A review on Pakistani TV Drama Serial, Pani Jaisa Piyar (2011) aka [Love Like Water]. Its Production House is Momal Production while its Distributor is Hum TV.
- Directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat.
- Created by Salma Kanwal
- Produced by Momina Duraid
- Written by Moomal Shunaid
- Theme Music Composed by Waqar Ali.
Pani Jaisa Piyar aired on Hum TV from 27th Jan 2011 – 19th May 2011. It consists of total 17 episodes. The Title Song “Paani Jaisa Piyar Hai Tera” is performed by Sanam Marvi and Abu Mohammad.
+ Main Cast
- Saba Qamar as Sana
- Mikaal Zulfiqar as Adarsh
- Samina Ahmad as Nuzhat
- Samina Peerzada as Arfa (Adarsh’s mother)
+ Supportive Cast
- Juggan Kazim as Sasha
- Ahsan Khan as Saad
- Nausheen Shah as Dua
- Firdous Jamal as (Adarsh’s father)
It centers around Sana, who lives in a very conservative society with her small family. After getting involved in terrible incidents (separately) with Sana and her brother, yet she does come clean with her future in-laws of her past but would they are willing to accept her as their daughter-in-law or would Adarsh ever truly love her when he is already committed to Sasha, his childhood sweet heart?
+ High Points
I – The performances by Ahsan Khan, Firdous Jamal and Samina Ahmad were mild whereas Saba Qamer did a bold role of Sana.
ii – Good thing that there were total only 17 episodes which is a welcome for the viewers. Trust me, the less there is the better for this plot.
+ Low Points
i – How the character of Adarsh was portrayed on screen? It seemed very unrealistic as how he was behaving throughout with Sana. If the character has a spoiled personality or he always had quick temperament or a lay person then yes, his behavior with Sana would be logical and understandable. His manner with her appeared ‘Forced’.
ii – I find the story just okay as it was not as exciting to watch as the plot might seemed to be. It was really hard to think of high points for this drama. Either it was mild or not good to refer here. Yes, I am aware that this TV drama was very popular among viewers, which is a mystery for me. To be honest, I did not enjoy watching it.
iii – Adarsh’s lie to Sasha does not make any head or tail as she would have eventually found it out. So WHY LIE? The reason he gave in the end was so LAME, God please! Make it STOP ALREADY!
iv – Sasha is portrayed by Juggan Kazim who shouts so much that viewers would consider Sana over Adarsh’s wife at any time. …who would want Sasha as anyone’s wife if she is shouting all the time? Yikes!
v – The supporting character of Dua and her lover was so boring; hardly any interest that one would take in her side of the story. And to make the matter worse, we get to know who is her real mom is which was absolutely UNNECESSARY inserted in this story. I mean, REALLY?! The writer just did not know how to fill the gaps!
vi – Typically what we see that whenever there is an evil or devilish scheme of a person, there is a score played accordingly of that character to give a hint to the viewers that something really bad is about to happen. Yes, very, very BAD! OOOOOOOO!
vii – Although Samina Peerzada’s performance was alright but her continuous crying only reminded me of Julianne Moore’s crying.
viii – The number of times Sana fallen ill and was took to the (same) hospital repeatedly made the viewers’ wonder perhaps soon the management of the hospital would ask Sana’s in-laws to make their membership card so that the next time Sana falls ill and bought here, she would definitely get a good discount.
ix – There were few shock treatments shown (off-screen mostly) of violent assault is a good turning point of Sana, the domestic abuse and the outcome of her brother but their consequences did not grab the audience as it should have been. I was really looking forward to see its result but it left me completely unsatisfied. In its end, everything is just forgotten and forgiven! Huh? No confrontation of your sins with justice?? Forgive just like that! Wha… Are you KIDDING me??
x –The finale was better than its expectations but didn’t quite reach its mark of acceptance. The thing is that Pakistani TV drama serials have this habit of playing it safe. It is very rare that they would ever go to the length of being controversial or use the RISK factor. Here too they did the same thing.
While Pani Jaisa Pyar looks curious and conveys its portion of firm performances, it also suffers from bumpy storytelling and rarely unfathomable plotting and characterization.
Rate: 2.25 out of 5 stars