Ohkay so, tonight our favorite drama came to an end & I am really happy with the overall journey of Besharam. It is actually quite good to know that we still have such drama makers who believe in keeping things short & to the point. Isn’t is refreshing to see such an approach of the drama-makers who when feel that they have covered everything, they decide to end the drama at the right time despite all the ratings that they are getting? I will commend ARY Digital for changing how things used to work when it came to their dramas because the unnecessary dragging ruined a lot of good dramas so this thing has definitely improved & may I add, for the better definitely. This drama actually conveyed everything & I guess it was for the first time in years when I felt that the last episode was slow because they didn’t have so much left to be wrapped up & chipped in the very last episode. They gave this drama a complete ending by revolving the last episode around the main characters only, which is a bonus!
I actually awed at the conversation Sara had with Mishi. It was like they saved the best for the last because all the viewers were waiting to see Sara’s change of heart & she proved it that it was her children who taught her the importance of relationships & how one should value them. I loved how the writer subtly touched on the fact that the parents can be wrong too & when they realize it, they can be dignified enough to gracefully accept their mistakes. The writer also hinted a lot on the fact that the children do learn from their parents mistakes, that is why while Sara was the one who miserably failed at 3 marriages & some relationships, all her kids stayed true to their commitment to their partners. Even though Sofia & Wahab were poles apart, Sofia ended up accepting Wahab with all his flaws & shortcomings, which is actually a very sweet message that the writer put forward. Wahab definitely didn’t fit the bill of an ideal husband personality wise, but Sofia was the center of his universe & he loved his wife to bits, which is why Sofia also chose to stay with him. Similarly, despite knowing that Haider might not be able to afford the lifestyle that Mishi was used to, Mishi chose to stay with him to prove to herself, to her mother & the entire world that despite being a model, she can make her marriage work. Then came Manan, who without even bothering about his mother’s objection & disapproval, chose Humna & made sure to have everyone accept her. This was definitely the best message that the writer saved for the last which once again reinforced the importance of valuing your relationships, against all the odds. It also reinforced the fact that one should have a confidence in oneself because then everything starts falling into its right place!
Finally, Mishi got to share the moment with her mother that she waited for all her life. It was actually quite beautiful how this time around, it was Sara who was reminding Mishi about Haider & everything that he has done for her. Sara was right, she was a depressed soul because she chose such a fate for herself thinking that she will be able to survive but it was actually quite heart-warming to see her warning her daughter Mishi using her experiences as an example, to stop her from committing such a mistake that Sara herself committed when she was young & still hopeful that she will find that someone special. Sara could see that Haider was Mishi’s someone special & he was her Mr. Right, that is why she stopped Mishi from ruining something so beautiful!
Finally, Haider learned the truth about Asfand Sultan. Asfand himself had to admit that his optimism, his drive to bring a change didn’t do any good to him & his party, that is why he tweaked with his ideology a little & voila, there he was, a very successful & powerful politician. Asfand thought he will keep on manipulating Haider by using money as a bait but little did he know that the model he was looking down upon had completely won Haider over. Being a very judgmental outsider, Asfand actually underestimated the strength of Mishi & Haider’s relationship, but Haider didn’t take much time in letting Asfand know how wrong he was & what his wife meant to him. Haider finally left Asfand’s party with a promise that he won’t allow the people of his locality to commit a mistake that Haider did by trusting a corrupt politician like Asfand Sultan.
Mishi forcefully accepted the modelling offer & Haider decided to bring her back in his life. Mishi realized that she couldn’t go back to her old life & Haider realized that he was nothing without Mishi & they both had a happy ending!
Overall, the last episode was great but I wish that in stead of leaving it on the viewer’s imagination, they had covered a little bit about the professional lives of Mishi & Haider after they got back togther, because even though it is obvious that they both will make a living for themselves, it would’ve still been nice to see something at least. Also, I wish they had also showed that Wahab Sunyara realized his mistake & chose to return the shop to Haider & Sikandar because now he had no reason to hold a grudge against Haider. Well well well, I am actually falling short of the words of praises for the entire team of Besharam. When I decided to review it, I had no idea what I was getting into & I had no idea that it will end up becoming one of my favorite dramas of all times. Besharam has become one such drama that I actually find myself recommending to all those who ask me which drama they should watch next because it is that good. I will commend Sarwat Nazir for coming up with such a unique yet simple plot which she made sure to fill with positive messages without making it look preachy. In an era where we only get star-studded disasters with no story-line, zero entertainment value & such dramas which are aired only to generate the revenue, Besharam was a breath of fresh air, it actually was because of being absolutely simple yet so different.
The writer Sarwat Nazeer told everyone that showing a marital relationship in a drama does not mean that all the negatives of that relationship have to be highlighted. We saw a daughter in law (Mishi), a sister in law (Humna) & a mother in law (Khadija) who actually changed the perspective of the viewers & forced them to see things differently. Sarwat Nazeer also showed how being emotionally strong, level headed & independent doesn’t mean that one should not & can not budge or compromise for the sake of their spouses. The entire journey of Mishi & Haider revolved around trust, love & respect & most importantly, some space & time that they both gave each other to understand each other over the period of time & when they did, they couldn’t live without each other, which is actually a rarity in our dramas. How often do we get to see such husbands who trust their wives blindly while they themselves are learning more & more about them? How often do we get to see such wives who happily sacrifice everything for their husbands because they want to nurture & strengthen their relationship? It is actually quite amusing that we as viewers alwayssss were scared that something bad will happen. We as viewers were always waiting for a storm to take over Mishi & Haider’s lives because sadly, our drama writers have gotten us used to the idea of ‘sazishi’ & ‘negativity ridden’ dramas so much, due to which we were unable to grasp that we were actually getting to see a drama which had honest & straight forward characters & we were getting to see a drama where things got sorted before turning into ugly misunderstandings! Besharam always took the viewers by surprise because they got to see such characters who actually ‘talked’ to each other like normal people do, they actually got see a couple doing all those things that normal couples do, like discuss the happenings of an entire day, share a cup of coffee, motivate each other & most importantly, empower each other! I loved loved loved how the writer gave us such a beautiful & unique love story which will be remembered for a long long time.
I will thank the director for directing such a brilliant script beautifully. This drama didn’t have any loopholes in terms of direction & everything was conveyed brilliantly. The OST was beautiful & what made it even better was the appropriate usage of it to add more depth to the situations. All the actors, irrespective of the coverage their characters got did a wonderful wonderful job. I thank the writer for introducing us to Wahab Sunyara, where just his presence in the frame made things light-hearted. Malik Raza elevated the level of Wahab Sunyara & I am sure no one else could’ve portrayed this character with such flawlessness like he did & undoubtedly Malik Raza made Wahab Sunyara a memorable character too! I absolutely enjoyed watching Mehmood Akhtar on screen, he was brilliant as a selfish Uncle who also had some niceness in him & occasionally felt bad for his late brother’s family. Atiqa Odho, Fia, Sundus Tariq, Shahista Jabeen, Farah Nadeem, Ghana Ali, each & every actor did a wonderful job & gave their best shot. I must say, I love the fact that the writer didn’t make all the characters completely black & white because of which they seemed quite relateable & admirable as well. I will also thank the writer for the subtle humor which she added in the drama through the dialogues, which actually made Besharam a complete package which had some filminess, some drama, some family politics, some heart-warming moments, a lot of emotional moments & a comic relief as well. Now, talking about the Stars of the show; Saba Qamar & Zahid Ahmed, I am sure if it wasn’t for them, Mishi & Haider might not have made a place in our hearts. Both Saba & Zahid are the reason why the interest of the viewers never faltered in this drama & it was their acting & their beautiful chemistry on-screen which actually forced the viewers to tune to this drama every single week. It is amazing that the credit for the success of this drama goes to both Saba Qamar & Zahid Ahmed because it was their joint effort & both of them gave a 100% in their performances. Thank you so so so so much Team Besharam for giving us such a beautiful drama, sadly our Tuesdays won’t be the same anymore but all good things come to an end. Thank you so much once again.
I thank all my wonderful Readers ‘Jaan’ for keeping the discussions so happening, alive & fun under Besharam’s reviews. You guys made it worthwhile & enjoyable. Please share your final thoughts about the beautiful journey that we all experienced named Besharam!