Diyar-e-Dil Drama Review: Diyar-e-Dil, also known as Dayar-e-Dil, graced Pakistani television screens as a captivating drama serial on Hum TV from March 17, 2015, to October 27, 2015. Spanning 33 episodes, the series delves into the intricacies of a fractured family led by Agha Jaan and his grandchildren, Wali and Faarah. The narrative unfolds in a serialized manner, focusing on the intertwined lives of Wali and Faarah, who are compelled to unite their family, torn apart by the actions of Agha Jaan’s eldest son, Behroze.

Featuring an ensemble cast, including Abid Ali as Bakhtiyar Ahmed Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, and Maya Ali as his grandchildren Wali Suhaib Khan and Faarah Wali Khan, the series explores the dynamics of relationships within the family. Notable performances are also delivered by Meekal Zulfiqar, Ali Rehman Khan, Sanam Saeed, and Hareem Farooq, portraying various family members.

Created by Momina Duraid and based on Farhat Ishtiaq’s novel of the same name, Diyar-e-Dil is directed by Haseeb Hassan. The narrative unfolds in the scenic locales of Skardu, Gilgit–Baltistan, and Karachi, Sindh. Premiering in Pakistan, the UK, USA, and UAE on March 17, 2015, the series garnered widespread acclaim and became the highest-rated and most acclaimed program of Pakistan in 2015.

Diyar-e-Dil received praise for its visually appealing presentation, particularly appealing to male audiences, and was lauded for its direction, cinematography, and visuals. It dominated the awards circuit, winning accolades at the 4th Hum Awards and the 15th Lux Style Awards, including Best Drama Serial – Jury and Best Drama Serial – Popular.

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Diyar-e-Dil unfolds the tale of Bakhtiyar Khan, known as Agha Jan (played by Abid Ali), and his family, whose unity shattered due to the rebellion of his son, Behroze Bakhtiyar Khan (portrayed by Meekal Zulfiqar). Behroze’s refusal to marry Arjumand Bedar Khan (played by Hareem Farooq), Agha Jan’s chosen bride, led him to wed Ruhina Arsalan (played by Sanam Saeed) instead. Disowned by his father, Behroze departed with Ruhina, leaving Arjumand to marry Behroze’s younger brother, Suhaib Bakhtiyar Khan (portrayed by Ali Rehman Khan).

The series chronicles the tumultuous lives of these two couples, navigating through financial woes for Behroze and Ruhina, and emotional detachment for Suhaib and Arjumand. Over time, bonds strengthen, with the birth of Wali Suhaib Khan (played by Osman Khalid Butt) bringing Suhaib and Arjumand closer, while Behroze and Ruhina welcome their daughter, Faarah Behroze Khan (portrayed by Maya Ali).

After two decades, Behroze achieves success, but tragedy strikes with Suhaib’s untimely demise. Eventually, Behroze returns home, reconciling with Agha Jan, fulfilling Suhaib’s dream of family reunion. However, Ruhina’s opposition and manipulation lead to Behroze’s demise.

Following Behroze’s death, Faarah struggles to connect with Agha Jan and Wali, manipulated by her mother’s demands. Amidst tension and illness in the family, Faarah seeks divorce from Wali, escalating conflicts. Agha Jan’s health deteriorates as a result.

Driven by anger, Wali kidnaps Faarah, aiming to reconcile her with Agha Jan. Through trials and revelations, Faarah discovers truths and develops affection for Wali. Amidst manipulations and kidnappings orchestrated by Faarah’s uncle and cousin, truth prevails, leading to reconciliation and love between Faarah and Wali, culminating in the healing of their family’s rifts.

Main Casts

Abid Ali Agha Jan Osman Khalid Butt Wali Suhaib Khan
Sanam Saeed Ruhina Behroze Khan Maya Ali Farah Wali Khan
Mikaal Zulfiqar Behroze Bakhtiyar Khan Ali Rehman Khan Suhaib Bakhtiyar khan
Hareem Farooq Arjumand Suhaib Khan


The series is an adaptation of Ishtiaq’s novella, with Farhat Ishtiaq making significant changes while developing the screenplay. In an interview, Ishtiaq mentioned, “There are some differences, but they are very positive.” She drew from earlier drafts of the novel, collaborating closely with Momina, aligning their creative visions.

Ishtiaq expressed her enjoyment of the challenging script, emphasizing the need to do justice to the multitude of characters and their emotions. Additional characters such as Laila, Ibrahim Feroze, and Arjumand’s parents, Yasmin and Bedar, were introduced, expanding upon their roles from the novel. Arjumand’s character, which had a lesser presence in the book, was elevated to a leading role in the series. Notably, Ruhina’s miscarriage, absent in the novel, was incorporated into the screenplay, adding depth to the storyline.

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