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Ru Baru

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‘Ru Baru’ is a Pakistani drama serial that is airing on Hum TV. The show is written by Hoor Shumail, Produced by Momina Duraid and is directed by Saif e Hassan. It is the story of a young girl, Shabiha, who after losing her parents moves in with her grandmother and uncles, Jameel and Shakeel and is brought up by them. Her grandmother gets her married with her cousin’s friend Sarmad who appears to be her step Brother. The drama serial premiered on January 9, 2014 in Pakistan, with the prime slot of 8:00 pm every Thursday on the channel Hum TV.


Ru Baru is the story of a girl Shabeeh (Syra Yousaf) who is an orphan thus living with her granny and uncles. In this household, nothing is her own except her granny, the insulting attitude of her aunt and cousin always remindes her that she doesn’t originally belong to this house. Rejected by her outer surroundings, Shabeeh takes refuge in art. She is an artistic girl who loves to play with clay her grandmother gets her engaged, however, her cousin’s friend Sarmad breaks off her engagement and marries her. It is only after that, that she discovers Sarmad is her step mother’s son and new facets of his obsessive and emotional personality.Ru Baru The Story of Love, Betrayal & Revenge Sarmad (Faiza Khwaja) is friends with Shabeeh’s cousin Tipu (Tipu Sharif). One day while visiting him, he discovers that Shabeeh is the daughter of her step-mom. He eventually marries her only to take revenge of his father’s betrayal to his mother. Shabeeh, who already had led a very difficult life, now have no other option but to adjust with her husband. She discovers how her late-mother ended up to be Sarmad’s stepmother. The story goes in flashback, Taimoor (Sarmad’s father) loves Neelam(Shabeeh’s mother) who is his student in university in Turkey. Neelam struggles for what she wanted most in her life, Taimoor. Even though Taimoor was married and had a son, Neelam kept persuading him to leave his wife. Taimoor’s Wife couldn’t see him having an affair with Neelam so she becomes depressed. Neelam goes back to Pakistan and there her parents get to know her relationship with Taimoor, they are very upset because of this and her brother forces her to marry who ever will bring her a rishta. Neelam’s mother tells him not to force her and wait for better risha but he doesn’t agree and she is married right away to a not so good looking guy. She doesn’t love him even though his husband loves and cares for her a lot. Taimoor decides to come to Pakistan because he couldn’t live without Neelam and his wife becomes extremely depressed and becomes mentally disturbed and that is how she falls from upstairs and dies. After her death Taimoor tells Neelam to leave her husband and marry her. Neelam very cleverly takes divorce and leaves her husband and marries Taimoor and leaves her new born daughter (Shabeeh) to her husband. On knowing this his husband dies and her child is given to take care of to Neelam’s mother. Sarmad who is very young at the time,saw his mother die in front of him and he becomes mentally disturbed and has mental issues. When Neelam lives with them her treatment with Sarmad is very harsh and it affects Sarmad and later he gets required to go to psychiatrist. Sarmad’s father dies as Sarmad had planned to put poison in Neelam’s tea but instead his father drinks it and dies and on seeing this Neelam kills herself by taking the poison too. Sarmad in later years is brought up by his Khaloo. This was the story of Shabeeh’s mother in the past and how Sarmad had become what he was in present. Shabeeh struggles and goes through a very hard time with Sarmad.

Genre Romance
Network Hum TV
Season 1
Schedule 8:00 pm every Thursday
  • Saira Yousuf as Shabeeha and Neelum
  • Adnan Siddique as Taimoor
  • Faizan Khawaja as Sarmad
  • Saba Faisal as Tipu’s Mother
  • Behroz Sabzwari as Jameel Ahmad (Tipu’s Father)
  • Tipu Shareef as Tipu
  • Sameen Ali as Kiren
  • Tabassum Arif as Kiren’s mother
  • Mehwish Hayat as Sarmad’s mother
Directed By Saif e Hassan
Written By Hoor Shumail
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