Visaal, ARY Digital’s latest drama had everyone excited for what seemed like an entertaining and intriguing show. Starring Zahid Amir, Saboor Alu and Hania Aamir as the main leads, the drama’s initial teasers had everyone hooked.
— MediaSpring PK (@MediaSpringPk) March 21, 2018
It had fan-girls riled up on Twitter over Zahid Ahmed’s bad-boy looks, clad in his leather jacket and signature Salman Khan hairstyle, Akbar was a character that we hadn’t seen around lately. The immense hype even had celebrities like Saba Qamar excited;
@s_qamarzaman is all excited for the @_ZahidAhmed_ 's special looks and First Episode of #Visaal Starting Tonight at 8:00 pm only on #ARYDigital
#SabaQamar #Visaal #ZahidAhmed #HaniaAmir #SaboorAli pic.twitter.com/RkR9oRqjz3
— ARY Digital (@arydigitalasia) March 28, 2018
How sweet 😄 #YumnaZaidi Wishing #ZahidAhmed all the luck fr #Visaal
I Just love the bonding btwn them 😍 #FriendshipGoals #CoStars
The two epic actors – @yumnazaidii @_ZahidAhmed_ pic.twitter.com/jQTQ5JLewz
— Bushra 🇮🇳 (@bushrareal202) March 27, 2018
However, the show itself hasn’t quite come up to the precedent the teasers set up for the story unfortunately. The first episode follows the story of Akbar, recently released from jail and he has all the bad characteristics a bad boy could wish for. His dangerous look faced a lot of criticism for being so out of place within the story’s overall setting and he isn’t even the worst part of the show.
Hania Aamir plays our hilariously innocent girl next door, Pari, a sweet clueless girl with an overbearing father and a single best friend, Naheed who is the daughter of the neighborhood Maulvi. It seems the farther most shows are trying to get away from pigeonholing and stereotypes, Visaal just seems to want to drag us back into them.
#Visaal’s first episode was really good apart from Hania’s acting and her lip fillers 🙄
— akeela (@akeeelaa) March 31, 2018
One thing leads to another and Akbar falls in love with Pari at first sight. Surprise Surprise! Everything from the misplaced dramatic music to Hania’s acting just doesn’t quite work. Although Zahid Ahmed has managed to embody and do justice to his character not much else has lived up to the audiences expectations.
On the other hand fans are absolutely loving Zahid’s acting skills and are giving him props for that;
@_ZahidAhmed_ #Visaal "Visaal Day" Mr Zahid Ahmed, With His New Avatar, With His Ever Enthrallingly Spell Binding Performance, In Serial "Visaal", Starting Today i.e. 28th Mar 2018, Every Wed 8 pm on ARY Digital.. It'll Be An Interesting & Nice Watch IA.. All The Best 😃 pic.twitter.com/Mfc0OteZOA
— Nazma Arzoo (@NazmaArzoo) March 27, 2018
#ZahidAhmed is d best actor of d Pakistan n dere is no doubt in it…🙌
Currently he is portraying two completely opposite character #Akku in #Visaal n #Saarang in #Pukaar with such perfections👍
I hav no words to describe his versatility..👏
M a huge admirer of u @_ZahidAhmed_ pic.twitter.com/eRRhGYZrqT
— Bushra 🇮🇳 (@bushrareal202) April 8, 2018
It may be too soon to say, but if the show’s pace doesn’t pick up and we don’t see more depth from Hania Aamir’s character then we don’t know if we want to stay tuned for more.