Laapata is a Momina Duraid production that aired on HUM TV until recently. Laapata is a comedic drama about a young couple who wants to get all they want in life. The play also explores modern obsessions with social media platforms like Tik Tok and their impact on today’s Pakistani youth. Khizer Idrees, the show’s writer/director, is best known in the television business for his work as a cinematographer on films including Manto (2015) and Verna (2017).
- Ali Rehman Khan as Shams
- Ayeza Khan as Geeti
- Gohar Rasheed as Daniyal
- Sarah Khan as Falak
Plot: Shams (Ali Rehman Khan) and Falak (Sarah Khan) are in love and foresee a big future together. Geeti (Ayeza Khan), the major Tik Tok star, on the other hand, is always looking for a new toy to play with.
Laapata has a devoted creative team working behind the camera, despite its shortcomings (well… we’ll get to that in a minute!). There are only a few moments of innovation in the show’s total rubbish storyline. The creative team is attempting to be unique with some innovative camera angles and editing techniques.
I’m really baffled as to what the show’s creators wanted to achieve with it. Is Laapata about the horrors of being kidnapped on the basis of a false charge? Is it a comedy about Geeti’s shenanigans as she works her way up the acting ladder? Is the goal to raise awareness about abusive spouses? Is it a murder mystery, or is it something else entirely? The cops rushing onto the scene of Shams and Geeti’s wedding was the most cheesy, cringeworthy stereotypical scenario imaginable. I’m not sure if I should have laughed or… nope, no other feelings came to me. The dialogue and acting were so bad that the cops were kind enough to wait until the wedding to arrest Falak, providing Shams a handy opportunity to battle for his love. This show is a shambles. Despite the fact that I have always enjoyed the show’s music, dialogue-free montages, and dream sequences in the past, it has been overused and abused to the point where it no longer feels special and is a chore to watch through.
The last episode of the drama just aired a day ago and fans are coming up with mixed reactions. A lot of people loved the drama and its vibe. They were of the view that the drama had been shot well along with good acting and different storyline and served the purpose of entertainment but some fans opposed the idea of Lapata being a good drama serial with a valid storyline and performance, the plot was lost with no particular idea. A few fans loved the ending of Shams and Falak , Geeti’s fans were not happy, they throughout thought that Geeti deserved better. However, some fans also thought that the drama had shown the power of the girls, they said Geeti and Falak both were strong-headed girls. Many people liked the idea that they haven’t shown an evil person seeking forgiveness or having any guilt trip, they liked Geeti being herself till end.
Another opinion that came into the light was the one which said that the drama had poor storyline, and ended as abruptly as it started, the fans said that the drama itself was “Laapata” because of its story. There were a lot of comments of people who didn’t like the storyline.