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Sanam Episode 06 Review – Teri Kasam Anday Parathay Ki Buuu!

Sanam Episode 06 Review – Teri Kasam Anday Parathay Ki Buuu! 2

ZZZZzzzzzZzzzz….Oh! Sorry, I just woke up because this episode of Sanam served as a lullaby & put me to sleep. Ohkay so, shuru karain? LOL! Even though I knew that this drama didn’t have much to offer but I never knew that it wouldn’t even have some sense & logic to offer too. After watching this episode, I was reminded of Sallahudin’s mother’s comment; ‘in logon ka koi deen emaan hai bhi ya nahi’?

The moment Shehroz realized that his frankness with Aila was going to cost him his job, he returned to his senses & immediately forced himself to see Aila as his Bhabhi. All of a sudden Shehroz realized that he couldn’t deceive his langoti yaarbecause of sir-phiri Aila. Honestly speaking, I will thank Shehroz for making me laugh at his chicken-ness which made him realize that he was nothing without the financial support of Harib. The entire time Shehroz was pledging his loyalty to Harib by calling Aila his Bhabhi repeatedly, I was recalling all those times when he flirted with Aila shamelessly & all those satyrical glances he gave at her which clearly indicated his evil intentions. I must say, the writer really has left a lot on the viewer’s imagination, where she expects the viewers to understand these characters without doing any work on her part & without even establishing their characters properly. In the initial episodes, we were clearly told that Shehroz was anything but a loyal friend but now the bromance between Harib & Shehroz was being pushed to the limit to show that Harib meant everything to Shehroz.

I have a business plan for Shabnam & Aan & I am sure they will make big bucks if they will follow my advice. Shabnam should open a catering business & Aan can become a food deliverer & while she is at it, she can charge a few extra bucks for fetching couriers, letters & newspapers for her clients too. Since Aan is taking her Nashta delivery job so seriously while being a Daakiya too, I am sure Allah will put a lot of Barkat in this business seeing Shabnam & Aan’s sincerity & devotion in feeding people. Just when I was about to doze off, Harib made me laugh out loud at his ‘bohat bhook lag rahi thi’, like seriously, in the very first episode when Harib made brekkie for Aila, we learned the fact that Harib is a decent cook, so why has he forgotten the art of culinary ever since Shabnam & Aan have become meherbaan at him?

All this while, I was blaming Mona Haseeb for not doing justice to Aila’s psychological issues by completely forgetting about them, but she proved me wrong by ‘slightly’ hinting about the medication & psychiatric sessions that Aila needs, haha, like they waste so many episodes on bickering & bechargi but when it comes to something meaningful, they literally cover it in a dilogue or two. What a great way of dealing with an issue when you show nothing about it, do not give it a proper coverage & just when things are about to fall apart & just to prove how bighearted bechara Harib is, you make him say ke Aila Jaan, apni dawai yaad se khana aur pagal khanay bhi yaad se chali jana. This dialogue showed that this drama did include the fact that Aila has some psychological issues, so in stead of turning this story into a marital war & in stead of keeping the pace so fast, why didn’t they give a proper coverage to bipolar disorder by showing that Harib himself took Aila to the shrink & focused on understanding her behavior & issues himself too? Like they could’ve taken some time in developing misunderstandings between them but they just fast forwarded everything. It seems like such a wasted opportunity & also the entire bipolar thingy seems like an after thought because the director was in a hurry to throw Aila out of Harib’s life so that Harib could enjoy Anda Parathas without any mental pressure.

Aan learned the truth that Aila was seeking divorce from Harib & she blamed herself for it which was a right thinking on her part but then she put a lid on it quite easily & announced that both Aan & Shabnam should take care of Harib, meaning they should make him some more Andas Parathas, like seriously? I never knew that such a ‘seedhi saadhi’ Aan who has such a bright future ahead of her will entangle herself in the worry of her parosi’s parathas, lol. Like just imagine, from now on, Aan’s entire routine will be revolving around Harib’s nashta, where she will make sure to sleep early, so that she can wake up before the sunrise, iron her clothes, straighten her hair, clip in some weirdly textured extensions, put some makeup on to show up at his doorstep on time with a tray of weird smelling Anda Paratha & god forbid if Harib will spill the oil or yolk on himself, she will do his laundry too. In the initial episodes, they showed that Aan barely had time & she was always running late for office, so much so that Shabnam had to run behind her holding a brekkie tray, but seems like Aan has started waking up before Tahajjud so that she can spend enough time with Harib without even worrying about getting late from her office. I must say, even though I love Shabnam’s character & even though she was quite liberal, I still find it odd that she is allowing Aan to spend time with Harib, that too when he is going through a rough patch in his life, it’s like she herself is hoping for Harib & Aan to cook something together, haha!!! Bhai Harib munnay ko nashta karana hai to apne ghar pe karwao na apni nazron ke samne, ye Aan ko akele bhejne ki kya tukk hai?I feel this way because we know that Shabnam was looking for a decent proposal for Aan but now she seems a little too relaxed & laid back? Kyun jee!?!?!

I must say Aan was introduced as a very wise character but even she forced me to remember the infamous dialogue of Sallahuddin’s mother because at one hand she was crying buckets blaming herself for the divorce & on the other she was visiting Harib’s place as if it was her own home. Why didn’t Aan think for a second that may be Aila decided to come back so she shouldn’t just barge into Harib’s home so casually? Harib to choro abb to Shehroz ko bhi Anday Parathay ki adat dalay lagi hai Aan, haha! I was never a fan of Anda Paratha combination but thanks to Sanam-makers, I will detest it for the rest of my life!!!

This episode reinforced the importance of smartphones in our lives. It showed how one bro was manaofying his rootha hua bro, using the telephone credit that he was able to load in his phone because of the rootha hua brother’s meherbaani. It also showed us many features like how one can ignore phone calls & how unwanted messages can be deleted. To be honest I enjoyed watching the tantrums Harib was throwing over Shehroz’s phone calls & text messages, only to prove his bechargi in the next scene by opening the door for him to stay at his place, haha! To be honest, these characters have no personality whatsoever, they don’t have a mind, they don’t have a stand, they have nothing, which brings me to a point that the writer has no writing skills & that is why, this entire drama is so weak in terms of screenplay!!!

Overall, this episode was filled with subliminal humor. I had a good laugh watching Aila ke sataye hue Harib & Shehroz with their pain stricken faces, where Harib was dukhon ka mara hua & Shehroz was Aila se shadi ke khayal se ghabraya hua. I had a good laugh seeing Aan hovering around Harib like a food-fairy. Seriously girl, get your act together & stop worrying about Harib’s calorie count. Aila is fun, like seriously, at least she is someone who has a personality & is consistent. Aila might be negative but at least she is not a lota. The preview of the next episode suggested that Aan’s zid of thoosofying food in Harib’s mouth will cause more troubles for him because Aila’s parents will spot both of them together. I must say Aan’s dhitai & besharmi is commendable, like she is forcing herself into his life so much that he can’t even think of living a day without her anda paratha…hmmmmmm, strategy aur tact bohat acha hai waisay. Also, Aan was introduced with a braid & a dupatta, like it was good to see a confident educated girl still being in touch with her roots but ever since she has allotted a duty of feeding food to Harib to herself, her dupatta has slipped from her head & her braid has untied itself automatically, hmmmmmmmmm, bohat nazuk surat e haal hai. Anyways, please share your thoughts about this food filled episode of Sanam.

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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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