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Kuch Na Kaho Episodes 12 and 13 Review – A Taukri Full Of Cliches!

Kuch Na Kaho Episodes 12 and 13 Review – A Taukri Full Of Cliches!

So I had been praising this drama from being free from cliché situations or scenes and while for the most part it continues to be entertaining these two episodes had their fair share of typical dialogues and situations which moved the story forward same and also made it run round in circles like a cat chasing its tail.

Aina as we had earlier established has become manhoos Aina. Before I get into this drama, what is with this constant manhoos aurat scenario? It is in some form or the other in the dramas but so many names such as Kambakht Tano, Bechari Mehrunissa, Mariam Kaisay Jiye – I mean seriously what makes anyone think people may jump to watch a drama named like that? Or do they?

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Anyway, back to bechari and manhoos Aina. Sajal has become seriously sari huee jal !!- I am not sure if this is the same mild natured, loving sister we were introduced to in the earlier episodes. Yes, Aina’s news gave their mother a lot of grief, yes she died, yes Sajal had her rant and blame game full force but really how long does that last? Aina had been selfish but she has learnt her lesson and when Sajal and Faraz take her to Islamabad I would have thoughts things may become to settle. Firstly, I do not get why they had to keep up with the farce in a new city. Why not just introduce Aina as the divorced and pregnant sister and get on with settling in a new city and meeting new people. Khala had made Faraz promise he would keep things to himself but she has assumed that Imran was ready to accept Aina and the baby and now that things had clearly spiralled out of control, common sense would be to tell Mohsin the truth and then take Aina with them to Islamabad. I was given the impression there was no other family and as for what society thinks, well then I guess that is what Sajal took to heart a bit too much for she could have stuck to her story of Aina being divorced and pregnant and just moved facts around a little such as saying after her mother’s death they did her nikah without a lot of fanfare etc, Man, I feel they should have consulted with me how to handle this, LOL!

Well, between Sajal constantly spewing venom and Aina constantly taking it all with a lot of patience, Sajal does get pregnant and loses her baby. I think the change in Faraz’s character has been brought on by the baby where I could still understand that he was more concerned about his own child than Aina and very happily accepted Aina giving her child to Imran’s parents. Mohsin with his bobbing head and quavering voice has cut off ties with everyone and although I felt bad for Nadia for taking the brunt of his anger it seems he does possess a gentler side which has appeared with news of Nadia expecting twins herself.

Imran’s mother’s conscience tagged along with her all the way to America and she finally told Imran the truth. While Asad Zaman Khan’s acting in that scene was really good, the way the situation evolved after that was insane. When he asked his mother for the number I thought oh no, she left her phone in Karachi, oh no she will slip when she gets off that bed to fetch her phone but no she manages to give Imran the number only to have the housemaid tell him madam has lost the baby and he assumes it is Aina and that is that! Uff! I was curious to be honest to see how things are between Aini and Imran now but there was not much save a couple of scenes which did not really tell us much except Aini’s amusing statement where she says to Imran’s back, ‘jahanum mein jao’- little knowing (or not acknowledging) – he is already in a living hell.

One thing that bothered me about Aina was her statement to Faraz and Sajal about how she wanted to give birth so that the child may grow up and question his/her father. Really? There was no outburst of how she could be expected to kill her own baby etc – except the wild look in her eyes as she explains why she wants to have the baby and I thought oh wow, really? I was a bit taken aback also at how casually abortion or the concept/thought of it was treated in these two episodes, firstly with convincing Aina to go ahead with it and then Sajal announcing the same only to save face from society’s prying eyes and comments when nothing illegal or immoral had happened. I am not judging the concept of abortion here, rather how casually it was used for it is not a seemingly common jump – to solution in the families in our dramas.

Sajal’s constant mean comments and wallowing in self pity are getting a bit irritating and ridiculous and I hope there is an end to all of that soon either with her realizing she needs to stop being mean which does not seem likely or Aina leaving their home. I found Naveen Waqar acted well and while I wish she and Emaad Irfani would rely a little less on eyes widening to uncomfortable proportions, she has managed to make me relate to her character. I have not watched any drama with Asad Zaman Khan in it but I can safely say I would definitely be interested to see him again. With so many characters intertwined with each other and each having a story to tell, the drama is far from boring but I do hope the focus moves away from Sajal now. What did you all think of these episodes? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Meri Gurya Episodes 3 & 4 Review – Highs and Lows!

These two episodes gave further insight into the personalities of all the central characters and their relationships with each other. It was just as disturbing as the first two episodes because it was shown in detail how a paedophile’s mind works. Dabeer’s scenes were the most frightening element of these two episodes. Mohsin Abbas Haider has once again nailed a character which isn’t easy to translate on screen. However, I must say that because lately we have seen a few really good dramas which highlighted the mindset of such sick people you can’t help but compare this drama with Udaari in particular and Dabeer’s character with that of Imtiaz. While Imtiaz was a more clever person who knew how to manipulate others and his personality characteristics definitely fit in more with the general profile of such criminals, there are certain aspects of Dabeer’s personality which are difficult to understand. It was shown that Dabeer always liked playing with dolls and still owned dolls, I am wondering how does this aspect of his personality fit in the whole picture and why is it considered “not normal” for a little boy to play with dolls. I feel that it would have made more sense if he kept these dolls to allure little girls as opposed to showing that because he played with girls as a child there was something wrong with him since he was little. I could be wrong but that is the impression I got from this scene.

Overall however the writer has intelligently conveyed how such people get all the details they need and the fact that this is someone who is really close to the family also hits home. In these two episodes, Dabeer made up his mind that Abida was going to be his next victim and he did whatever he could to get all the information he needed to execute his evil plan. All his interactions with Abida were terribly frightening and when Abida went missing I found myself hoping that she was still alive. I am glad that the writer didn’t rush things and I also hope that Abida is somehow saved in the upcoming episodes too. In these four episodes, Abida has been introduced as a sweet girl who unlike her sisters goes to a madrassah because the education there is for free. Although, she is the third girl her grandmother never wanted and wished she was a boy but she is also the one who is relatively closer to her since she doesn’t go to school and isn’t “liberal” like her sisters. The child actress playing Abida’s role has played her part really well. Sania Saeed’s acting as usual has been effortless and effective. She is convincing and likeable as a mother who does whatever she can for her daughters under the given circumstances. Safeena’s character is likeable but Sonya Hussyn’s hairdo and overall outlook isn’t up to the mark. This character could have been far more impressive had it been translated on screen differently. Having said that, it isn’t difficult connecting to the kind of relationship Safeena and Abida share and the genuine concern Safeena has not just for Abida but for everyone else too. Big Bang should give up this hairstyle for good, it didn’t look good on Saboor in Meeras and it doesn’t suit Sonya either. The production house is coming up with better stories but the supporting actors and the overall feel of their plays needs a makeover.

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Although Safeena wanted Dabeer to divorce her whenever he could but now she has realized that she can fulfill her dream while being married to him therefore she has decided to make this relationship work. Dabeer’s withdrawn attitude around her made perfect sense. He was constantly planning his next step and thinking about all the information he had gathered so far. Safeena could tell that there was something wrong with him but she could never even imagine that the person who she thinks needs help, actually needs to be put behind bars. Dabeer mentioned that Jahan Ara’s father used to teach him Quran and he said so in a meaningful manner. I am wondering if he went through a traumatic experience in the past!

In this episode the viewers saw that Abida’s phupo Jahan Ara will ultimately end up “assisting” Dabeer without knowing it. Shehnaz’s close relationship with her daughters has been well established in these four episodes therefore it will be heart-wrenching watching her suffer in the upcoming episodes. The preview of the next two episodes was confusing and it was difficult to tell whether or not Dabeer will be able to execute his evil plan, which is definitely better than knowing exactly what will happen next! So far, Meri Gurya has been a decent watch and I am waiting to see how the story moves forward in the upcoming episodes. The way this drama shows that a murderer and rapist could be a seemingly harmless neighbor is yet another reminder that parents should not trust anyone with their children. Although, Udaari and Muqabil both gave the same message but I do feel that these things should be shown on television repeatedly since there are times when parents tend to overlook such aspects.

How many of you watched these latest episodes of Meri Gurya? Do share your thoughts about it.

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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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