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امربیل (Amar Bail)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  957 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
Amar Bail (English: Mistletoe) is a love story of Umar Jehangir and Aleezay Sikandar, set-up in the backdrop of Pakistani bureaucratic culture. It is a story of imbalanced relationships, broken families, lust for power, complexes, insecurities and amidst all problems of love, its intensity and sacrifices. It depicts the true face of our bureaucratic system, highlighting so ...more
Hardcover, 636 pages
Published 2014 by Ilm-o-Irfan (first published March 2000)
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Abidah
Nov 25, 2012 Abidah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novel
A story which will be close to my soul in all eternity!
Nazish Islam
Aug 03, 2014 Nazish Islam rated it it was amazing
I have seriously no words for this piece. A corrupt bureaucrat system, social evils, nepotism, family oriented favours, broken families, A divorce in almost every family and wrong doings are amazingly portrayed in this novel. But, on the other side, A sacrificed love, an eternal wish of let your love happy forever, knows his weaknesses, a kind heart and storm of Silent feelings emerged from the other side.
Umer made Aleezah a mature, sensible and successful girl. I wish they both could led a hap
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Ali Adnan
Apr 05, 2013 Ali Adnan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
The thing I liked about this book was its basis were not on romance/love, that's just a side plot. Umera Ahmed has brilliantly focused and conveyed the social , bureaucratic , political problems of pakistan. I really liked it.
Tahira
Jul 20, 2014 Tahira rated it it was amazing
There are some novels which we love no matter how much we hate it's ending, Amar Bail is one such novel.
It has brought the definition of 'love' to a whole new platform.No matter how much I hate Umar Jahangir for the choices he made,he made me realize that when we love someone truly we have to think about what's best for that person over what is best for us.I think I haven't read any story which had a hero who was so selfless that he would prefer someone else for the girl he loves because he knew
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Javeria
May 28, 2013 Javeria rated it it was amazing
Honestly I was ripped into two halves after I read this book.The only book which will always remain close to my Heart and Soul.I just can't get over the male protagonist Omer Jahangir.<3 <\3
Ayesha
Apr 09, 2016 Ayesha rated it liked it
Recommended to Ayesha by: Sara Saif
Shelves: urdu, contemporary, 2016

I remember the time in eighth standard when everyone was gushing and crying buckets over Amar Bail and there was a constant fight in the school library . Everybody read it and obviously everybody loved,cried buckets over it and fell unconditionally,irrevocably in love with Umer Jehengir . Except me, because I used to be a snob and read Anna Karenina in those days. Well, Anna Karenina and Amarbail are written on the same line. How we are powerless about the people we love.

*eyeroll*
*facepalm*
*ts
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Zenab Ch
Sep 13, 2013 Zenab Ch rated it really liked it
My first and last Urdu novel. The pain was unbearable. I'll never forget Omer! The main female character was a bit hollow, needed more depth and a clearer pov.
Haleema sadia
Ok its been a long time since I read this great piece of UA .. This was my second book of her and I fell in love with it from the start...
Now its been 4 years and I have read it many times since then..
Many of its incidents are in my memory forever ...the thing is that this book gives us an insight over the lives of our elite class as well.as the those who run our government..it clearly and beautifully depicted the beaurocratic lives personal as well public...
Now coming towards the characters UA
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aiman.
Loved every bit of it!
The way in which the bureaucratic culture, nepotism, and sociopolitical issues are portrayed is amazing. And Umar Jehangir of course, who made us fall in love with his character despite the wrong choices he made.
The end is definitely going to leave you traumatized. The chemistry between Umar and Aleezay is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings <3
Overall, the story was a great one!
By the way, who liked Jodith?
Muhammad Bin khalid
Sep 22, 2014 Muhammad Bin khalid rated it it was amazing
So, this is one book of its kind. Umera Ahmed, as usual, has written a masterpiece. Very few characters, but they leave such a long lasting effect on your heart. Umera makes you fall in love with her characters. Spellbound and speechless. 5 stars because that's the maximum.
Sam
Dec 02, 2009 Sam rated it really liked it
this is a very brilliant book,written in a very good way.
the book reveals about the beurocratic system of pakistan and their lives.this system is like a "bail" which cannot cut itself .
Anjaan
Sep 23, 2012 Anjaan rated it really liked it
heart touching story..after peer-e-kamil awsum novel i have read..but its end must be changed..its vry vry sad..=(
Ramsha gulzar
Sep 14, 2010 Ramsha gulzar rated it it was amazing
its an awwsummm book it jus made me cry n i had cried alot while reading this....:(:(:(
Dilawar
Mar 14, 2012 Dilawar rated it it was amazing
I lovE thE waY UMERA peRceiVe d thiNgs and EveNts.....AmaR BaiL provides the reader not with a single lesson but a lot.........
Javeria
Amar Bail a love story between Umar Jehangir and Aleezay Sikandar, two broken souls from problematic families whose journeys are intertwined. Umar is the son of a corrupt bureaucrat who uses him for his own personal gain, tries to distant himself from his father by returning to Pakistan. However, there is only so much he can do, despite the control he tries to free himself. Aleezay is an only child from a broken home, forced to live with her maternal grandparents because her parent’s ‘new’ lives ...more
Nafeesa Malik
Jun 11, 2016 Nafeesa Malik rated it it was amazing
Love it to bits and pieces. From the very first to the very last page i was overwhelmed. It was like riding a emotional roller coaster, and the ending gave me so much pain that i would never dare to read it again but this story is never going to cut and run from me, felt like a reality. The protagonist Umer Jehangir: is an unbeatable character in full literature !!


ہم کہ دشتِ جہاں کو آباد کیے بیٹھے ہیں
آرزوئے یار کو اب خاک کیے بیٹھے ہیں

خواب کے تار سے خواہش کو رفو کرتے
دامنِ دل کو اب چاک کیے بیٹھ
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Mariya Kamran
Nov 26, 2013 Mariya Kamran rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every Single Person Out There
Recommended to Mariya by: Friends & Family
Amar Bail was awesome. Aleeza & Umar have become my fav couple. The story was gripping and filled with a mixture of emotions. Loving it! Reading Again & Again! Umera Ahmed is now in my fav list. One thing that really wanted from ths novel was a happy ending, everything does not have to be over on death, corruption will continue! Painful Ending but still loving it! Something for everyone to read! Need to own a copy!!!
Syeda Fatima
Feb 20, 2015 Syeda Fatima rated it really liked it
a really well-written piece ov writing from umera Ahmed. though: i heard more praises about peer-kamil Ov this writer - but will olvays prefer this one over any book Ov umera ahmed. *experienced a lot ov feelings while reading this book!*
Ambreen Abbasi
Nov 03, 2012 Ambreen Abbasi rated it it was amazing
te preface says it all can't help falling in love with that one character
Madiha J Bookblogger
Apr 12, 2014 Madiha J Bookblogger rated it it was amazing
I loveddd Umer Jahangir. Enough said ! :-)♥♥
Sahuna Imran
May 17, 2017 Sahuna Imran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the book. Umera Ahmed is one of my favourite authors I love her work. The facts stated in this book about the Politicians and Bureaucrats are not new to the public but the way she has put them to form a story is commendable. Common people of my country usually speak ill about these people but through this book she has given a complete different perspective to judge them. I loved the character of Umar but to be very honest I did not like Aleezeh's character. In her books the female protag ...more
Shahid
Feb 02, 2017 Shahid rated it it was amazing
The title says it all.
Bismaa Omer
Dec 26, 2016 Bismaa Omer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Words cannot describe the beauty of this book! Umera Ahmed can never fail to impress her readers. About 700 pages long and almost every chapter was jaw dropping. This book is an eye opening read for individuals like us. I felt like Aleezay's character was portrayerd as us, commoners like us who know nothing of the bureaucrats. Amar Bail is no ordinary book even though the ending was sad and made me cry buckets of tears it definitely touches your soul and eventually just like Aleezay you realize ...more
Aiesha Aq
Nov 13, 2014 Aiesha Aq rated it liked it
It was the first Urdu novel which made me cry,I really loved this novel.The truthfully bitter comments about our society,the insight into the horrible cobwebs our politicians and beauracrets weave,the beautiful chemistry and friendship between Omar and Aliza,the plight of broken families-there was so much in those pages that I loved to read.I loved both the characters and how time slowly changed them.Omar was selfish and selfless at the same time.He did not give a damn about others as long as he ...more
Humera gull
Jun 11, 2016 Humera gull rated it really liked it
Shelves: urdu
The novel touches your heart by its brilliant portrayal of human emotions and psychology. It revolves around Umer Jehangir and Aleezay Sikandar. Two people both from broken bureaucrat families. Aleezay Sikandar who had her complexes, her desire in life to be loved and taken care of and Umar Jehangir, a character with multiple shades.

What makes Umer intriguing and fascinating are the imperfections in him, a character that is very re, alistic but never sketched before, a mixture of good and evil,
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passionate4books
Jul 13, 2016 passionate4books rated it it was amazing
Omg what can i say about this book i am speechless.I still regret why did i start reading this book because in a matter of 2/3 days i left every single work of mine to read this book.from page 1 till the end there were all surprises for me.But why umera why?Eventhough this book is in my category of my 2 favourite books in the world peer e kamil and then this both of them are my equally favourite but why did omar had to die.Its okay if u wanted junaid to marry aleezay but why do u even realise ho ...more
Neha Najam
Sep 15, 2016 Neha Najam rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book and I have no idea whether I should love it, or hate it. Should I reccomend it to everyone or ask them to stay away from it.Regardless Amar Bail gives such a harsh reality check and it is even more painful because we pakistanis can absolutely relate with it. In fact many of us might already have gone through what Alizah experienced in the end or the unfairness we endure from the the corrupt bureaucratic system of Pakistan.
Umera Ahmed made sure to tell us that no
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Zainab Mushtaq
Dec 27, 2016 Zainab Mushtaq rated it it was ok
What happened to aliza after she went out of the room in the last chapter?
Junaid said that he wanted to carry the promise he had given to his friend but aliza didn't answered him. Nor did she said a no. The end was tragic the girl who was already so hurt and always felt like an unwanted child shouldn't have deserved this. That the man she loved died. The end was weak like written in haste because the story extends in some chapters without a cause.It was a lazy story in the beginning. Then it's t
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Suniya
Sep 24, 2016 Suniya rated it did not like it
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Anaya Khan
Apr 01, 2016 Anaya Khan rated it it was amazing
The only thing which distinguishes this book is that "it's not a straight romantic crying drama",the writer
has a command over describing human psychi and the to be very honest it describes the deli ma and complexes of elite class where the center of everything lies in power and wealth and values matter no more,when one opts to strive for luxuries because he hadn't been told to take the other road(which is a little hard choice) and when one loves unconditionally!!!........apart from that one can
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Umera Ahmed is one of the most widely-read and popular Urdu fiction novelist and screenplay writer of this era.
She completed her Masters in English Literature from Murray College, Sialkot. Later she became an English language lecturer for the students of O and A levels at Army Public College, Sialkot. However she left the job a few years back in order to devote her full attention to writing.
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