Ary Digital Drama Balaa:
The production of Big Bang Productions, the direction of Badar Mehmood & the writing of Zanjabeel Asim Shah – Balaa is a prime-time drama that airs on Monday on ARY Digital. The first double episode of Balaa laid the foundation in which the drama is set & elaborated the dynamics between the characters & their families – where one family has made it based on their hard work & the other one has this sense of entitlement which can also be classified as a superiority complex!
Zafar (Sajid Hassan) has a daughter Nigar (Ushna Shah) & a son Junaid (Asad Siddique). Nigar is physically disabled
Taimoor (Bilal Abbas Khan) is Zafar’s nephew. Taimoor’s father passed away & he has worked really very hard to bring himself to the level that he can now take care of his family which consists of his mother (Samina Peerzada) & 2 sisters Saleha & Batool. They are a close knit family that only speaks the language of love & respect with each other. Saleha takes after her mother in having a God-fearing heart whereas Taimoor & Batool are practical & not overly emotional to an extent of putting people before them even if they don’t deserve it.
Zafar pays a visit to Taimoor’s place on the occassion of Saleha’s engagement but just then & there he lets everyone know what his deceased brother’s family means to him by looking down on them. Zafar makes sure to let Saleha’s fiancé know that he is a wealthy businessman only because of his daughter’s luck. Zafar uses Nigar’s luck as a billboard to advertise how much wealth he has accumulated over the years. Nigar sees Taimoor on the engagement & that is when she lets her father know that she likes him & would want to get married to him.
On Taimoor’s front, he likes his family friend
Zafar’s unreasonability can be measured with his order to Junaid to divorce Zeba & get married to Batool in order to prove it to Taimoor that Zafar treats them as a family. Even Junaid knows that he has no value in Zafar’s eyes & he is saying all of that to fix Nigar’s wedding but then even he starts thinking on those lines & to make matters worse, he lets Zeba know who loses her calm giving a rise to another mayhem. Nigar who already was on Zeba’s case makes sure to play the victim card & blame it all on Junaid & Zeba whereas deep inside, she feels shattered that Taimoor rejected her proposal & for a girl like Nigar who can’t take no for an answer – it is a big deal.
Well, a lot happened in the first two episodes & because of the way this drama has been directed along with the way the actors have acted, it surely has piqued my interest & I will be looking forward to the rest of the story. Even though the scenario with which the drama has begun is not something new but with Zanjabeel Asim Shah as a writer, I am ready to invest my time in this drama as I am sure she is going to bring something amazing to the table. Everyone acted brilliantly & it did look like everyone has worked really hard on the look of their characters to make them look realisticSabathiabut I am not too sure why Ushna Shah chose to wear a wig instead of relying on her natural hair? Everything else was good & just the way it should have been. These