For those long, dark winter evenings when all you want is a heartfelt ballad, we’ve got just the thing. If you’re in a stable relationship or happily single, you may want to skip this week’s new single by singer/songwriter Asim Azhar because the lyrics deal with heartbreak.
Dard, a film written by Kunaal Verma and directed by Yasir Jaswal, became a viral sensation on YouTube almost immediately after its release. Throughout the song, actor Durefishan Saleem is depicted as the one who breaks our singer’s heart, leaves him for good, and compels him to release his emotions in a ballad that comforts many. And this, of course, brings him untold prosperity.
The song reflects the suffering that comes with love as it depicts a sensational story of love, deception, betrayal, and heartbreak. It’s a stark reminder that love is a gamble, one that can have life-altering consequences if it doesn’t work out. It’s about how, even after being deeply hurt, we can’t help but want to be with the person who hurt us.
The music video begins with a suave Asim waiting for his girlfriend Durefishan in the dressing room minutes before his live show, only to learn that she has changed her mind at the last minute. At the start of the song, he reminisces about the one true love he once believed would last forever.
The chemistry between the two is so intense that it eventually dies out by the end of the song. Durefishan becomes envious of Asim’s success and the plethora of beautiful women he meets while filming music videos. Also, he is doing everything he can to keep the love alive, but he knows it will eventually die out.
The number of times people have watched Dard has surpassed 6 million.