People see a lot of Suno Chanda and Chupke Chupke in Sana Javed and Osman Khalid Butt’s new show Kaala Doriya

People see a lot of Suno Chanda and Chupke Chupke in Sana Javed and Osman Khalid Butt’s new show Kaala Doriya

The drama also stars Nadia Afgan, Farhan Ally Agha, Samina Ahmed, Sohail Sameer, Khaled Anam, Zainab Qayyum, model Shahzad Noor and Adla Khan.
17 Sep, 2022

Ramazan comedy shows skyrocketed in popularity after Suno Chanda hit our TV screens and started a trend, leading to many more light-hearted shows such as Ayeza Khan’s Chupke Chupke, Chaudhary and Sons and Hum Tum, to name a few. Writer Saima Akram Chaudhary’s new show Kaala Doriya follows that pattern but it isn’t a Ramazan show, much to everyone’s surprise. The first episode dropped on Friday with Osman Khalid Butt as Asfand, Sana Javed as Mahnoor, and some familiar faces from previous shows.

But Kaala Doriya’s similarities to Ramazan shows of the past have garnered mixed reviews online. For one, people think it’s far too similar to Chaudhry’s previous work.

In the first episode, we saw Butt as a musician who is sneaking home early in the morning and gets caught by his brother, played by model Shahzad Noor.

The scene pans to his mother, played by Zainab Qayyum, who runs up to him to solve an issue with the water before Butt’s short-tempered father, played by Farhan Ally Agha, gets angry. On the way, Butt meets his young niece and nephew and starts playing his guitar for them, enraging his father.

The second scene reveals the next door neighbours, Javed, Nadia Afgan and Sohail Sameer, who are the family of Noor’s wife in the show. Sameer is Agha’s brother in the show.

The drama is based on two families, the rivalry between Sameer and Agha that separated them and divided their parents, played by Samina Ahmed and Khalid Anam. The brothers are not on speaking terms but Sameer’s eldest daughter is married to Agha’s son. She is also very close to her brother-in-law, Butt, offering a fresh take on the relationship between brother and sister-in-law. Usually, comedy shows focus entirely on the rival families and main characters whose hatred turns into affection.

Some people on Twitter liked the show but didn’t understand why Afgan’s character was so similar to her character Shahana Batool from Suno Chanda and said that there should’ve “been some change”.

Others praised Butt and said that he “is made for romcoms” and that he lights up the screen whenever he appears.

Is it really a romcom without Agha playing the dad?

People enjoyed the “proper introductions” for all the characters.

Some people felt this kind of light-hearted content is usually limited to Ramazan, which is why they were surprised by it.

But there were critics too. People weren’t happy with the set being the same as every other romcom and didn’t enjoy the casting being so similar to Suno Chanda’s.

People thought it was a bit too similar to Suno Chanda, Chupke Chupke and Hum Tum. “Saima Akram Chaudhry, sis you need to stop,” wrote one user.

Another criticised Javed’s styling and asked why show creators can’t just cast actors who fit roles instead of using hair accessories and clothes to make actors look younger.

The drama is being directed by Danish Nawaz and is described as a love story of two people, enemies at first and lovers second, who must overcome their family rivalry to come together as one. The drama airs every Friday at 8pm on HUM TV.


NYS Sep 17, 2022 11:56am
UKB is an adorable character love to follow this show
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Sep 17, 2022 12:16pm
There is no such thing as talent in our so called entertainment industry. They don't have any content. They are just feeding television channels. Extremely disappointing.
ST Sep 17, 2022 01:41pm
Seems like an overacting and stupid drama. Copying Indians? We have to remeber, their dramas R flop.
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Sep 17, 2022 02:32pm
Obsolete content, over age cast, over acting.
Zameera Rihai Sep 17, 2022 07:52pm
Every drama ends with wedding and love binding. Its so pathetic to watch such cheap shows where couple fights and hate eachother first then they fall in love. How many times these stories will get repeat
Afeera Sep 17, 2022 11:52pm
Yes it was indeed a flop show with the same old script ,ott acting I have stopped watching in the middle chaudhry and sons has worked only because of the powerful performance by the actors and the writer also admitted that they had improvised a lot , so for me #Kala doriya is
Maryam Sep 17, 2022 11:55pm
Chaudhry and sons worked only because of the powerful performances by the actors and the writer herself admitted that they had improvised a lot but this time it doesn't work as ott acting same old script indeed #Kala doriya is disappointing
Saira Khan Sep 18, 2022 03:17am
Pathetic actors who have no formal training and pathetic script writers. Just good for tweeting and making YouTube shorts