A review on Pakistani Drama TV series, Dumpukht – Aatish-E-Ishq (2017) aka Slowly Burned – Love in Fire. The Production House is Momal Productions whereas its Distributor is A-Plus Entertainment.
- Directed by Kashif Nisaar
- Written by Zafar Mairaj
Dumpukht – Aatish-E-Ishq aired on A-Plus TV from 13th Jul 2016 – 18th Jan 2017. It consists of total 27 episodes.
It is an upbeat and mesmerizing story about a young girl enchanted by the allure of a charismatic spiritual peer sahib. The story highlights the orthodox point of view concerning the norms and traditions in the villages in Pakistan.
“Everything is fair in love and War” is a famous quote is almost fit for that story. It shows the strength of culture, blind faith that families have on their Peer and his wife, Bibi Sahiba while they are the inheritors of that area. All important decisions, starting from household matters to business deals, are taken with the blessings of the Peer Sahib.
+ Main Cast
- Sonia Mishal as Kulsoom
- Noman Ijaz as Peer Habib Ullah
- Bilal Abbas as Biloo
- Saba Faisal as Mehr Nigar (Khala)
- Saqib Sameer as Haroon
- Saman Ansari as Bibi Sahiba
- Asma Abbas as Tahira
+ Supportive Cast
- Noor Ul Hassan as Molvi
- Anjum Habibi as Kulsoom’s Father
- Haseeb Khan as Kulsoom’s Uncle
- Amna Malick as Nimmo
- Munazza Arif as Kulsoom’s Aunt
- Sara Baloch as Kulsoom’s Cousin
- Ibtisam Musa as N/A
Peer Sahab who is highly influential and famous in his area. Although Kulsoom loves Biloo but she belongs to a conservative family that they will not allow her to marry him. However, Peer Sahab has set his eyes on her.
+ High Points
i – Noman Ijaz performance is yet again very good, this time as Peer Sahib.
ii – Sonia Mishal as Kulsoom played out nicely. Other Honorable Mentions: Saqib Sameer, Bilal Abbas, Saman Ansari, Amna Malick and Asma Abbas.
iii – It shows how some people go with blind beliefs while following their Peers, even if it’s against the beliefs and sayings of the religion.
iv – The last three episodes were interesting to watch, especially the finale.
+ Low Points
i – This TV drama series is the most drag, slowest and snoozed off one I have ever watched up till now in my life. It’s much slower than a snail’s speed.
ii – After the 4th episode, the writer must have realized ‘Damn! I don’t have a story to tell which is stretched out till 27th episode. What to do? What to do? Uh… um, Okay fine! What I would do is drag the decision of Kulsoom’s marriage and her suffering with 20 episodes alone — that way I could save myself from embarrassment in front of producers’.
iii – If I was not watching this TV drama series for reviewing basis, I would surely had given up watching after the 7th episode.
iv – I would have preferred to see Kulsoom gets married off to Peer Sahib than the other guy and watch its consequence with interest. I know that this was not the message the writer was trying to show but anyways!
Dumpukht – Aatish-E-Ishq one of those rare TV series so unfathomably upsetting, you could write a better one while sitting through its endless episodes.
Rate: 2.0 out of 5 stars