Kankar Episode 5 – Review

This latest episode started with Sikandar’s mother trying to convince him that he should get married to Arzoo and not Kiran.  I have to say that Sikandar’s arguments carried a lot of weight and what his mother said made no sense. There is one thing that we know for sure about Sikandar now which is that he is very determined; once he makes up his mind about something, he will leave no stone unturned to make it happen. Sikandar’s confidence and clarity of views was actually quite impressive today. He does not budge a little even; he even goes and talks to Arzoo himself. The only problem is that how can he be so sure that Kiran will marry him? But then Sikandar declares today that he was not going to marry Arzoo even if he does not get married to Kiran.


Kiran’s parents haven’t found out about what is happening yet and Adnan is the only person Kiran confided in apart from her sister. This goes to show just how close Kiran is to Adnan. The news is very shocking for him of course since he knows that he is no match for Sikadnar and also because his circumstances do not allow him to get married just yet. His sister makes sure that he does not get engaged even, before she gets married.


Arzoo’s mother on the other hand does not intend to give up on Sikandar any time soon; she wants to ensure that Sikandar and Kiran do not get married. She goes to Adnan’s mother’s house (which was definitely out of the ordinary) to tell her that Kiran’s parents were very interested in Adnan. This was most certainly a very desperate move.


I was expecting Kiran to be much more upset about what Arzoo said to her but it seems like she is not one of those people who just sit and cry when things go wrong but she believes in doing something about it. That has to be another thing that I like about Kiran’s character. Rather than crying and complaining, she called Sikandar to let him know how she felt about the situation. But like I said Sikandar has his mind made up and no one in the world can change it now. I have to say that Fahad Mustafa acted very well in this episode and I have no complaints at all except for the make up of course. His portrayal of a very determined young man was spot on and I hope that we will get to see more of such convincing acting from him in the future too. Sanam Baloch was brilliant as usual and rest of the actors are doing a great job too.


The preview for the next episode showed that Sikandar’s mother will finally give in to her son’s wishes and go to Kiran’s house to ask for her hand in marriage. Do you think that Sikandar’s parents will accept the proposal immediately considering the circumstances? Also, we saw Arzoo’s mother spreading rumors about Sikandar and Kiran. Kiran is also not willing to marry Sikandar at any cost; will she be able to convince her parents?


I have to say that the best thing about this play till now has been its direction. The pace of the story isn’t as slow as it was in the first couple of episodes but I am still not completely sold. I am waiting for the real story to begin and see how things go from there. Also, I am very curious to find out how Sikandar and Kiran end up getting married and what role does Adnan have to play in the serial. Rukhsar will not let her mother go to Kiran’s house with the proposal so it seems like he does not have a chance. Did you watch this latest installment? Please share your views about this episode.


Fatima Awan

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  • Farah.S

    Nice review Fatima, again better than actual drama. Not a good drama but if we keep on watching it grows on you just like fungus but it stays a fungus. We will watch it becaus there is no other good dramas on Friday but it stays mediocre. However your reviews are good. But I think at times reviewer should be les tactful and admit if. Drama is just average.
    Aap review key band episode to rate kiya karain like 2 pr 3 out of five. That will make this exercise more interesting. Just a suggestion.

    • FatimaAwan

      Farah S I have been honest enough in my reviews, I can't be too judgmental because this was only the fifth episode! Rating an episode sounds like a very good idea, I will give this one 2.5 out of 5. Thank you so much for following the reviews and for sharing your opinion, I really appreciate it. It is always great to hear from you:)

  • Farah.S

    Fatima you should write review in AunnZara. It's on Aplus on Thursdays. It's nice entertaining drama with good one liners. It's quite opposite of Kanker that there is no family politics. It is refreshing unlike Kanker.

    • FatimaAwan

      Farah S yes I am in love with AZ, it is a breath of fresh air – perfect in every way. I would have loved to review it for this page but a fellow reviewer Zahra Mirza was assigned the task and Sadaf is reviewing it for DP, you should read Sadaf's review, it is very well written. I am glad you are enjoying watching it, there is nothing about that play that one can't like!

  • Ranjan

    Hi Fatima how are you? I love to read your review, I have not started watching kanker,may be after few episode if it is worth , but I will read the review. One thing in all drama they show smoking cigaret I am so surprise to see man smoking , are they really smoker in real life or they show it in the drama , I know it is silly question but why to show man smoking. Hope to hear from you.

    • FatimaAwan

      Ranjan thank you so much for reading the review even though you are not following the show:) a lot of actors smoke in real life too but I am against showing smoking in plays because most often it is unnecessary.

  • Aish

    nice review…. and a better episode this was. or may be i have compromised with the 'have seen this, have read this' touch it gives at times. but the pleasant thing is that as the story is unfolding it has started to grow on me. now im really curious to know who gets married with whom and more than anyone else's marriage i want to see rukhsaar's wedding to take place soon or else her engagement shall end. its 5th episode and whenever she appears on screen its always with the same issue.
    the girl playing aarzoo has improved alot. i saw her in bilqees kaur and at that time i used to hate her because her acting did not appear natural to me, but now she is performing really well in this play.
    and i want in next awards they announce a category for 'the male artist whose face is slapped with make up the most' and i really wanna see who among fahad mustafa and shehryaar munawar wins that award.

    • FatimaAwan

      Lol Aish you forgot Mohib Mirza and Ehsan Khan;)

      • Aish

        o yessss! competition tough hai bhayi! 😀

        • Amna

          What about Faisal Qureshi…. recently atleast

  • Sadaf

    Thanks for a great review Fatima ,I think you have it covered pretty well . Fahad Mustapha was better I guess but is it too much to ask for the actor Fahad Mustapha the one in Main Abdul Qadir hoon and Daagh , this is more like the "star" Fahad Mustapha … Ok enough whining . sanam Baloch is just too cute and I agree with you I love how assertive she is without being rude . No moping or rona dhona . I am just so saddened by the behaviour shown by the parents of girls .Is there really no way of retaining their dignity. Faiqa's mother is the worst offender , it is as if she only sees her daughter in terms of Sekander's rishta rather than a human being

    • FatimaAwan

      Arzoo's mother is like Cinderella's step mom;) obsessed with the idea of getting her daughter married to the prince charming! Thank God Arzoo has more sense than her. I actually liked Fahaf mustafa in this episode, i wish there was some way to make the lipstick go away!

    • Amna

      I think Fahad's role iisn't seen as thoroghly, but he is an amazing actor… I think that not the actor but infact the character needs time and thats all

  • fahad

    good review.although the story didn't move in this episode but sikandar acted really very well in this episode and sanam too acted very well.direction is also very good..about fahad's makeup well he looks good without it like in daagh drama but i dont know why he do this makeup.even other male actors also have too much makeup on their face than the actresses like faisal qureishi aur imran abbas ne to dil e muztar mein woh orange lipstick nahi chori woh to starting se unhon ne lagai howe hai.well i read on tv kahani's facebook that kankar will be having 28 episodes.waise aaj ary per qarz drama start hone jaa raha hai aur us ke promos bhi bohat ache hain aur different story lag rahi hai us ki aur mere do favourite actors noman ejaz aur saba pervaiz hain us mein aur seema munaf bohat achi writer hain.have you seen its promos?

    • FatimaAwan

      Hello Fahad, thank you once again for the feedback:) No , I haven't seen the promos for the drama that you mentioned but I will surely watch the first episode whenever I can. You know Saturdays are Dil-e-Muzter days but there is always room for more good dramas:) Noman Ijaz is my favorite too. Which actress is playing the lead with Noman ijaz? 28 episodes is a little too much, all our dramas must be 20 episodes plus nowadays for some odd reason, that is the reason why they are stretched unnecessarily.

      • fahad

        maria wasti is casted opposite to noman ejaz and she is playing a negative role as evil bahu and saba pervaiz is playing a positive role.it is the story of mother's love and affection for her son and what she get in return from her son.saba's son is also in this drama and there is also another actress i dont know her name.shuker hai saba positive role ker rahi hain warna woh to negative roles hi kerti hain zaada ter except family front.

        • FatimaAwan

          Maria Wasti is also my favorite actress, Nauman and her should make a good leading pair. You are so right about Saba Pervaiz. Thank you so much for the details, I will definitely watch the first episode only because of the leading cast otherwise I think we all have had enough of the saas bahu saga!

  • Seema

    i’m enjoying the drama and ur reviews.

  • Shell

    I am not sure what people are talking about re: the makeup on Fahad. He looks fine to me…that could be that I am an online watcher so it doesn't matter and make up is a reality for all actors otherwise they don't film well.

    I thought last night's show really highlighted the two men and their relationship with Kiran. Loved the tiny smile that stole on to Sikandar's lips when he realized that it was Kiran that was calling. Loved that look and conversation between them and the subtle lip movement afterwards.

    Adnan and his indulgent conversation also showcased his relationship with Kiran. The shocked look on his face was wonderfully protrayed by the actor. It was like the saying us ke to hosh he uur gaye!

    Both men did an amazing job. Don't need to say anything about Sanam she is always flawless!


    This drama is about violence you will see upcoming episodes how its goes. Sanam told that this drama is about violence

  • Esha

    Excellent review 😀 liked every bit of it..
    though, each episode of Kankar makes me wonder and ponder, are girls such a big problem? Do daughters actually bring sleepless nights to their parents..? In light of our religion and its teachings, girls are indeed a blessing, but has our society valued this blessing? and sadly though every time I think on this, the only answer I get is "no"..