The very much talked about drama serial, Mushk went on air last night on Hum Tv. Everybody’s been so excited for several reasons; the fact that Imran Ashraf has written the play, Ahsun Talish is directing it, Urwa Hocane’s back after Udaari and the dialogues are superb. Personally, I felt that the whole vibe of episode 1 of Mushk was subtle because it was more about introducing everyone’s character.
We have Adam, Guddi, Mehek and Shayan – the main characters and last night’s episode of Mushk showed us the opening scenes of their personal stories. While much was not revealed in Adam’s case, but we know where he stands for now. However this what we’ve learnt so far.
Mehek, played by Momal Sheikh returns to her village after a hiatus of 2 years, but she’s not alone. She’s accompanied with a new born and Guddi, played by Urwa Hocane, who comes off as a shy character at first. However, it is revealed that Guddi is helping Mehek to hide the identity of her child and her nikkah to Shayan, played by Osama Tahir (who we see locked up by).
In the opening act, we are introduced to Mehek’s dada, who’s deeply engrossed in his prayers and well wishes for his grand daughter. And from what we see, Mehek means the world to him and he blindly trusts her and her word. Therefore, when she arrives home with Guddi, we see him excited, and at the same time covering for Guddi’s presence according to what Mehek has told him.
Imran Ashraf plays Adam, who seems like an introverted man and clearly in love with Mehek. His little chat with his sister reveals most of the truth, however the way Adam behaves upon hearing of Mehek’s arrival back to the village is self-explanatory. It’s one-sided love for him.
There’s a supporting cast, however, Zara Tareen is playing the villain because being the eldest in the family, Mehek’s Tayee, she doesn’t like the undue and unnecessary attention that’s given to Mehek. The fact that Mehek gets to have the final word in spite of everyone’s status in the family is the bone of contention for her. Hassan Ahmed is playing Zara Tareen’s ailing husband who also prefers Mehek over his own daughters.
Urwa Hocane aka Guddi is a spark of fire once it’s kind of explained what she’s exactly doing with Mehek, and is probably in it for the money.
Here’s episode 1, in case you missed it.