Rarely does Hamza Ali Abbasi manage to steal hearts, but his drama Pyaare Afzal has garnered much love from audiences across the border with his inimitable performance.
The Pakistani drama — a huge hit in Pakistan — is currently being aired on Indian TV channel Zindagi TV. India seems to be smitten by Afzal played by Hamza, as they pour their love for him on Twitter.
Written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and directed by Nadeem Baig — the story revolves around a carefree man Afzal Subhanallah who is the only son of Maulvi Subhanallah.
He falls in love with Farah (Ayeza Khan), a rich mill owner’s daughter, and asks for her hand in marriage. Considering his carefree attitude, the parents refused and a heartbroken Afzal leaves Hyderabad and moves to Karachi. Soon, he becomes caught up with the wrong people and becomes an infamous gangster working for the government.
Due to its immense popularity, the last episode of the romantic drama was screened in various cinemas across the country and became the first TV serial to hit the big screen.
First it was Mahira and Fawad’s hit romantic drama Humsafar, then Fawad Khan’s Daastan (renamed Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam) and now Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Pyaare Afzal. India is loving every show that Pakistanis are producing and it doesn’t seem to be because of the actors per say, the scripts have fans wanting more.
The script, dialogue delivery, background score and overall finesse of the drama won Indian over and they couldn’t stop gushing about it
Here are some of the reactions:
Their love did not go unnoticed. Khalil-ur-Rehman saw the positive response his show garnered and took to Facebook to express his gratitude to all Pyaare Afzal fans in India.