Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay Episode 5 – Going Strong

You know what I like about this sequel the most till now; the fact that it is not a thought provoking drama but it still manages to stir all the right emotions in you. All these episodes of TNS have made me cry a tear or two and they have surely made me laugh as well. I think this is nothing short of an achievement. I simply love the simple but heart tugging dialogues and the perfection with which they are delivered is equally impressive. Each episode of TNS leaves me with a nice feeling and definitely makes me come back for more.

I am glad that I was wrong in assuming that there was no emotional value attached to Faran’s loss. It was Apa begum’s son who was responsible for everything that happened to Faran. Some of you may not know who Apa Begum was, she was Faran’s sister, a very strict woman with a rigid set of rules and regulations to run the house.

Even after so many years Sanya still enjoys torturing Qabacha and I absolutely loved all the scenes with Qabacha and Sanya in them. Qabacha is exceptionally cute; innocent like a grown up baby and only Behroze Sabzwari could have pulled off such a complicated character with such ease. After all how many such actors are out there who can look cute playing such a character. I am absolutely certain that the chemistry that exists between Behroze Sabzwari and Marina Khan is unparalleled, the timing, the dialogue delivery and the expressions, all are always spot-on. Muhammad Ahmed and Haseena Moin have done a superb job with writing the script as well otherwise these characters could not have come alive on-screen with such perfection after so many years. All of Qabacha’s dialogues were masterpieces, lines like “Zehn mei kuch sawalat machal rahe thay”, “tandoor wale sahib, majazi khuda, Chandni ke aba”, “alfaz ka aik samandar tha jo behta ja raha tha”…okay they don’t sound that good when you only read them but they were a delight to hear coming from the legend himself!

Must move forward, enough about Qabacha….I could go on forever though and can you blame me? He is so adorable! Some of the viewers were hoping that Zara may still be alive but Aani said it out loud today “Zara hamei chor ke chali gaye ab vo is duniya mei nahi hai”.

Zain’s helplessness regarding Zeenia’s attitude and Zeenia’s attitude towards her father raised a lot of questions in today’s episode as well. The scene where Zeenia shows Zain her passport and Sanya hugs her was wonderfully done. I got a felling that Sophia, the new character, with whom Zain was talking to on the phone has something to do with the tension between the father and daughter.

There was enough of Zarak Khan (Shehryar Munawar) in this episode and I must say that it may take me sometime to like him. I find the excessive make up that our male actors wear extremely distracting and Shehryaar Munawar was wearing a lot of it. Zarak Khan will have to try harder to win me over unlike all the other characters with whom I fell in love with almost immediately. The Zeenia/Zarak Khan confrontations seemed a little over done maybe because I am not being very fair and comparing them to Qabacha and Saniya!

Tanhaiyaan undoubtedly is going strong and gives me something to look forward to every week. I am hoping that the Zeenia/Zarak track grows on me soon!

Fatima Awan.

  • uneza

    yeah..sherhryae has to improve alot…it found Zeenia/Zarak scenes a litlle artificial!!!

    • FatimaAwan

      Uneza let's hope he improves in the upcoming episodes.

  • Zahra

    I am feeling very sad abt zara i liked tanhayan very much we use to wait for whole week for next episode ptv didnot use to repeat the episode at that time and zara was my favourite she was a wonderful actress and very beautiful too. May Allah bless her soul ameen

    • aish

      yaar plz don't be so sad. the actress (shehnaz sheikh) who played zara is alive!!! only they have shown the character dead just because she refused to act and they didn't want to cast a new zara. n characters don't have souls to be blessed. so chill kero! 😉

      • FatimaAwan

        Zahra how sweet:) Aisha explained the details to you. Bless you Aisha:)

  • aish

    hahahaha that's so cute of you fatima that you consider yourself being unfair for not liking Shehryar-alishba scenes as much as behroze-marina scenes. you know what i also didn't like them and i also instead of blaming them was blaming my own self for keeping the expectations too high (specially from shehryar)
    i watched today's episode thrice just to understand what was wrong in those scenes. and in my opinion it was not even make up. it was shehryar's dialogue delivery. dialogues were well written. direction was perfect. alishba was spot on. even shehryar's expressions were too good. only how he delivered those dialogues made it appear lame. and if not 'lame' then snatched the beauty and naturalism of the scenes. what do you say??

    • Mrs Asim

      u r right aish,whne i was reading this review i was also thinking k make up toa jo hay so hay hi but in fact Shaheryar Munawar's dialoue delivery is not good enough. n Fatima as I mentioned last week too k comedy in this play sometime sounds forced n not natural,today it was same in zeenia's dialouges mostly. n yes Qbacha is too cute:)

    • FatimaAwan

      Aisha and Mrs. Asim Agree with you both. I was expecting a lot more from Shehryaar, he did so well in MDKJZM without any dialogues! Let's see how he performs in ZGH. But seriosly what's with all the make up. Mrs. Asim I will add you but plz a request, change your name mein kisi aur asim sb ko invite na bhaij du lol

      • aish

        yes exactly! he did so well without dialogues that we were expecting k lafz mil jayen to sonay pey sohaga ho ga. my last hope is also ZGH.
        and really i agree that this make up thingy is also very annoying and distracting too. he MashaALLAH himself is quite handsome and has naturally enhanced features but make up-sorry to say- snatched away the 'manly looks'. he no more was looking a handsome hunk. and if you notice his base was so over done that his skin tone was at least 5times lighter than his heroin's skin tone.

      • Mrs Asim

        u know what Fatima,I and my mother in law share the same name(and same dob too) this is the one reason why I didnt changed the name and secondly mujhay kuch ajeeb bhi lagta hay ye k my name would be on display.family values u know.so plz aisay hi kaam chalaye.yar i took the great risk of giving u ful name hare:) bus dot hay na beech main,koi nai or add hoga .ok uspar SAB car ka blue bage hoga pic main.i tried to search u lakin itni sari theen Fatima awan

  • KHAN

    I honestly like shehriyar, wonderful guy, nothing wrong with his acting skills. I also like that character of chandni, the maid, very well scripted and performed, looks to be required among this huge starcast.

    • FatimaAwan

      KHAN i am glad you liked Shehryaar's performance. Keep reading and commenting.

  • maliha

    i don't understand that why are you comparing zeenia/zarak to sania/kabacha,aren't sareena/shehroze the new version of sania/kabacha bcoz zara says that zeenia and sareena are like zara and sania,now obviously sareena is similar to sania hence comparison between sareena and sania should be made,if any

  • Zahra Mirza

    I am not here for a line of dislikes or ain't fishing for negative comments but as a viewer with a freedom of expressing my own opinion I'd comment that TNS is failing for me big time. It has so many loop holes but the biggest one to begin with is that in this era of technology Zara & Sanya were not in contact. Not that they had a huge family with a dozen siblings, they were only two sisters who were in a close-knit relation & couldn't survive without each other. Given that sort of a relationship telling that Sanya was oblivious of Zara's death is a bit too much.

    She left Pakistan, ok! But not being in contact with any one of the family member is a bit questionable & targets the first loop hole of a weak script. They didn't show that they had fought or were not on a talking term but still why would Zain hide Zara's death. When you face a death in your family (which I am aware of) all you do is dial the first number on your mind & tell them about it. Here they failed to cover that part & the nieces are meeting their Khala as if they didn't know who she was. After marriage I live far off from my family but every single 2 year toddler of my bro & sis recognize me that who I am. Zeenia Serena knew of Sanya Khala but never had talked to her is a bit too much, even though they knew of Qabacha but why didn't they ever demand from their parents to let them have a conversation with their family back-home?

    These are a few points that have prevented me to develop even a sight interest in this drama plus the comedy at times seems so forced & unnatural that I just skip that part. I had a good expectation & was looking forward to it but somehow I can't seem to like it. I am amazed at how well & high Fatima Awan has written about it. I read your review first & then saw the episode but still I am unable to like it!?!?!?!

    No offence to any fan, it's just purely my opinion.

    • FatimaAwan

      Sorry for dissapointing you Zahra:) The review is based on my personal opinion too but you know I really apprecitae that for the first time you commented even though you did not agree with what i said. I have noticed that usually when you disagree with me , you don't comment:) The story has yet to unfold so let's see where it goes from here. I have six siblings living abroad and I know how distance can sometimes effect relationships. Keep reading and commenting:)

      • Zahra Mirza

        Oh no sweety you don't have to apologize & trust me it didn't even cross my mind that I won't be commenting when I will not agree with you. It's just that after Shehr e Zaat & Mere Dard Ko Zuban I didn't find any drama worth commenting, was just following them plainly without any input from my side, but I am now interested in seeing the reviews on Ek Tamana Lahasil Si & Kahi Unkahi.

        & I really don't disagree with you in fact like I mentioned before I appreciate how you're still seeing the potential & just focusing on the positives but somehow I am unable to do that because I feel they're being forceful to let viewers fall in love with the sequel but failing for me at least. The response is no doubt overwhelming but yes like I said few loopholes are way too major. Yes, I agree that the story has yet to unfold & it might end up being a jackpot but I really can't get over the fact that such bonded sisters were not in contact. I know the distance does matter but even people maintain friendships in such circumstances yahan to hum phir behnon aur family ki baat kar rahay hain. 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      Zahra that would be great. We want everyone to submit a review, many people submitted applications or just comments so you are not alone:) I will be waiting for your review.

    • Sumbal

      agreed!! this drama is a big disoppointment, comedy is forced & unnatural.i am not enjoying even a single scene.

  • Sky

    I really enjoyed it…so true Fatima about laughing one minute and crying the next. Qabacha saniya scenes were amazing. Zenia crying and missing her mom and then hugging saniya brought genuine tears to my eyes, everyone is acting so well that it just touches you.

    • FatimaAwan

      Sky I am glad we are on the same page:) love Qabacha and Saniya & the girls are too cute.

  • Zahra Mirza

    Oh accha I thought I had to write some sort of an application like an introductory note about myself so I did telling them that I am pretty much interested in writing. If that's the case I'll submit the review right away. I thought they'll contact me to write first & then I'd be able to do so. If I have to just write on my own I will submit it today.

  • Xadee

    I agree fatima…i am alsO in lOve with every single character Of TNS.
    Very amusing.. 😀

    • FatimaAwan

      Xadee I am glad you are enjoying the show too. your views on Shehryaar Munawar's acting?

      • Xadee

        Fatima mjy tOu zada buri nai lagi acting..han makeup ka thOra issue tha…i hOpe nxt time he imprOves…r ap kO us k acting achi lagny lagy..:)

        • FatimaAwan

          Xadee I hope so too:) you are too sweet. Keep reading and commenting:)

          • Xadee

            Aww thank u sO much 🙂
            ap sweet hO isi liyae ap kO me sweet lagi.

  • Hafiz M.Usman

    no fatima at one point i dont agree you.. Zain and other family members still didn't say anything about Zara clearly..
    u remember the old episode in which zeenia says "yeah kia samjhayen gee jab inhen khud he pata nhin ammi kahan hyn?".. so Aani still don't know what happened to zara..she is just guessing! i hope the reviewer will read it!

    • FatimaAwan

      Hafiz M. Usman, thank you for taking time out to read the review and for commenting. Your comment just added to my curiosity and I am looking forward to the unexpected:) keep reading and commenting.

  • Hafiz M.Usman

    and one thing more the big mistake! they say Zara is coming after 10 years in the 1st episode then how can her daughters be so young.. if you say that maybe the went america just 10 years ago and before that they were living in Pakistan then why sanya didn't know their names?

    • Zahra Mirza

      BINGO! That's also one of the loopholes which I believe there are in this script.

  • Zahra Mirza

    Thanks a lot KB. 🙂

  • radhika saggi

    Yeh drama hai.Itna jyada logic le kar analysis karna hai then dont watch it.I find it interesting,acting superb, emotions too good, chemistry between characters fine.Brings laughter as well as tears.Job well done.

    • FatimaAwan

      Radhikha, I am glad you are enjoying the show. Great to see you on this thread. Keep reading and commenting:)

  • doll

    pehle jesa nahi

  • anooshay

    yar just tell me some one that shehnaz shiekh has really died or she had left showbiz ?????? plz tell me

    • FatimaAwan

      Anooshay Shehnaz Sheikh is alive and well but she has left showbiz.

  • Xadee

    Ap sub k critical cOmments parhny k bad me ny episOde dObara dekhi….bt tO b hOnest i realized k ap lOg drama km enjOy kr rahy hain r crictics zada kr rahy han…i juzt want tO say the mOre u r critical the least u will enjOy…hmary han cOmedy bht km plays me hOti hai..plz enjOy it.
    DOn't take me wrOng thatz juzt a humble request 🙂

    • UAg

      I totally agree with you Xadee. I like the play so much I am just enjoying it full time.

  • UAg

    Zabardast review Fatima just loving the play so much. Everyones acting spot on. I agree Shehryar's acting could be better but love his expressions. I am not thinking in technical terms just enjoying the play. I just like to mention that I know the siblings who didn't have any communication for years, what they are showing does happen.

    • Zahra Mirza

      I agree to what you have said that the siblings often do not communicate with one another for years BUT it happens after some major quarrel or when they are not on the talking terms. Here in the first episode we see Sanya preparing for Zaras' birthday & cutting the cake like everything was totally normal, in such circumstances showing that they were not communicating with each other that too for soooooo many years is a BIG BIG flaw. Chalo Zain hid her death is another story but not communicating with her sister during last so many years? They failed to provide the solid reason because they just couldn't find any. No one has to think in the technical terms but it's just a basic common sense that would stir a thought in any ones mind.

      Acha one more thing, they have made this sequel after 27 years also showing that 27 years have passed & what are they trying to show k shadi k foran baad hi Zara USA chali gai & wahan se wapis kabhi nahi ai? Not even for a week in the last 27 years? Aur kya unhon ne last 27 years mai kabhiiii aik dusre se baat tak nahi ki? Aur betiyan paida huin aur unki pics tak kya kabhi ikloti Sanya khala ne nahi dekhi hui thin k jab wo ayein to they had to be introduced to their only KHALA k yeh Serena hai aur yeh Zeenia? I'm not in for an argument but I see you've picked a line from my comment that's why I am clearing what I was saying. Thanks.

      • Sadi

        It was just your opinion Zahra not God's word.

      • Sadi

        if the sequel has been made after 27 years it does not mean that they have taken the story 27 years further. I think you have not watched the original tanhaiyan that is y you don't understand the relationship between the sisters.

      • UAg

        Zahra it doesn't have to be a quarrel its because of a distance and respobsibilities. You should watch the 3rd episode again where sannia is listening to the audio cd which Zara left her. She did mention that (kai tum sochti hogi kai mera koi anjana maqsad hai jab tak pura nahin hojata mein tum sai nahin milongi maqsad koi nahin tha mein khogai thi… aur jab hosh aya tou apnai aap ko bhi khochuki thi) you should watch old Tanhayiaan then you would know kai zara aisi hi thi apnai maqsad per qaim rehnai wali aur uskou pura kernai wali. Sannia didn't contact her because she wanted to call zara to break the ice first. What I am thinking is that Zara might be seriously ill and didn't want any one in Pakistan to know the bad news. I live abroad and when I go to Pakistan I'll be introducing my kids to my husband's immidiate family eventhough they have seen their pics and videos but believe me its not the same when u see in person. I hope I was able to explain you my point of view.

    • FatimaAwan

      UAg long time no see:) where have you been? Now that you are back, keep reading and commenting. Great to see you here and good to know we are on the same page. I am really enjoying this show and can't do withiut a dose of tanhaiyaan on Saturday night!

      • UAg

        I Know sorry yaar just been busy with kids they didn't let me sit in the computer lol. I just love ur reviews so much. yeah I know I can't go without TNS and Mpp either but they repeated the episode this week. Were u able to catch up on MPP yet.. Actually I love TNS so much that I am watching all the episodes again on TV on Friday because we are one episode behind here in USA you might find it silly but I am like that. Thanks for early reply.

        • FatimaAwan

          UAg lol welcome to the club! Sometimes the kids take over everything; the computer, the Tv and also the iphones and ipads, hifi bachay hai janaab;) And the poor moms are left wondering what they should do with their time. I am glad your kids finally gave you a chance to visit DOL:) So good to know that you are enjoying TNS, that means i will see you on this thread more often now. Yes i watched MPP, it is very engaging but I must admit that I could just watch two episodes, really need to catch up. Faisal Qureshi looks ten years younger in the play and he is such a brilliant actor.

          • UAg

            Thankyou janab! Yeah they definitely do that now my kids are taking over TV so I can be on the computer lol. Actually in USA (kaam khatam nahin hotay kion kai yahan sab khud kerna hota hai no concept of maid) Yes you will see me here for sure. I think TNS might not go on air because of Muharram your thought? I am glad you watch Mpp and u like it u wll catch up for sure it is very engaging. Yeah I know he is awesome he does look very young. I totally agree he is amazing actor and host also.
            I forgot to greet on the new website. Congratulations to launch this new review website its very user friendly and amazing.

  • FatimaAwan

    Thank you UAg. Trust me I can sooo relate to the kids taking over computer and TV scenario. I know life is very different in USA etc, most of my siblings are settled there so I have a fair idea. But i simply love hardworking moms like you who still take time out to keep in touch with Pakistani dramas and with us:) a salute to all moms like you…. Thumbs up:)

    • UAg

      Thanks a lot for the compliment. I am a pro Pakistani I love Pakistani dramas. This is a great website that we can share our views on each dramas and get in touch with you all.
      I been fighting with my provider for Hum TV they removed it from Pakistani channels pak I am so upset. Are you waiting for ZGH? I been waiting for it