Ehd-e-Wafa drama review would definitely get 5 stars rating, due to its realistic storyline and nostalgic vibes. It is a 2019 Pakistani military drama television series, co-produced by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and Momina Duraid under MD productions. It is written by Mustafa Afridi and directed by Saife Hasan. Ehd-e-Wafa means ‘the promise of faithfulness’.
Main cast of the drama
The main cast of the drama includes present stars; Ahad Raza Mir as Saad, Osman Khalid Butt as Shazain, Ahmed Ali Akbar as Shehryar, Wahaj Ali as Shariq and the everlasting talents in the shape of Faraz Inaam (Saad’s father at the post of Brigadier in Pak army) and Vaneezah Ahmed (Saad’s mother). Other female lead roles are played by Zara Noor abbas as Rani and Alizey Shah as Dua.
Review of the plot
The story opens with blissful moments among four best friends from different social backgrounds, Saad, Shariq, Shahzain, and Shehryar, studying together in Lawrence College, Muree. Later, some misunderstandings arise among four of them as the story moves forward, making their separate ways in life in the major departments of the country. Saad joins Pakistan Army, following the footprints of his father, Brigadier Faraz, who was a treat to watch, from the renowned 90s show, Alpha Bravo Charlie.
For instance, Shazain having the family background of feudal lords gets elected for the seat of MNA. Sheharyar with poor family support burns the midnight oil, ending up as Assistant Commissioner. While Shariq becomes a highly paid anchor person in Pakistani media after facing a hard time. Hence, it turns into four different life stories, their real-time struggles along the way and how they end up becoming one whole, to serve their country and nation.
Review of the male characters
All the actors gave exceptional performances. Ahad Raza Mir (Saad), Ahmed Ali (Sheharyar), Wahaj Ali (Shariq) and Osman Khalid Butt (Malik Shazain) were equally great in justifying their roles as true friends with different personalities. From time to time, they were putting extra efforts to please their audiences, and it became very hard to opt for one is the best or the other.
Later comes the supporting actor in his debut Adnan Samad Khan as Gulzaar, who overtakes the rest. His absolute comic timings, his typical Saraikin accent, and natural expressions throughout till the very end of the drama, highly appreciated by the viewers as well. Another trouper, Faraz Inam, won the hearts of people once again as Brigadier Faraz after being enormously loved as Captain Faraz in Alpha Bravo Charlie, show in the nineties.
Review of female characters
Among the female actors, Zara Noor Abbas as Rani, being the most versatile one, has highlighted her acting skills and fine expressions. Certainly, she came as comic relief in harsh moments going on side by side. Vaneeza Ahmed suited best in her character of Saad’s mother, reminding us of her graceful and elegant acting back in the nineties. While Alizey Shah as Dua could not fully justify her lead role in the drama until the last scenes. At the end, she enacted way better than her performance in the earlier episodes. Others include Hajira Yamin as Ramsha and Momina Iqbal as Masooma also played well. Therefore, apart from the great storyline, the compelling performances of the actors made this drama a great success.
Review of the deep message in its roots
While it was an entertaining, delightful, and emotional drama to watch, it raised some critical aspects of our nation and country. In instance, the drama shows class differences and varying lifestyles through Saad and Shazain as elites while Shariq and Sheharyar belonged to the lower class. The drama has also tried to highlight this misconception about the military that Pakistan army gives special favor to the offsprings of military persons. In contrast, others from weak background suffer, beautifully portrayed in the form of Gulzaar Hussain, who passed out from PMA with a medal.
The four friends represented major departments of Pakistan as in military force, politics, civil servant and media person. Surely, these departments are responsible for running this country, depicting the real picture of how they work at the backhand. Of course, one single person cannot bring change when others are corrupt so there is a need to think about that. The real motive behind the story is that if these people are loyal, sincere, united for their homeland, nothing can defeat Pakistan.
What makes it great?
I liked this drama due to its unique and refreshing storyline, so Ehd-e-wafa drama review got 5 stars. Rather than female-oriented stuff with the same storylines over and over aired on our television screens. It was mind refreshing, male-oriented with a patriotic sense in it that how our soldiers are willing to sacrifice everything for the honor of their beloved country.
Additionally, the dialogues give life to their passions and emotions. It represented those hardworking people who are self-created like Sheharyar. Also, it showed that true friendship never gets faded, will renew each time enriched with more love and respect. Certainly, the addition of the real incident of Indian invader pilot Abey Nandon, being caught by Pakistan, gave an exciting crisp to the plot, with the famous line being quoted as “The tea was fantastic”.
The drama created suspense throughout with an unpredictable ending, surprising the audience in the end when they were at their emotional edge. Additionally, it depicted the real-life sacrifices made each day by many fearless, valiant sons of the motherland. The whole scenario seemed flawless, realistic from PMA academy training, their uniforms till the fight against the enemy in the end, which was made possible with the help of ISPR. Therefore, it was a delight watching such wonderful play at this time of need. We are hopeful to have more dramas like that in the future.