The first volume of Danial K Afzal’s Fatima Jinnah web series’ first season will be released on August 14 after garnering a lot of buzz and debuting a 14-minute prologue in 2022.
The next production, Fatima Jinnah: Sister | Revolutionist | Stateswoman, will show Madar-e-Millat in three different time periods: when Fatima Jinnah was in her 30s and living in the pre-partition era, when she was in her 50s and experiencing Independence, and when she was in her 70s and living in the post-partition era.
For each of the aforementioned times, Afzal cast Sundus Farhan, Sajal Aly, and Samiya Mumtaz to portray Fatima Jinnah. The first section centres on the renowned political figure’s sister and will soon be available to the entire world. A steadfast companion of the founder of our nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, this part of the series will set the stage for our beloved Madar-e-Millat’s tumultuous journey ahead.
The online series, which has only been shot in Lahore and Islamabad, will feature many other historical people in addition to Fatima Jinnah, according to Afzal. Additionally expected to attend are Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan, Ruttie Jinnah, and Rana Liaquat Hussain.
Afzal also shared that his narrative for the upcoming web series is based on a book about Madar-e-Millat by Reza Pirbhai. “The thing about this show is that it shows Fatima Jinnah in a very grey narrative. This is not going to be an overt patriotic project; it is not a feel-good show; I am showing Fatima Jinnah as a human and people will it!” he said. The web series, currently comprised of three seasons with 15 episodes each, will air on aur-digital – a new digital medium.