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Zee TV Middle East to launch Hindi drama set in Dubai

MUMBAI: Zee TV Middle East is all set to launch a Hindi drama titled ‘Parwaaz’ that is set in Dubai of the 1990s.

Launching on 8 November, ‘Parwaaz’, which means to take flight, is a 13-part series with one-hour episodes.

Zee TV Middle East chief content and creative officer Manoj Mathew said, “The concept of one-hour drama series with a finite number of episodes will be new to South Asian television which is known for daily soaps that run for many years. We are eagerly waiting to see the results of this experiment.”

The drama will narrate the story of two men, Adarsh from India and Sikander from Pakistan, whose lives intersect in Dubai as they hunt for their dream jobs here.

Directed by Faheim Inamdar of ‘Uttaran’ fame, it will chronicle the struggles of the two men who get duped by an employment agent back home, but who make it big in the next two decades.

Inamdar said, “It’s a challenge to work on a period drama where most of the shoot depicts the UAE in the early ’90s. Given the massive developments across the UAE year-on-year, it’s very difficult to showcase the past. Extensive research has gone into ensuring that every element in the frame, be it costumes, mobile phones, cars, are all true to the time and age we are trying to showcase.”

Produced by UAE-based Magnum Opus Productions, the show has included some local talents as part of the cast. Zee TV Middle East aims to rope in their South Asian fan base with this serial.