Ohkay so, these two were the most poorly directed episodes I have seen of any drama so far. Even though I know that I don’t have much know-how of the direction but just watching these episodes made me cringe because they were directed so poorly. I am not sure what the director was thinking while opting for shortcuts, it showed that he was told to push himself to the limit & then things completely went out of his control as even he couldn’t keep things ‘normal’. I think I have lost count of how many loopholes were there in these last two episodes, like it was so evident that the director himself lost the interest in this drama & just wanted to wrap it up halfheartedly. Considering these were the last episodes, the director should have put his heart & soul to end this drama properly but he just ended up cutting the corners in almost every single situation.
Even though I am glad that they didn’t opt for a different ending for Parvez but did everything make an impact? No! Nothing seemed to leave a mark or make an impact as it should have because they dragged the drama to such an extent that it completely lost the charm & also the purpose which the team had when they started off with this drama. There were so many situations which could’ve been avoided & the director could’ve added some coherence between the scenes to make things work but everything ended up looking like it was thrown together & was turned into an episode.
Parvez started facing the consequences, his mother was unwell, his sister got divorced & the youngest sister resorted to immorality. In the previous episode they showed that despite losing everything, everyone in Almas’s family didn’t change & were still being their nasty selves. Humera apologized to Nusrat but didn’t mean it. Parvez promised that he’d leave everything behind but still chose to listen to that psychotic 2 faced Baba & even brought his child for sacrificing, in order to please the other species. Even Almas didn’t reflect on the fact that everything her family was going through was a result of her own deeds. I think out of all the things they have shown, the sickest of them all was showing Humera conceiving a child with her ex-husband & then blaming it on her mother that she is responsible for what she was going through? Like seriously? This scenario could’ve been avoided & they could’ve just ended Humera’s track by showing that she got divorced & that’s it. To send her back & then to suggest that she fell pregnant after her divorce is sickening & disgusting to say the least!
Anyways, Maham was all over the place & to be honest, there was so much yelling in the last episode that I literally watched half of it on mute. I have seen worst dramas than Nazr e Bad but every time they ended, they didn’t disturb me but Nazr e Bad is an exception, not that it has anything to do with showing such a horrific ending of most of the characters but just the overall treatment that was given to all the situations, like it was so poorly directed that I actually felt I was wasting my time on it! Seeing Do Muh Wala Baba dancing on ‘Nainon Mai Sapna’ to smote himself during Parvez & Almas’s conversation was so amusing, like what changed in such a brief moment that he realized he was on a wrong path? It is amusing how he was sporting the ‘power of makeup’ trend throughout this drama, which Nikkitutorials started on YouTube, like now when I think of it, his entire presence in the drama didn’t contribute to the story in any way let alone his makeup!
So, I must say Almas’s paralysis was just as ‘convincing’ as the direction of this drama was, like I have never seen a patient suffering with paralysis being out & about like Almas. Almas not only visited Parvez in jail but hovered around Nusrat’s place & zuban to phir bhi ruki nahi! The funniest thing was using some other girl & putting a Naqaab/Veil on her to show her as Abeera? Like couldn’t they bring that actress in for that scene where she goes to meet her brother? Also, that scene didn’t seem necessary because Parvez wasn’t in contact with any of his family members & to see them visiting him one after another in jail was amusing, like how did they find out? Abeera was shown to be quite liberal with her dressing & styling to why would she resort to Naqaab in the first place?!?!?!
Shazia ended up rescuing Maham’s baby & in the next scene, Maham was seen hugging the wall in stead of her son? Anyways, the way Shazia howled over Parvez’s condition was disturbing, like in stead of worrying about Parvez’s life, she should be seeking forgiveness for driving her own sister to death! Anyways, Parvez died, Almas was left alone, Humera’s life was ruined & Abeera…whatever!
I just can not imagine that this turned out to be the fate of the drama that I couldn’t stop praising in the beginning. The director actually showed what he was capable of by directing the initial rather first half of the drama to perfection but not sure what went wrong in the end that everything ended up looking like a glitch & a work of a novice director. The writer had a complete grip on the story but even he lost the plot, I am sure this has everything to do with the producers because in this day & age, everyone is well aware of the fact how good dramas are dragged & stretched to make the most of the rating & the revenue it generates. I am sure the moment the producers meddled with the thought process of the writer & the director, that’s where the drama lost its charm & its purpose. I wish the producers had kept their greed aside & had allowed the creative people behind this drama to run its course because then it would’ve made such an impact & had conveyed the right message across. It was so evident that they even tried to make something out of Maham Parvez’s love story but after seeing the backlash, they decided to punish the culprit but when all of this was happening, the drama was losing its grip & no wonder why the direction went from being bad to worse! Even though they have ended the drama on a right note, the fact that they even considered showing someone like Parvez in a positive light goes to show what the producers these days can do for the sake of ratings, where they don’t care about what’s right or wrong & do not shy away from showing twisted things to sell their drama!!!
Sara Khan acted brilliantly throughout the drama, like she is an eye-candy so I am glad that she was a part of every other episode otherwise it would’ve become quite difficult to tune to Nazr e Bad. Fazila Qazi did a commendable job. Ali Abbas did well too. The supporting actors were good but that can’t be said about their characters. The only supporting character & actor that I enjoyed was of Aneesa/Hajra. Azfar Rehmanw was convincing as Parvez. Sakina Samo was good in the initial episodes but she became intolerable in the 2nd half. I remember when I used to watch this drama & everytime I would think about its ending, I always felt that I will end up praising it so much but now that it has ended, I am feeling meh, like I don’t think they delivered what they promised in the beginning, like by the end when Parvez was dying, I wasn’t even bothered to look at the TV screen as everything seemed annoying in stead of convincing or interesting but anyways, I am glad it is over & they did the right thing by showing Parvez & Co. reaching the end they actually deserved. Please share your thoughts about this journey called Nazr e Bad.