The excitement is palpable as the long-awaited Fatima Jinnah web series, directed by Danial K Afzal, is gearing up for its much-anticipated release. After generating considerable buzz with a 14-minute prologue in 2022, the series is now ready to present its first volume from the inaugural season on August 14.
Entitled “Fatima Jinnah: Sister | Revolutionist | Stateswoman,” this upcoming series promises to bring to light the extraordinary life of Madar-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation) through three pivotal periods. Audiences will be taken on a journey through Fatima Jinnah’s life in her 30s and the pre-partition era, her 50s during the struggle for Independence, and her 70s in the post-partition era.
The web series has enlisted the talents of Sundus Farhan, Sajal Aly, and Samiya Mumtaz to portray Fatima Jinnah in each of these eras, respectively. The first part of the series will delve into her role as a sister and loyal companion to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan. This segment is expected to provide a deep insight into Madar-e-Millat’s early life and her significant influence on the nation’s path to independence.
Director Danial K Afzal has also revealed that the web series will feature other prominent historical figures, such as Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan, Ruttie Jinnah, and Rana Liaquat Hussain, making appearances throughout the series.
Maintaining an air of mystery, Afzal has kept the actor portraying Quaid-e-Azam a secret, hinting at multiple actors to depict the revered leader at different stages of his life. He also teased about Ruttie Bai’s portrayal, promising it to be a pivotal moment in South Asian history.
The web series draws inspiration from Reza Pirbhai’s book on Madar-e-Millat, presenting Fatima Jinnah in a multidimensional and human light, breaking away from conventional patriotic narratives. Afzal seeks to portray her complexities, struggles, and achievements, creating a more nuanced perspective on this iconic stateswoman.
Comprising three seasons, each with 15 episodes, the web series will be available on the newly launched digital platform, aur-digital. With an impressive cast, engaging storytelling, and a fresh approach to historical portrayal, “Fatima Jinnah: Sister | Revolutionist | Stateswoman” promises to be a captivating watch for viewers eager to explore the life and legacy of one of Pakistan’s most esteemed figures.