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Featured: A Review of the Pakistani Drama “Aap Ki Kaneez”

About “Aap Ki Kaneez”

“Aap Ki Kaneez” is a 2015 Pakistani drama serial that originally aired on Geo Entertainment from 15 September 2014 to 23 March 2015, for twenty six episodes. It was directed by Amir Yousaf, written by Faiza Iftikhar and stars Alyy Khan, Shamim Hilaly, Atiqa Odho and Yumna Zaidi in pivotal roles.


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The Synopsis of “Aap Ki Kaneez”

So basically Geo describes it as:

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times with the same person, over and over again. But there is always an unusual story to tell.Shah Mir Afandi lost his wife while she was giving birth to their daughter Parniyan 12 years ago, but the love that he felt for her when he laid his eyes on her for the first time is still there. When they got married Sheerin was a divorcee with a 13 year boy Shah Zar from her first marriage, but her past had no effect on him in any way Shah Mir and he is still living with her memories and his house is more of a museum which has Sheerin written all over. But his life takes an unutterable twist when he is forced to marry his servant’s daughter Kaneez who is half the age of his and is uneducated. After hiding his marital status from the family he had to tell them and face their annoyance.Kaneez is the story of a girl who is married to a man who is still in love with his dead wife. Our Kaneez has to sacrifice almost everything in order to gain the respect from her in-laws.Cast: Shamim Hilali, AtiqaOdho, Aly Khan, Yumna Zaidi, Sohail Asghar, Gul-e-Rana, Ayesha Toor, Mohammad Ali Khan, Zainab Jameel, Farah Nadir, ImanWritten By: Faiza Iftikhar

The Good Points of “Aap Ki Kaneez”

The portrayal of Pakistani culture is in some parts spot on and in others a little exaggerated, but overall quite good.  The drama portrays even events that might be boring with a sense of tension and anticipation that keeps the viewer riveted throughout. The viewer is kept guessing, so the show never gets boring.

The acting in “Aap Ki Kaneez” is ok for the most part, with some rather praiseworthy moments, but overall mediocre. The child actor is particularly praiseworthy, because of her rather good performance. But overall it was the side characters who performed their roles the best, for example the man who played “Mal” is a veteran actor and it showed in his performance.

“Aap Ki Kaneez” also placed a heavy emphasis on doing the right thing. I found this not obtrusive but rather refreshing to see. The characters realized when they did something wrong, and suffered for it accordingly.

The Bad Parts

The drama “Aap Ki Kaneez” was fun to watch, however I have major issues with its portrayal of women. It shows that only women who are submissive and unassuming are the best, and those that speak their minds or rebel are inevitably going to end up in bad situations due to their weak moral fiber. It also shows a very imbalanced relationship between man and wife.

Another gripe I have is the makeup in this drama is bad. Really bad. Bad to the point that I had to mention it. It really takes you out of the action at times to see huge streaks of unblended black across a character’s lids.

The last complain I have is that the drama’s ending feels really rushed. It feels as if all the resolutions came out of nowhere.

Overall Thoughts

“Aap Ki Kaneez” is a good enough drama for what it is. If you want to pass some time, go for it, however there are many vastly superior shows out there.

I rate this show a 5.5/10.


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