In recent times, Pakistani dramas have evolved a great deal by breaking away from the conventional narratives and producing compelling yet relatable stories but, Bandish has created a league of its own by tapping into the horror-mystery genre and leaving a mark. The drama was successful in creating relatability and after the completion of its first season, it will be returning for season 2.
The final two episodes of the play were aired last night which were the ideal culmination of this intriguing story. Now, a credible source has informed us that the play will be returning for its sequel. The scriptwriters’ of the play Syed Nabeel and Shahid Nizami are already on board and the project will be produced by Fahad Mustafa again so, we can hope that it will be as spine-chilling as the first season.
The drama presented a visual treat for the audience while shedding light on the social evil of black magic and how adversely it can disrupt day-to-day lives. The thought-provoking narrative was about a family, who, after getting deeply affected by sorcery undergoes many trials and tribulations and at various points, different family members were possessed by supernatural entities. The subject struck the right chords with the audience and they soon became hooked to the play as the phenomenon is prevalent in the South Asian region.
The lead cast of Bandish included Marina Khan as Madiha, Sajid Hasan as Junaid, Hira Mani, Hoorain and Zubab Rana as the three daughters and Farah Shah as the antagonist. Who will be playing the antagonist in the next play remains subject to the finalization of the script, the source added.
Unlike most paranormal TV shows in Pakistan, this provided not only a promising script but brilliant acting and a top-notch production with jump scare moments, without overdramatizing to create an impact on the audience.
Are you excited for the next season?