Aasmanon Pay Likha Episode 1 – A Good Start!

This show captured my interest when I was once flipping through the channels and I saw its promo with the beautiful OST in the background. The show attracted me enough to watch it and review it too. And after watching the first show, I am glad that I gave this show a try because the story looks amazing so far!

photo(33)The first episode revolved around the wedding celebrations of Qudsiya (Sajal Ali), the female protagonist of the show. She is an average middle class girl with no big dreams and a practical approach towards life; she just wants to lead a happy married life like any other girl. But unfortunately, her to be in-laws are one of those people who put pressure on the girl’s family to give huge dowry which they simply cannot afford.

photo(34)I never understand why the girl’s parents think that if they fulfill the demands of her to be-in laws then she would stay happy there. Qudsiya could have gotten better proposals than Shehzads’ and I failed to understand why her parents kept on fulfilling their demands one after the other when they should have broken the rishta a long time ago. Qudsiya was upset to see the way her parents were worried all the time because of her dowry, and she even made the decision to break the marriage. But thanks to the emotional blackmail done by her father, she had to give in and change her decision.

aasmanon pe likhaWe saw Aaliyan (Shehryar Munawar) in only one scene, but that scene was enough to make me fall in love with his character. He is the son of an established business man, and he may seem like a stern and practical business man, but there is softness in him that shows that he might be rich, but he is not arrogant or spoilt in any way. He treated Zaheer (Qudsiya’s father) with respect when he came to his office and although he refused him to give him the loan he wanted; he did not insult him in anyway but just straight forwardly told him the reason why he could not give him the loan, and I found his reason somewhat reasonable too. No firm would loan their employee an amount as big as 10 lakhs after it had already provided him with financial aid.

photo(36)The rest of the episode mainly revolved around the taunts and humiliation that Qudsiya’s family had to suffer because they could not live up to the expectations of her to be mother-in-law. Now Qudsiya’s marriage depends on the car that her in-laws had demanded, and this will most probably be the reason why her marriage would break. Cliched, right? Dowry is a social evil and the sad fact is that it still highly influences our society, and there are many people like Qudsiya’s in-laws that still exist in our society.

Sajjal Ali was truly brilliant in all of her scenes in this episode and her performance is definitely worth looking forward to. Shehryar Munawar was seen in only one scene but his performance in that scene was power packed, and I am really looking forward to see more of his scenes in the show. I want to get more insight into his character as I found his character very intriguing. Mohsin Mirza has also done a superb job with the direction of the show! Each scene had depth to it and was very well directed.

We all know what is going to happen next, thanks to the promos. I really wish they had not revealed this suspense though. It would have been more exciting to watch the show if we did not know how Aaliyan would get married to Qudsiya.

I feel that this show has a lot of potential and its pace is also very smooth so far. Those who have not seen the episode yet, do watch it for Sajjal and Shehryar’s performance. You would find some scenes worth skipping too, but overall it was a good episode.

Do share your opinion about the first episode as I would love to hear them!

Till Next Week!

Mariam Shafiq

  • Me

    Shehreyar was good. Well tht’s good to know, i’ll wait for a couple of episodes to air and then comment on this drama. But i really hope Shehreyar does well, i can’t stand bad acting skill. Specially whn it’s one of the leads.

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Hello there! Thanks for commenting!

      Shehryar just had one scene and he was good in it. Lets see what is in store for us next! Do give this show a try though!

  • Sadaf Haider

    could someone fix Sajjal Ali’s hair so I can see her face ? Apart from that she looked good , and Sheheryaar has finally stopped smiling Yaaay . This looks like just the sort of cheesy mid week fun a girl needs ;)

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Lol! I love Sajjal’s hai but yes i agree, she loves keeping her locks on her face!
      I find her really pretty though :)

  • Sadaf Haider

    thanks fo rthe review Maryam … I dont know where my previous comment went but ok . This looks like a really corny romance but I think I am going to enjoy it . Sheheryar is looking much better now that he has stopped smiling all the time fingers crossed .

    • Mariam Shafiq

      You are most welcome! :)

      I always enjoy a good romance. LOL! Sheheryar is performing well so far. We need to see more of his scenes to judge his acting skills.

      • Amna Salam

        Agree, on the smiling part :)

        Is it just me or we are seeing him in the same role? The “ameer baap” ka beta but with a down to earth personality with an interest in lower,middle class..
        Kahi un Kahi: Son of business tycoon but marries Driver’s daughter.
        ZGH: Belongs to a Strong background and still finds interest in a girl like Kashaf who is from a middle class family
        MDKJZM: Again son of a wealthy business man but kind at heart.
        TNS: Belongs to an influential Pathan Tribe but a “muhib e watan”
        APL: Son of business man but still treats his inferiors with respect. And gets married to his employee’s daughter

        :)

        • Emm

          Hi. Can you please expand on MDKJZM, TNS, APL? Thanks.

          • Amna Salam

            What should I expand? Do you mean I should tell the whole form of Drama?
            Meray dard ko jo zuban miley
            Tanhaiyaan nai silsilay
            Aasmanun pai Likha

        • Mariam Shafiq

          Yes, the son of the rich guy thing is the same in all shows,

          In this show i doubt he is like Sherry.. Sherry was just too sweet in Kahi Un Kahi. Aaliyan is more business minded since he calls his own marriage a ‘contract’ in the promos.
          In the rest of the characters, he had that loveable, extremely understanding type of characters. Aaliyan would be a bit difficult character though.

          Qudsiya will have a lot of difficulty making a place in his life since he will already be in love with someone else.

          • Amna Salam

            If you would watch closely, its the nikah khuwan is the first who calls it a contract. and Aaliyaan repeats it..
            Yes, personality wise they appear to be different. Lets see how his charachter progresses

          • Mariam Shafiq

            Yes you are right… But i still think he does not know the real meaning of marriage. How could he just marry Qudsiya out of the blue! Thats just plain weird! I am really waiting to see more of his scenes so that i can know more about him.

            Have you seen the latest promo? He brings Qudsiya to his house after marraige..

          • Amna Salam

            Nope, will see it now that you mentioned it :) Could you post the link?

          • Amna Salam

            Which promo? Could you post the link.. Can’t seem to find the promo

          • Mariam Shafiq

            The promo has not been uploaded yet. I saw the promo on the TV. I will share the link if i find it online. :)

          • Amna Salam

            Thanks, ya I searched it online.. Nothing yet…

          • Mariam Shafiq
          • Amna Salam

            Ya, saw it an hour or two ago. They uploaded it today!! I mean this got the highest rating.. They should make it popular!

          • Mariam Shafiq

            Yes, its weird! They should promote the serial a bit more. Anyways, i am looking forward to tonight’s episode.

  • nmrajavaid

    its an indian story ………….but our pakistani tarka will make it diffrent bcz the way sajjal nd shehreyar izz acting its awsume nd our culture nd sweet nature of sajjal character will made ths drama rock like humsafar

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Hehehe!

      Yes, the Pakistani tarka would make the show an amazing one…
      Sajjal and Shehryar are looking lovely together! :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  • Amna Salam

    Liked the first episode. Simple and entertaining. The dowry issue was highlighted in a very good manner. And I found counting myself “Generator, Jhumkay, Car..” I mean it looked as if the list could go on forever.. The reasons Qudsia’s father gave for not breaking off the marriage were just hollow. I mean if he had said “Badnami” then it would have been a reasonable one..
    All the actors performed well. Looking forward to the show.

    @mariamshafiq:disqus: I thought that it was odd no one was reviewing this show. But seeing your review made my day :)

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Thanks for commenting! :)

      Lol! Same. The list was never ending…Qudsiya’s parents looked illiterate to me. Who thinks like this nowadays?

      Awww.. I am glad I could make your day. :)

      I will be looking forward to your comments!

      • Amna Salam

        And looking forward to your reviews as usual :)

        • Mariam Shafiq

          :)

  • kiran

    This drama reminded me alot of Mirat ul Uroos!

    • Mariam Shafiq

      The dowry thing is the only resemblance, i think. This is more of a romantic show… :)

  • honey

    i loved this show….looking forward to see it further…..furthermore, OST is simply awesome..!! :)
    loving the show!!!!!

    • haniya

      very nice

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Thankyou for commenting honey!

      Yes, the OST is lovely. Keep reading!

  • haniya

    i cant understand

  • views on Asmanon —-

    Sajjal ki adakari waqi achi hai is serial main. Adakari baqi log bhi buri nahi kar rahe magar kahani baykar or bachgana hai; Aik thi shezadi aik tha shezada. Un dono ko apas main mohabat ho gayi etc. Sab say bari bachgana bat ye hai kay larki ki shadi kahin or kiyon nahi ho sakti jo kay preview main bhi point out kiya gaya hai.
    Background music bhi bohat loud hai.
    Geo tv kay aksar serial si terha kay hotay hain. Upar say Geo ko Indian culture promote karnay ki adat bhi hai. Phaphay kutni ka kirdar bhi Geo tv bohat acha kar laita hai.

    Main nay to suna tha kay Jahaiz Pakistan main ab Kanoonan laina mana ho chuka hai.

    • zoya sherry

      seriously :/ Pakistani kabhi plzz praise bhi kar diya karein haar cheez pe criticise karte rahte hain >_<
      Main tu tang aa gaye hoon kankar jaise aur do behno ke laraio wale drama dhke kar atleast iss drama main they r somehow turning youngsters to get marry instead of having long affairs e.t.c aur indian culture koi nahi hai jahez :P ab sorry to say per Pakistani culture bhi jahez ban gaya hai

  • mishu

    who is the singer…..?