The forthcoming web series, “Fatima Jinnah,” set to debut in 2024, aims to cast a somber & “not yet seen before” light on the profound journey of a woman who transformed from being a mere sister into an indomitable revolutionary, ultimately rising to the stature of a distinguished stateswoman.
This upcoming portrayal evokes both poignancy and anticipation, as it brings to life the tale of Fatima Jinnah. While her struggle may have been subdued, its impact was nothing short of profound, as she valiantly championed the cause of Muslim freedom and the establishment of a sovereign homeland, standing unwaveringly by the side of her brother, Mr. Jinnah. In a political landscape primarily dominated by men, her voice resonated with remarkable strength. Following Mr. Jinnah’s departure, she wielded the power to mobilize widespread support, triggering apprehension even among her most influential adversaries, who recognized her compelling sway over the masses.
The realization that a woman of her caliber and strength stood resolutely alongside her brother, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, throughout his struggle to secure a separate homeland for Muslims, carries both a stirring inspiration and a sense of sorrow. Her subsequent solitary battle endured for years beyond his passing, a testament to her unyielding spirit.
Spanning three compelling seasons, this web series is artfully divided into volumes one and two, each comprising a total of ten meticulously crafted episodes. As we eagerly anticipate the project’s release, read more to get exciting details
1. Season 1
Season 1, Volume 1, is where the historical tableau unfurls between 1910 till the Lucknow Pact. This volume will vividly depict the sweeping events and visceral emotions that forge an era’s identity. As Volume 1 draws to a close, we will witness the departure of Fatima Jinnah from the Jinnah House, gracefully making way for Ruttie Jinnah to step into the spotlight—a pivotal moment that lays the foundation for the chapters ahead.
With the turning of each page onto Volume 2, a new narrative will emerge. Here, the story will commence with Fatima’s odyssey into dental college, a voyage illuminated by her unyielding determination and soaring aspirations. The chronicle will unfold further, weaving its intricate narrative threads through history until it culminates in a moment of profound significance: Jinnah’s divergence from the Muslim League, and embarking on a voyage to England.
Within the heart of Season 1’s time span—spanning from 1910 to 1929—lies a saga of metamorphosis, struggles, and momentous choices. Yet, the season’s true allure rests in its exploration of an uncharted facet of history: the intricate bond shared between Jinnah and his wife, Ruttie Jinnah. This is exciting because we’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to Ruttie Jinnah’s story. This exploration delves deep, revealing how their connection reverberates across time, leaving an imprint on none other than Fatima Jinnah herself. This revelation promises to unravel a dimension of their lives, one that the nation has yearned to uncover.
A notable emphasis, as mentioned by the director Danial K Afzal, is that the web series will depict relationships in a genuine and human manner, steering clear of the exaggerated portrayals often seen in contemporary dramas.
2. Cast of Season 1
In the ensemble of “Fatima Jinnah,” Sundus Farhan takes on the role of Fatima Jinnah, while Usman Mukhtar embodies the persona of Allama Iqbal. Sarmad Khoosat steps into the shoes of Mahatma Gandhi. Muhammad Ehteshamuddin will be essaying the role of Tilak. Notably, the series marks the first on-screen collaboration of Manzar Sehbai and Samina Ahmed, both seasoned actors. Additionally, Kubra Khan, Maham Shahid, Amna Ilyas, Anoushey Ashraf and Saad Qureshi are set to make appearances in the first season, with their specific characters yet to be unveiled.
3. OST Release
The OST carries within it the soul-stirring essence of the national anthem, ingeniously crafted by none other than an Oscar-winning composer from the distinguished team behind the sensational movie “Dune”.This anthem bears a new flavor, a unique blend that’s poised to evoke the very emotions and upheavals of that era.It will also unveil the characters that feature in season.
4. Something For Everyone
Director Danial K Afzal has conveyed that the web series will establish a meaningful link with the younger generation, particularly resonating with Gen Z in an inspiring manner.
5. The Set
The web series is currently in production across Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, where these locations have been entirely reimagined as Bombay. The director revealed that he enlisted the assistance of a friend hailing from Bombay, who contributed to infusing the authentic essence and unique vibes of both the city and its people into the project.
The costumes for the project have been designed by none other thanMohsin Naveed Ranjha and overseen by Raza Shah, a professor from NCA.
7. What Caught Our Attention?
While we’ve predominantly recognized Fatima Jinnah for her political role, this web series aims to offer a more profound understanding of her by delving into her personal life. Notably, it sheds light on an intriguing aspect—Fatima Jinnah’s decision to make a significant compromise regarding marriage. The series will intricately explore her relationships and the events that transpired. Furthermore, it’s worth highlighting that the web series is entirely rooted in factual events.
8.Sajal Aly’s Exit
The second season of the web series (1947) had initially cast Sajal Aly as Fatima Jinnah while season 1 and 3 cast Sundus Farhan and Samiya Mumtaz respectively. However, Sajal will not be playing the part in the project now and we are soon to find out who has been cast in the role. Speculations are rife but we guess we’ll have to wait for 14th August to get the final reveal.
While there had been rumours that Season 1 would release on 14th August 2023, the director confirms that it is after all, the OST that will be released on the date. The Season is planned to drop sometime next year – 2024. Closer to Fatima Jinnah’s birthday or Independence Day 2024.
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