Jaisa Desh hai Tera, Vaisa hai desh hai Mera was underlying theme of Zindagi’s curtain-raiser – Jode Dilon Ko – which is bringing beautiful, heart-warming stories from Pakistan. This mammoth effort has been shaped and brought to our homes by ZEELs which will indeed made inroads in our hearts, probably will also satiate our yearnings to know our neighbours well.
It was quite a sight when we connected with fellow Bloggers in Delhi by way of video – conferencing in the joint events hosted by IndiBlogger in Mumbai and Delhi, vibrantly hosted by Anoop and Nihal and anchored by Vineet. ( Special thanks to Indiblogger team for putting this event for us bloggers).
For me personally, it was a trip down memory lane, when I relived the moments of watching tele-films like Dhoop Kinare, Tanhaiyan, collecting VHS tapes of these while returning from office in Lucknow. I grew so much attached to its characters that it almost became an addiction for me.
Yesterday’s event also gave us an opportunity to closely watch and interact with Pakistani heartthrob Imran Abbas, who gave us real insight into Pakistan’s life, lifestyle, drama, theatre, cinema, fashion, lifestyle and people. His handsome looks and soft-spoken demeanour added to the charm of the event. Imran melodiously rendered – Jaisa Des hai tera, vaisa des hai mera – which was loved by bloggers like me and Tanyaa – my daughter loved the moment when Imran gave her to the request of singing – Meri Ashiqui tum ho, meri http://www.zindagitv.in tum ho!
The big moment came when bloggers got an opportunity to interact with the first woman broadcaster from Pakistan ( CEO, Hum TV) Sultana Siddiqui – a true jode dilon ko moment. I being associated with a media house personally, it was a special moment for me to watch Sultanaji across borders. She shared some wonderful insights of life and times of women in Pakistan, who too are aspirational like us, want to lead an independent happy life, want to step out of homes, educate, work and carve a niche for themselves. It was really heartening to know from Imran and Sultanaji both that Indian channels, serials, cinema, music, fashion are loved in Pakistan. Lataji and Ashaji are revered in Pakistan likewise we adore Mehndi Hasan, Nusrat fateh Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Zafar, Atif Aslam…
A video showing Zindagi Gulzar hai…brought us that what is going to unfold on http://www.Zindagitv.in on June 23, 2014, Monday. It is an assimilation of best shows picked from Pakistan that embrases universal emotion. Incidentally Sultanaji returned to direction after many years with Zindagi Gulzar hai…( What an inspiration)!!! Looks like these telefilms are bereft of any high – drama, loud and garish makeup, maha-episodes, deaths, births, re-birth, but draw a leaf out of real life. These are being shot on real locations across the world and have original soundtracks melodiously rendered by renowned musicians, a treat to the ears indeed.
We bloggers got real insight into how similar our lives to those from across the borders. Surely I would update you on sight-seeing places in Pakistan, which you can look forward to visit. Till then, my fellow travellers, don’t forget to watch Zindagi on June 23, 8 PM onwards.
Indeed, jaisa desh hai tera, vaisa desh hai mera!