Writer: Imran Nazeer
Director: Danish Nawaz
Producer: Momina Duraid Production
Channel: Hum TV
Airing Date: April 7, 2020
Day: Every Tuesday
Time Slot: 8 PM
Genre: Melodrama & Mysticism
Hira Mani as Kashf Bint-e-Imtiaz
Junaid Khan as Wajdan
Waseem Abbas as Kashf's father
Munazzah Arif as Kashf's mother
Lubna Aslam as Wajdaan's mother
Samina Ahmad as Amma; Kashf's grandmother
Hajra Khan as Wajdaan's sister
Sabeena Farooq as Kashf's younger sister
Singers & Composer: Hamza Akram Qawwal, Taimoor Akram & Abdul Akram
Lyrics: Shah Hussain
Kashf is a 2020 Pakistani spiritual romantic television drama, aired on Hum TV on 7 April 2020. It is produced by Momina Duraid under MD Productions and directed by Danish Nawaz. The drama serial cast by Hira Mani in a nominal role of Kashf, who has engaged in regular night terrors that in time takes the shape of reality. The buttress cast includes Junaid Khan, Samina Ahmad, Waseem Abbas, Lubna Aslam, and Hajra Khan.
Kashf (Hira Mani) is a gifted girl who has come by the power to foretell future events through her dreams, however, issues emerge when she gets going dreaming bad happenings about people on all sides of her.
It used to be something that her family never took seriously but over the period, all the dreams that she saw in her nightmare effects on her real life and she tried to tell her family about her dreams but they never take them in serious but onwards her mother and aunt take it seriously.
The life that Kashf dreamt of was nothing in comparison to how her reality is unraveling to be. She is engaged to her cousin Wajdan and just wanted to lead a normal life with him but now, that seems beyond impossible for her. It’s won’t be so easy for her to get married, however, Wajdan remains persistent that he is going to do what it takes to stay true to the promise he has made to her.
Her mother and aunt are the only one support for her. They understand her ordeals & realize that Kashf cannot deal with everything on her own, therefore they must be there for her. Ashi has seen the bitter side of the world, her marriage didn’t last & the relationship she shared with her husband was abusive & horrifying.
The main twist of this drama serial starts when she dreamt about her sister-in-law that she never gets married to anyone. It was a big point for her to tell her Wajdan about it but it might get her in some trouble related to her marital life.
While on the other hand, her father is the one who runs from his responsibilities towards his house and still assumes that he is the one who can pass the order to his family. Ashi & Dilshad have started accompanying Kashf to her visits to Qari Sahab. He is the one who puts her heart at ease & advises her not to share her dreams because he can see that this reality of hers is only bringing misery her way.
Everyone eventually believes Kashf when she ends up sharing yet another dream related to her mother’s sister Suraya Khala that she is going to face an accident. Suraya khala decides to postpone her trip to London & that’s when she gets to know that the plane she was supposed to travel in crashed. Suraya lets the word out & now people have started to speculate & make assumptions about Kashf.
On the other hand, Wajdan fully tries to save her relation with kashf because she thought that her marital life would not easy for her due to her nightmares. But Wajdan visits her to a physiatrist for her illness that might be she will be fine after that.
The script of Kashf is new & the dialogues of the drama are carefully worded. All the dream sequences have been shot beautifully & give away just the right amount of information. Because they are the focal point of this entire drama, they have been executed to perfection & not only draw the attention but also compel the viewers to think about what’s coming ahead in Kashf’s life.
Kashf’s journey is going to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions & the way everything is panning out; it has allowed the viewers to connect to these characters very easily. You feel for Ashi, Dilshad & Kashf every time they put on a brave face but are breaking from the inside.
It shows that these women have accepted their reality but still have not given up on hope. Kashf is scared as well as scarred because she does not see herself in the position that she has foreseen for herself, but is now coming to terms with it.
The best scene so far for me was the conversation that Kashf & Qari Sahab had, where he told her exactly why she was special & what was in her that made her suitable for what she has been blessed with. Kashf has humility, humbleness & a clean heart.
She does not hold grudges, believes in forgiving & giving the benefit of the doubt. Kashf, like an ordinary human being, that she is only focused on her faults but is then reminded that she cannot see the niceness that others around her see in her.
Ashi Pupho’s character must be the strongest of the females of the family. She is not only opinionated but is someone who doesn’t mind taking charge of the situation, despite knowing that there’s not much that she can do. Ashi tries to rectify the situation but unfortunately, in the end, Imtiyaz continues to be the decision-maker who has assigned this duty to himself.
The episode began with an aged man coming to see Kashf for marriage with his daughter. This was something shocking for the entire family, however, Kashf had this satisfaction because she knew Imtiyaz would call it off. The entire sequence where no one could decipher what Kashf was trying to say about her dream was phenomenal because it showed how she is on a different level & that even those who love her will find it difficult to understand her.
My favorite moment of this entire episode was when Imtiyaz sent the suitor away & then Kashf turned to look at her father. Was it the first time she was seeing through her father or this did not shock her because this is what she expected from him?
A little more insight was given into Matiullah’s character but before that, the way they have introduced him being an abusive husband to Ashi has established the fact that he is a hypocrite; a two-faced person who didn’t mind mistreating his wife but continued to sell religion & his carefully fabricated image to make the money. It was clear, for Matiullah, this is a business & now, Kashf was the perfect candidate to expand his business.
The person who has informed Matiullah about Kashf was planted by him as a spy in Qari Sahab’s madrasa because this way, he would find out what Qari Sahad used to do & what was it in him that attracted more & more people to him. Matiullah proposed a deal to Imtiyaz & because he saw it as a profitable opportunity, he didn’t think twice.
The rest of the sequence which showed how Imtiyaz continued to allot one responsibility after another on Kashf was brilliantly done. It showed that now Imtiyaz was finally going to be his ideal self because he had hit the jackpot, whereas Kashf’s life, her dreams, every fragment of her imagination was falling apart, yet she stayed calm & composed because she knew, this is exactly what was in store for her. This is another reason why she doesn’t find Zoya’s antics & meanness hurtful because she exactly knows the reason why she behaves in such a way!
Waseem Abbas was the star of this episode; every minute expression, all the dialogues that he delivered showcased the kind of mentality he as a father & a husband possessed. This sort of flawless performance is already expected from an actor of Waseem Abbas’s stature, however, the way he has embraced the character of Imtiyaz showed that he understood its psyche and enjoyed portraying it.
The change in his body language after he sealed the deal proposed by Matiullah was so enjoyable to watch because like he said, he already had a clear picture in mind of how his life was going to change after the money would start pouring in; something that he was waiting for all his life. The rest of the actors especially Munazzah Arif & Hajra Khan also continued to impress. Junaid Khan has done a brilliant job as Wajdan.
Kashf is a unique story with a new concept. It deals with the subject which has not been explored before. Danish Nawaz’s skillful direction gives Kashf the treatment it required to make an impact and Hira Mani gets to give one of the strongest performances of her career so far. This drama is worth the audience's time.
The objective of this drama is crisp & the editing is flawless. This serial gives a perfect look at every scene and it’s every episode ends with perfect ending lines. This drama is going very impressive storyline, let’s see how it goes.