After the raving success of Suno Chanda in the past two years, screenwriter Saima Akram Chaudhry returned with two new Ramazan special romantic comedies this year to entertain audiences after they break their fasts. Hum Tum and Chaudhry & Sons see a talented bunch of actors in their dysfunctional families finding love as they go about their daily lives.
While both of these shows are a major hit amongst the masses, Hum Tum is being lauded for being much more than just a light-hearted comedy. The storyline follows a hate-turned-into-love trope as sisters Neha (Ramsha Khan) and Maha (Sarah Khan) grow up with their neighbours and family friends, Sarmad (Junaid Khan) and Adam (Ahad Raza Mir) who are brothers.
Their love stories remain a focal point of the Ramazan special, but Saima made sure not to reduce other characters to the sole purpose of entertaining with loud jokes and quirky traits. Hum Tum is filled with conversations surrounding the rather hushed topics of depleting mental health of the elderly in our families as they age, as well as a message about how in case of no male heirs, fathers should divide property amongst daughters while they’re still alive to ensure they get their rights. Another amongst the favourite topics of discussion by social media users is the importance of friendships and support systems.
As the comedy-drama nears its end, with ten days left on screen, here are some messages that stuck with fans apart from the romance and striking chemistry between the couples in the show.
#HumTum though light hearted and maybe undermined being a ramzan play, Hum Tum actually is tackling 2 very important issues, marrying a divorcee and marrying someone less educated than you. Love and respect for Saima Akram Chaudhry for ensuring her dramas always have a message.— Rabia Mughni (@rabiamughni) April 16, 2022
This is an appreciation for ‘Hum Tum’ on HUMTV this ramzan. The show challenges gender stereotypes, addresses inequality, ageism, and mental health. All while being a light-hearted show. Breath of fresh air!!— Fatima Sajjad Shah (@FatimaShah95) April 19, 2022
KHUDA KE LIYE BETIYON KO BOOJH SAMJHNA CHOR DEIN 🙏🏻🙏🏻— A🕊 (@_sapphires_love) April 15, 2022
The way Neha spoke up the bitter truth just to protect her sister.Defending her & the telling her to atleast speak up for own rights.The unique bonding between siblings is what we all wanted to see💘.#HumTum @ramshakofficial pic.twitter.com/M4jtXnVFGr
Such an important mesg in Hum Tum. The importance of giving our elders proper attention and time and look after their mental health and not just bare necessities.— Subhan Shahid (@Shahzayybb) April 18, 2022
One important thing mentioned in Epi 14, that is the distribution of the property among the daughters in ur lifetime when u don’t have son! I really liked this idea of Qutub Ud Din. Thanks to @saimakramwriter that she mentioned about it! Wish my Abbu would’ve realised!#HumTum— Nishat Rahman (@nishat_rahman) April 17, 2022
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