:45pm
Definitely it is she singing the song then and now both.
time_travel Jun 19, 2022 09:50pm
Pakistanis are mistreated by Arabs in Dubai. Live in Dubai and find out.
Malik Jun 20, 2022 01:41am
@Imran khan (Mardan) KPK So "Mr Imran Khan From KPK" you cannot see the comment of Taimur Khan that brought this bias in the first place by mentioning "Karachi Telegencia"?. But because of Last name affinity with Taimur Khan you decided to target me only since I mentioned Punjab and corrected him?. Who is actually biased here?.
Malik Jun 20, 2022 01:43am
@Ahmed Bilal Sheikh If someone will write that she is from Karachi then it is great. But if someone mentions that she is from Punjab then everyone will start saying that dont mention Punjab and just say we are Pakistanis?. What a clear cut hypocricy!!!!. Look at the comment of Taimur Khan. Do you agree that he is write while mentioning Karachi only?.
Omamah Khan Jun 20, 2022 06:03am
beautiful song that only kids of 80s will remeber their whole life