Sammi (TV series)

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Sammi(in Punjabi سمی ) is a Pakistani television drama serial about social causes that airs on Hum TV from 28 January 2017. It is written by Noor ul Huda Shah and directed by Saife Hassan.[1] Set in rural Rahim Yar Khan, the series centers social issues on the rural society revolving around the concept of Vanni and shows moral lessons against common issues such as gender discrimination. Depicting the Vanni concept, storyline revolves around the journey of Sammi, a young girl who was sold off by her family to the Chaudhry family where her brother had killed her fiancé. Simultaneously it revolves around reality based issues with different characters within the same plot. It was nominated for Best Drama Serial at the 6th Hum Awards.

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Based onSammi by Noor-ul-Huda Shah
Written byNoor ul Huda Shah
Directed bySaife Hassan
StarringMawra Hocane
Adnan Siddiqui
Saman Ansari
Theme music composerSahir Ali Bagga
Opening themeJag Khed'da Phire
by Zeb Bangash and Zaheer Abbas
Lyrics by
Major Imran Raza
ComposerSahir Ali Bagga
Country of originPakistan
Original languageUrdu
No. of episodes21
ProducerMomina Duraid
Production locationRahimabad Rahim Yar Khan District
EditorsSaad Bin Jawed
Jamil Iqbal
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time30–45 minutes (minus commercials)
Production companiesMD Productions and Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs.
Original networkHum TV
Original release29 January (2017-01-29) 
25 June 2017 (2017-06-25)

The series stars Mawra Hocane as Sammi, Adnan Siddiqui as Rashid Chand, Rehan Sheikh as Chaudhry Rab Nawaz, Sania Saeed as Chandni, Bilal Khan as Aaliyan, Ahad Raza Mir as Salar, Saman Ansari as Salima, Madiha Rizvi as Zulekha Chaudhry and Nadia Afghan as Naheed.[2]

It was co-created and co-produced by the creative head Momina Duraid with Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. The show was first aired on Hum TV, as a part of night programming all under Duraid's production company.[3]