“Jaane woh kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila…” Yes, it’s the iconic soundtrack of the classic drama, Pyarey Afzal & here are the top 5 dialogues from Afzal still etched in fans’ hearts!
Farah and Afzal continue to captivate audiences’ hearts, even though a decade has passed. “Pyarey Afzal,” a Pakistani romantic drama serial that aired on ARY Digital in 2013 was directed by Nadeem Baig and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar. Produced by Humayun Saeed and Shazad Nasib’s Six Sigma Entertainment, the drama featured Hamza Ali Abbasi and Ayeza Khan in lead roles.
The drama won 5 awards from a whopping seven nominations at the annual Lux Style Awards the following year, for Best TV Play, Best Director for Baig, Best Actor for Abbasi and Best Actress for Khan. Pyaray Afzal also aired in India on Zindagi Channel under the same name. The Express Tribune stated Indian viewers liked “The script, dialogue delivery, background score and overall finesse.” As the drama became the biggest hit of the year, news headlines read: “India is in love with Pyarey Afzal!” The drama is remembered as a true classic. Viewers even today reminisce the visual treat it was, the tale of unrequited, pure love and the complex reality of human relationships the drama portrayed with such depth.
With its soul-stirring poetic dialogues, profound philosophy, and spirituality, coupled with Hamza’s captivating portrayal of love, the narrative became an emotional tale that had the entire nation hoping for Afzal and Farah’s joyful union. The poignant story was so impactful and even more so, its tragic conclusion left everyone shattered and in tears. Hamza Ali Abbasi’s portrayal of Afzal was heartbreakingly endearing, embodying qualities of love, gentleness, and warmth. Ayeza Khan, in the role of Farah, portrayed a character characterized by arrogance and pomposity.
Here are 5 dialogues that Pakistani drama fans will, perhaps, never forget, from one of the most endearing Pakistani drama heroes, Afzal:
1.“Meri auqaat nahi hai ke mein Farah se muhabbat kar sakun, lekin us se muhabbat karne ka haq hai mujhe”– Afzal
Though Afzal knew he wasn’t privileged or well off enough to match her status or love her but he believed he did have the right to be able to at least love her from afar.
2.“Pata hai yeh goli mujhe pehli baar nahi lagi, aik goli mujhe Hyderabad mein bhi lagi thi, dil ko cheer kar nikal gai thi. Mein ne khud operation kiya tha khud taanke lagai thay magar toota hua dil zayada solid nahi hota, sirf zinda rakhne ke liye kaam ata hai”- Afzal
He spoke melancholically about how he metaphorically held and bandaged himself just well enough to survive, recognizing that a broken heart isn’t too resilient.
3. “Dil ki saari baatein dil walon ke pass amanat hoti hain, aur who amanat mein khayanat nahi kya karte”- Afzal
One of Afzal’s most famous dialogues; this relates to his view of how love is a priceless treasure and it’s preciousness must be safeguarded by those in true love!
4.“Mein Maulvi Subhanallah ka beta hun, Wali aur woh mujhe bataya karte thay ke maut Zindagi ki hifazat karti hai, is se mat darna. Zindagi se darna, yeh wahan maarti hai jahan paani bhi nahi milta”- Afzal
Even as Afzal faces the possibility of death by willingly returning to danger, he expresses no fear, remembering his father’s lessons that death protects one’s life. However, the reality is, that life itself is often more unpredictable and untrustworthy.
5. “Muhabbat agar cricket hoti to mein jeet gaya hota”– Afzal
Afzal was rather good at playing cricket and only hoped it was as easy winning in love as it was winning in cricket! But he was just hopeless of ever getting Farah to love him back…
Which of these Afzal dialogues did you remember, and which is closest to your heart? Drop us a comment with your favourite Pyarey Afzal dialogue.