The trailer of Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly's starrer Dhoop Ki Deewar released on Tuesday. The web series, directed by Haseeb Hasan, sees the real-life couple as two youngsters divided by borders but united by the grief of losing their fathers in the ongoing conflicts over IIOJK.
The three-minute clip draws parallels of an India-Pakistan cricket match as well as a clash on the border. Ahad (Vishal Malhotra) and Sajal (Sara Sher Ali) are glued to the television sets as the two cricket teams battle it out onscreen. The match shows India's cricket team as victorious as Vishal brings out the firework.
At the same time, the news of Sara and Vishal's fathers being martyred reaches their homes. The clip shows Sara's father (Adnan Jaffer) fought with Vishal's father (Aly Khan) and the two couldn't survive. The two are then seen giving interviews to several news channels, where Vishal is lauded for giving a befitting response to Sara over her father's death.
However, once realisation hits him, he extends a hand of friendship towards her. The two get close over video calls, sharing each other's grief. They subsequently hope for cordial terms between their countries. However, little do they know that the hurdles had just begun. Vishal and Sara soon come to realise that the hatred of over seven decades is too deep-rooted, as two face criticism from their mothers for befriending 'the enemy.'
Sajal, as always, is a treat to watch while Ahad holds his own in the trailer.
Speaking about his recent show, the director had said earlier, “Dhoop Ki Deewar is a reflection of positivity beyond borders, religion and societal biases. The sole essence of the show lies in the simplicity of its narrative. In the show, a subject such as a cross-border love story has been dealt with so differently and has an underlying message of peace, harmony and joy of life. Our entire team, including Misbah Shafique, has put our heart and soul into this little labour of love and are hoping for a heart-warming response from our viewers.”
Comprising a stellar cast of Samiya Mumtaz, Zaib Rehman, Savera Nadeem, Samina Ahmed, Manzar Sehbai, Raza Talish, Aly Khan and Jaffar. amongst others, the web series explores the impact of martyrdom and war on the two families and how they realise that peace is the only answer.
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