Ohkay so, the last three episodes of Kathputli were interesting but I am not sure if that can be said about the twists & turns that they have brought in. I know in dramas like these, they do need some sort of chaos to extend the story further but yes, if after this scenario, the characters will emerge out to be stronger & better then I most certainly have no issues but if this is only being done to drag the drama then I am not sure what to feel about it. Now I am looking forward to see how each & everyone will bounce back from the tough times & pick up the pieces.
Mehru & Shiraz came across each other & that’s when Mehru’s life took a turn. Mehru & Ahad pretty much got comfortable with each other & they both actually started developing feelings for each other because Mehru saw how in the darkest of times, it was Ahad who without even knowing her, but only because she was his wife, took care of her. Similarly, Ahad saw that without expecting anything in return, Mehru not only ended up supporting him emotionally but she treated his father like hers & it is only because of her continuous efforts that his father came out of depression & is very much at a happy place with Ahad & Mehru around. Ahad fell in love because he got a closer look into Mehru’s personality & nature & he saw that she is a gem of a person, that is why he finally confessed his feelings & it was quite sweet. Even though this is exactly what Mehru wanted to hear & this is exactly what she feels about him too, she just missed an opportunity to confess her love for her husband Ahad & that was the first mistake that Mehru made.
Finally, Merhu came across Shiraz because Amna invited them for dinner & that’s when Shiraz became curious to find out the truth about everything related to Mehru & that’s when he started pestering her to meet him. I think that was another mistake that Mehru made because in stead of going out of the way to meet him, she could’ve just spoken to him on the phone & had explained everything to him. Even though I was dreading that now Shiraz will play the villain, I was pleasantly surprised to see him being understanding & respectful towards Mehru enough that he decided to not do anything that could cause a dent in her relationship with her husband.
Then came the time when Shiraz had to inform to Mehru that her mother had a heart attack. Yes, I do understand his concerns but I am not sure if I can say that Shiraz is a mature guy because he tackled the entire situation poorly. Also, Shiraz kept on implying that Mehru’s mother was about to die so she should meet her, like seriously? People have heart attacks & after a few months of recovery & by being cautious about their health, they pretty much lead a normal life! Anyways, Shiraz decided that he will play the hero & will reunite Mehru with her mother which once again was another mistake that he committed.
If Shiraz really really wanted to help Mehru, he could’ve spoken to Ahad first because now when Shiraz has met him & his father, he knows that they take care of Mehru & hold her close to their hearts. If Shiraz had introduced himself to Ahad as Mehru’s cousin & had told him in person that Mehru’s mother wasn’t doing well, I am sure even before Shiraz, it would’ve been Ahad who would’ve taken her to Lahore to see her mother. The third & the biggest mistake that Mehru committed was that she ended up lying to Ahad & not just any lie, she literally fabricated an entire story that too using Amna’s name, who’s not only her neighbor but is someone who has no hesitation in showing up at Mehru’s doorstep at any time of the day, so I am not sure what made Mehru think that like all the other days, Amna won’t go to Mehru’s house oblivious of her absence to meet her & might as well bump into Ahad only to find out that that Shiraz & Mehru were lying?
It did seem that Mehru learned her lesson a hard way but after everything that she has done, I am not sure if that can be said about her anymore because after sharing a space with Ahad, getting to know him personally & even knowing that he loves her, what made Mehru think that he won’t understand her feelings & wouldn’t allow her to meet her mother? Ahad’s father had a close call & that’s when Mehru did everything to help him recover properly, so why would’ve Ahad stopped her from meeting her mother? I can understand that Mehru was eager to meet her mother & she couldn’t think straight but at least Shiraz should’ve tackled the entire situation properly & ohkay, let’s say that they didn’t want to get Ahad involved, then at least Shiraz could’ve taken Amna into confidence because if he has promised that he will now respect Mehru’s decision, then what was there to hide? Another mistake that Shiraz made was leaving his mobile phone behind, which is like a Pandora box of Shiraz’s secrets & that’s when Amna found out everything about it. I know even though Mehru is not guilty of anything, but I see Amna & Ahad’s reactions justified because they are oblivious of everything & when someone is kept in the dark, that’s exactly how one reacts!
I feel all these twists & turns were only added to give Mr. & Mrs. Gohar Mumtaz some coverage in the drama because honestly speaking, without them, the entire drama was doing just so so so well. They could’ve just sticked to Mehru & Ahad’s relationship & some severe punishments for Ehtasham to realize that he committed a mistake, then he could’ve apologized to both Ahad & Mehru & they all would’ve lived a very happy life & that’s about it. I feel they not only added these twists & turns forcefully but didn’t do justice to them as well because another loophole in the direction that I feel was Sahir’s call to Ahad after spotting Mehru in Lahore with someone. Sahir said he ‘assumed’ that Mehru was with Ahad so why didn’t he approach them immediately? Like if anyone will see his best friend’s wife & assume that his best friend was there with his wife, then in stead of calling him to confirm, he will immediately walk up to them to meet them, isn’t it?
Anyways, on Ehtashaam’s front, with each passing episode, my detest for him gets a notch higher. It is so obvious that it isn’t Saira who is problematic, but he chose to put the blame on her to rub his bruised ego. Ehtashaam did everything in the name of religion but sadly, he doesn’t know that he has misinterpreted the religion to suit his needs, only so that the power & the authority that he has garnered over the period of time doesn’t slip out of his hands. I am sure Saira is the kind of a person who would’ve stood by his side but he chose to hurt her even more by lying to her about something she most certainly is not responsible for. I so hope Ehtashaam faces the severe consequences for all the lies that he has told till date & not only that, I would want everyone to never forgive him for playing with their lives & literally ruining them!
Overall, these episodes were really good but it’s just that the mistakes that Mehru made & the preview of the next episode that ticked me off. I so wish Mehru explains everything to Ahad before drifting apart even more. Also, they showed that Shiraz will be threatening Amna with divorce which I don’t see a reason for, like seriously, at one hand you’ve promised Mehru that you will not do anything to cause her distress & on the other, in stead of explaining things to your wife, you’e threatening her with divorce, so it is imperative that Amna will develop a strong sense of hatred for Mehru because she will blame her for the fact that it is because of Mehru that Shiraz is doing everything! I feel that the entire coverage that Shiraz & Amna are getting is unjustified. Anyways, the scene between Zeenat & Mehru was done nicely & it was quite emotional. I loved that Zeenat advised Mehru to never lie again but sadly, this is what Mehru has done & not sure how many lies she will keep on fabricating in order to hide the fact that she went to meet her mother that too with Shiraz. I hope she comes clean before it is too late. Let’s see what they have in store for us. The direction, the pace & the production value of this project is really really good. I also like the way all the actors have acted their characters out, they have kept things minimal & simple, but they strike a chord. Even though I have said it before, I will say it again that Sanam Chaudhry is one fine actress. She can literally carry an entire drama on her shoulders because of her phenomenal acting. I hope to see her in some super-hit drama serial because she is capable of pulling it off as a protagonist. Anyways, please share your thoughts about these last 3 episode of Kathputli.