Landa Bazar (TV series)

Landa Bazar (Urdu: لنڈا بازار, English: 'Flea Market') is a 2002 Pakistani television drama serial aired on Prime Entertainment (STN). It is directed by Dilawar Malik and written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, premiered on 17 April 2002. The serial stars Tauqeer Nasir, Ali Zafar, Waseem Abbas, Kashif Mehmood, Babar Ali, Farah Shah, Mehmood Aslam, Jana Malik and Urooj.[1] A sequel to the series, Laal Ishq is currently running on A-Plus TV.[2]

Landa Bazar
Also known asLanda Bazaar
GenreDrama
Crime
Political Thriller
Written byKhalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar
Directed byDilawar Malik
Creative director(s)Umar Farooq
StarringBabar Ali
Farah Shah
Tauqeer Nasir
Firdous Jamal
Ali Zafar
Waseem Abbas
Kashif Mehmood
Mehmood Aslam
Rija Ali
Munir Nadir
Nighat Butt
Faisal Rehman
Jana Malik
Urooj Nasir
Theme music composerWajid Ali Nashad
Composer(s)Wajid Ali Nashad
Original language(s)Urdu/Punjabi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes67
Production
Production location(s)Lahore
CinematographySyed Naeem Rizvi
Running time35-40 minutes
Production company(s)Pakistan Television Corporation
Release
Original networkPrime Entertainment (Stn)
Original release17 April 2002 (2002-04-17) 
2003
Chronology
Followed by Laal Ishq

Plot

The series is centered around a young man named Bali (Babar Ali) and his struggle to live and survive in a world of crime and corruption whilst also trying to build a relationship with his fiancée, Zohra (Farah Shah).

Cast

Music

"Jandi Wari Ohnon Akhoo" by Shafaqat Ali Khan

Sequel

On 26 July 2017, DAWN Images reported that titled Laal Ishq, the sequel, will also be written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and directed by Dilawar Malik. Qamar said, "I believe that the story-line has a coherent continuity and follows a rational trajectory, reflecting what's happening in society today. It has few characters from the original but there is whole new plot and hook to the play but this is surely very close to my heart." Most of the original cast will also reappear after 15 years of its original, except Farah Shah whose role was terminated in the original. Durab Khalil, son of Qamar, and new cast members such as Arsalan Idress, Anzeela Abbasi, Faryal Mehmood and Saba Hameed will make their debut in very important roles. Ali Zafar might also have a comeback on television, if he wants.[3]

The sequel began airing from 14 October 2017 on A-Plus TV.[4] Its official soundtrack has been sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.[5]

References

  1. "Full cast and crew of the Landa Bazar". vidpk.com. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. "Sequal to 'Landa Bazaar,' 'Lal Ishq' airs 15 years after the original". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. "15 years after its premiere, iconic TV drama Landa Bazaar now has a sequel". DAWN Images. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  4. "Laal Ishq: A journey of love". The Nation. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. A Plus Entertainment (5 October 2017). "Laal Ishq - A sequel of Landa Bazar OST by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan". Retrieved 13 November 2017 via YouTube.


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