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Review Laaj (Episodes 1-5)

Review  Laaj  (Episodes 1-5)

Produced and directed by Moomal Productions and Fahim Burney and written by Saima Wasi, Erum Wasi and artificer Idrees Masih, Laaj airs each weekday on HUM TV at 8pm.

Laaj is that the story of 2 feuding families in rural geographic region. we have a tendency to area unit introduced to the family of city Sahab (Asma Abbas) and her 2 sons Jahanzeb (Kamran Jillani) and Shahzeb (Mirza Zain Baig). Zainab (Zarnish Khan) is citys Sahab’s dead sister’s female offspring and has lived with Bari Sahab since her mother died once she was very little. Jahanzeb has been married earlier to Meena and includes a female offspring Mannat (Iqra Aziz) WHO has been raised primarily by Zainab when Meena’s death.


Sikander (Nayyar Ejaz) is city Sahab’s dead husband’s brother and also the 2 are hostile with one another over the family property and lands. Sikander feels city Sahab has been unfair and has not given him his due share within the family jaidaad. He lives together with his son Dilawar (Saleem Sheikh), Dilawar’s married woman and his grandchild Chooza, I mean Sajjad. in a very gesture of goodwill to fix the relations between the 2 families Mannat is wed to Sajjad.

Sikander apparently had underlying motives behind agreeing to the wedding and suggests that city Sahab transfer an explicit land in his name or face Mannat obtaining unmarried to that city Sahab opts for the latter. Overhearing Sajjad bemock of Mannat when the divorce, Jahanzeb in a very match of rage has Sajjad dead. Sikander vows to create city Sahab’s family pay however he needs her to suffer and that we don’t understand til now what he has his up his sleeve.

Zainab has been infatuated with Jahanzeb since umm, forever and ne’er misses a chance to inform him that. He keeps telling her he’s not interested however she keeps harping on the lines of ‘ishq kiya hai, love American state or not i will be able to annoyingly, compulsively, stalkerishly (my words, not hers) love you until I die’. Mannat is infatuated with Shahmeer, a young man from the village WHO isn’t moreover off as city Sahab’s family is and works for her family. the 2 area unit infatuated however feel, rather believe nothing will come back of their love as city Sahab would ne’er conform to such a match.

Let’s not forget Shahzeb – the educated, younger son WHO could be a unusual person amongst the family and their fueds. he’s curious about Alisha (Sabeeka Imam) however has not however had the nerve to broach the topic of wedding to city Sahab. Mirza Zain Baig is incredibly unimpressive in Dillagi however because the educated unusual person he looks to be doing an honest job – or even the flashy waistcoats have pleased my attention from his acting! i ponder if this couple has a lot of to supply to the story on the far side the flashy waistcoats and Sabeeka Imam’s duck mouth pouts. At the tip of the newest episode, Alisha has shown up at Shahzeb’s haveli, Zainab is flinging herself for the zillionth time at Jahanzeb and he has rebuffed her advances for the zillionth time, and city Sahab comes upon Mannat and Shahmeer meeting alone.

Why am I look Laaj? i’m not entirely certain. The set, the scenes, the garments area unit all terribly vibrant and visually pleasing. Zarnish Khan could be a sensible actor though I notice her accent fluctuates from being traditional to additional village like. Kamran Jillani as Jahanzeb has affected American state if i’m terribly honest for his expressions, his accent, his visual communication fits his role to a T. Another one who looks to own match into her role sort of a glove is Asma Abbas as city Sahab. together with her huge eyes made public and also the severe black covering and also the constant hukka, she will look discouraging. The constant hukka will take me back to the fact of the trains cartoon my son wont to watch and that i surprise if she has to be a Chuggington in each scene however OH well. The actor taking part in Shahmeer is actually bechara, and Iqra Aziz is sigh, Iqra Aziz {with her|together together with her|along with her} solely acting skills being restricted to eyes narrowing and widening a metric linear unit and also the same with her lips. A clogs-less Iqra Aziz but is refreshing to see!

The plot line itself. I tuned in knowing this was a story of zamindars and fueds however i used to be pleasantly shocked to visualize that these ‘angry people’ did quite simply shout and acquire angry and beat one another up. though city Sahab and Jahanzeb area unit shown to be short with the driving force or the ladies operating within the house sometimes, on the other hand the questions on Shameer’s mother’s health and causation his father to town for a medical exam show they’re not heartless. i favor city Sahab’s relationship with Zainab too once she tells her that the haveli individuals ought to be petrified of her and not Zainab. I do surprise tho’ why Zainab has not told city Sahab she loves Jahanzeb. I conjointly questioned at city Sahab not assumeing of wedding Zainab to either of her sons however that was processed once she says to the rishtay wali that she doesn’t wish individuals to think that she unbroken Zainab in her home for greed of her jaidaad and feels she should marry outside the family. Jahanzeb is commonly seen to be trying mournfully and reprehension his dead wife’s image that shows he should have treasured her an excellent deal.

I found the age variations onerous to work or relate to initially and that i suppose by the fifth episode I simply got wont to it. however what confused American state was Jahanzeb voice communication to Zainab to consider their age distinction as if there have been a large gap. Then Zainab appearance hardly a lot of older than Mannat, however she raised her sort of a mother. thus if Zainab is that recent, then why has city Sahab not gotten her married, despite her protests that she doesn’t wish to wed however sure she wouldn’t have a thirty one thing kinswoman sitting reception and not worry concerning her marriage? Kamran Jillani may probably pass off as a father of a young adult however suggesting he’s a lot of older than Zainab didn’t add up.

I notice Zainab kind characters in our drama onerous to link to world. will a lady very become like that that she is continually declaring her like to responses of constant rejection and keep on with a smile on her face content that she has done her duty to like the person of her life with all her heart – heart accepted or not, be damned! She will throw in the towel to frustration I agree and typically yells at Jhanzeb or includes a meltdown however I nearly gagged at the conversations she and Jahanzeb typically have comparable to once she tells him ‘Zaida ghussa metallic element kia karein’ and he asks ‘kyun’ and she or he says ‘Aur pyar aata hai’….uggh!

The story thus far isn’t outstanding and perhaps Laaj wouldn’t air my high dramas list however despite the loopholes, it’s the acting thus far and also the proven fact that i’m watching for the ‘punch’ within the plot line that makes American state feel i could keep eager to watch it. It will have a gossamer bit thereto and every one the jhumkas and bangles noisy all the time got a touch a lot of on behalf of me. The promos show that Jahanzeb are going to be in remission however i ponder wherever the story goes from there. suggested watch? affirmative, if you’ve got the time and wish to observe one thing wherever the acting doesn’t cause you to wince and also the characters aren’t thus cliché. i’m not gushing (obviously) however i’m not entirely shelve either! what number of you’re following Laaj and what does one consider it thus far? Would like to hear your thoughts.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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