All Talk and No Action Sunday, June 14, 2009

I always wanted to become a Doctor.

Pata nahi, kabhi dimaag kharab hua and I changed my decision.

Anyway, that's another issue.

Khair, jab mai choti thi, I always saw myself as Dr. Zoya Khan.

Any bells ringing yet?

I am talking about one of the most popular and evergreen shows to be telecast in the Indian Sub-Continent -

Dhoop Kinare

Don't know how many of you have heard about it or watched it. However, I absolutelllyyy loved it !

Set in the late 1980s/early1990s, Dhoop Kinare revolves around a Medical Intern (Marina Khan) and a senior Doctor (Rahat Kazmi).

The serial showcased a lovely relationship between the two and is one of the best romantic stories ever to have been brought on screen.

When I started watching it, I was too young to understand a lot of the heavy duty dialogues. Yet, the simplicity and the beauty with which all characters were portrayed, just grew on one...

During the past few years I have always kept going back to this serial and seen it in bits and pieces.

A lot of Pakistani shows from the 1990s have that evergreen quality and remain lovable till date.

To top it all, I idolised Marina Khan. I thought then, and still think that she is one of the most talented and beautiful actresses ever !

Her portrayal of Dr. Zoya is full of charm, humour, strength and a subtle rebellion which I always loved.

I think, on the Indian side, if this were to ever be re-made, then shayad sirf Kajol yeh role kar paaye...

Do watch this one, if you haven't had a chance to do so till now...



18 comments:

ashkd said...

i dont remember which serial you are talking about but i must say that there are people who are full fan of pakistani class serials..

bingo on your childhood dream.. i also wanted to become doctor.. till 10th.. i had to decide between maths and bio in 11th.. i couldnt and first day of 11th sat in the maths section.. decided!! and i was so inspired by Hum log serial that i myself had put my name as Dr Ashwini(main character in the serial) as my name when i had started speaking in 1984.. hehe..

Ye manzilen !! said...

My friend Mullah Luis, after working as a professional engineer for 5 years, about to start his "becoming a doctor journey". He is in his early 30s....

point is: You still can do it. Its one life after all. Live your dream....rest are just breaks.

"Dhook Kinare" - is awesome. Good to know that younger gen too loves it. Its ghazal is my national anthem...LOL

All Talk and No Action said...

@ashkd - Arre some of the Paki serials of 90s are just too good - amazing storyline and characters...

In my case, I don't know fuse kab/kyun bujh gaya...by the time I reached 10th...I had decided I wanted to get into anything but Medicine... Fees was definitely one big issue then...mediocre and faltu colleges asking for exorbitant fees..that put me off too...But Doctor Doctor khelne mai bahut mazaa aata tha :)

@Ye Manzilen - I am over Medicine now :)
I guess Journalism and Food have taken the top spots now...So wish to do something worthwhile in both of these...

Waise, DK is eternal...so generations se koi lena dena hi nahi...

Deepak Iyer said...

Where did find these serials in India ?? This is news to me that Pakistani serials were telecast in India.

So are you studying to be a journalist ? Or chef ?
Or do you just eat while watching news ?

Devil Incarnate... said...

:o i remember watching that serial.. bt nw as u r saying, i guess need to check utube or smethin to get n idea...

All Talk and No Action said...

@Deepak - Nope, Paki serials weren't telecast here. We got Video Cassettes of such serials and stage shows like that of Omar Sharif...

I ain't studying for either. Though eating while watching news is definitely my fave activity.

@Devil - Arre do watch it...amazing serial :)

mudassar said...

Am from India and I was a kid when I first saw it on video, I have never seen anything like it till date and it remains my most favourite, I too wanted to become a doc after watchin it. Even as a kid i loved ''Raat yu Dil Mein teri'' though i din understand th heavy words but it was so good to listen to.now... it was my first ghazal tht i downloaded on my mobile...I was looking at ways i could get a cd or dvd of it,,, I jst found tht youtube has clips of th serial and am hooked to it , it is still so refreshin after all these years. kindly let me know if i can find th dvd or cd in india

All Talk and No Action said...

@Mudassar - Yes, it was, is and will always be a masterpiece ! Amazing writing.

I am not sure if we can buy the CDs/DVDs in India.

You can however get the whole series online. Try searching and downloading using torrents. Also, a lot of websites air such classics. One being muft.tv Try those.

Thanks for stoping by.

Nazeer said...

Followers of Pakistani plays can still pick their favourite shows at Palco Video in Delhi’s Palika Bazaar. Baljit Singh Kohli, the store owner, has stocked copies of classic soaps such as Tanhaiyaan, Ankahi, Dhoop Kinare and Bakra Kishto Pe


http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Scripting/ArticleWin.asp?From=Archive&Source=Page&Skin=TOINEW&BaseHref=TOIBG/2010/01/03&PageLabel=5&EntityId=Ar00502&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T

All Talk and No Action said...

@Nazeer - Thanks for sharing the link. It would be of immense help to all fans here.

Ahmed said...

hello to all the dhoop kinare fans.

you rightly said, this is one of the most popular and best tv programs ever telecasted on the INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. This one really crosses all borders and no, this is not an indian talking. it touched all of us who have seen it in Bangladesh too (but i guess they are not many).

my favourite drama ever. i remember in the late 80's Baba bringing a VHS tape of it from nowhere and our whole family fell in love with it ever since. recently i have got hold of a vcd of it and thoroughly reviving the magical spell. you just can't fathom its charm. it gives you at the same time the fragrance of an unspoken love and the aura of nostalgia. and the heart wrenching music by arshad mehmood. its truly a masterpiece by Sahira kazmi.

All Talk and No Action said...

@ahmed - Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Dhoop Kinare was a fascination for the entire subcontinent.

Not just the romance bit, but the idealism of youth, the sacrifice of medical fraternity, the charm of finding your individualism...

I love all characters and the show had some brilliant dialogues....specially between the father-daughter...

I have found the series too and am reliving some golden moments these days...

Anonymous said...

Hi I finally found a guy in Delhoi who can door deliver the play to any address .. He charges 100/- for the speed post .. and 125 /- per DVD..
The guy is Mr. Jasvinder Singh Kohli Palco Vedios.. Only hitch is that you need to transfer the money before he can courier the pack to your address...
Contact no: +919953056789

All Talk and No Action said...

@Anon - Thank you! Wish you had left a name...

smruti said...

a new story in itself. really very mature & heart touching. even after 20 years the story seems like an evergreen melodrama.

All Talk and No Action said...

@smruti - Bang on! one of the best tele series ever.

Tired said...

saw K recently and am also watching Kuch to log... on sony. Absolutely no comparison. The language, the dialogues, the acting almost everything is so so sooooo better.
If anyone can think of similar dramas, then plz do let me know

Arun said...

I watched "Dhoop Kinaray" TV series at the time of 90's. Me and my family love to watch that time. Few days back I purchased the original VCD from website www.Moviemart.in . This took me back to the old-memories of 90's. Dhoop kinaray is one of perfect drama series I have ever seen. I got to know from one of my friend abut the remake of Dhoop Kinaray, named" Kuch toh log kahenge". This is also a awesome TV serial. All the characters in Dhoop Kinarey are famous like Zoya Khan. I am Loving It.