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O Rangreza Episode 8 Review – Outstanding Performances!

Ohkay so, what a brilliant episode of O Rangreza. I love the way the story is moving forward & the pace is perfect at this stage too. As the story is progressing, we are getting to understand the writer’s perspective more & more, where through Sassi’s character, he is highlighting the double standards of men. It is praise-worthy that even after so many episodes, we get to know more about every single character every single time. What I also loved about this episode was how even in such serious circumstances, there was a touch of humor which made things quite lighthearted & easy to grasp.

So, just when things became a bit overwhelming for Khayyam, he decided to get Sassi married. When things were perfectly fine between him & Sassi, Khayyam was the one who dissed the idea of her marriage at such an early age because he didn’t see her as a burden but now when Sassi was giving him a hard time, he thought this was the only way to deal with Sassi rather it was the only way out of this situation. Now at this stage when Sassi needs his guidance the most, when she needs his attention & his love, Khayyam is turning a blind-eye. This decision of Khayyam showed how he is someone who loves to run away from his problems, like he doesn’t have enough spine to face the obstacles like a man. Once again, this entire scenario highlighted the fact that despite posing to be the man of the house, Khayyam was just a coward who was now trying to get rid of Sassi for his own convenience.

The entire rishta scene was quite interesting. No one thought that Sassi would do such a thing. Even though Khayyam had told his friend that Sassi was a bit unconventional & unpredictable, Sassi outdid her father because she did what he never had imagined. I love how Sassi plays with everyone’s mind, like where her family thought that she would create a havoc over the news of her sudden marriage, she remained calm & collected & in the end did something that shook them to no end. For the first time, Khayyam was blank, like he was helpless as well as clueless because he was finding it hard to deal with Sassi. Sassi has made it impossible for Khayyam to come to a conclusion as to how he should deal with her? Yes, being a father, Khayyam still has some soft corner for Sassi in his heart that is why he was worried but then what she has put him up with is also bothering Khayyam to no end!

I must say, Khayyam displayed a lot of selfishness when he once again approached Sonia Jahan. He knows that it is because of her & Sassi’s desire of being like her that has put him under such an awkward position in his life but still he chose to let her know that he wants her. Sonia Jahan was hurt at what she heard from Khayyam that is why she decided to close his chapter off her life because even she understood that it was perfectly alright for Khayyam to love her but it was strictly not ohkay for Sonia to influence Sassi. It’s like Khayyam wants the best of both, he wants the one he loves irrespective of what she does like he said, but on the other hand, he forbids his daughter to idealize the one he loves because he would never condone that. Khayyam Sani is a typical man who thinks he is entitled to do whatever he wants because he is a man whereas when it comes to his daughter, he wants her to abide by the rules set by him & the society because that in any case hurts him & his pride. Khayyam knows that no one might question him for his choice of getting married to Sonia but the entire world would question him if Sassi would choose that path so once again, out of his own selfishness he disapproves of Sassi’s choices!

Oh well, I think it is safe to say that I am tired of Mumtaz, like when I saw her crying buckets, I felt nothing for her. I loved Kareeman Bua in this episode, it was like she gave words to the viewers’ feelings when she said ‘shadi har maslay ka hal nahi hota’. Khayyam & even Mumtaz were trying to find a convenient way out of this situation by marrying Sassi off but good that Sassi took a stand for herself, in an outrageous way but she did because she has the right to. So yes, back to Mumtaz, yes, I am done feeling sorry for her because her submissiveness is the reason behind her sufferings. Yes, I get it, she has given up, she has accepted failure as her fate but the least she can do is stop following Khayyam’s lead blindly. Yes, she has no control over Khayyam or even Sassi but she can draw a line because that’s something that is totally under her control but she chooses not to & that makes my sympathy go out of the window for her! Mumtaz herself brought Sonia back in Khayyam’s life because she already assumed that she couldn’t do anything for both Khayyam & Sassi!?!

I loved the scenes between Sassi & Qasim. Qasim actually thought that he will get a clear cut answer from a girl like Sassi who is completely twisted (in a good way). Qasim thought since Sassi is over Khayyam & she doesn’t idealize him, now he stands a chance but Sassi has someone else in her mind. I am not sure if she is going to go after Wajih Kamal because she would want to hurt Sonia Jahan or she genuinely likes him. Sassi is someone who is going to make the weirdest of choices because she doesn’t want to fall under the bracket of ‘normal’, she doesn’t want to settle for ‘normal’ ever & she has made that quiet clear!

Overall, this episode was brilliant. Even though Sajal Ali has proved her mettle as an actress but by playing Sassi’s character, she is showcasing what she had in her because this is the type of performance that we never got to see before from her & it is mind-blowing. Noman Ejaz is doing a wonderful job as a helpless father & so is Irsa Ghazal, though I may not be a fan of her character but yes, that doesn’t take away the fact that she has performed convincingly too. Qasim as meesni bili is flawless as well, I love the titles Sassi gives to him & the way he accepts everything is also amusing. Yes, Kareeman Bua was right, Qasim is another Mammo & she could see him being walked over exactly like her. I so wish the scholarship & his time away from this setting brings a change in Qasim’s personality, I really am looking forward to it. The way they have made this drama a visual treat with all those vibrant colors & aesthetically appeasing backdrops is phenomenal, it goes to show the amount of effort that has gone in this project & it shines through. Please share your thoughts about this episode of O Rangreza.

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Khudgarz Episode 9 & 10 Review – Going Strong!

Ohkay so, this episode of Khudgarz was interesting & engaging. It surely kept me at the edge of my seat because I assumed something bad was going to happen to Aairah & it didn’t but then again that idea can’t be ruled out since Hassan’s calm is an indication of a storm that might be coming her way!

Finally, Abeer & Raheel were not only settling down with each other but they were developing understanding as well. Since Abeer has had such a bitter experience in the past, she didn’t take a second in misunderstanding Raheel whereas he was only trying to protect her. It is nice that Abeer acknowledges the fact that Aairah has brought such a nice change in her life & has guided her through. If it wasn’t for Aairah, Abeer would have never given it a thought that may be Raheel’s suggestion of looking for another job had some solid reason behind it!

Hassan obviously couldn’t cope up with the fact that everyone around him was happy & busy in their lives. Abeer not only left him but moved on too & right in front of him, Aairah & Junaid were falling in love with each other with each passing day, so obviously Hassan had to do something to wipe those smiles off their face. Sending old photographs to Raheel only showcased how sickly twisted Hassan is. Hassan literally devised a plan to send Junaid away so that he can work on getting Aairah comfortable with him. Hassan can clearly see that his father is not only sympathizing with him but is paying heed to everything that he says, that is why he is making sure to steer his thoughts against Junaid.

I have said it before & I will say that again, the main culprit behind Hassan’s unreasonability is Munawwar, his father. The way Munawwar spoke about Aairah & finding a girl for Hassan clearly showcased the sort of mentality he has. Also, the way he treated Inayat was enough to show how heartless he is. It is so obvious that Munawwar is regretting his decision of getting Aairah & Junaid married & I couldn’t believe when he judged Aairah for falling in love with her husband & also judged her father for getting her married to Junaid. Munawwar has shown how unreasonable he is & because he believes everything that Hassan says, I am sure he will be paying a huge price because of it. Even though Munawwar found out what Hassan did with Raheel & Abeer, he didn’t bother asking his son for an explanation as he was too busy blaming his wife & sympathizing with Hassan!

Aairah could already feel something. Her 6th sense was telling her that things might go wrong. Aairah was right in feeling that when everything was wrong, she would feel at ease but now when things were seemingly falling into their place, she could sense that something bad was coming her way. Aairah’s dependence on Junaid & her emotional attachment with him was super sweet. Just like Aairah, Junaid has also realized that he can’t be without her. It was for the first time that Junaid spoke against Hassan when he found out that Aairah took a ride to her office with Hassan, it goes to show that when it comes to Aairah, Junaid is wary of a lot of things & he doesn’t trust just anyone. I already feel bad knowing that both Munawwar & Hassan are against Aairah & Junaid, they so do not deserve this!!!

Overall it was a very interesting episode. I loved the way Abeer fell in love with Raheel all over again when she found out that he was trying to protect her from Hassan & all those office colleagues who badmouth her. I must say one of their colleagues is so annoying, I just wish he gets sacked ASAP. All those funny moments that Abeer & Raheel shared were really cute, it was nice seeing Abeer happy & Raheel going out of the way to make sure that she is happy. All the actors; Mansha Pasha, Amina Sheikh, Syed Jibran, Salman Saeed & Sami Khanare doing a wonderful job & the director has done justice to this script & the characters. Definitely looking forward to the next episode & yes, Tuesday seems way too far now. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khudgarz!

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Alif Allah Aur Insaan Episode 39 – Review!

Ohkay so, finally this drama is headed towards an end & I can’t tell how relieved I am but it is sad to say that the direction of this drama has now become a joke. Everything is being tackled in such a sloppy fashion that you just can’t believe it is the same drama which started off on such an amazing note.

Well, Nazneen & Taimur got divorced & now I have lost count of how many divorcees are in this drama. Let’s count again, so, Shahzeb, Basit, Taimur, Nazneen, Zimmal & Ali (Zimmal’s first husband), whoa, that many! To be honest, Nazneen & her divorces have become a joke & looks like she will be losing her sanity as well! Haye koi isay new kurta khareed de!

Roshni has not only grown suspicious towards Shaheer, she even went on to do a little investigation herself, let’s see what she comes up with!

Reena finally came clean & revealed everything about her relationship with Nawazish. What Nawazish did was so bizarre but then he got what he asked for, but then no one really paid heed to what Reena was saying. Even though Reena’s parents make an appearance way too often but they are being treated as fillers & nothing else.

So, Shahzeb’s mother thinks that he should get married to the girl he refused to help. Zimmal came in search of peace & found Shahzeb & his mother. After Zimmal stumbled across Shahzeb, I already had a feeling that they both will end up together. Hmmm interesting!

Anyways, I can’t wait for this drama to be over now. Please share your thoughts about this episode.

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Lal Ishq Episodes 12,13,14 Review – Awesome

As always, these episodes of Lal Ishq were absolutely flawless. The characters are eccentric, difficult, confused and yet so relatable, so endearing. To be honest, for quite a long time, this is the only drama that keeps you occupied in a trance for its full duration. There is a genius at work behind it and thus all the actors are absolutely perfect in their characterization. I wonder why is it not getting more appreciation than all the silly ones out there who have no substance to offer.

So Ansa Mehrunnisa is still herself and both her brother and son are hurt but she is stuck in time where Bali’s death to avenge Hukum’s murder is the only thing that will make her happy. Her ego is sky high and she is more patriarchal than any male landlord could ever be. In her eyes, revenge is above all other relations, even those who who are her own flesh and blood.

The way all characters are entwined is just amazing. They all shot at eachother when none of them really wanted to. Yawar Kamal was pained to hurt Punar and vice versa but the grip of Hukum’s murder is so strong that it has overtaken all the good feelings of today.

Punar and Rameen have both felt attraction for eachother but the “mard ka bacha” is just so shy and humble when it comes to expressing her feelings whereas Rameen is the strong one who is enjoying the attention and also seeing Punar uncomfortable. Aabi Khan is just amazing as the loving, shy, obedient Mehr Punar who is pretending to be aggressive and revengeful to make his controlling mother happy. Every expression and dialogue he delivers is just flawless.

Bali and Jajji have finally reached truce. Till they had not met, they were both suspicious of eachother but when they met, had a vent out of pent up emotions by hitting eachother, they could connect on a very sentimental level. They saw that both of them felt immense love and care for Farhad and Rameen and understood eachother much better. Bali has agreed to let his kids keep on thinking of Jajji as Iqbal, their father. He felt it was a small price to pay for the sacrifices Jajji has done for his children and he is filled with gratitude. In his eyes, Zohra’s death has settled his score with the Mehrs and they have nothing more to do with him. Little does he know that they are still blood thirsty for him.

Mahi wants to delay her marriage because she thinks she can stop Punar from killing Bali and getting murdered by him or his men or get punished by the state for murder. Even though Mehrunnisa does not pay any heed to what Mahi or anyone in the household thinks for that matter, Mahi still wants to do everything she can to put an end to this saga of bloodshed and let her brother lead a normal life. She has convinced Rameen of her cause and we will see in the next episode if she can get her proper message across to Farhad well and whether he would support her in this decision or not.

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Aangan Episode 10 Review – Thoroughly Enjoyable!

Ohkay so, it was yet another fun episode of Aangan with the focus on one issue – Aqdas’s proposal for Shaina. I think now that the introductory part is over & every character has gotten enough coverage to show their nature, everyone has settled down emotionally & things are pretty calm in Zaitoon Manzil these days!

Before anything else, I have to discuss the assumption that Zaitoon made about Hajra. The dual meaning conversation that they both had where Zaitoon was talking about a baby & Hajra was discussing about Aqdas’s proposal was so hilarious. Zaitoon’s naievty is super sweet, it just makes it so obvious that she is very simple minded but still she tries really hard to portray that she knows everyyyything. But I must say the mention of ’24 hours mai khushkhabri’ got Zaitoon confused too because no matter how simple she is, even she knew things aren’t this quick when it comes to this matter!!

Sadly Abba Jee was heart broken today. What he said about Shafiq complaining about him to Asim was sad to hear. He only wanted to guide his grandson but he got a reality check that no one is under his control anymore. The way the generation gap has been shown is brilliant. Abba Jee only wanted to convey what he felt but had no idea that he will get blocked because no one had the patience to listen to & understand his concerns!

Hajra got a bit too excited, therefore she told everyone everything based on her own assumptions. Even Shaina seemed a little excited because she knew that Aqdas is a nice guy. I loved the way Rubina & Laila were teasing Shaina. It was so good to see all of them coming together & looking forward to Faseeha’s arrival because they all wanted to be a part of Hajra’s happiness.

Even though Faseeha did put forth Aqdas’s proposal for Zoya but it was too obvious that she wasn’t too keen on it as she was judging Zoya for her one & only son & she didn’t really meet her standards. Everyone was not only taken aback but were shocked to hear what Faseeha had to say as no one saw that coming!

I once again loved how Shaina reasoned with Hajra & tried to put things into perspective. It was so beautiful that Shaina curbed her feelings & told Hajra to be happy for Zoya. I am sure things won’t be too smooth & there will be a lot of obstacles in the way & oh yes, the biggest obstacle would be getting Aalu & Anila’s permission.

I loved this episode & had a great time watching it. Even though every episode might focus on a thing or two but there are so many moments which make every episode wholesome & complete, like I loved the bonding of Hajra, Rubina & Laila over the kitchen table where they discussed how Zaitoon should be approached & informed about Aqdas’s proposal. Rubina’s neverending taunts directed at Zahid are amusing too, but sadly he doesn’t pay heed to what his wife is trying to convey. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable episode but I am looking forward to the next one as I want to see Zoya’s reaction. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Aangan.

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