Mirat-ul-Uroos Episode 1 & 2 – Review

We all know that Mirat-ul-Uroos is essentially the story of two sisters who are poles apart, it is the story of Akbari and Asghari’s grandchildren, but after watching these two episodes it seems like Mirat-ul-Uroos is also a story of three sons in particular who are the apple of their mothers’ eyes and even though they may not be little children anymore but to them their mothers come before everything else and the mothers still look out for them as if they were still kids. It is also the story of how their wives deal with this scenario. Asghari (Samina Ahmed) lives with her son Wajahat, until now we have seen Wajahat’s wife Rafia to be very compromising and has very good ties with Asghari. Like her Mother-in-Law her eldest son Hammad is her pride and joy. Hammad (Mikaal Zulfiqar) does not believe in moving a finger without his mother’s approval and I am waiting to see how he deals with things once Ayza (Amina Sheikh) comes into his life because her presence is definitely bound to change things. Ayza has been brought up by her grandmother Akbari (Ayesha Khan) and although her father and grandmother both think she is perfect in every way, I guess all of us could tell that she is nowhere near that. Ayza is spoiled and very opinionated and finds it difficult to stay in her mother’s house for too long since there are way too many rules for her liking. Nasir’s wife has tons of drama coming her way since Ayza and Akbari are there to stay. Ayza has daadi wrapped around her little finger and she likes to have things her way. She plays the “my parents don’t love me enough’ card to perfection.

Ayza’s sister Aima (Mehwish Hayat) is not like her in any way, she is sweet and subdued, so Ayza and Aima would be another one of those sisters who are completely opposite to each other. Aima and Hashim ( Ahsan Khan, who may just be the male version of Ayza!) like each other and all Hashim needs is a job in order to go ahead with the proposal.

To be honest, after watching the first episode I was not sure if Mirat-ul-Uroos would be the kind of play that will be engaging enough to keep me looking forward to more because some of the conversations seemed too long but few of  the characters immediately caught my attention. Ayza’s character in particular seemed very interesting right from the get go and held my interest for most part of the first episode. Not to mention that the havoc she is going to play with Hammad’s life would be something to look forward to in particular. Akbari is an equally interesting character, her double standards and know-it-all attitude makes you laugh, Ayesha Khan is one of those actresses who have been around for such a long time and it is a treat watching them on-screen every time. While Asghari is very eager to get Ayza married to Hammad (she obviously does not know her well enough!), Akbari won’t hear of it.

Since Umera Ahmed has written this play, I am looking forward to some mind blowing dialogues that will give us something to reflect upon. I have to say that I was not much impressed with Momal Sheikh’s acting in Aiteraaf but I like her as Hamnah and until now she has done a good job.

In my opinion the best thing about this play is that it is going to be a family drama and there will be something for everyone, the women married in joint families in particular can relate to it. Every exemplary big brother, an elder sister whose flaws everyone around her fails to see, a middle child who has to work very hard to be heard and most importantly the relations the two daadis’ have with the entire family. The downside is that the story is nothing out of the ordinary. We have all seen so many plays about two sisters who are complete opposites and ones about sass-bahu fights too that the script will have to be extraordinary in order to stand out. The second episode was much more engaging than the first one so I am hoping it will only get better. For now, I am still waiting to be thoroughly entertained in a way that the play keeps me glued to my seat.

 Fatima Awan.

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  • Mrs Asim

    I was just thinking about the review while watching the play:) I was thinking that I should have asked u to write the review, coz ur review makes me realise the things I watched but didnt think about them just then and there. good review. n yes we can hope that it would only get better. I think by mistake u put the name of Uzma Gillani as Asghari instead of Samina Ahmed:)

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much Mrs. Asim you are too sweet and generous. And thanks a ton for pointing out the mistake:)

  • kainat

    aray.. nice show i enjoyed too. but i could never know its related to old asghari akbari without reading your review hehee
    it freshened the old memories, kuch kuch yaad hai wo drama and i think we have also read the story in some urdu school book. and since i saw the woman (usman peerzada`s wife) in kahi unkahi, i was thinking was she the one who played asghari rool in old drama?

    • Mrs Asim

      no kainat in old drama Asghari was played by Arifa siddiqui, oh and what beauty she was looking and what acting! it was superb.

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you for the comment Kainat and for reading the review and thank you Mrs. Asim for answering the question;)

  • Khakwani

    with no offence to any body,i have bit problem with casting.Director should have cast young girls for role of ayza n ayma instead of casting Aunties like mehwish hayat n amna sheikh.No dbt they r very talented actress but what i feel is that they are bit old for the role.

    • FatimaAwan

      lol Khakwani, let's hope they will grow on us:)

  • simrah

    aima and ayza remind me of saman and aimen in maat. One sister is spilt whil the other one is kind, sweet etc.

    • simrah

      not spilt, spoilt

    • FatimaAwan

      very right simrah, the only difference is that Amina Sheikh is playing the spoilt sister this time around!

  • Baacha

    Hi Fatima waiting for your lovely review ,, and it’s v interesting too like drama… I like both episodes… Gross difference between the two sisters ayza n aima,and it ll b fun ,both dadi amms r adorable Ayesha khan character is funny too, I love the scene where mother of hammed ask him to turn the car back to home didn’t go to sheeren home haha, hope it ll b hit…..but don’t like ammna sheikh must b new faces for this drama

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much Baacha for following the reviews. I actually like Amina Sheikh but I am still on the fence:) Yes that scene was good, no one likes bahus who talk excessively lol

  • zara

    fatima aap ne iss week bhi meri behan maya ka review nahi likha plzzz likhdo review dono episodes ka

    • FatimaAwan

      Zara we are facing the worst loadshedding here and that is why I could not post the review, will definitely review the finale and extremely sorry for not reviewing the past two episodes.

  • Baacha

    Most funny dialogue is “arey dulhan tumhe to asghare k Bahu hona chaye tha wese he kanjoos ho haha…kya pehle b koi drama tha kya akbre asghare ka? Aik to last year hum tv pe aya tha kya Kuch saall pehle b aya tha koi aisa drama?

    • Mrs Asim

      g the name ofthat play was Miratul Uroos, base on the novel by Dipti Nazeer Ahmed, it was on air many years back on ptv

      • Baacha

        Ok thank you mrs Asim , I ll search on you tube

    • FatimaAwan

      lol very true, I am sure the dulhan would have preffered to be Askari's bahu;)

  • aimen

    hmm..an average story with innovative way of narration.
    umera knows how to convert a routine type dragged story to a whole new school of thought..
    hey fatima u didnt write review of last week episode of TNS.
    can i send u my written review on this site?

  • aimen

    hey fatima u didnt write last week epi of tanhaiyan.?

  • Sadaf

    Nice review , Fatima. but You are right , nothing that new or eye catching yet

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you Sadaf. Yes, but you never know!

  • Hassaan Javaid

    Thank goodness Mirat-ul-Uroos finally started. Been waiting for it for very long.

  • Azeem Ahmed

    I am really very happy to see that quick review & people are talking about Mirat-ul-Uroos BUT one thing is very much cleared when we saw the name of Umahra Ahmed that there will be the different story and her screen tells the name of writer but in this serial I am sorry to say screen is not telling her name that’s I feel & I must be wrong but my reservation is there. All the best ……………