First episode dropped and won us with its refreshing scenes, great direction and cinematography plus heart-winning performances.
A light hearted comedy worth watching is back on our screens.
The best part about the drama was that the comedy seemed natural, in perfect harmony with the over all storyline, and not coming across as forced. Director Fajr Raza has cleverly mixed comedy with some really cool and glamorous scenes.
One gets to witness refreshingly different camera angles than what one is usually treated to in dramas. All this enhances the visual experience. The drama also showed some original scenarios between the two lead characters, rather than the clichéd interactions employed in previous projects.
Both Hamza Sohail and Iqra Aziz seem to be enjoying playing Farhad and Freeya respectively. Their comic timing is great. Special mention for Iqra Aziz, who seems to have matured as a performer and fine-tuned her craft in delivering a comic character. Not for a single moment did the comedy come across as cringe or lame. She is setting standards for how a comedic role should be performed with natural flair. The great combination of sharp direction and performances makes the storytelling flow better and appear more enjoyable.
Another brownie point for Burns Road Kay Romeo Juliet is the attention to detail. The ripped jeans revealing Farhad’s bleeding knee, the yellow jora stitched in the tailor shop, Freeya explaining that the motorcycle was direct so they didn’t need a key…. all these and many more details made us appreciate the effort put into enhancing the overall packaging of the drama.
Farhad and Freeya, belonging to opposing lifestyles and family backgrounds bump into each other through a road accident. Both have families thar harbour conflicts within them. Farhad clashes with his father on how to run a business, wanting to modernise his father’s Pakwan business. Freeya enjoys unconditional support from her father who also covers up all her adventures. However where Freeya and Farhad seem to be getting along well with each other, the fathers start off on a rough note in the parking outside the hospital where Farhad is admitted.
Tell us if you watched the episode and what were your first thoughts about the drama.
The drama is airing on ARY Digital. Directed by Fajr Raza and Written by Parisa Siddiqui. The cast features Hamza Sohail and Iqra Aziz in the lead pair, alongside Shabbir Jan, Zainab Qayyum, Shaheera Jalil, Sami Khan child actor, Ayesha Jahanzaib, Khaled Anam, Raza Samo and more.