Ranjha Ranjha Kerdi: Imran Ashraf depicts disability with great sensitivity
Showcasing mental health and disorder as a core narrative in TV serials is tricky. You need a plot that justifies it, a strong script and technical knowledge to back it up. The drama industry of Pakistan although has tried its best to make it a part of conversations and educating the audience.
Actor Imran Ashraf who has proved his mettle repeatedly in his portfolio, likes to perform roles which challenge him to explore something new about his art. Articulate, passionate and intelligent, Imran’s candour and belief in himself is refreshing and inspiring, to say the least.
Imran’s new outing ‘Ranjha Ranjha Kerdi’ has already touched hearts of many.
It’s an odd love story and self discovery of Noori (Noor Bano) (A street sweeper’s daughter) and Bhola (who is mentally challenged).
In order to have a better future Noori plans to marry Sahir (a shop keeper) but he refuses to accept her after finding out her real identity. She meets Bhola by fate and they get married.
This character of a Bhola is of a mentally challenged person which is very demanding and requires a different body language and dialect.
However the actor is absolute brilliance to watch as he totally sinks into the character with utmost ease and convenience.
Ashraf has been grabbing eye balls from the last couple of years as he continues to surprise the audience with his stellar acts one after another. Be it “Tau Dil Ka Kia Hai”, “Dil E Jaanam”, “Kitni Girhein Baaqi Hain”, “Dil Lagi”, “Khuda Mera Bhi Hai”, the actor shows no signs of stopping. He was a rage in “Alif, Allah aur Insaan”.
Don’t miss Ranjha Ranjha Kerdi every Saturday on HUM TV.