The groundbreaking success of Humsafar has proved that Pakistani audience has special interest in the genre of traditional romantic drama and love stories. It was an instant and huge hit and even after one year it is till hot favourite of Pakistani television audience. This intrigued drama directors and a lot more love stories based dramas went on air. Among many of them, Dil-e-Muztar captured the attention of audience from its very first episode. This play is beautifully written by Aliya Bukhari, directed by Shahzad Kashmiri and produced by Momina Duraid for Hum TV. Till date, its 10 episodes have gone on air and it has successfully managed to engage a vast number of audience.
Dil-e-Muztar is the story of a young couple Adeel (played by Imran Abbas) and Silla (Played by Sanam Jung) who got married against the will of Silla’s father. Soon after their marriage they get into a series of troubles including economic pressure and hurdles of practical life. The intimacy and strength of their relationship is further threatened by Zoya (played by Sarwat Gillani) who is their neighbour and infatuated towards Adeel.
Dil-e-Muztar shares many similarities with the previous hit of Hum TV. Like Humsafar, it is written by a very well known digest writer Aliya Bukhari. The plot of the drama follows a very typical love triangle story. Similarly like Ashar and Khirad, Adeel and Silla are cousins and of course one of them was born with a silver spoon in mouth while the other was deprived of everything since childhood. Like Khirad of Humsafar, the poor cousin, Adeel has no relation in life other than his mother who died in early episodes.
Zoya, like Sara of humsafar plays tricks to break the strong love bonding of Silla and Adeel. Dil-e-Muztar does not lag behind in owning a ‘stereotypical cunning and cruel mother in law’ as well, this time played by Saba Hameed. Another interesting similarity to be noticed is that like Humsafar’s Mahira, Dil-e-Muztar’s female protagonist Sanam Jung is also a former VJ of Aag TV.
Although the theme and story of Dil-e-Muztar follows a very typical line, the dialogues and direction is worthy of appreciation. The charm of angry young man, Imran Abbas and the sweetness of cute and bubbly Sanam Jung is the essence of this drama. Will Dil-e-Muztar become successful in breaking the spell of Humsafar? We shall see!