‘Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi’ first episode highlights women subjugation in Pakistan



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TV One is out with the first episode of drama serial Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi, in a new production by Kashf Foundation, and we cannot wait to see what it has in store for us. The episode sets the tone for shedding light on issues such as Human Trafficking, mistreatment of women, and Child marriages.

Studded with a starry cast including Yumna Zaidi, Wahaj Ali, Yasra Rizvi and Omair Rana, Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi displays a diversity of cultural settings:  opening at a party where a flirtatious interaction takes place between a lavishly dressed Yumna Zaidi and Omair Rana, which is immediately followed by an intimate village setting with a father-daughter conversation.

Shedding light on the mistreatment of women, Noor ul Hassan plays an overbearing father and husband who is seen to be fuming on screen on wife Samiya Mumtaz, over the issue of his young daughter playing cricket with neighborhood children.

Meanwhile, Yumna Zaidi and Yasra Rizvi are shown to be living in a shared house with an elderly woman who manages their work affairs with an unknown man showing up at the house asking to take the two girls out at night for a show. The woman refuses telling the man that she is their mother and cannot overwork the two women.

While the episode does not reveal much about the plot just as yet, it sets the tone for what seems to be a complex and intricately woven web of stories. Scroll down to watch the episode for yourself.