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Khuda Mera Bhi Hai Episodes 1 to 3 Review – Interesting and Fast Paced

Khuda Mera Bhi Hai Episodes 1 to 3 Review – Interesting and Fast Paced

Khuda Mera Bhi Hai Episodes 1 to 3 Review

After watching Mann Mayal I vowed to skip any drama which starred Aisha Khan but here I am watching and reviewing a play in which Aisha Khan plays the leading role. I must say that she has redeemed herself by choosing to play a strong role in Khuda Mera Bhi Hai and so far she has done complete justice to the character assigned to her. It is always refreshing watching dramas which attempt to achieve a higher purpose especially when they manage to do so with clarity. So far only 3 episodes of Khuda Mera Bhi Hai have gone on air but they have proved that this drama is off to a strong start mainly because of the variation in characters, the strong female lead, addressing an issue which isn’t addressed very often and also because it is putting some powerful messages forward with utmost precision. The very first scene of the first episode pretty much summed up Mahgul’s character. When she asked Sanam’s husband how he would feel if his wife hit him like that and later on the way she made sure that Sanam does not go back to that man went to show that she was not the sort of person who would compromise when she is supporting someone who has been wronged. Her stance was clear and her personality introduced perfectly in these three episodes. Her conversation with Zain about her own personality in the previous episode and whatever she said to her mother in law in this episode showed she was outspoken and uncompromising when she knew she was right.

Although Mahgul is a strong woman but at the same time she is caring, loving and sensitive. She is practical but not heartless or insensitive, these aspects of her character’s personality make it more likeable and human at the same time. Mahgul’s relationship with her mother Savera (Saba Hameed) has also been established well in these three episodes. Both these women are free of any kind of insecurities. Mahgul’s mother has no shame in admitting that she still loves her husband even though she chose not to live with him any more because he was already married and never told her. He also hit her when she confronted him and that is when she decided to part ways. She is another strong woman who knows what she needs to do to protect herself but at the same time is still in love with her husband and never took divorce from him. The viewers haven’t been introduced to Mahgul’s father yet. Saba Hameed fits like a glove in the role assigned to her, just the way she always does.

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Zain Hassan’s (Syed Jibran) side of the story started with Zain landing in Pakistan from New York. He is the son of Mahgul’s employer (Mehmood Aslam), who is exceptionally fond of Mahgul. Zain’s mother Arshi (Irsa Ghazal) however does not like Mahgul at all and for now she is playing the zalim Samaj. Mahgul however is not the kind of bahu who would let such a mother in law influence her in any way. Zain takes his time knowing Mahgul, ultimately falls for her and the attraction is mutual. Syed Jibran and Aisha Khan’s on screen chemistry has made Mahgul and Zain’s track more interesting. Zain and his brother Zahir (Imran Ashraf) both do not agree with the way their mother looks at things. Their father too does not agree with his wife but he respects and loves her. Zain has been shown as a mature and responsible person.

Tonight’s episode in particular was fast-paced. Zain and Mahgul did not just get married but they also had their first baby and with this latest development, the real story will start. The last scene of tonight’s episode clearly suggested that this is going to be a story of an intersex child. The pace of this episode also showed that the writer did not want to waste time showing family politics but the main focus was Zain and Mahgul’s relationship. The way Zain took care of Mahgul during her pregnancy went to show just how special this baby was for him. The timeline was slightly confusing in tonight’s episode but overall it was an impactful episode with no filler scenes and it ended at a note which gave the viewers a reason to tune into Khuda Mera Bhi Hai next week.

So far this drama is completely free of clichés. The biggest cliché the writer has managed to avoid is class difference. Usually in dramas the biggest issue is that either the boy or the girl is not from the same class but here Zain’s mother has an issue with Mahgul’s personality and not her status. While we have modern women like Mahgul, her mother and Sanam, we also get to see Zain’s mother’s character who has shocking double standards. She is modern and strong headed yet she insists that such a woman can never make a good wife. The production values of the play are impressive and so is the picture quality. The director has kept the pace of the drama steady till now and has kept all the scenes short and to-the-point.

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Ishq Tamasha Episode 18 Review-Revenge Begins!

This episode has started Mehrab’s revenge spree against Rushna and one more thing it has established is YES! RUSHNA IS SUPER EVIL. Rushna got to know about Arham’s death in the very start and has no reaction to it. She was still indulged in her chocolate covered dreams. Mehrab has also become a constant confusion now. Not letting Rushna’s mother bring breakfast is his idea of taking revenge for his brother’ death? He didn’t even confide in his Phupho who has also suffered an immense loss. Her decision to leave Mehrab was the sanest scene in the whole episode.

Mirha bechari kya kare? Thanda paani pi maray! Yes, Mirha’s situation just reminded me of this nursery rhyme. She just started dreaming about her saviour (kidnapper) Mehrab and all her dreams were shattered in a second. Mehrab’s scheme of sending her back is also non-sensical. Pressurizing your wife to send Mirha back is not going to get Mirha her reputation. And Mirha was s settled in Mehrab’s house. Parr ye bhi Rushna le gayi!

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Rushna is a mature girl who knows how to scheme, trap boys and insult anyone. So, she must behave like that too. Her whole behaviour after reaching Mehrab’s house was like that of a child. She had no interest left in Mehrab who was her dream prince. All she wanted was to redecorate and wander around the house. Most annoyingly, she did not even ask Mehrab that why his family does not know about their marriage? And why there are no preparations for a Walima. Rushna is still not miserable. She is still scheming and being a jerk. Hopefully, in the next few episodes, we could see her regretting her attitude.

The whole Palwasha episode is super-weird. The girl is a very good actress indeed but she is too young to get scoldings for Gajras and have affairs with her cousin who is too grown up for her I must add. Aqeela really needs to take a hold of her daughters. They are literally messing up the balance everywhere. And it is high time that Wahaj starts taking practical decisions instead of lounging around and throwing unnecessary sarcasm!

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Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka Episode 3 Review-Whateven!

This drama started like a high-speed roller coaster and deteriorated at the speed of the lightning. In just three episodes, the makers have forgotten what they were trying to go for. It started as a love triangle where two brothers fell for a single girl. Then we saw the scenario of adoption come into play. The adopted boy sacrificed his love for the sake of his mother’s satisfaction.

Dania is the worst I would say. First, you went blaming only Zaryab for the whole ordeal. She didn’t even try to take matters into her own hand. Then she is seen blaming Armaan. Armaan at least stuck with what he was going for. He divorced the girl and doesn’t want anything to do with her. But now the bechari Dania wants to keep living with a man who has divorced her. What kind of culture or mentality is being promoted here? Even if they wanted to show Dania as a bechari, they could have shown her ordeals after the divorce. But she is living with her ex-husband, making parathas for him. Like WHAT EVEN???

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Zaryab and Armaan’s encounters are too childish to bear too. When you have already openly said woh tumhari biwi hai, then at least complete the conversation. And Armaan, a guy who divorced a girl in a second and has no regards for the society is waiting to talk openly about it with his brother. Why is he not cleaning up the mess? He didn’t ask Dania when he was divorcing her. So, why is he waiting for her approval to announce it?

The mother’s character is also so poorly etched out. She is trying to make Dania behave as Armaan’s mother or nanny rather than a life partner. At the same time, she is concerned about Zaryab’s marriage. If you loved Armaan so much and you knew he is such a sensitive soul, why you married him off to his brother’s girlfriend in the first place?

Moreover, the performances are so bad throughout this episode. Alamdaar needs serious work on his dialogue delivery as well as his expressions. Even Hareem seemed lost in all her scenes. The lack of depth has literally destroyed this drama in only the third episode.

Yes, many would say I have come harsher on it but they are showing a girl who wants to live with her ex-husband which is ridiculous!

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Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka Episode 2 Review-Surprising!

Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka started at a rapid pace but I must admit, I was not expecting these many surprises already. We all saw the sudden engagement of Daniya and Armaan while Zaryab was pining for his lost love. The second episode featured the marriage ceremony of the two while Zaryab was crying in different cornersZaryab actually is a coward. Yes, the concept is that he is Ahsanon Talay Daba Larka and for this very reason he did not respect his love enough. But he should have given a thought to Armaan’s feelings. How could he do this to Armaan whom he loves more than anyone? Since the whole Islamabad is familiar with Zaryab and Daniya’s affair, why he didn’t think of the fact that someone will tell Armaan eventually? Daniya was also a very unreasonable person. She was begging Zaryab to do something on her mehendi. She could have tried a bit earlier or the simple way out was to talk it out with Armaan. Armaan told her how much he loves Zaryab, so Daniya should have told him the truth. But well, then there would be no drama.

Armaan knew about the situation suddenly after bringing Daniya home. The funny thing is they got Nikkahfied in the morning but reached their home at night. He was as quick in taking decisions as his brother is slow. Instead of handling everything like a mature person, he divorced Daniya. He didn’t even discuss it with Zaryab before taking such a huge step.

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Meri Guriya Episodes 1 & 2 – Disturbing But Not Original Enough

Written By: Radain Shah
Directed By: Ali Hassan
Produced By: Big Bang Entertainment
Schedule: Every Wednesday 8pm

I have to admit that the only reason I tuned into this show was the writer, I absolutely loved drama serial Nibah and was waiting for another drama written by Radain Shah. Also, right now, those dramas which highlight either social issues or revolve around family ties interest me more than those which focus on love triangles. Dar Si Jati Hei Sila set the bar really high therefore I couldn’t help but compare the two after watching the first episode of Meri Guriya. While Dar Si Jati Hei Sila dealt with abuse alone, this one showed the aftermath of a child’s brutal rape and murder and will also be focusing on the person responsible for this horrific act. Unfortunately, since we have all heard the gruesome details of how the beautiful and innocent Zainab was subjected to torture and rape therefore connecting the dots immediately was easy. The fact that the policeman pointed out that this was the 12th case of its kind showed that this particular incident wasn’t just fictional but was taken from Zainab’s tragedy. While this has unfortunately become a “trend” nowadays, I wish the makers of the drama didn’t add these details which showed the link of this story with that of Zainab. It is painful for the parents to watch such dramatized events on screen specifically when they know that this is their child’s story. Even if the intention of the makers is honest, this is unethical since Zainab’s parents made it quite clear that they do not want to see their child’s murder be dramatized. The details under the YouTube videos also mentioned that the drama makers have taken “inspiration from a real-life incident”. Having said that, I have faith in the writer and few of the actors involved therefore I am definitely going to follow this play and hope that the makers will be able to do justice to the story.

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The first episode of Meri Guriya gave me goose bumps, it was a little too disturbing because it covered how Arfa, a nine year old girl, was dumped in the forest after being brutally raped and murdered. While these events were covered with utmost honesty and realistically, I did feel that Big Bang Entertainment yet again used the shock factor as an attention-grabbing tactic. Shehnaz (Sania Saeed) and Shahmeer’s (Sajjid Hassan) track had Mubarak Ho Beti Hui Hei written all over it therefore it won’t be wrong to say that this particular track isn’t too original either. The fact that Sajjid Hassan is playing the role of a man who cannot take a stand for his wife and doesn’t love his daughters enough and Ayesha Khan yet again is playing the daddi who hates her granddaughters, is constantly mocking them and her daughter in law doesn’t help either! Also, Shehnaz just like Naheed is a strong woman who loves her daughters and is completely focused on their well-being. One of Shehnaz’s 3 daughters Abida was really close to Arfa therefore she finds it really hard to cope with the loss. At the same time she is also fascinated by the dulhan next door since there is a wedding taking place in the neighborhood. She insists she wants to see the bride even though everyone is feeling terrified and insecure after Arfa’s murder. In these two episodes Abida and the new bride Safeena (Sonya Hussyn) develop a special bond with each other. Abida looks up to and adores the new bride and Safeena also likes her.

Safeena’s character reminded me of Farwa in the first episode but in the second episode the viewers were shown a different side of her as well. Safeena is outspoken, she plays badminton professionally and expects her husband Dabeer (Mohsin Abbas Haider) to divorce her soon so that she can pursue her career. Dabeer too isn’t interested in this marriage, he got married only to please his mother. ARY pretty much gave away the basic storyline and the reality behind the characters therefore even right now when the viewers should be wondering why Dabeer was crying in front of his wife and later on laughing when he heard that the rapist committed suicide, we know exactly why! Abida’s fate has also been mentioned in the summary given by ARY on YouTube! Sania Saeed. Mohsin Abbas Haider and Sajjid Hassan are my favorite actors, they are constantly experimenting and never fail to impress. These two episodes however could have been far more powerful had they not been inspired from Zainab’s tragedy and Mubarak Ho Beti Hui Hei. The story obviously will be completely different from that of MHBHH but these similarities should have been avoided.

After watching these two episodes I am still on the fence because of the lack of originality but curious to find out how the makers treat this incredibly difficult subject since they are not only going to focus on the victims but also the perpetrator. Also, I would like to request ARY to keep the summaries of their plays short and to the point because they give away a little too much!

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