Sammi Drama Review: “Sammi” is a Pakistani TV drama series focusing on social issues, airing on Hum TV since January 28, 2017. Penned by Noor ul Huda Shah and helmed by Saife Hassan, the show delves into the rural setting of Rahim Yar Khan, addressing prevalent social concerns like Vanni and gender discrimination. The narrative follows Sammi, a young girl coerced into marriage with a family who had a hand in her fiancé’s demise.

Through Sammi’s journey, the series sheds light on various societal issues while intertwining real-life scenarios. Nominated for Best Drama Serial at the 6th Hum Awards, it boasts a stellar cast including Mawra Hocane, Adnan Siddiqui, Rehan Sheikh, Sania Saeed, Bilal Khan, Ahad Raza Mir, Saman Ansari, Madiha Rizvi, and Nadia Afghan. Co-created and co-produced by Momina Duraid in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, “Sammi” aired as part of Hum TV’s nighttime lineup, showcasing Duraid’s production prowess.

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The series unfolds in the village of Rahim Yar Khan, following the tale of Sammi Jutt, an educated young woman set to marry Pervaiz Chaudhry. However, on their wedding day, a dispute over Mahr payment escalates between her brother, Waqas, and Pervaiz, resulting in Pervaiz’s tragic death. In the aftermath, Pervaiz’s father, Fazal, demands retribution, urging Rab Nawaz, a local political figure, to avenge his son’s murder by taking Waqas’ life. To spare her brother, Sammi’s parents offer her as Vanni to Rab Nawaz, plunging her into a tumultuous situation.

Meanwhile, the narrative delves into the lives of Rashid Chand’s family, deeply intertwined with Rab Nawaz’s household. Rashid, bound by generations of servitude, grapples with familial obligations alongside his wife Salima, who faces societal scorn for bearing daughters.

As tensions rise, Zulekha Chaudhry, Rab Nawaz’s wife, fearing for her son’s future, implores Rashid to rescue Sammi. Rashid aids Sammi’s escape to Karachi, where she finds refuge with Chandni, Rashid’s former betrothed. While Sammi builds a life in the city, Salima forms an unlikely bond with Naheed, a victim of gender discrimination.

The story further entangles with the clandestine marriage of Naheed and Ghulam Rasool, and the complex dynamics between Aaliyan, Salar, and Sammi. Amidst these intricacies, tragedy strikes with Salar’s demise, setting off a chain of events leading to Sammi’s rescue from a fiery fate at the hands of Waqas.

Ultimately, the village’s revered figure, Peer Sahib, intervenes, facilitating justice and liberating Sammi from the shackles of Vanni. Chandni, tragically, meets her end, paving the way for Sammi’s union with Aaliyan, marking a bittersweet conclusion to the dramatic saga.

Main casts

Mawra Hocane Sammi Jutt Adnan Siddiqui Rashid
Sania Saeed Chandi Saman Ansari Salima
Nadia Afgan Naheed Ahad Raza Mir Salaar
Haris Waheed Waqas Jutt


Sammi, a television series developed by Hum TV’s senior producer Momina Duraid of MD Productions and the channel’s CEO, Sultana Siddiqui, came into being in late 2016. This initiative was announced with the intention of creating a show akin to Udaari, focusing on noble causes. Siddiqui emphasized that Sammi was crafted to shed light on pertinent social issues, remarking on its narrative, “It delved into the harsh yet authentic aspects of our society… Straying from superficial glamour, we aimed to present a story that demands our attention.” In alignment with this vision, Duraid highlighted the significance of purpose-driven entertainment in enlightening the masses.

Award-winning director Saife Hassan was enlisted by the channel to helm the series, with the story penned by Noor-ul-Huda Shah. Reflecting on her screenplay, Shah expressed, “It draws inspiration from my earlier works such as Jungle and Marvi.” Speaking further at the series’ press conference, Shah directed her message towards those who view their sisters as possessions, stripping them of their fundamental rights.

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