ZEE5 announces the much-awaited Zindagi original Dhoop Ki Deewar
Love transcends all barriers and brand Zindagi has always showcased the same through its shows. Reminding us of this unmatched power of love, ZEE5 announces its third Zindagi original Dhoop Ki Deewar. With the belief that our collective humanity will overwrite the circulation of hate, the show starring the celebrated duo Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir will go live on 25th June 2021.
Written by the prolific Umera Ahmed and helmed by Haseeb Hassan, Dhoop Ki Deewar fosters the message of 'Heart Over Hate' and brings forth a cross-border tale of love, family, and loss. Vishal from India played by Ahad Raza Mir and Sara from Pakistan played by Sajal Aly find their lives interconnected when they lose their fathers in war and their common grief becomes a foundation of their friendship. Comprising of a promising cast of Samiya Mumtaz, Zaib Rehman, Savera Nadeem, Samina Ahmed, Manzar Sehbai, Raza Talish, Aly Khan, Adnan Jaffar amongst others, the web series explores the impact of martyrdom and war on two families and how they realize that peace is the only answer. The show is produced by Motion Content Group and Hamdan Films.
Speaking about Dhoop Ki Deewar, director Haseeb Hasan said, “Dhoop Ki Deewar is a reflection of positivity beyond borders, religion, and societal biases. The sole essence of the show lies in the simplicity of its narrative. In the show, a subject such as a cross-border love story has been dealt with so differently and has an underlying message of peace, harmony, and joy in life. Our entire team including Misbah Shafique have put our heart and soul into this little labor of love and are hoping for a heart-warming response from our viewers."
Writer Umera Ahmed said, “Dhoop Ki Deewar is very close to my heart. My inspiration for the story stemmed from the sole thought that no matter which country, religion, or belief you belong to at the end of the day the grief lived is the same everywhere and it is much bigger than you and me. It is a story of love, grief, and loss that people across borders and overseas can relate to on a human level.”
Ateeq Rehman, Chief Investment Officer, Group M Pakistan says, “It’s never easy when you go against all odds to do something that has never been done in your market, and ‘Dhoop Ki Deewar’ is one of those initiatives for us at Motion & GroupM Pakistan. We believe that as thought and market leaders, the onus is on us to continue pushing the envelope. The journey required a lot of effort put in by the team and the way we sailed through it was commendable. 'Dhoop Ki Deewar’ is a story of love and loss that talks about ‘Peace’.”
At a time when war and hate are taking over our lives, Dhoop Ki Deewar comes to tell us that no soldier should die on either side of the border and that humanity should not be restricted by political boundaries. The show gives an introspective take on the aftermath of a war between two countries and how families who lost their loved ones to war are united in grief beyond geographical and political borders.
Zindagi is known for bringing stories that are powerful, gripping yet heart-warming. Its last two outings Churails and Ek Jhoothi Love Story met with resounding success and the content brand aims to up its storytelling quotient with its latest offering.