Ohkay so, the writing of Adeel Razzaq, direction of Ahsan Talish and the production of Moomal Productions; ‘Deewana” hit our TV screens in the week on Wednesday and Thursday at 9PM. This is aiming to be a series and i feel we square measure sure quite ride kind of like HUM TV’s Muqaddas that was ventilated last year. This drama has a mystery and fantasy feel thereto and i have to say I enjoyed watching the primary 2 episodes and they introduced all the characters in an exceedingly nice detail.
The story is about the families of 2 brother Subhan and Tabrez (Waseem Abbas). Subhan’s family includes his wife Shama (Saba Hameed), his son Shayaan and his daughter Meher Sultana (Iqra Aziz). Tabrez’s family includes his son Haris (Junaid Akhtar) and daughter Rabeea. Shayaan and Rabeea were married and similarly, Haris and Mehru were engaged to be married too. Rabeea and Shayaan were never in love nor they each shared a good relationship with one another.
Rabeea obviously wished a lot of from life however simply as a result of her father Tabrez had larger goals in life, he married her off to Shayaan without her consent as he had his sights on the family wealth and property. Unlike Rabeea and Shayaan, Haris and Mehru were totally in love and that they had nice plans for his or her future that they unreal of achieving along. Mehru did feel that Rabeea and Shayaan’s rift can cause damage to their relationship however Haris assured her that he wouldn’t let something return in between and pull them apart as his solely concern was leading a peaceful life along with his woman love Mehru.
Rabeea and Shayaan had a tiff once once more that went out of hands. Rabeea ended up shooting her husband to death and then she committed suicide too as she was done with her life. In the bewilderment, Mehru ends up holding the gun owing to which Tabrez puts a blame on her that she was the one WHO shot Rabeea to retaliate her brother Shayaan’s death. Things get nasty and Tabrez along with his son Haris decides to wreck Subhan’s life. Shayaan’s death takes a toll on Subhan’s family and Tabrez also leaves no stone unturned in backbreaking them for the crime they didn’t commit. Subhan has lost his voice and Shama is still finding it hard to come back to terms with the very fact that her female offspring in law Rabeea killed her solely son.
One fine day, Tabrez decides to show up at Subhan’s door step all apologetic for a way wrong he was and what he did to them. It wasn’t shown however it absolutely was sent through the dialogues that Tabrez filed a case against Subhan’s family but couldn’t prove that it was Mehru WHO killed Rabeea. Tabrez and Haris apologize to Subhan time and again however Shama makes a purpose that she is going to ne’er forgive this father and son pair attributable to what they place their family up with. Mehru does say that she can ne’er forgive Haris however deep within she loves him until date and thinks that each Haris and she aren’t guilty of something so that they shouldn’t face the forcefulness for what Shayaan and Rabeea went through. Shama and Subhan give in to the pressure of Mehru and they permit Mehru to induce married to Haris and obviously, Tabrez’s apology turns out to be nothing but a farce as sounds like he still hasn’t forgiven Subhan’s family and currently desires to torture their female offspring to retaliate the death of Rabeea that he still blames them for.
I must say the direction of the primary 2 episodes was wonderful. The camera work was brilliant and I liked lots of shots and angles, especially the manner they place the window to sensible use in one of the scenes within the second episode. Mehru’s character is good however encompasses a heap occurring for her. She hallucinates and only the maid Chanda Bee (Anita Campher) has seen Mehru speaking to herself time and once more. Mehru hasn’t realized that she has a drawback occurring as a result of she has such a lot of emotional trauma to handle that will be her mind ne’er allowed her to select au courant this truth. I most definitely liked Shama’s character too and feel for her as a result of Saba Hameed did justice to Shama’s role and gave that character such a temperament that elaborate the pain and sufferings of a heart-broken mother utterly. Shama still hasn’t come to terms with the truth that her son is not any a lot of and currently her female offspring goes to induce married to Tabrez’s son. Shama is quite skeptical but she is aware of that she will not win against Mehru as even Subhan is on Mehru’s aspect. Well yes, let me inform you guys that there was a heap of screaming and yelling within the initial 2 episodes and the initial a part of the second episode particularly was solely dedicated to the racketiness, so brace yourselves. I wish Waseem Abbas and Iqra Aziz offer their vocal cords some rest as a result of to hear them screaming on high of their lungs was quite arduous to tolerate.
I feel the director succeeded in giving this drama quite a mysterious and fantasy feel which really appeared esthetically conciliatory , however a few of the scenes appeared to a small degree too long and stretched like Tabrez’s apology and Mehru’s depression pangs and screaming sprees however aside from that, both the episodes were quite fascinating. The dialogues were written decently too and all the actors did a tremendous job. I also liked the OST and a lot of significantly the manner it was accustomed add a lot of depth to the scenes. I feel acting comes naturally to Iqra Aziz so she ought to let the natural talent take its course as she ends up making an attempt too arduous every now and then. Also, I think she ought to go simple on the hair-extensions as a result of they were everywhere the place and didn’t extremely add a lot of ‘beauty’ to her temperament that she maybe was aiming for. I am actually wanting forward to Shehroz Sabzwari’s character as a result of that was the sole issue that really sparked my interest within the drama. The preview of the next episode was a déjà vu of Muqaddas where Iqra Aziz gets abducted at the night of her wedding, so appearance like Haris can do one thing of that kind too however Mehru can shake off his lure to form things totally different. Anyways, let’s see what do they have future for us. Please share your thoughts about these 2 introductory episodes of Deewana.
Zun Mureed Episode 1 & 2 Review – Well-Executed
Writer: Amna Mufti
Director: Ahmed Kamran
Produced by: Moomal Entertainment
Schedule: Every Friday at 8pm on HUM
The first two episodes of Zun Mureed laid down solid foundations for whatever is going to happen in the upcoming weeks. The introduction to the characters was detailed as well as clear and both these episodes were fast paced. In both these episodes, the writer and the director’s approach was focused and all the scenes were well-put-together. Although I had my reservations about Nadia Khan since her performance in Aisi Hei Tanhai leaves a lot to be desired but so far her acting has been up to the mark. Omair Rana, Hina Bayat, Shamim Hilali, Aisha Gul, Kashif Mehmood and Khalid Anum always perform well therefore it didn’t come as a surprise at all that they fit perfectly in the roles assigned to them. The performances were natural, the direction was on point and the editing was perfect. I have to admit that the only reason I tuned into this show was because it promised to cover the issue of domestic abuse from a legal perspective and also because it has been written by Amna Mufti which guarantees that the script will be well-researched and meaningful.
The first scene of the opening episode was one of my favorite scenes from both these episodes since it covered a great deal. This scene showed how Tabbasum (Nadia Khan) was struggling alone while her husband Sajjad (Omair Rana) and Bi Jaan’s (Shamim Hilali) son focused entirely on the cricket match. This scene clearly suggested that Bi Jaan was Tabbasum’s responsibility alone although Mariam Apa (Hina Bayat), Bi Jaan’s daughter, claimed to love her mother more than anyone else but there were a lot of times when she wasn’t half as patient as Tabbasum with her mother. The thing I liked about the characters the most was that they were nuanced, while Tabbasum was shown as someone who had a good heart and was dedicated but there were plenty of times when she was shown struggling with her situation. The scenes covering her character were realistic and showed how difficult it was for her to cope with everything yet she didn’t complain because she felt it was her duty to work and to look after the house. Also, while there were times when it seemed like Sajjad couldn’t care less how Tabbasum was coping there were also plenty of scenes in which he acknowledged and appreciated her efforts. The reference to Tabbasum’s share in her late parents assets however suggested that Sajjad is the kind of man who wouldn’t mind living off his wife’s money.
Bi Jaan is an educated woman yet she has a typical mindset. Even after everything Tabbasum did for Bi Jaan, she didn’t get any acknowledgement, something which was shown creatively through the scene in which Bi Jaan writes Mariam and Sajjad’s name alone. Also, just like any other controlling mother in law, Bi Jaan cannot see her son spending quality time with his wife and terms him as zun mureed, even though her own son in law was shown doing exactly what his wife expected from him.
The first episode in particular also showed how Fari, Tabbasum’s sister, was treated by her bhabhi and how things were in their brother’s (Khalid Mehmood) house. The news about Women Protection Bill got different kind of reactions from both these houses and Tabbasum in particular kept on asserting that such laws were made for violent men in low income households. She couldn’t imagine at this point that her husband would some day turn into such a man.
Overall, these two episodes were engaging and executed flawlessly. Although these episodes didn’t have anything brand new to offer but they weren’t clichéd either. I felt an instant connection with all the characters because of the way they were introduced. The script has the kind of clarity that doesn’t leave any questions in your mind and the director has given this script the right kind of treatment.
Pukaar Episode 5 Review – Tragic!
Ohkay so, this episode of Pukaar was quite depressing which means the emotions were conveyed perfectly. This entire drama week for me was so heavy, first Aairah’s husband died in Khudgarz, then Tabeer’s husband died in Tabeer & now Samra’s husband died in Pukaar, tauba, talk about monotony, anyways!
Well, Fahad couldn’t win the battle for his life & passed away. The news of his death was obviously tragic & shook every single person associated with him. Samra lost the love of her life, Tashfeen & her husband lost their only son. Samra’s parents obviously couldn’t see their only child suffering that too when she deems herself guilty.
The moment Fahad’s father saw Samra, he made sure to remind her that it was because of her that Fahad didn’t go to the village & now he was fighting for his life. Well, he passed away & first half of the episode was covered in the flashbacks. Samra’s father did try to make a point that because Sultan got Fahad involved in the politics, he directed undue attention towards his son, but then again, why would Sultan pay heed to what Samra’s father said because he was too busy holding Samra responsible for everything!
Well, looks like Fahad’s Daadi is going to take revenge from Samra because Fahad’s family unanimously thinks that Samra is the reason why Fahad died, therefore they will make sure to torture her because other than that, they had no reason to keep Samra at their house as it was way too evident that they weren’t sympathizing with Samra to begin with!
Samra’s parents tried their best to take her with them but Samra wanted to be left alone in Fahad’s house. Poor thing doesn’t know what she will be faced with!
Well, honestly speaking, I wish everyone’s makeup apart from Yumna had been a bit realistic because all the characters; Daadi, Tashfeen & Zamani looked too glamorous to be mourning the death of a family member. I must say Zamani is quite annoying, obviously she is doing what usually servants do to stay in the good books of their masters but then again, the actress playing her role & her overall get up is such an eyesore. I wish we get to see less of her in the upcoming episodes which seems highly unlikely but still we can hope for the best. Yumna Zaidi was spot on with her acting & she succeeded in conveying Samra’s pain. I must say the OST is really nice & it helped in conveying the overall sadness that everyone was going through after losing Fahad. Anyways, please share your thoughts about this episode of Pukaar.
Aangan Episode 18 Review – Hilarious!
Ohkay so, like I always say, what an amazing episode of Aangan. Seriously, Kudos to Faiza Iftikhar & the entire team for painting such a realistic & perfect picture of a typical desi wedding which is full of so many hiccups & people who come with their own agendas. I just don’t remember watching a Pakistani drama in such a long time which made me laugh so much & to be honest, Aangan happens to be one such drama that makes me happy. What a perfect entertainment!
So, Zoya Aqdas wedding was in full bloom with the Mehandi function. Shafiq actually came to attend the wedding & surprise everyone but then again, Abba Jee gave him a cold shoulder. Shafiq turned out to be a typical overseas returned desi who completely forgot growing up in this very environment because now he saw the entire wedding & the trouble of arranging it as a nuisance. Shafiq’s constant reminders of ‘mai isi liye Pakistan nahi ata’ were so funny. In stead of using this time to reconnect with his family & curbing his differences with Abba Jee’s, Shafiq continued to play the victim as if he didn’t hurt Abba Jee & he was being wrong in not treating Shafiq with the affection that he was entitled to!
So, Allaudin once again found a reason to be upset about, which was his matching Kurta with Abba Jee. Allaudin just can not come to terms with the fact that he is one of the elders of the family, that he is way too older than Aqdas, the chota damaad of the family & that is why he was keen on wearing that Green Kurta which the youngsters were wearing. I am sure if they had given him the Green Kurta, he would’ve complained that he was being put on the same pedestal as the bachas of the family, lol. Aalu & his issues!
Well, Faseeha came with her Jethani & Nand & they proved that they were those typical aunties who are avoided by every single person of the family because they find problem with every little thing & create issues over tissues. As if bickering with each other wasn’t enough that they started dragging the girls who were singing songs & also raised question over Zaitoon, Anila & Zoya’s age.
Well, Abba Jee’s cousin & childhood friend Bilqees made an apperance too. It seems Abba Jee has a soft corner for Billo that is why he not only made sure to invite her but also went out of his way to make her feel at home by taking care of her comfort. I loved the late night session that Abba Jee & Bilqees had, it was like Billo was the part of Abba Jee’s childhood that wasn’t lost. The way they both recalled old days & all the activities that they used to do was so cute but something that was even better was Zaitoon’s restlessness because she was clearly & rationally jealous. Bilqees’s fight with Aqdas’s aunts was also so very funny, it was like she knew how they had to be responded whereas everyone else on Zoya’s side apart from Anila was being mindful of the fact that they were larki walay so they had to tolerate everything. ‘Kissay di assi Majj churai hai’ has to be my favorite dialogue of this drama so far, lol!!!!
I loved this episode just so much. It is so amazing how watching this wedding takes you down the memory lane & makes you think about the things you might have seen or heard while attending your family weddings too. The way Anila reminded Rubina that she was wearing an old dress was also something that often turns out to be a conversation starter at desi weddings where everyone keenly remembers everyone else’s formal dresses.
I think I now desperately want to see a change in the equation that Zahid & Rubina share, something more, something new, something different please. Oh well, who would’ve thought that Sajjad will tackle Allaudin so intelligently, he just knew that Allu was trying to get some scoop on personal family matter therefore he told him to arrange someone who could take care of dholki, something that would distract him at least for the moment. Asim & Sajjad’s reactions were priceless when they knew they had taken care of Allu the best way possible, lol. I must say, I felt some sort of pity when Anila kept on lying to Allaudin to boost his ego & he immediately agreed to be at the wedding on time because Anila said what he wanted to hear. Allaudin is someone who just wants to be the center of attention, he likes to be praised even for the things he doesn’t do & since this is what Anila did, he seemed happy to be taking a part in Zoya’s wedding.
I must say, the way Faiza Iftikhar has etched out all these characters is amazing. Everyone has a unique but relatable personality & to keep them true to themselves till this stage of the drama is commendable. From Abba Jee to Shaina, every single one of them contributes & makes this drama complete. The way all these actors deliver the dialogues with so much of ease & effortlessness goes to show how they have owned these characters & are literally living them. I must say all the ladies looked so lovely with those beautiful dresses & heavy jewellery. Can’t wait to see more. Please share your thoughts about this hilarious episode of Aangan.
Tabeer Episode 3 – Review!
Ohkay so, this episode of Tabeer, though dramatic was really nice. Even though the story has been quite simple & predictable but it does look like the side characters are going to add that much needed flavour in this drama.
So, Tabeer found out about Yasir & her life turned upside down. Tabeer was someone who couldn’t even see Yasir down with a mere fever so for her to endure the painful news of Yasir’s passing was beyond imagination.
Fawad’s mother continued to spew venom against Yasir because she is so self-centered to think beyond herself & even for once show consideration about someone else. Fawad was also deeply affected by Yasir’s demise that is why he not only went to attend the funeral, but also tried to help his family financially.
Yasir’s first cousin Ajju happens to be quite a manipulative person that is why he lied to Fawad & also kept half of the amount he gave for the rituals. I actually thought Ajju’s brother would be a decebt person but even he kept half of the remaining amount as well. I don’t know why but I found that scene emotionally very disturbing when Yasir’s grandmother accepted that measly amount with so much of gratitude, my heart broke for her because while she was mourning the death of her grandson, she had no idea that there were vultures around her who were literally taking advantage of Yasir even after his death!
Ajju & his brother are obviously irresponsible beings who don’t really know how to fend for themselves, therefore they came up with a plan that they’d start living at Yasir’s house, which means they will create more issues for Tabeer & Daadi.
On the other hand, Zarnish contacted Sana, a heart-broken depressed soul who obviously has been rejected by Fawad that is why I think Zarnish contacted her to speak to her. I think Zarnish will request Sana to take care of Fawad after she is no more but then that place will be taken by Tabeer & Sana will be left heart broken once again.
This episode of Tabeer was definitely good. The preview suggested that the trials in the life of Tabeer are far from being over. With Daadi’s demise, Tabeer will be left all alone & not sure how she will be able to deal with Ajju & his family. Looking forward to the next episode. Please share your thoughts.