Meray Qatil Meray Dildar

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Meray Qatil Meray Dildar
Written byAliya Bukhari
Directed byAsim Ali
Theme music composerSohail Haider
Opening themeMeray Qatil Meray Dildar
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production locationPakistan
CinematographyKaleem Hussain
EditorKashif Ahmed
Running timeAprrox. 40 minutes
Production companyMD Productions
Original release
NetworkHum TV
Release9 October 2011 (2011-10-09) –
8 April 2012 (2012-04-08)

Meray Qatil Meray Dildar (Urdu: ميرے قاتل ميرے دلدار, lit.'My murderer my beloved'), also written as Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, is a Pakistani teledrama broadcast on Hum TV. It premiered on 9 October 2011 and ended its run on 8 April 2012.[1][2]

At the annual Hum Awards, the series received ten nominations.[3][4]


The story revolves around Maham, a young lady in her 20s. She is madly in love with Umar, who loves her back. Umar's family does not approve of this relationship. But the young lovers finally get married after Umar's elder brother persuades them to consent. But after the marriage, Maham faces her in-laws, Umar's father, his elder brother Bakhtyar, Bakhtyar's wife Rubab, Umar's paternal aunt Durdaana and her daughter Shifa. After Maham meets Bakhtyar, she realises he has been stalking her for quite a long time. Durdhaana wanted Umar to marry Shifa. To take revenge Durdaana starts hatching plots against Maham so that all the family members turn against the young bride. But never for once does Umar speaks against Durdaana, even if he knows that she is wrong and is lying. Meanwhile, Bakhtyar keeps on stalking Maham and threatens her that if she informs anyone then he will get her into big trouble.

A year later, Umar's father finally asks Umar to marry Shifa and take her as a second wife after requests from Durdaana's side. But Umar disagrees and asserts that he may leave his entire family for Maham. After this, his father suffers a heart attack and dies. Now Bakhtyar, the head of the family, exercises his authority and keeps on misbehaving with Maham. Umer blindly believes his brother and is just a puppet in his hands. Neither Maham nor Rubab dare speak out. When Bakhtyar is caught red-handed trying to harass Maham, he succeeds in putting the entire blame on her. Umar ends up divorcing Maham. Once she leaves, the family convinces Umar to marry Shifa, and he complies, even though he does not love her. Later to take revenge, Maham marries Bakhtyar. One by one, Maham avenges all her insults. Durdaana and Shifa find themselves at the receiving end. Maham even convinces the infatuated Bakhtyar to transfer his family home in her name. Meanwhile, Umar is deeply disturbed by the sight of Maham as his brother's wife.

In the end, Umar overhears Bakhtyar and Durdaana talking about how an innocent Maham had become the victim of their conspiracies. Filled with remorse, Umar rushes to apologise to Maham and begs her for another chance, but she does not respond. He divorces Shifa and leaves her with Durdaana in a dilapidated old house. Shifa goes insane, and Durdaana is left lamenting her bad luck. Meanwhile, Maham vanishes, leaving a letter explaining to Bakhtyar what she had done and why. Bakhtyar goes berserk trying to find her and dies after meeting an accident. Rubab inherits the entire wealth and takes charge. Umar decides to go away to London, hoping against hope that he might meet Maham one day and beg for her forgiveness.


International broadcast[edit]

In UK and Ireland, the show was broadcast by several channels, Colors TV UK, Rishtey and Hum Europe. In Arab countries, the show was dubbed in Arabic and aired on MBC 4. In Mauritius, the show was broadcast by MBC Network Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation

In India, the show was hugely popular when it first aired on 5 August 2014 on Zindagi. The show started running again in India from 27 July.[6][7] It ended on 30 August 2014. The show garnered popular responses from viewers. On account of the response from Indian viewers, the show was successfully re-run, on 7 December 2014 and later as a marathon re-run.

The show is also available on the Indian OTT platform ZEE5 to stream online in more than 190 countries.

Lux Style Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Realistic, less dramatic: Reasons behind rising popularity of Pakistani serials in India". 6 January 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ "20 Pakistani TV dramas that you should watch if you haven't". Daily Times (Pakistan). 20 July 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Hum Awards Nominess". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  4. ^ Afreen Seher (28 March 2021). "Big women of the small screen". The News.
  5. ^ "Veteran TV actress Zaheen Tahira is no more". Dawn News. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  6. ^ Press Trust of India (28 July 2014). "Zindagi launches two new shows next month". Indian Express. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Zindagi presents 'Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar'". Zee News. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.

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