When I was in Pakistan, I actually got hooked on this series; of course, thanks to my mother-in-law, who made sure she was home the day this weekly drama came on TV (Hum TV). She never missed an episode and now that I’ve watched it with her, I can understand why. It’s SO addictive. Oh, and I just realized that the whole series of this drama can now be accessed on YouTube here.
I have to admit, when it comes to dramas, Pakistan definitely excels in that department. Though, I’m also happy to say that they are really improving when it comes to their films, especially with titles like “Khuda Ki Liye,” and “Bol” (which in my opinion was excellent!). Pakistan has indeed come a very long way, and I hope they keep it up.
Anyway, the main reason I initially got hooked on “Humsafar” (an Urdu word, which metaphorically means life companion in English) was because of its soundtrack. Usually, I don’t care much for “soap-opera” type dramas, but each time the show started, this beautiful title song would start playing, and I often wondered who sang it and what it was called, as my mother-in-law had no clue either. I’m happy to say that I FINALLY found the song (well, not me, actually, but my darling Abaseen did, hehe); and it’s been playing on repeat ever since. It’s such a gorgeous song and so beautifully sung! I just LOVE it!
Below is the link to the song on YouTube, and I’ve also provided the translation by ifragrance beneath the video in English. Enjoy! (Which I’m sure you will. ;))
When we parted ways,
Neither you cried nor I,
But, what is this,
A peaceful sleep since,
Has not touched our eyes?
He was my companion,
But not in harmony were we,
Like the clouds and sunlight,
Together but as apart as can be.
There were feelings of animosity,
And anguish between us,
My departed lover, had been everything,
Last time I looked into his eyes,
My poetry reflected back at me,
Verses, that which I had never,
Recited to anyone.