Dil-e-Muztar Episode 8 Review – Hard Times!

It seems like there is trouble in their ‘Choti Si Kainat’ as Adeel described it.  Adeel is getting more frustrated by the day because of his joblessness and his inability to fulfill his family’s needs. The loving and caring Adeel has just vanished and we got to see a new side of him in this episode. Adeel went to one office after the other to find a job but to no avail as he gets rejected everywhere. He has studied from government institutions and needs a powerful source to get a good job. The rejection disappoints and frustrates him and his attitude towards Silah becomes very harsh. I felt really bad for her as she has become a punching bag for Adeel who leaves no chance to vent his frustration and anger on her. Silah never gets upset on his outbursts because she knows he is growing through a tough time and he eventually does apologize to her for his rudeness.

Adeel is already having a hard time finding a new job and top of that every other person keeps on asking him about his job which manages to irk and irritate him even more. The most annoying character I found today was of Zoya’s mother who kept on taunting Adeel and Silah about Adeel’s lack of job. Why cannot people just mind their own business! Adeel gets sad when he sees that most of his friends had found a new job as they had backup from their parents or relatives. He needs a strong recommendation or a source to get a good job but unfortunately, there is no one present to support him in such a bad time.

Well, as it is said that when bad times come they come in full force! Adeel was already very upset about not getting a job and on top of that his bike, wallet and mobile get stolen. His expressions when this incident happened made my heart go out for him. Imran Abbas just nailed the scene with his brilliant acting. Adeel had totally given up after this incident and when Silah tries to console him, he gets irritated and once again gets angry at her. He gets so upset that he starts arguing and fighting with people for petty reasons. He got into an argument with his landlord and then fought with a stranger just because he accidentally collided with him while walking.

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Zoya has proved to be a huge support for Silah in such bad conditions as she provided Silah with moral support and kept on boosting up her spirit. She advised her to find a job for herself so that she can support her family. Silah is reluctant at first as she knows Adeel would not give permission but when their conditions take turn for the worst, she finally asks Adeel but as expected he gets furious at her for even coming up with such an idea. I was taken aback when he said ‘Shut Up’ on Silah’s face! That was extremely rude of him to behave with her in such a way. Adeel is shown as an egoistic character whose self respect is everything for him and to let his wife work while he sits at home is just not acceptable to him. His stubbornness is bound to create problems for both of them in future.

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Zoya once again managed to lighten the mood with her hilarious scenes. Her positivity and enthusiasm is infectious and she once again managed to entertain me with her antics. She was least bothered to know that her cousin who had offered for her before is getting married. She is preparing to go for his wedding in Bhawalpur and the scene where she goes to Silah’s house to borrow her dresses for the wedding was hilarious! I loved the way she said “Aik Mehndi Ka, Shaadi Ka, Aik Valime aur Aik Extra Bhi Chahiye Hoga”


The preview for the next episode seems a bit scary as Silah gets a job without Adeel’s permission which makes him angry. Aijaaz Aslam is also going to enter the show in the next episode. It seems like he is going to be Silah’s new boss. Let’s see what story is in store for us in the future. Adeel and Silah are in for a rough time as Silah’s decision to work will affect their relationship. What do you guys think about the episode? Share your views and keep watching!

Mariam Shafiq


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  • Sajida

    Loved the review. Was waiting for it..
    Silah and adeel will have some serious problems in the future
    Loved imran in this episode

  • Zainab

    Review is spot on Mariam!

    I just hope it's not another "na kaho tum mere nahin"…I mean with the joblessness and the woman getting a job on her own will without the razamandi of the husband and then another woman swooping in and taking the husband away slowly…I realllly hope it's not a storyline like this.

    You are definitely right about Imran Abbas nailing the bike scene, his expressions after the chor leave are very realistic. His only outlet is unfortunately Sila.

    Also true about Zoya's scenes, I like the lightheartedness she brings to the whole drama. Her scenes bring a tinge of relief in the tragic times for Adeel and Sila.

    Also, if you watch mirat ul uroos, there is such a contrast between Adeel's character and Hashim's character…thora ego ko yahan vahan aapas mein distribute karlete dono mard tho Sila aur Ayma ke liye kitni asaani hojati 😛 But in all seriousness, it's not good for a man to have so much ego and also not good to have such low self-respect.

    2 points I could not understand…ek tho Zoyaa aur uski ammi ka kamai ka zarya kya hai? Very minor detail but I would really like to know. Also, WHY on earth are men in Pakistan shown as having the wife work be such an ego issue for them? Sila is being practical while Adeel is really not…aur kya kareinge, jo bache zevar hain vo bechdeinge, zoyaa aur uski ammi se loan leinge ya…bheeg mageinge…it's just so much more practical to have Sila work there until Adeel finds a job. Also on that point, looking at the OST, I feel Sila will be the one to get hired and then appoint Adeel to work under her while not telling anyone that he is her husband,…at least that's the vibe I got from the OST. What do you think?

    • Mariam Shafiq

      Thankyou for commenting Zainab. Your comment was hilarious. I laughed for a good 2 minutes after reading it! Nice sense of humour! 😀

      Oh yes! I really wish it does not turn out to be another 'Na kaho tum mere nahi'. I personally love Zoya and i don't want her to turn negative at any cost! But yes, Adeel's ego will get hurt as Silah would be working now while he would be sitting at home. I am curious to know how Silah managed to gather enough courage to take such a firm decision without Adeel's approval. Maybe because of Affan?

      I don't follow Mirat ul uroos but yes there should be a balance. 🙂 But alas, this ego problem in men is very common. They can never see their wives earning more than them or even work at times.
      Haha yes, Silah is being practical while Adeel is blinded by his ego. I hated the way he behaved when she mentioned about getting a job for herself.

      I remember zoya's mother saying ' jo rent ke paise aate hai woh ghar per kharch ho jaate hai'. So ya, thats their source of income i think. They must have a house which they had rented out to someone. Yes, even i feel the same. Adeel gets a job at a lower position than Silah and i am sure, Adeel would not be able to digest this. He will do or say something to hurt Silah's feelings and maybe thats why her attitude will change towards him. Well, lets see how the story unfolds. 🙂

      • Zainab

        Thanks for the reply! 🙂 Will definitely be looking forward to your reviews of the upcoming episodes of Dil e Muztar. Enjoyed reading your views a lot.

        Just hoping Adeel gets some sense knocked into him or I will have to throw a tiny fit of rage 😛 and I too don't want to see Zoya going negative. Fingers crossed that won't happen!

        • Mariam Shafiq

          Thankyou Zainab. I would look forward to read your comments. 🙂

          I doubt Adeel will come to his senses any time soon. A big misunderstanding is on its way!

    • amena

      u snatched my points,u came wid awesome issues in the conclusion 🙂 so eager to c the nxt episode………….

  • sanaa

    thank uuuu zainab…….i lve this serial i lve imran abbas veryyy muchhhh<3333