Zindagi Gulzar Hai Drama Review: Zindagi Gulzar Hai, a Pakistani television masterpiece, directed by Sultana Siddiqui and produced by Momina Duraid’s Moomal Productions, debuted on Hum TV. Adapted from Umera Ahmad’s novel of the same name, Ahmad also penned the screenplay for the series. Originally airing from November 30, 2012, to May 24, 2013, in Pakistan, the narrative centers on two individuals with contrasting ideologies and financial standings, featuring a compelling female lead that resonated strongly with audiences, particularly women.

The show garnered widespread acclaim for its virtuous storyline and innovative creative vision. Its popularity extended across the Indian subcontinent, captivating viewers in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Regarded as one of the finest Pakistani dramas ever produced, Zindagi Gulzar Hai continues to be celebrated for its profound impact and enduring appeal.

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The narrative of Zindagi Gulzar Hai revolves around two protagonists, Kashaf Murtaza and Zaroon Junaid, whose lives intertwine amidst contrasting backgrounds and outlooks.

Kashaf, hailing from a lower-middle-class family, resides with her mother, Rafia, and sisters, Sidra and Shehnila. Abandoned by her father due to the absence of a son, Kashaf grows up resentful and wary of men. Meanwhile, Zaroon’s family is affluent, led by his calm father, Junaid, and independent mother, Ghazala. Zaroon’s sister, Sara, shares her mother’s worldview, while Zaroon is accompanied by his friends Asmara and Osama.

Their paths cross when Kashaf earns a scholarship to a prestigious university. Initially at odds due to their differing backgrounds and Zaroon’s flirtatious demeanor, their relationship is strained by misunderstandings and jealousy. Despite Zaroon’s attempts at reconciliation, Kashaf remains wary of his intentions.

Over time, both Kashaf and Zaroon pursue successful careers in civil services, albeit with continued friction between them. While Kashaf initially rejects Zaroon’s advances, circumstances eventually lead to their engagement and marriage. As they navigate the complexities of married life, including financial disagreements and misunderstandings, their love for each other deepens.

However, their relationship faces challenges when Kashaf discovers Zaroon’s communication with Asmara, leading to a temporary separation. Eventually, their mutual love and understanding prevail, culminating in the birth of twin daughters and a reaffirmation of their bond. Through their journey, both Kashaf and Zaroon learn valuable lessons about trust, forgiveness, and the true meaning of love.

Main Casts

Sanam Saeed Kashaf Murtaza Fawad Afzal Khan Zaroon Junaid
Ayesha Omar Sara Junaid Samina Peerzada Rafiya Murtaza
Mehreen Raheel Asmara Tariq Jawed Sheikh Junaid
Sheheryar Munawar Osama Hina Khawaja Bayat Ghazala Junaid
Mansha Pasha Sidra Murtaza Waseem Abbas Murtaza


Zindagi Gulzar Hai marked author Umera Ahmad’s debut story for the digest magazine. Ahmad revealed in an interview that the protagonist, Kashaf, was inspired by her own persona. The narrative garnered significant attention from readers, prompting Moomal Productions to commission Ahmad to expand it into a full-length novel. The series’ production commenced in 2012 under the direction of Sultana Siddiqui, marking Siddiqui’s directorial comeback after an eleven-year hiatus.

Released on Netflix

Netflix introduced Pakistani dramas to its platform, including Zindagi Gulzar Hai, which became available on December 15, 2015. The series garnered a 4-star rating during its presence on the platform. However, it has since been removed from Netflix.



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