The drama series ’22 Qadam’ has emerged as a gripping portrayal of dreams, determination, and the power of defying social standards in a game-changing development for Pakistani television.
The groundbreaking project is focused on a young girl named Farheen who wants to play cricket despite several obstacles. The drama is a notable deviation from the typical plots seen in Pakistani dramas because it centers on the issue of sports, notably women’s engagement in cricket.
’22 Qadam’, produced and performed by the renowned Hareem Farooq, has gained attention for its intriguing plot and captivating performances.
When Hareem first read the screenplay, it was clear how passionate she is about her work because she immediately jumped into the part that would go on to move and enthrall audiences all over the country.
In an interview with BBC Urdu, Hareem Farooq confessed that she wasn’t a die-hard sports fan. Her emotional attachment to cricket, which she developed from watching games with her father, highlighted the influence the sport can have on interpersonal relationships and sense of pride in one’s country.
She recalled exciting times while yelling out cricket terminology as if she were a seasoned pundit, replicating the passion that cricket sparks in many people.
Wahaj Ali’s portrayal in the drama ’22 Qadam’ has garnered acclaim, and what’s truly remarkable is his perspective on the narrative. While talking about Wahaj, Hareem Farooq shared that Wahaj’s approach to the role is unique—he saw beyond the story’s focus on a woman’s journey and instead embraced the larger narrative with genuine enthusiasm.
Hareem shared that Wahaj responded to the script with genuine appreciation, recognizing the significance of incorporating strong supporting male characters into the story.
The ensemble cast, including the likes of Wahaj Ali, Kanza Razzak, Aleena Abbas, Dur-e-Nayab, Saleem Miraj, and Nida Mumtaz, brings life and depth to the characters, making their struggles and triumphs all the more relatable and poignant.
The drama, written by Zeeshan Ilyas and directed by Anjum Shehzad, boasts the combined efforts of talented individuals who share a vision of delivering a powerful narrative.
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