Ehd-e-Wafa – First Impressions & The Excitement

My initial reactions – is it a 6th September special? Is it a telefilm or is it a movie?! Oh wow! It is a serial!! Yes! Because this time around HUM did not promote a drama with a star cast the way it usually does, the reason being that Ehd-e-Wafa isn’t just an MD productions project but after a long time ISPR has co-produced a television play. After watching the refreshing promos of Ehd-e-Wafa all the viewers out there who have watched Sunehery Din and Alpha Bravo Charlie must have been reminded of the time when dramas focused on much more than marital abuse, jealousy and extra marital affairs.

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A Nice Surprise

Usually when a drama like Ehd-e-Wafa is in the pipeline, the production houses and the cast members start promoting the drama sometimes years before it goes on air – Alif and Aangan are recent examples of such hyped up promotions. This time around, the viewers were introduced to Ehd-e-Wafa for the first time through the promos which is definitely the reason why the first impressions and the overall excitement is far more than that of a drama which you see too much of on social media even before it goes on air. It also goes to show that the makers of the drama are quiet certain that their final product is enough to grab the attention of the viewers. There was news that a drama like Alpha Bravo Charlie was in the pipeline but even now we have not seen the team of the drama going all out to promote it, I hope that it stays this way so that we can all watch the drama, make our own interpretations and enjoy the journey.

Refreshing & Visually Delightful Promos

I have to admit that after Aangan, I have a difficult time getting too excited about any drama at all but Ehd-e-Wafa is definitely an exception since its main attraction isn’t the star cast but the subject of the play, its storyline. It has been well established in the recent past that even a good writer like Mustafa Afridi can mess up and a star cast most certainly does not guarantee a drama which will entertain and entice. Saife Hassan is an ace director who knows his craft too well therefore I am glad, he is the captain of this ship. A fresh pairing is always welcome as well, Sajal and Ahad are the most sought after on-screen couple but it is good to see that the makers of this drama want people to enjoy the bond of friendship and the journey of these friends instead of focusing wholly on a love story.

The viewers can already relate to the quirkiness of these 4 gang members played by Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Wahaj Ali and Osman Khalid Butt. The promos also guarantee that Ehd-e-Wafa will be beautifully shot, from the locations to the overall setting of each scene, everything looks perfect so far.

The Humor

The jokes in the promos are crisp and relevant – the ‘how is the tea, fantastic sir.” – being my favorite from the promos. “kuttay bano insan na bano.”  is another joke which is quite amusing. The humorous element of an otherwise emotional series is the main attraction of all ISPR productions which keeps these dramas from becoming too serious and makes the characters and their journeys even more relatable. The one liners with the promos like “Join the arduous journey of soldiers who defeat their enemies and indulge them with the “fantastic cup of tea” have ISPR written all over them. These witty one liners and the scenes covering the journey of Ahad’s character in particular show that Ehd-e-Wafa is going to be an entertaining journey.

Final Remarks

just what the doctor ordered

So far, the promos have focused on the ‘gang’, showing their journey from college to the academy. Ahad Raza Mir’s scenes and character in the 3 promos which have been released has been more prominent than others. His look for the academy and his love life has been covered in these 3 promos. The first promo focused more on Osman Khalid Butt as the leader of the gang. Osman Khalid Butt asked media to give equal credit to all the Ehd-e-Wafa boys but the 2nd and 3rd promos clearly focus more on Ahad Raza Mir who looks ideal for the role. I am pretty sure all the actors playing the leading roles will do wonders but we clearly haven’t seen enough of all of them in the promos yet. The promos also suggest that just like other ISPR projects, some new faces perhaps from the armed forces will also be seen in the drama.

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The overall execution of the drama seems to be exceptional, definitely something most of us were waiting to see for a long time now. Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali, Vaneezah Ahmed, Osman Khalid Butt, Zara Noor Abbas, Alizay Shah, Wahaj Ali, Faraz Yahya, Inam Siddiqui, Khalifa Sajeer Uddin, Syed Muhammad Ahmed, Mian Wassam Waheed, Ejaz Ahmed Niazi, Agha Muhammad Ali, Azeem Sajjad, Adnan Samad Khan, Naeema Naeem Butt, Anjum Habibi and others will be seen playing lead and supporting characters in Ehd-e-Wafa.

It isn’t very often that the promos of a drama win you over completely. I must say that I can’t wait to tune into Ehd-e-Wafa and I am hoping that the serial itself will be just as impressive as the promos.

How many of you are just as excited about this drama as I am? What did you like the most about the promos? Do share your thoughts in the comments section.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.

  • Yessss! I love how they have promoted this drama and iam SO excited for it. Finally something worth watching it seems! Looking forward to the reviews here❤

  • The promos wowed the audiences. Very enticing indeed. Fun is always there when you watch any drama on Armymen.
    “Internet chahiye tha tumhain? Aisa download karoon ga k tumharay saray system se dhuwan nikley ga…”

    Let’s see how it goes… ISPR se kafi umeedain hain k woh dramay ko boring naheen honey dainge.

  • Fatima are you inspired from Hamza Ali abbasi’s long long paragraph ? Too long review this could be short and concise i was just scroll.down tò fetch some interesting ending point.

  • Promos are really refreshing
    Yeh aisa serial hai muhje iss k promos ka intezaar bhi rehta hai that when will new promo come. Super excited for this serial

  • Exactly, this was the project we all were waiting for. A different and unique drama. It was like a blast when i watched the promos. I was like, abhi to ek pic round kr rhi h social media pe saal to lgy ha, and they just surprised me. Alizey and ahad, this looks fresh and interesting. We need this type of drama at this point. And im happy that you are reviewing this one FA.

    • Yes!! Can’t wait for it to go on air. So need a break from the ghisse pitay romantic and shadi shuda zindagi ke masail walay plays. HUM has given us some great dramas this year. Alizeh Shah is really cute and she will look good in this role, loved her in Superstar. I am glad you’ll be watching it AH, it’s going to be fun.

  • Yes Fatima !!
    I will really watch this drama ..
    But why they took OKB ..i dont like him as person and as an actor ..they shud replace him with bilal abbas usman mukhtar or any new other guy but why this “ball point” ??
    And I don’t like that aleezai shah also .madiha imam or hania ammir perfect hoti is k leyai…

    Khair ISPR aur ahad ka naam jura hai to dhaikna paraiga

  • Yes that ‘kuttey bano’ joke was really hilarious and you know how army life looks funny for us outsiders…’tumhen aesa download karon ga na k tumhary poorey system se doowen nikleyn gy’ was also hilarious…yes it will be a great watch….reason for not promoting it too much is i guess ISPR…ISPR usually don’t promote anything….they don’t give much info as well….they just make it and release it like the songs they release…so i guess they must have stopped hum tv and Actors to don’t promote it

    • Yes, that’s what I wrote in this article as well, ISPR believes in showing and not telling LOL!! Which is a great approach. It’s nice how they keep this humor alive, still remember the ABC jokes.

  • Looking forward to the serial. When Ahad got engaged, he was also wished by ISPR and they had mentioned he will part of a new serial. But at that time I thought it was Farhat Ishtiaq unnamed show. But this turned to be a pleasant surprise.
    However, after watching Alizey in recent serials, I feel at this point she should be working on supporting roles to sharpen her skills and later she move to jig roles. They should have casted some other girl in her place.

    • I haven’t watched any of Alizeh’s latest serials, I feel that she is one of those actors who look better on the big screen. Let’s see, not to keen on watching Zara Noor Abbas, hopefully the director will make them all look great on screen.

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