Country of origin
No. of episodes
Final episode date
19 January 2013
First episode date
20 October 2012
Number of episodes
Alishba YousufShehryar Munawar SiddiquiSyra YousufShehroz SabzwariAsif Raza MirBehroze SabzwariMarina Khan
Haseena Moin, Syed Mohammad Ahmed
Tanhaiyaan, Mera Yaqeen, Meenu Ka Susral, Aks, Meri Saheli Meri Humjoli
Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, (also known as Olper's Tanhaiyaan: Naye Silsilay) is a Pakistani romantic and social drama serial directed by Marina Khan and aired on ARY Digital and Pakistan Television Corporation. It is the sequel of 27-year-old serial Tanhaiyaan.
After 27 years, a sequel named "Olper's Tanhaiyan: Naye Silsilay" is on air at 8pm every Saturday on PTV and ARY Digital since 20 October 2012. The script has been co-written by Haseena Moin and Mohammad Ahmed. The plot is about gaps in relations developed over the years in lives of characters owing to events they faced and how, going forward, things change for the better. It is a 13-episode-sequel directed by Marina Khan. Six of the 16 original cast members reprises their roles as Shehnaz Sheikh (the female lead in the original) has quit acting and the rest have died. New cast members include Alishba Yousuf and Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui in lead roles and Syra Yousuf and Shehroz Sabzwari in supporting roles.
It is now 27 years after the events of Tanhaiyan. Zara (Shehnaz Sheikh) and Zain (Asif Raza Mir) have since married and moved to the United States. It is the day of Zara's birthday and Saniya (Marina Khan), who has not heard from Zara in several years, insists on celebrating it at home with Aani (Badar Khalil), Faran (Qazi Wajid) and Bibi (Durdana Butt). Later that day, Bibi receives a phonecall from Zain who says he will be arriving that night. Excitedly, the whole house prepares for Zara's long-awaited return. However, when Zain arrives with his daughters Zenia (Alishba Yousuf) and Serena (Syra Yousuf), he announces that Zara has died. Saniya and the rest of the household are left devastated.
The serial revolves around Saniya coming to terms with her sister's death and wanting answers from Zain, who refuses to explain what had happened to Zara. Meanwhile, Zenia and Serena adjust to life in Pakistan. Serena remains optimistic and upbeat, forming a bond with her aunt Saniya and Bibi, wanting to stay in Pakistan because being with her relatives makes her feel close to her mother. However, Zenia remains bitter, angry and upset with her father and insists on going back to the United States. Zain gives Saniya a tape recording in which Zara speaks to her sister and explains her lack of contact, however, it doesn't give Saniya the answers she is looking for.
There is disruption outside the house as a mysterious owner is moving into the house next door, the mover turns out to be Qabacha (Behroze Sabzwari), who has returned from Dubai and has moved in with his son Iltatmish (Shehroz Sabzwari). Serena becomes close to Iltatmish, often playing pranks on him in the same manner as Saniya did with Qabacha 27 years ago. Bibi continues to provide humour in the house, often pushing around the new maid in the same way Aapa Begum (Azra Sherwani) treated Buqrat (Jamshed Ansari). Faran has since turned quiet, moody and curmudgeonly, often staying in his room and not wanting to see anybody. Aani explains to Qabacha that he has been like this since a business deal went wrong and the family had lost everything, Qabacha vows to help the family and regain Faran's affection.
Zenia, who still wants to return home meets Zarak (Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui), who works at the Youth Centre that Saniya manages, hoping to open his own school. Zarak takes a shine to Zenia but she initially rejects him. Meanwhile, Serena wonders why Saniya has never married and tries to find her an ideal match which ends in humorous disaster, she later finds out about Saniya's history with Qabacha. Zain has a box which is locked and hidden, Zenia is eager to know what her father is hiding. In an angry confrontation, Zenia drops the box on the floor and it breaks open. The box contained letters and pictures of Zara, Zain had been secretly grieving to remain strong for his daughters. Zenia apologises for her behaviour and they make up.
Zain finally explains to Saniya and the rest of the family about Zara's death. It is revealed that Zara once again became withdrawn and depressed when they had moved to the United States, furthermore, she was angry and upset that Zain had a female business partner. This led to arguments between the couple and Zara began to overdose, secretly ordering pills from Pakistan. Saniya blames Zain for Zara's demise but he explains that he never stopped loving her, the pair later make peace. Zenia and Zarak eventually get engaged and Zenia becomes open to the idea of remaining in Pakistan. On the night of the engagement, Iltatmish asks Saniya about her relationship with Qabacha. She explains that she only sees him as a friend, because their friendship is too special and doesn't need to change. The serial ends with the whole family together at Zenia and Zarak's engagement.
Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay's title song Hain Yeh Silsilay is sung by Zoe Viccaji, composed by Shani Haider and lyrics by Shahi Hasan.