Arabic Dubbed ‘Dhoop Kinare’ To Air In Saudi Arabia
Late 80’s Classic PTV Drama ‘Dhoop Kinare’ to be aired in Saudi Arabia in Arabic dubbing
PTV’s super hit drama ‘Dhoop Kinare’ that aired on the national television in 1987, starring Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan has been dubbed in Arabic for airing in Saudi Arabia, as part of cultural exchange between the two countries.
The project was initiated by Fawad Chaudhry (then federal minister of science and technology) during his visit to Riyadh last year. The move is part of a push by Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Crown Prince) to modernize the Kingdom and provide more modes of entertainment to its people.
The minister provided a progress update on the initiative in a recent tweet and wrote:
“Pakistani dramas dubbing in Arabic resumes to be shown in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).”
With Sahira Kazmi at the helm, Dhoop Kinare is written by the maestro Haseena Moin and it is still considered by many as one of the greatest masterpieces of the Pakistani drama industry.
The drama is based around the professional and personal lives of a group of doctors. The drama is fast-paced and shows the lives of Marina Khan and Rahat Kazmi portraying the roles of doctors working at a hospital in Karachi. The drama became so popular that it made the two actors one of the favorite on-screen couples in the Pakistani drama industry.
Two other popular dramas (Tanhaiyan and Aahat) were selected for the initial project but their production is put on hold due to budgetary constraints. However, according to Lubna Farah, who is supervising Dhoop Kinare as a translation expert has confirmed that the work on the project is almost complete and will be submitted to Saudi Arabia very soon.
Well, we have to wait and see how the Saudi audience responds to the classic masterpiece of the Pakistani drama industry, as this is the first time PTV has dubbed a local production in the Arabic language for the Saudi audience.
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