Khaani Drama Review: Khaani (Urdu: خانی, the feminine variant of Khan) is a Pakistani drama television series that premiered on 6 November 2017 on Geo Entertainment. Directed by Anjum Shahzad and produced by Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi under 7th Sky Entertainment, it was scripted by Asma Nabeel. The series stars Feroze Khan as Mir Hadi and Sana Javed as Sanam Ali Khan.

Inspired by the real-life murder of Shahzeb Khan in Karachi in 2012, the show explores themes reminiscent of this tragic incident.

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The narrative unfolds with Sanam Khan (Sana Javed), affectionately known as Khaani, a timid contrast to her bold family, gearing up for her and her twin brother Sarim’s upcoming birthday celebration. However, tragedy strikes when Sarim crosses paths with the affluent and arrogant Mir Hadi (Feroze Khan), resulting in a fatal confrontation where Sarim loses his life.

Devastated by Sarim’s murder, Khaani’s family pursues legal action against Hadi despite facing threats and humiliation. Amidst the turmoil, Khaani emerges as a resilient figure, confronting Hadi in jail and vowing justice for her brother. However, her resolve is tested when Hadi manipulates his way out of jail, leaving Khaani’s family vulnerable to his intimidation.

Hadi becomes infatuated with Khaani’s strength and begins a relentless pursuit, even as his parents disapprove of their association. Determined to marry Khaani, Hadi’s actions become increasingly erratic, culminating in her kidnapping on the eve of her wedding to another man. Despite her defiance, Hadi eventually releases Khaani, realizing that her heart belongs elsewhere.

As Khaani rebuilds her life with her new husband Arham, Hadi undergoes a profound spiritual transformation, seeking redemption for his past misdeeds. Despite his changed ways, Khaani and Arham press forward with legal proceedings against Hadi and his family. In a twist of fate, Hadi accepts responsibility for his actions and faces the consequences, ultimately finding solace in spiritual enlightenment.

Forgiveness becomes the ultimate act of liberation as Khaani grants Hadi absolution, leading to his peaceful acceptance of his fate. The series concludes with Hadi embracing a life of spiritual guidance, imparting lessons of love and redemption to his fellow inmates, attributing his transformation to the divine intervention.

Main Casts

Feroze Khan Mir Hadi Sana Javed Sanam Ali Khan
Mehmood Aslam Mir Shah Saman Ansari Sitara Shah
Salma Hassan Sonia Salman Ali Khan Rashid Farooqui Salman Ali Khan


Rahat Fateh Ali Khan performed the OST, which has amassed over 100 million views on YouTube.

International Broadcast

Owing to its widespread acclaim, the series was broadcasted by MBC Bollywood in the Middle East in 2019, retaining its original title, and is also accessible on in Arabic. Additionally, the show was aired in Somaliland on the Horn Cable Television Network under the same title in 2019.


In mid-2019, the series was added to Netflix’s catalogue, capitalizing on its overwhelming popularity.

Major Receptions

The series quickly soared to new heights of popularity, capturing the attention of audiences worldwide and sparking viral discussions on social media platforms. Khaani’s OST, with its millions of views, garnered widespread acclaim. Additionally, episodes uploaded on the official YouTube channel amassed millions of views and consistently trended in the top 3 positions.

Internationally, Khaani captivated audiences, earning a commendable rating of 8.1 out of 10 on IMDb. According to TRP charts, the series achieved remarkable ratings, with its episodes consistently ranking high. The first episode garnered a 4.8 TRP rating, followed by subsequent episodes maintaining strong ratings, with peaks reaching 10.1 TRP for its 11th episode.

Notably, the series outperformed its competitors, surpassing the ratings of other popular dramas. The campaign initiated by Geo Entertainment before the telecast of the last episode, teasing the conclusion of Mir Haadi’s story, received widespread appreciation from Khaani viewers, adding to the anticipation surrounding the finale.

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