: In what has been described in entertainment circles as the product of a “dream team”, the much awaited 22-episode serial ‘MERA NAAM YOUSUF HAI hits TV on March 6, 2015 every Friday on A-Plus to anticipated fanfare.
The project which is produced by Sadia Jabbar and Alpha Productions, who previously produced director Sabiha Sumar ‘Khuda Dekh Raha Hai’ brings together the creative synergies of-acclaimed writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar; celebrated film and TV director Mehreen Jabbar and a stellar cast including internationally recognized film and TV actor Imran Abbas, who plays the serial’s name sake protagonist Yousuf and Maya Ali of ‘Aunn Zara’ fame who plays his intended love interest Zulekha. The serial is supported by veterans Behroz Sabzwari, Hina Biyat and Waseem Abbas, and rising TV stars Mansha Pasha, Taqi Ahmed and Faizan Shaikh.
‘Mera Naam Yousuf Hai’ is a departure for New York-based filmmaker and director Mehreen Jabbar in that the TV serial is entirely shot in Pakistan and delves into the world of a lower socio-economic milieu than what the directorial talent behind ‘Daam’ ‘Doraha’ ‘Pechaan’ and the currently on-air ‘Jackson Heights’ has habitually dealt with.
The plot of ‘Mera Naam Yousuf Hai’ revolves around how singer Yousuf first glimpses Zulekha in a train and then cannot extinguish the image of her from his mind. Meanwhile, Zulekha is mired between proposals from two of her cousins,both of which are selfishly encouraged by her parents’ self-interest. Zulekha again encounters a decidedly love-struck Yousuf but has no choice but to feel only a fleeting attraction towards him as she is aware that her marriage has been fixed to one of her cousins. However Yousuf remains adamantly vocal about his feelings for and his pursuit of her.
Will Fate ultimately bond these veritable strangers who had met fortuitously or will Zulekha give in to her parents’ cruel intentions?
To find more, Watch Mera Naam Yousuf Hai Only on A-Plus.
Cast: Imran Abbas, Maya Ali, Behroz Sabzwari, Hina Bayat, Mansha Pasha, Waseem Abbas, Seema Sehar
Writer: Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar
Director: Mehreen Jabbar
Producer: Sadia Jabbar
Timing: Every Friday at 8:00 pm
Repeat Timing: Every Saturday at 12:00 am
Title Image “Mera Naam Yousuf Hai”