Angaan, the long awaited period drama by Momina Duraid, hit our screens last night and it is as beautiful as we expected! Packed with an all-star cast, including hearththrob couple Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly from this year’s super-hit drama Yakeen Ka Safar, this has been one of the most eagerly awaited serials of the year.

Angaan – Drama Serial by Momina Duraid Productions

Set in the 1940s, Aangan is set to be full of heritage feels. With so many Pakistani dramas focusing on the modern era, it serves as portal through which we can visualise what life might have been like in the not-so-distant past and how it differs from our present life; whether that be the lingual difference, cultural or fashion. Aangan follows Muzaffar Ali Khan’s family from epitome of wealth and influence as they are buffeted by the winds of change.  Set just before partition, the story focuses on the breaking of bonds … on a personal level and across the nation. From riches to rags, rash and short-sighted decisions, family feuds, changing cultural values and clashing political ideologies, Aangan follows through the rift that divided the family even before the division of the Sub-Continent.

Episode 1 of Angaan

Ahsan Khan and Sonya Hussain in Aangan

Episode 1 of #Aangan is intense, dramatic and partition is the focus from the very first episode. The partition of relationships and that of political beliefs. Setting the story, episode 1 moves along at the leisurely pace you’d expect from Momina Duraid – she sure knows how to build a story. Some strong females stood out immediately, with Sonya Hussain brilliant as Salma – rebellious but restrained. Ahsan Khan also shone. Fans of Mawra Hocane, Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir will be disappointed not to see them yet but there was plenty to love. The acting, the dialogue and the hint of things to come. The vintage setting and costumes were also a delight – the styling is brilliantly atmospheric.

Sajal Aly in Aangan

Mark your calendars, grab a steaming cup of chai, tune into Aangan every Thursday at 8 pm and enjoy the short-lived Karachi winter.

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