Kadurat Episode 03 – Mina Is Back!

Even after so many years Mina’s step family couldn’t possibly be prepared enough for what was coming their way. All the pent up anger and bitterness against her step family has transformed Mina into a more negative person than she already was. Mina’s father never addressed the issues she had in the first place so her condition has gone from bad to worse. Mina may have grown up but the last memory of her mother has not left her. Even after so many years she does not have the strength or the state of mind to deal with what happened.

 

 

 

 

 

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The most powerful scene in today’s episode had to be the encounter between Mina and her step brother Asad (Imran Aslam). The dialogues were short but very meaningful and the acting by both the actors was very impressive. Asad has grown up to be a very confident individual; he is no longer the scared boy who didn’t feel like he was not a part of the new house he had just moved in. The dialogues “Beta kis baap ka hun” clearly showed that Asad owned the status of being the son of the person his mother married. I have to say though that Mina’s threats did not seem to carry any weight since it seems like Mina lacks the tact that a person would need in order to tackle the situation she is in. She hides nothing; her hatred for her family members is very apparent. Aleena and Asad had each other all these years and of course had parents to love them too but Mina was left to fight her demons alone. The way they have been raised shows in their personalities.

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All through the episode I was wondering how Mina will achieve any of her objectives. She maybe great at pulling pranks, bullying others and putting others in an uncomfortable position but nothing more than that. Mina’s behavior had a very childish side to it. She maybe negative but she still appeared to be the scared little girl who did not know how to handle the situation her father had put her in. I could not help but feel for her character especially in the scene when Mina decides to walk out of the party. The OST playing in the background explained Mina’s feelings so well. She was too little when her father “abandoned” her. She still does not blame her father because he is probably the only family she has. One can clearly see why Mina has turned out to be such a complicated person. She lost her mother and her father at the same time, her father sent her away as a punishment for not being able to deal with the situation properly.

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Shaheen (Nida Khan) has been there for Mina all these years; one can easily imagine how they managed to be such good friends. Shaheen’s presence in the house is only going to make things worse for everyone else. It was quite apparent that Mina does not have half the confidence she would normally have without her best friend. Quite unlike Mina, Aleena has everything going for her. She is madly in love with a family friend Daniyal (Junaid khan) who also cannot wait to get married to her. I have to say that the promos of the serial did give away a lot of what Mina will be doing in the future. It would have been so much better if the promos would have been more to the point.

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The best thing about this play till now has to be the pace with which the story is progressing, the character development, the choice of actors and also the direction. Did you watch tonight’s episode? Please share your views about it.

 

Fatima Awan

  • Purple Gem

    A wonderful review as usual Fatima!! :). I do think that the real thing behind meena's negative nature is the way how her father and first mother spoiled her. She got everything she wanted. But after her mother's death there was no one to share her feelings. And the arrival of her stepmother and step sibling proved worst as she was not used to sharing her things (including her father and home) with anyone. His father was really sincere towards each member of the family but somehow or other he could not handle meena correctly which resulted in her being raised as a negative and self pity +self esteemed character. Now she has just one thing in mind , REVENGE . And she is all set for it. Lets see whaat happens next. Waiting for the next episode as well as ur review along with it.:
    Ps: u were quite quick with today's review. Nice to see it so early. Thanku.

    • FatimaAwan

      Purple Gem, I agree with you, the flashbacks suggest that Mina was very close to her mother. She was the princess of the house. Her father should have given her some time to come into terms with what had happened and should have spent some quality time with his daughter before moving on with life. Mina doesn't blame her father for anything at all, we never see her accusing her father of sending her away, which goes to show just how much she loves him. Oh yes she is out to take revenge but I feel for the poor girl at least for now, she seems very helpless.
      Thank you so very much for reading the review and for the feedback.

      • Purple Gem

        You r welcome. I will keep on watching the drama and reading ur reviews. They r always a treat. A drama seems incomplete without a review and analysis like yours . 🙂

  • MAHAM

    It was simply a wonderfull review Fatima .. at some point in time i felt pity for Mina but at some point i hated her .. the best conversation had to be between Mina and Asad and between psychologist and Mehmood .. i was glad to see the army officer of Aunn Zara as a psychologist here .. i think he is such a nyc and versatile actor .. i didnot understand why Mina left the dinner party she was so rude with her family memberz that even if I would be her sister I would do the same thing … the childhood is left no more and she has to understand this but she iz behaving so childish ..Everybody is giving gr8 performance except Moomal Sheikh ..i loved all ov the Deepak Parwani scenes looking forward to what's next in the serial for us ..looking forward to ur reply

    • FatimaAwan

      You are so right Maham, Adnan Jaffar is a brilliant actor. I loved his acting in Talkhiyaan, his character was very complex but he was perfect in it. Maham i think what they are trying to show is that Mina still has the mindset of a very young girl and also she still feels like she does not belong with those "people". She feels lonely around them because she doesn't consider them their family. I have seen such people in my life, if you go through a very traumatic experience at a very young age sometime growing up isn't that easy especially when you are left on your own. Mina's insecurities and issues should have been addressed. But yes any normal person would dislike Mina's character every now and then and would expect her grow up! I think Moomal Sheikh has really improved as an actress, you should have seen her in her first play, she couldn't even deliver a single dialogue properly. Yes, Deepak is a very good actor and everyone else is doing great too. I really like the cast. It is always great to hear from you:)

      • MAHAM

        Thanks alot Fatima for replying me and sharing ur thoughts with me .. It's really an honour for me ..can u tell me which was Moomal's first play?? yes at first I didnot understand Mina but then yes,,she has suffered through a gr8 deal of u can say mental torture in a very young age and wasn't even helped even by her father in accepting it and preparing a mindset for what was going on!!!!

        • MAHAM

          And Fatima do u knw I first read ur review ,then watched the episode and I understood every scene in a much better way!!

        • FatimaAwan

          Maham, you are too sweet. The pleasure is all mine:) Aiteraaf was Moomal's first play. Thank you once again for your kind words.

          • MAHAM

            You are very sweet too Fatima…:) u are always welcome!!!

      • Rashid Nazir Ali

        yes adnan jaffer is a talented actor, her role in talkhiyan and also baandi was impressive. Roles like an inspector and doctor or professor suite him,. Deepak has always shocked us by his good performance whenever he acted, the best perhaps in Meray Paas Paas.

        Moomal sheikh has improved a lot, her recent tapal tea ad with adeel hussain is well acted commercial.

        • FatimaAwan

          Yes, it is a very cute commercial. Momal and Adeel Hussain look very cute together. Totally agree with you, she deserves a leading role now, she is always playing the sister. I really liked Deepak Perwani in MPP and have been waiting to see him on-screen again since then.

  • Hammu

    I must say,Moomal should do more dramas.She is quite beautiful.I haven't see her in much dramas.Really loving Kadurat.I mean who plots revenge in Pakistani dramas everyday? It is something different to watch.Sanam is always a treat to watch.This play might be the best thing that happened to Angeline.I don't like her much,but her role is very catchy.The way she tries to calm Mehmood when Mina threw the toy snake,was quite unexpected.I think she will do anything to make Mina love her.And today was quite quick.Seems like you were pretty ready to write it 😛

    • FatimaAwan

      Yes Hammu Moomal has really improved as an actress. She did very well in Mirat-ul-Uroos too. Yes, the story is very different and the cast is very different as well, not the usual faces which we see on our screens very often. i am glad you are watching this one, great to have you on board:)

      • Rashid Nazir Ali

        Moomal is improving, lets just hope to see her in a leading role, so far she is casted again and again for supporting role of sister.

  • Purple Gem

    A wonderful review as usual Fatima!! :). I do think that the real thing behind meena's negative nature is the way how her father and first mother spoiled her. She got everything she wanted. But after her mother's death there was no one to share her feelings. And the arrival of her stepmother and step sibling proved worst as she was not used to sharing her things (including her father and home) with anyone. His father was really sincere towards each member of the family but somehow or other he could not handle meena correctly which resulted in her being raised as a negative and self pity +self esteemed character. Now she has just one thing in mind , REVENGE . And she is all set for it. Lets see whaat happens next. Waiting for the next episode as well as ur review along with it.:

  • Anwar.suhail

    Wonderful review really, though I'm not watching the show.
    Wonder why you haven't reviewed "oloo bara e farokht"?
    Perhaps you should write one comrehensive review covering recent episodes. Kindly think about it. It's depressing but very intense with pretty strong characterisation.

    • Nazeefa

      yes review on ullu baraye farokht nahi must be written.. it is a great drama…

    • FatimaAwan

      Anwar Suhail Totally agree with you, UBFN is such an intense play, every character is a story and all the actors have simply outdone themselves in that play. Irsa Ghazal's performance in particular simply leaves you spell bound. It is not an easy play to review, it touches so many sensitive issues but I will write an overview on your request:) Thank you so much for following the reviews, it really means a lot to me.

  • Purple Gem

    Sorry for repeated comment. It just got clicked.

    • FatimaAwan

      No problem:)

  • Rashid Nazir Ali

    Nice review as always, pace of drama is very good, there are no prolonged scenes, but yes promos have revealed too much what mina would do to aleena and daniyal, but what will she do to asad or whether she will spare him that is still a mystery which was not shown in promos. The pace of story is best described as optimal, and the binding thing which keep us waiting for next week is that, we cant predict what will happen in the end, and it kept me interested for the next week episode.

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you for following the reviews, I really value your input. I am glad we are on the same page.

  • Ranjan

    Hi Fatima how are you.hope everything is going good with you. Eid is comming so close. Great review as usual . I think Mina being child she didnot know how to cop up with the Los of her mother , and their was nobody to help her ,any sister bother or aunts or grandma . It was hard for her , and father didnot take time to explain to her and help her to understand. Hope fully the step mother is mature and understand the situation so she is the only one . As pre school teacher we have so many children at very younge come with problem .. But they get the help the family also get help and eventually get better. Specialy single parent is hard. It is going to be interesting drama. I am waiting for Numm and Ghoogat telifilm . Hope to hear from you

    • FatimaAwan

      Ranjan I am fine. How have you been? You are right, most children can get over anything at all and develop strong personalities if they get enough love and the right guidance. The root cause of Mina's negative behavior is her insecurity. I am waiting for Numm too:)