Udaari is another one of the projects of those who were behind “Rehaii”. The serial is inspired by a true story. Kashaf foundation worked with the community and in the end asked the writer Farhat Ishtiaq to write a script based on these story.
The owner of Kashaf Foundation said in an interview that when Rehaii went on air people said it was too real therefore very upsetting and not entertaining enough. This time, they have tried to highlight some serious issues without compromising on the entertainment. According to the producers Udaari is going to constitute of education and entertainment.
This first episode of Udaari showed a lot of character just like drama serial Rehaii. Sheedan (Bushra Ansari), her husband (Rehan Sheikh), her son, her brother and her daughter Meeran (Urwa Hocane) live in the village. A Mirasi family performs at functions to sing in order to earn a living. Only Meeran has problem with this because she hates it when everyone teases her with Mirasi tag. Sheedan in fact is proud of the fact that she inherited this profession. Meeran on the other hand feels differently mainly because the boy she is in love is against it. Although she tries her best to convince her mother that she doesn’t want to do it but this won’t happen. Meeran also has a beautiful voice, dubbed by Hadiqa Kiyani. Urwa Hocane’s make-up was also according to the demand of the character and she nailed it in acting.
Sajida (Sammiya Mumtaz) is Sheedan’s neighbour, is a working widow. She has a little daughter Zebu (Maryam Fatima) who she has to leave with Sheedan when she goes for work as no one else can take care of her. Imtiaz (Ahsan Khan) is Sajida’s dead husband’s best friend. He has just returned from Dubai and was shown showering Zebu and Sajida with gifts. Imtiaz is highly respected among people in the neighborhood and although he seems like a nice person but something looks to be off.
This first episode was good with the plot different from the usual. All the actors did an excellent job in changing their accents. Bushra Ansari as expected was the superstar.