5th HUM Awards 2017 was one of the biggest entertainment evenings of the year. It was an ensemble of stalwarts from different allied fields, ranging from broadcast community to fashion fraternity, from veteran musicians to emerging actors and from visionary directors to style gurus, all were there to grace the most stylized and grand event witnessed.
The event saw an amazing presentation of Pakistan’s brightest faces that will hold sway over the next few decades, the people who are destined to shape the Pakistani Entertainment Industry – culmination of mega celebration and performances that brings Pakistani drama to the world.
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It was because of Mikaal Zulfiqar’s good looks and charismatic personality that he bagged the hosting of HUM Awards for the third time and his on-stage confidence and great sense of n to the Pakistan Entertainment Industry, Hareem Farooq.
Music, being the first category to unfold with – Best Music Single Popular, presented by Hadiqa Kiyani and Mr. Azam Mirza –GM Suzuki was bagged by Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch for Saiyaan whilst Best Music Video Popular, presented by the soulful and eloquent themselves respectively, Zoe Viccaji and HSY was won by Suhaib Akhtar.
OSTs matter a lot in the overall exposition of the serial being aired on television and are commonly discerned by the viewers to a great degree. Mann Mayal successfully earned its award for the Best OST presented by Nadia Hussain and Feroz Khan.
Remembering the gone; 5th HUM Style Awards paid a tribute to Junaid Jamshed. Headed to a somber note with an ode to late Junaid Jamshed (who passed away in a tragic plane crash) by his sons and Salman Ahmed on “Junoon Se” was a gist that yawped that his legacy will live on. Junaid Jamshed undoubtedly helped revive the Pakistani pop music with his soothing voice and rose fame across the world. His love for the country was so big that it has given us an anthem like ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’, which will live on to be an inspiration for every Pakistani.
Where HBL Special Award was presented to Samina Baig by Mr. Naveed Asghar, the Best Actor (Male and Female) Award – Soap was received by Hammad Faruqi and Sanam Chaudhry respectively. Best Soap was won by Haya ke Daman Main by MD Productions.
Glitz, glamour and recognizing talent is one of the centerpieces of HUM Awards, the Best New Sensation Award went down to Kubra Khan and the Best Child star Award to Arisha a.k.a Zebo. The Best Telefilm award was bagged by Chaman Ara.
It was a fantastic night of racy performers, some of them a lot of fun like Mehwish Hayat’s performance – it was by far most rousing stage performance witnessed that evening. However, the most dhuaandaar (steamy) performance of finale belonged to Reema Khan, who set the stage on fire as she arrived to move on the songs so gracefully that the crowd went “Woah”! Where it was a long wait to Reema’s performance, the highlight remains how effortlessly she performed with minor pre rehearsals.
Paras Masroor and Sania Saeed for Sang-e-Marmar bagged their HUM Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male and Female respectively whereas it was a triumph for Ahsan Khan who bagged Best Actor in a Negative Role for Udaari.
Where every award show in the country tries to bring the solitary element to their show, HUM Awards not bashful, presented the most soulful experience for the audience with the midas touch of this tender generation featuring the Musical Ensemble with Sajjad Ali’s live performance for the first time along with the sensational Ali Sethi, Momina Mustehsan and Asim Azhar. The spot light of the show metastasized with the segment.
Most Impactful Character in Serial was presented by the talented Junaid Khan, Iffat Omer to Bushra Ansari for Udaari and Nouman Ejaz for Sang-e-Marmar. Mustafa Afridi picked the trophy for the Best Writer Drama Serial for his work in Sang-e-Marmar. Best Director Drama Serial was presented by to Muhammmad Ehtisham Uddin for Udaari.
Another highlight for the celebration of Pakistan Entertainment Industry at 5th HUM Awards powered was Marium Aurangzeb (Information Minister) taking over the pizzazz platform to present the recognition award to Pakistani films making their mark the previous year including Actor in Law, Jaanan and Mah-e-Mir. The Minister promoting the Pakistani entertainment fraternity announced about her efforts for the promotion and placement of Pakistan on the cultural map of the world along with sheer attempt to consider introduction of microfinance schemes and exemption from taxes for the film makers.
Patently Ahsan and Kubra Khan’s performance obtruded on stage with a lot of fun, the rise to dance and those thumkas. This new girl in town’s got confidence.
The Best On-screen Couple – Popular was won by none other than the audience’s favourite Maya Ali and Hamza Ali Abbasi whilst the Best Drama Serial – Popular award was bagged by Udaari. The Best Female and Male Actor – Popular category had a mix of actors who have perfected their own style, but Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi got bigger and better every year and their claim to the trophy was inarguable which was presented by Vaneeza Ahmed and Mr. Zeeshan Akhtar (Q-Mobile).
The night belonged to Sajjal Aly winning Best Actor (Female) Drama Serial Jury Award at the night of glamour shebang. Newly wedded Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane won the Best On-Screen Couple Jury award. Udaari bagged the Best Drama Serial Jury. As for Best Actor (Jury) who else could have won it but the man for all seasons, Ahsan Khan.