Produced by the dynamic duo Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, Dolly Darling has been like a breath of fresh air. This sitcom graced our screens in Ramazan and has continued to entertain us throughout the month with Dolly and Mustaqeem’s many endeavours. Written by Dr Younis Butt, the script manages to bring out the best in these characters.
Dolly is in her self-created troubles once again. As Mustaqeem forgets about her birthday, she builds lies upon lies to protect herself from embarrassment in front of her friends. Most of the problems in Dolly’s life are typical married woman problems, but they have been tackled in a way to make it funny enough to indulge in.
Nadia Khan has been spectacular as Dolly, and sometimes it is hard to set the two apart because Dolly seems to be a reflection of Khan’s quirky and eccentric self. The facial expressions and exaggerated tones are definitely up a notch and can get annoying, but somehow she makes it work for the character and Dolly doesn’t seem to be downright insufferable.
Uroosa Siddiqui stars as Bemisaal in a pivotal role and is the perfect companion for Dolly. She is quirky, but not in a downright dumb way. It has been interesting to see her pull off this character, as she proves her versatility and talent.
Dolly Darling has been fun to watch till now, but as the show progresses it is hard to keep up with Dolly’s silliness for long. The show might need something more than just Nadia Khan’s dialogue delivery and facial expressions to keep the show alive.