Aakhri Station is a seven episode mini-serial depicting important social issues plaguing our society and aims to highlight women specific issues in a sensitive and realistic manner. Based on real life stories and narratives, it is all set to air on 13th February 2018 at 09:00 pm on ARY Digital.
The lead protagonist is Sanam Saeed playing the role of a woman battling depression. Other main leads are played by Nimra Bucha, Malika Zafar, Eman Suleman, Farah Tufail, Anam Gohar and Amara Butt with acclaimed actors like Mikaal Zulfiqar and Irfan Khoosat as the supporting cast. Directed by Sarmad Khoosat, written by Amna Mufti and produced by Kashf Foundation, Aakhri Station touches upon taboo topics like HIV, drug addiction, forced prostitution and more. The music is the key component of the series and in addition to Amjad Islam Amjad’s lyrics for the original sound track title ‘mujhey apney jeenay ka haq chahiyeh’, a special rendition of the poetry is done by Shabana Azmi.
Seven women who do not know each other, co-incidentally ride in the same train compartment, and as the journey progresses, they learn more about each other and come to realize that though they seem different at first but they are actually very similar. All of them are on a journey of empowerment.
Like its predecessors Udaari and Rehaii, Kashf’s media projects are always based on real life stories, questioning deeply held views about and girls in the society. Aakhri Station provides an opportunity to reflect on gender inequity in our society but also conveys a positive message of not delineating women as victims but as survivors.
“The mini-series is about lending voice to women so they can share their stories and inspire other women to change their lives, to provide hope to those women who lack agency or support,” states Roshaneh Zafar, the Managing Director of Kashf Foundation.
Kashf Foundation would like to acknowledge the support of the Australian Government in bringing this project “Aakhri Station” to life.