By now its a foregone conclusion, Mere Pass Tum Ho has gotten Pakistani audiences talking about TV dramas again. For better or for worse, Humayun Saeed, Hira Mani, Ayeza Khan and Adnan Siddiqui’s performances have left fans coming back for more and more.
Given its superstar status, the drama makers have decided to turn its finale into an event to remember. The last episode is foregoing TV screens, and even YouTube in favor of the big screens. If you want to find out how the drama serial ends, the only way to know it is to watch it in cinemas on January 25th and onward. We reckon a lot of families have already booked their tickets to it, given how box office figures are quoting advance sales of Rs 1.5 million already.
The hype is real
Now you must be wondering, is there any way to watch Mere Pass Tum Ho finale without opting for theaters? Unfortunately no. And if you were thinking that the episode will be available on TV or even YouTube when it airs, well tough luck.
The producers behind the show have stated that it wont be available on YouTube once it is screened in cinemas on Saturday. This point was clarified because it was standard procedure for Mere Pass Tum Ho’s episodes to be uploaded on YouTube as soon as they aired on TV.
The decision has been taken given in order to capitalize on the public’s interest for the much-anticipated episode. Tickets have already sold out to the tune of Rs 1.5 million already, with more financial windfalls expected as cinemas put on more shows.
There is no word on how long Mere Pass Tum Ho’s finale is expected to stay on theater scenes. But it is going to take a week or two minimum.
This also presents a problem for those who are hoping to wait it out and watch it on YouTube. Given as how MPTH has dominated social media chatter week after week, spoilers are going to be everywhere once the serial airs.
So even though the producers have said that it won’t be coming out on YouTube anytime soon, it is going to be a long and difficult wait.
What do you think of this development? Is it good for Pakistani showbiz in the short term?