Pehla review or pehli baar kisi bhi forum kay liye likhna yeh mera 1st attempt hai. tou comments mein hath hola Rakhiyey ga . Hmm! Here we go:)
Zindagi Gulzar hai is a novel or a short story written by Umera Ahmed. “So Kya Waqai Zindagi Gulzar hai?” that was the 1st question that popped in my mind, However once I started reading , I discovered that Yes! Zindagi Waqai Gulzar hai provided if you really want it to be!
“Simple, to the point and totally relatable”, that’s how I would like to compliment it :) . It’s a story of a girl Named "KASHAF MURTAZA" and "ZAROON JUNAID" .The two of them are from complete different backgrounds. They Meet each other, hate each other, marry each other, love each other, and the story sums up.
But wait, is the story really that simple? Is the story really that much ordinary?? Well this is where it gets interesting and I am in no mood to reveal what is special in it. However there are few pointers I can give to the curious ones: P
- No unwanted twists and turns .Single track story. True to the life character KASHAF MURTAZA.
- The story proceeds at UMAR GUL's PACE :) jahan BOUNCER chahye wahan bouncer he aur jidher yorker needed udher yorker ( I am total Cricket buff ;) ) and that’s the best part of it .no dragging ,too much rona dhona, yadeen waden, dhoka , bewafai,saas baho, melo drama,..Just everyday routine kay Qissay, which are pretty much relatable. No idher udher waly characters. I guess the best commercial that goes ditto for this drama would be of 7up…. Seedhi baat.. No Bakwas :P
- An Ordinary girl not falling in love with the super doper, handsome, rich hero immediately on the first pages of the book .unless she was offered to do so :). Doesn’t this line sound confusing and bizarre? But let me share my favorite line of the book and you would be surprised like i was. On the 2nd day of their marriage.
Zaroon: “ Muj say Mohabbat keroo gi?”
Kashaf: “ Haan”
- For me the best part of the Novel is, Zaroon’s Acceptance of the fact that, even though Kashaf may be just an ordinary girl for the world. She is not an ordinary girl for him
I like this novel because its canvas has no boundaries. It does not have that preachy element in it. It does not try to authenticate a point. You can drive any lesson from it few of them could be
Even a handsome, dashing, charming and the hottest stud of the college can fall for an ordinary looking girl.Even Kashaf can become a HINA RABANI KHAR :)
What my personal derivation could be is that . Everything is destined to meet you. You just have to let it come to you. Greed, jealousy and envy will get you nothing. Don’t run after happiness. Because what’s destined to be yours will be yours! Her insaan ki zindagi Gulzar hai. Provided that you let it remain gulzar by accepting what fate has written for you. I would surely recommend it to everyone and would want you guys to read it. Mujhye perhnay mein itna maza aya tou abb dekhney mein iss say bhi zyada maza aye ga :) because after All it has our very own Fawad khan. I can bet that the drama adaptation will get tremendous response. It is a wonderful Story and why I love it because it’s very simple :)
If you like simple things in life, then this novel is for you!
To read it in Urdu:
Unfortunately I could not find any English translation for it online
Written by Nighat