Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 10 – No Fireworks!

In this latest episode, We saw a very reluctant Zaroon being ‘pressurized” into getting engaged to Asmara and Asmara on the other hand flaunted her engagement ring as if she had just won herself a ‘trophy husband’.  I am actually surprised that it is only now that Zaroon is realizing that Asmara may not be the kind of girl he wants to get married to. I think the sole purpose of this engagement is that Zaroon understands better what kind of a wife he wants, not that he does not already have very clear idea as to what kind of a girl he wants to marry. He has stated over and over again that he does not want a wife like Sara or his mother so how could he not see that Asmara is exactly like his sister and mother? I really enjoyed the conversation in which Asmara suggests that Zaroon should get married to Kashaf! Kashaf is very opinionated as well and also has proved to Zaroon that she is just as capable of shouting at him as any other ‘feminist’ but even then Zaroonxaroon asmara has failed to find any flaws in Kashaf. Why is that? Maybe because Kashaf takes a stand for the right reasons only and her opinions hold a solid ground.

Hammad got the welcome he deserved from all the three sisters and I absolutely enjoyed Shahnila’s idea! Murtaza may have showered his son with everything that money can buy but he can never compete with his daughters where intelligence is concerned. The Murtaza/Hammad result scene was little too long for my liking but I must say that it was very real.

engagementKashaf manages to get back at Zaroon the way she knows best and the look on Kashaf’s face was priceless. For now Kashaf and Zaroon are going to go their separate ways because college life is over. Zaroon and Kashaf both know only too well what they want to do with their lives and I am glad that Zaroon paid no heed to Asmara’s advice.

The scene where Sidra says to Kashaf , “paise tu tumhari nazar mei bhi buhat ahem hai” was spot on, Kashaf’s reply was one that we don’t get to hear in our dramas everyday and one that made me like her character more. It did not take Kashaf long to answer Sidrah’s question because there is no confusion in her mind about what she wants from life.

Overall this episode had a little bit of everyone and was not as intense and exciting as the previous two. I am not looking forward to the fact kashhthat the next couple of episodes maybe more about Zaroon and Asmara than Zaroon and Kashaf because the Zaroon/Asmara track  usually gives me the feeling that I am watching the same scenes over and over again. I wish Zaroon wouldn’t have gone ahead with this “experimental” engagement, he really should know what he wants better than that! Sara’s constant cribbing about Farhan not being the “sweet and obedient’ husband she expected him to be was another part that seemed repetitive since Zaroon has lectured Sara about similar issues many times before too and sometimes I feel like these siblings have nothing better to talk about. I did not quite enjoy the hype surrounding the engagement in the University and many of the other scenes could have been shorter too. In short, after the fireworks last week this episode seemed a little too mellow.

Fatima Awan.

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  • esha

    i was waiting for the review since 9.15
    kya adat daal di hai fatima humien 😛

    • FatimaAwan

      Sorry Esha, I wrote the review early but had to add images:) thank you for waiting for the reviews and reading them. Share your views about the latest episode please.

      • esha

        the only dialogue i like in the episode is "MASHAALLAH se zindagi mai pehli baar teesri position pe aaya hu " 😛
        the other scene is where hammad came to visit rafia … shehnila was so cute in that scene … she looked so cute in it

        • FatimaAwan

          Lol Esha, glad you enjoyed the lighter side of the play:)

  • SERINA ALI

    NICE REVIEW

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you Serina.

  • noori

    Simply wow Fatima jee , abhi tu play dekha hi hai aur idhar aap ka review bhi agaya that is so so fast how on earth do you do this? I just love reading your reviews they make me understand the play more clearly ……i also did not find this episode as exciting as the previous one's but the next episode looks good and i am wondering whose getting married from the three sisters in the next episode .

    • FatimaAwan

      Noorie thank you, you are too kind:)I think it must be Sidra since she is the only one who is not studying.

      • maryam hussaini

        jee sidra will get married….jab ke proposal kashaf ke liye the:)

        • noori

          Thank you Maryam 🙂

      • noori

        Thanks Fatima jee 🙂

  • Roh

    Just finished watching the episode. It was a bit of a wash out after the last one with all the fireworks. Felt like it was toned down because there was too much excitement in the last episode. I think the scene between Z and K and Abrar was abrupt and rushed. Don't know what I expected, but even if this was the stance K took, it was like something that just passed.
    Also, after that, no mention of that bit in Z's diary. The family scenes were nice. Loved the ones with the mother and the 3 girls. The Hammad bit was also okay. But frankly, since there was no substance to such a huge incident, I feel all the other scenes could have been made much shorter. Yes, Fatima, there were no fireworks. Infact it was quite a dampener. I loved your review. It was spot on, as always. And the better part of the episode. 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      Yes Roh you are right about it being rushed, they are too eager to move to the next level. I think they should have shown the graduation ceremony or something like that… I wanted to see the look on Z's face when Kashaf got the award lol so not looking forward to more of Asmara! Thank you for liking the review and for commenting, you are a sweetheart:)

  • Mrs Asim

    good review Fatima, I think it is like a 22, 23 year old(though Fawad looks and is older) to get engaged and think about it afterward:) we know that Zaroon is not that mature to understand the thing beforhand. sisters scenes were impressive,hope and wish that the play is not going to get slow again .

    • FatimaAwan

      Mrs. Asim good to see you Finally:)) you have been missed. Zaroon has been so vocal about what he does not want in a wife so it seems rather odd that he would go along with the enagagement. You have a point boys are very immature at this age. Zaroon is so sensible when itcomes to giving advice to Sara though.

      • Mrs Asim

        han g toa boys advice denay main toa peechay nahi hotay na;) waisay seriously what I have observed,they think that I can change this girl, ye meray baain hath ka khail hay(immaturity),ye toa baad main pata chalta hay k who is changing whom;).Zaroon ko toa phir b jaldi aqal arahi hay:)

        • FatimaAwan

          Mrs. Asim there are a lot of girls who change themselves for their husbands but then the husbands should give them their due share of love and respect too. Zaroon needs to learn a lesson or two about women and Kashaf would be the perfect teacher;) Zaroon's double standards make me so angry! Somehow I do not like the whole engagement scenario, I wish Zaroon could have found out what kind of a wife he wanted some other way.

          • Mrs Asim

            g bilkul right, I also didnt like the engagment:(. g girls change themselve, I wanted to say that mostly the guys who think that they can change a girl r changed themselve after marriage,as u mentioned in Miratuluroos review;)

    • SAM

      I dont think so! cant understand zaroon's character.the weakest link in the serial so far. I am disappointed with Fawad's selection of role after Hamsafar. Asmara is unbearable and charmless. There is no depth in Kashaf's role as well. No spark No Zindagi Gulzar so Faar:(

      • FatimaAwan

        SAM I love both the characters but the long unnecessary scenes seem to be killing half of the fun. I hope the characters grow on you so you can enjoy the show:)

      • anwar.suhail

        Indeed ZeG isn't your cup of tea and you shouldn't be watching it. Just a friendly advice. Cheers.

      • Mrs Asim

        SAM u will understand Zaroon's character and will find the depth in Kashaf if not now then someother day:) likh lijay!

      • anwar.suhail

        Then you have no justification to watch ZeG, better invest your time in something more fruitful!

  • NDL

    Great review Fatima. I agree with you . After the excitement of last two episodes, this was a bit slow. The scenes could have been trimmed and the story could have moved forward faster. Murtiza/ hammad scene was very real. I think Murtiza was excellent in it. The scene between the sisters were again fantastic and the way Sidra says' paisay to tumharay liye bhi aham haen ' was done in a very pointed way showing us that sidra was not only sugar and honey..she has a sensible head on her shoulders and she can tell where her sister is wrong. But Kashaf's reply was what I wanted to hear. This is what should be the mantra " to stand on your own feet and earn your own money' for every girl in our country. BTW, I have a feeling Maria tries to copy the indian actress Anushka sharma (who is getting very boring as she is doing the same character and acting in all her movies) Some one tell maria to please pipe down a bit. Fawad was fantastic! The way he snarls ' not a bad idea' was just too good. I don't think it is Kashaf who is getting married. Could be Sidra or Shahnila.. any guesses???

    • FatimaAwan

      NDL you are so right about Sidrah, excellent observation like always. I don't watch Indian movies at all so I can't say but yes I am glad Maria will be out of the picture now! I think it must be Sidra who is getting engaged/married because she is the only one who is not studying. Yes loved Fawad's expressions… Little does he know;) Thank you for reading the review and commenting:) I really enjoy reading your feedback.

    • qazibasit

      Lady we are here to watch the serial, not a film. I can see how eager u are to make the ends meet.

  • Annie

    Spot on review Fatima once again 🙂 It was a very ho-hum episode with a few good scenes. The way the Sir Abrar scene was put in between the Hammad daant scene was horrible editing. And yes that scene was way too long – almost 10 minutes!! OMG annoying as heck! Anyways things I enjoyed:
    – mainly some of the dialogues – like the one you mentioned between Sidra and Kashaf. Also liked Zaroon's diary comments on feminism and looks compensating for bad acting – oops I mean non-obedient behavior LOL I liked the last bit that he's like okay if this is life then so be it, I am not going to get everything I want. I guess after being placed 2nd to Kashaf, it is easier for Zaroon to accept defeat 😉
    Also enjoyed the 3 sis and mom scene and how Shehnila told Hammad to get his father married a 3rd time. I wish there would have been more dialogue from Kashaf on defeating Zaroon because that scene looked more like a Biscuit commercial with Nadia's favorite "chai zaroori hai" bit.

    I was hoping the pace would have not slowed down until episode 12-13 but it looks like there is not much meat to the story right now after the big fight so we are going to get our feet dragged again for the next 2-3 weeks before Kashaf and Z meet again. Oh well, not like I was expecting a miracle here 😉 Back to episode 2 and betiyan boojh hain next week. *yawn*

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you Annie:) was it really ten minutes, no wonder it seemed never ending! Yes this episode had its good bits but we definitely deserve a little more action now! lol yes it seems like Z & K can't write their diaries without some tea and snacks! zaroon prefers healthy stuff like cereals and brown bread sandwiches;) and since kashaf is ghareeb she has to do with a couple of biscuits lol. Yes it seems like the next episode will have lots of Asmara and Zaroon and Kashaf's family.

  • Saeda Hamid

    I think the drama is way better than the book. It is also deviating from the book in a few themes. Glad about that as it is building the characters in a multi-dimensional manner. Overall, I love the play as it provides good context of life. I discuss this drama with my sister in Boston every week.

    • qazibasit

      Agreed

    • Housewife

      You are right. Adding a good family for Kashaf did make the drama better then the book.
      Secondly…we should be discussing acting skills of different actors but people here seem to be analyzing their personalities as if they are human 🙂

  • AJQADIR

    Zaroon's thought process about Asmara after engagement does not make sense. He knew her since long and if he thinks she will act like what he has an idea of his wife after marriage is a silly hope. He has raised in a rich liberal family and hangs out with girls still wants different qualities in his wife makes him unreal.

    • qazibasit

      Yes i know zaroon knows asmara very well, but it seems like ur forgetting that he didnt know Kashaf the way he should have. So he dont have anybody to compare asmara right now. She is the only girl he has spend much time with. Same goes for kashaf she thinks he is a type of guy who likes flirting around with no morales which is not true. He actually is a sober person from a class we dont expect. I like the flow of drama, to the point no time wasting in useless scenes. Keep up the good work.

      • FatimaAwan

        Is Zaroon really a sober guy? I am sorry I will have to disagree. Just because he wants to marry someone who won't talk back at her husband and will be a good subservient wife does not mean that he is sober. he treats girls like commodities and has no respect for them. His lectures are only for the women around him, he has completely different standards for himself.

        • Mrs Asim

          yes he is not sober , he is just another guy , a typical guy who is good at heart and not evil in anyway.

          • ZaroonKashafFantasy

            Yes i really stand he is good at heart not evil in any way but not perfect For sure 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      AJQADIR yes I do agree most men like Zaroon want outgoing wives but there are exceptions. My only problem is that since Zaroon knows so well what kind of a wife he wants and he knows Asmara so well too why would he just get engaged to see if it works out, even a blind person can see that it won't!

      • AJQADIR

        There are a lot men out there in our society who hang out with girls but when it comes to choosing a wife they don't come out from their typical man made shell. Even after marriage, many men hang out with girls keeping their wives home and not allowing them to hang out with their friends. This is exactly what Zaroon said to his sister when they both came home late.

      • Neelum

        Zaroon is doing it probably to spite Kashaf,because maybe deep down he still thinks that no way can a girl not fall for him! Secondly , university going boys generally do not think in too much detail over what kind of woman they want as a wife , girls are always more mature than boys at that age ..so it will take a while for Z to know his exact mind over Asmara being either fit or unfit as a future wife . Umera Ahmad is a very talented writer and she always thoroughy researches her characters before penning them down, so as the drama unfolds in the coming episodes we will definitely see Z regretting his hasty decision of getting engaged….

        • tuba

          so truee

  • afia qazi

    It was a disappointing ep. 🙁 and from the promos it seems, they'll be more of the same next week. Sooo bored of the same batein, same issues – get on with it Sultana apa. Aapne toh sulaa hi diya hai…zzzz
    Some redeeming features :
    Fawad's look 'n "Not a bad idea!"
    Sanam's satisfaction at beating Zaroon- nicely done SS and finally we see her eating a biscuit happily.
    FK looking adorable at the mangni
    Zaroon being irked at coming 3rd
    Zaroon deciding to do something even though Asmara doesn't want him too.

    • Sadaf

      totally adorable

  • afia qazi

    Itni dukhi thi keh likhna hi bhool gayee that the review was spot on.
    SIr Abrar's scene was strange- no meat to it. Aur the whole larai gets fizzled out. baat khatm paisa hazm(!)

    • FatimaAwan

      lol Afia you are right about Sir Abrar's scene. They should have put in more effort in that scene and less in Hammad's result fiasco!

  • mahwash

    nice review,i m commenting to any drama forum for da 1st time as i gt disaapointed from some viewers comments
    i think fawad doesnt look older he has manage to fit ds role quite properly……i know we had many classfellows who reaaly look like uncles..lolz
    yes da drama z little slow bt again its not a movie…if we can watch indian dramas for 2 to 3 yrs so why not a pakistani drama for 4 or 5 months,i love to see every character in da drama……..every1 z portraying his character quite honestly….nd about asmara yup i dont ike her but again da writer has written her character like dt and she want to give some message through ds role which may be reveled in da coming episodes..
    at da end i would say dt i just love ds drama ,ds z not a usual romantic humsafar like drama it z giving us message dt how we shud spend our life and its not a piece of cake specially for girls …….weather dy are of uper class or middle class……

    • Zainab Pervez

      completely agree with u 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      mahwash thank you so much for commenting:) I hope we will be seeing you here more often now. I really like the show and so do many other people, some episodes click with everyone, others don't. Fawad Khan I agree with you is spot on as Zaroon and he can easily pass for a University student;)

      • mahwash

        thanx fatimah i read all of ur reviews bt will definitly try to comment .tc

        • FatimaAwan

          Yes please do, that would mean a lot to me if you can add to the discussion.

  • Bia

    Nice review as always..
    Drama thora slow hai per phir bhi meri list mein top mein hai.. lagta hai is drama ki 20 se kam episodes nahi hoon gaye

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you Bia yes I think so too, it must be 20 plus!

  • Sky

    Great review!!! Yes a much mellower episode after the explosive one last week. I really dont want to see more asmara zaroon tussles, hopefully it is over by next week. Zaroon is clearly against his mom and saras views, why would he think asmara is different when he hangs with her 24/?. I guess men think their wifes will change for them deep down and he does admit he cant have it all at the end!. Did love some scenes though like Kashaf beating zaroon in finals, sweet revenge for her! I also liked the sisters convo about wealth and Kashaf really gave a brilliant reply…loved it! Also am glad murtaza ackbowleged his son is useless and daighters work hard and top the class…loved the look on 2nd wife face haha. Anyways was disappointed with sir ibrar scene, i thought zaroon would be made to apologize! Kashaf let him off, kind of disappointed with that! Anyways hope it moves forward next week, but looks like more evil father scenes…poor sidra..i think its her proposal becharee!

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you SK, lol well I really liked the part where Zaroon admits that Asmara is all beauty and no brains, thank God he sees that!!yes i do think it is Sidra's proposal too. I think Murtaza knows only too well how hard his wife and daughters have worked to get where they are today but dusri biwi ka dur and the fact that she gave him a son won't let him give his daughters an ounce of respect. I also think that he is one of those men who just cannot feel any love for daughters, he is incapable of it!

  • anwar.suhail

    You really provide us superb reviews, clear, concise and pertinent. Though this episode wasn't intense and electrifying like the last two, but I somehow liked it more. Lead characters are emerging nicely. Kashaf and Zaroon's loud thinking gives us glimpse of things to come. Yes they could have done some fast editing to the hype surrounding the engagement in university. Fawad Khan tops the acting charts as ever. Thanks once again for this pleasant review.

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much anwar.sohail for liking the review. I do realize that every episode cannnot be as powerful as the last two but somehow I have serious issues with Asmara/Zaroon track in particular and I am dreading the fact that the next episode maybe more about them than anything else! Yes Fawad Khan was brilliant as usual.

      • anwar.suhail

        You are absolutely right, we have to bear Zaroon's/Asmara track. What I really liked about last episode was Zaroon's coming of age and first time thinking consciously what he want for himself, though he still has a long way to go. Zaroon's-Asmara track is painful reminder of ASHK which never took off despite all necessary ingredients. Waiting for next episode and next review. Have a nice week.

        • FatimaAwan

          You are right about Zaroon coming of age..slowly but surely;) Absolutely right some things you just want to erase from your memory! Thank you, I hope you have agreat week too:)

  • Sadaf

    Thanks for a prompt and insightful review Fatima. So mellow that it almost melted. but I agree with you Kashafs reply was rare in dramas and precious. this is the kind of thinking we need. Just wish this whole Asmara tracj]k could be done with quicker

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you sadaf. Yes I am not enjoying the whole engagement thing at all, I wish Zaroon could have discovered what kind of a wife he wants or does not want some other way!

  • sarwat

    i really like the review and was waiting for it from last night… on the other side i lke the confusion related to zaroon in all the episode… and in the present one too.. as he got engaged.. but here is one thng .. he can easily draw the picture of his future with asmara as a wife… as he has spent his whole life with dictator mother and sister.. shehnila dialogues were so cute and idea was so witty related to murtaza 3rd marriage… kashaf quick and short replies sounds like she doesn't like long debates in conversation .. although FATIMA i really like ur reviews.. stay bless!!!

    • FatimaAwan

      sarwat thank you so much for liking the review and for commenting:)Yes I did mention it in my review too that he was pressurized into getting engaged and that is why i call it 'experimental' engagement…it is more like I am not sure but i will go ahead with it anyways and see what happens!

  • naj2000

    I can't agree with this review, infact i'm surprised that the writer has likes those scenes which are not much significant for the general audience.
    First of all, Zaroon never wanted to commit. He probably wouldn't have thought about getting engaged if his mother wouldn't have pushed him. And this is quite true, because there are such typical pakistani guys nowadays who are still waiting for some perfect girl, though they're no more in their teens. Infact these guys have crossed 35. Back to Zaroon!
    The best thing about Zaroon is that he's not exactly the typical 'mama's boy'. He has a brain which he does use it. For instance, if he thinks his mom is very social, not giving time to her kids or husband, he does have arguments with his mom. He does talk to his dad that he should have told his wife about her responsibilities. Zaroon does understand that his sister is being unfair to farhan. Before Sara's marriage, Zaroon didn't like the idea of his sister coming home late………..he didn't like his sister making her fiance wait for hours. And it's such a natural scene when the mother is having discussion with Sara and Zaroon. She's so upset, and when she encourages her daughter that she did a good job by giving farhan a 'shut-up' call, Zaroon was shocked. Because, if you remember, he said in the first episode of the drama that he can't understand women. And he used to say to Asmara: "meri zindagi mein iss aurat kee pareshaani" And when Asmara asked him which women he's talking about. And Zaroon replied, "You, mom and Sara." So since beginning he's not liking this 'modern woman' And I don't find any flaw in this drama. The story, direction, acting of each individual, the scenes which are so natural that it's hard to believe it's a drama. It's amazing!
    This writer mentioned the hammad/murtaza scene which might be a bit long. But it was too natural especially when murtaza calls his wife 'pagal'. Looks like he's so desperate and helpless and can't do anything. The way he calls his 2nd wife 'pagal' was so funny that I actually saw the sceen twice.
    Now comes the 'Zaroon and Kashaf' scene. Though kashaf wanted to complain but if you remember, her sister discouraged her in the 9th episode. Though kashaf was right and if she'd have complained, zaroon would have been expelled from college. But she did a better job by ignoring. Dushmani karnay ka kya faida, especially jab ke majority of paki men has the same mentality. Jo baatein Zaroon aur Asmara library mein Kashaf ke leay kar rahay hain, woh Kashaf ne sun kar jo inn dono ko baatein sunayee hain, bari himmat hai larki mein. Kaash merey mein bhi itnee himmat hoti. Yeh soch tou almost har paki men kee hai, yeh aur baat hai ke Zarron aisa insaan na lagta hai aur na hai! Z!aroon is too cute.

    • Mrs Asim

      instead of writing this long , u could have just said that 'm a fan of fawad':). Fatima and all of us know that Zaroon is not in favour of so called azad women. u r right about Zaroon Kashaf Dushmani , I agree.

  • Xadee_Xaib

    Aaah..!! finally i am here.i was trying since friday night but there was some issue with this website, it was not getting on my cell.so i decided that i will comment in the morning.its always nice to talk to you every friday.
    coming to the play..asmara and zaroon track is taking to much time..but i hope it will end soon and we shall be much more happy.Overall,episode was good and engaging.All departments are doing their best and your review always spot on and i noticed you are adding pictures..bht mehnat ho rahi hai 😉
    take care 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      Xadee_Xaib I look forward to our meetings on Friday night too:) Thank you so much for dropping in, it really truly means a lot to me. I am glad you enjoyed this episode, I am really not looking forward to seeing more of Zaroon/Asmaa and no Zaroon/Kashaf but I guess sabr ka phul meetha ho ga. I hope you are liking all the mehnat I am doing;)

  • It was a waste of an episode, and the next episode also does'nt look good either. The boring family track is back, now the viewers will have to suffer endless melodrama of abba. The story was about Zaroon & Kashaf, the director has turned it into rich family/poor family combo. On top of this the Asmara cameo which we all know is going to fail, all these unnecessary subplots that hinders progress of the story are being accomodated which is going to affect hum tv viewership. Don't see Kashaf and Zaroon coming together again due to these useless subplots for the next 3 4 episodes. If this family problems continue it will eventually hurt its ratings and the viewers loss of interest

  • shah

    If we are commenting in this way. I will appreciate if you guys start writing the DRAMAS. Basically, we all wants to have an episode as per our expectation. Kashaf and Zaroon can not be come close if Writer will not make a ground first. In this episode writer were trying to make some sensible story to gell Kashaf and Zaroon in next coming episodes. I feel writer done very superb job and there were nothing which i can say the episode was slow.

  • radhika saggi

    Scene between daughters and mother was very good. Overall good going.

  • ZaroonKashafFantasy

    ZGH one of amazing serial U ever get to watch on tv these days !!!
    No comparasion with any serial Still Uniqueness in this serial is Remarkable 🙂
    Well Coming to you reviews I Love to read them since first episode no doubt..
    the complains since begining from this show of slow n steady pace n also less zaroon kashaf s interection But i think there are more things that need our attention and appericiation in real.. !!
    Firstly Kashaf.. an amzing character u can see these days on tv which is totally different from regular love stories like Ladki koi pari hai asman sey utra noor type heloo this is real life "dull complexion" is the only flaw u can see as character (Astagfirullah i m not himualting the actress sory if i sound like that i m just trying to present my view Still sory if i hurt anyone i truly respect the actresss m only talking about kashaf murtaza not sanam saeed )
    Kashaf do have complexes like dull complexion being poor are significant .. But the point is inspite of such complexions she is not the typical herion of story who fell in love with her hero in one sight n get all ga ga over him.. She have her own identity own goals own moral values own thinking own presecption ..A clear strong character Having so many depths for sure..
    We saw her as a responisble daught loving n caring for her mother but clearly dont like her father coz of his extremly inhumane behaviour….. then as a remarkable student who is focused n dedicated to her studies …. as sister she has really adorable bond with her two sisters..
    She is bitter coz life is teaching her lesson really hard.. she is introvert coz of her complexes.. she cant act decorative smiles to everyone to those specially who are in way indirectly or directly affecting her.. she simply is out spoken but for surely stands for right indeed as u mentioned !! we have to see her now still as Wife ,… who wil simply tell her why they are showing sara asamr zaroon s mother scenes so we can relate them later that how gona kashaf react to all these things 🙂
    Zaroon what to say about this person i want to praise him but in next moment his double standards not let me to praise him :O i really admire him he belives in compromising n sacrficinig in a relation ( in sara s matter she surly should as farhan used to do u ) its a true reality a relationship works out from both sides not a single side !! Zaroon going for experimental egnagment due to parents pressure is natural but yeah i m waiitng more for its breakup lol he is clear or not we wil come to enlightment when he wil put out ring 🙂 as a son he is at the point he stands for right.. as a brother he again conquers.. but as a guy a normal person he doesnt classify dignity.. Man vs Woman he is typical person from our society who doesnt get in his sense that its not about class its about ones feelings…. flirt in no way is right even if its for fun.. truly i cant understand today girl s thinking is so low that they really fall for such flirts :O i truly stand for kashaf in this thinking that she hates this fact I dont understand why our socitey dont learns from such things why only entertainment [ I do TAKE it being a young gril i love watching love stories but seriously i do have one other life beside being only a dreamy girl i have clear view about realities i live in real life not a fantasy life but yet no one can stop me from this too but of course fantasy not domiants me ]

    • ZaroonKashafFantasy

      Zaroon is complete such a person if double standards dont exsists that one can stand for him.. for his own thinking ..as a perfect husband who knows where to give space n where to not……..but he is not the perfect guy for sure…… coz he is again a bitter face of our society that mard kuch bhi karey tou sahi hai !! where actually its Insan Galat bhe hota hai !!! His thought for ideal wife is somehow are compltely right no doubt 🙂 A woman should be obedient to his husband …. NOt like Zarroon s mother or sara or asmar for sure ….neither so selfeless rafia 🙁 it should be balance as nature made them n yes Man gets an uper hand but not to use wrongly for sure …..!!
      Zaroon -Kashaf
      Seriousy i am waiitng for their mariage n once again m so gald its noT love before mariage n all dates n usual boy girl love story coz its not our culture its not islam its not an acceptable in a society !! Well they both are equally wrong n right !! but more i would like to accuse Zaroon as what he planed to do was surely A disgrace to his character he better realze it soon… he had reallly low thinking regarding kashaf murtaza.. but i am so happy kashaf done the most right thing she could do at that point.. i am glad she didnt file a complain here its ugly truth of society middle clas never get themselves invlove with uper class some feel it useless some are not capable enough….. but in my opinion we should stand up now without caring who we are we should more concentrate what we can do ….. Its not only a simple love story its a whole living life we are fail to see around each other.. so many isseus in single Drama hats of to the writer UA is simply stunning …….
      Asmara: well no words for this disgrace on woman !! she shouldnt compalin later on breaking engagemnt coz she well known of zaroon s nature !!! n she is clearly not to fit being his wife …….!!
      I am really shocked seeing negative remarks in many reviews n all where i thnk one who reviews should highlight positive things should jusitfy the work n should give different direction to whole drama ….
      [Its high time for pakistani s to wake up coz target kiling , no tax payment , Our woman cricket team staying in a stadium in anyother country (Even its for security where is the respect n dignity for a woman we all claim in liberilsm ) Will never get higlight in our Country n no one wil care for it ] These little things shown in our drama in cover of love story actually should be highlighted n people should learn from it ……. !!
      (Note:I would like to request to all fellow members not to mention about my speling tenses mistakes coz sory i am not a born British ,,I m pakistani n english is not my mother tounge i wrote here in english in most simpel way so many people can read it ! u can urgue or point out if i said something wrong No Offence !!! )

      Thank yOU for wonderful reviews we surely get a second thought after reading ur review n watching serial once again 🙂

      • Mrs Asim

        I liked ur comments, u understood the characters so well,good observation. agree about ur views on husband wife relation,that is whay Allah said that u r like a dress for one another,niether its paer ki juti, nore its sir ka taaj, dress is a perfect example:)

        • ZaroonKashafFantasy

          Aw thanks n so true u sum up iti n best example 🙂 thanks for your reply it surely made me learn one more thing 🙂

    • FatimaAwan

      ZaroonKashafFantasy (nice nick;) I really really enjoyed reading your comment, it is so articulate and well thought out. I am glad you took time out to comment. You are so right about Kashaf's character, spot on observation. Kashaf is practical, caring, selfless, focussed and committed, no wonder she made it as far as she did. Yes Zaroon's thinking is very good but his double standards are loath worthy, you put it beautifully yourself so i don't need to say more. I hope we will be hearing from you more often. I can tell from your comment that you are really into the characters and understand them so well.

      • ZaroonKashafFantasy

        THanks 🙂 Marie here 🙂 I dont comment usually but today i just got time so thought to write well there were so many things i didnt mention yet they all makes ZGH so Amazing…
        I am glad that u didnt felt boring 😛
        I read this novel year ago n had wished to see it n get n m loving it no doubt 🙂
        I really love Zaroon Kashaf coz they are not perfect yet they are remarkable !! Kashaf is so likes me if i say her behaviour towards zaroon !! they are unthankful in their own ways yet we have to wait when they wil be thankful 🙂 Zaroon s thinking minus double standards are somehow my fantasy n i wana see it arround me 🙂
        Thank you for your reply <3 Cant wait for the next 😛 <3

        • FatimaAwan

          Marie it is good to know that you are one of those people who have read the novel and are enjoying the show because many people who have already read the novel think that the novel was so much better. Yes Zaroon is definitely not evil but he really should know that there are some moral rules for men as well! Yes I really love both the characters too, they are very real.

          • ZaroonKashafFantasy

            Yes I heard dm its beacause in novel story is just around zaron kashaf nothing more 🙂 people are fail to understand yet its not just entertainment of 45 minutes 🙂 they always say media not working blah blah n at end of day what is true we ourselves our double mind 🙂
            UA done amazing job once again in writing it in different manner n m loving it……
            Yes he should realize it soonish 🙂 this is vat is character wil evolve when he wil realize this thing !! if they wil show everything perfect dn what is the point of watching so many episodes just waste of time 🙂

          • FatimaAwan

            That is true, I am glad though that I have not read the novel lol and am enjoying the show till now:)

          • ZaroonKashafFantasy

            Thats super cool but what i want to state i enjoys more when i read a novel before tv 😛 But changes made by them m liking it ……..

          • FatimaAwan

            I am glad you are enjoying the overall show with all the changes

  • sachi baat

    Hi Faitma, I was so waiting for your review of this episode. What I found as a bland and repetitive episode I was sure that You would be all praises for it as all the people commenting here. But I'm so glad that we r both on the same page:) As always reading your review feels like reading my own thoughts about the episode:) What Kashaf wants from her life the way she wants to earn money i hope i can get my daughter to have the same values when they grown up:)
    It was a very nice episode, beautiful characters but lacking the thrill and excitement which is more in Bari Apa these days i must say,
    best regards,
    Sachi baat(zara previously if u remember) have changed my login as there are sooo many zara's here posting all kind of comments:)

    • FatimaAwan

      sachi baat thank you for liking the review, I wil make sure i rememeber your login name now:) You are right Bari Apa has a very gripping screenplay and not a single dialogue can be missed. Zindagi Gulzar Hai has a very different story, something much more exciting than anything else on air right now but I think it needed more crisp editing in order to keep the viewers at the edge of their seats. Yes Kashaf's character is very inspiring, I love the way she is so focussed.

  • ilyas hussain

    i am also a great fan of zindge gulzar hai, what special about ZGH, is that it show the tireless struggle of the middle class to make their life gulzar, in this episode i feel the stories movement is slow down, and feel sad having no joint scene of zaroon and kashif.

  • Zainab Pervez

    I kinda disagree with u here, its a great a review but i guess after the fireworks in the last few episodes the audience needed to see something mellow and repetitive like everything thinks because those things are the key to the story.
    The issues that Zaroon has are needed to be seen time and again becoz that is wat makes Zaroon who hhe is and we cant take that away from the character, he is someone who might be spot on with his preferences and the things he thinks are right and wrong but yet again when he is alone he keeps questioning himself that what is it where should he draw the live that does not create havoc in his life. He has way deep in these problems with women due to his mom and sister and the last thing he wants for himself is to end up with the same girl. And thats exactly why he got engaged to Asmara becoz sometimes marrying a friend make ur life as life parters a little easy becoz u know each other well enough to balance ur life and adjust but with Zaroon its the other way around.
    I think his engagement with Asmara is gonna be a mojar eye opener for him. Since the first episode i have felt that the girl that Zaroon wants to be with is someone like Kashaf besides her being blunt and rude towards guys or watever rich people due her psyche its justified but to Zaroon he cannot digest it but with the things Asmara is doing i guess will give Zaroon a reality check maybe or maybe not i could be wrong. So i guess in terms of Zaroon today the episode his insecurities and well as his strong stand of what he wants.
    The episode being mellow was the best part becoz sometimes too many fireworks could take aways the actual core substance of the characters and i am glad that the writers didnt let that happen.
    The repetitive things is Kashaf's life had something new beause now things are more clear and strong in respects of the way their dad treats his son and his daughters. What i wanna see is that how does their father treat Hammad two sisters havent seen them yet, agreed they are not that relevant becoz the whole issue of him getting remarried was to have a son, but it will be gud too see how the other two sisters are treated so that the audience can see Kashafs complexites a little more clearly.
    The conversation between sir abrar, zaroon and kashaf according to me was fine becoz in all of this evryone is forgeting and what Zaroon and Kashaf are???

    • Zainab Pervez

      Let me explain wat i mean…

      Zaroon is someone who is full of himself so he will not go on playing a blame game with Kashaf becoz he knows that if he gets his dirty linen in public then he will have to face the consequences. So he just stayed shut and and agreed to wat Kashaf was saying and went with the flow.
      With Kashaf we all no Zaroon holds zero importance in her life at that moment in terms of issues, she has a target set for herself so that she can give a better life to her family and honetly u guys tell me if u have so many major responsibilities and issues wud u wanna go and create a issue out of something that holds way less importance.
      Yes she got affected and wanted to leave college…but lets not forget she did stand up for herself infront of Zaroon and thats all that matters…
      And what kashaf needed was to do her best and she did that and gave her answer to zaroon by leaving him behind…sometimes not creating a hype and reacting dramatically can do wonders, becoz Zaroon always expected Kashaf to go and complain and thats wat he thought when he was called in sir abrar's cabin earlier, but Kashaf turned things around and chose not to make it ugly becoz her reacting to the situation wud have costed her as well…
      She came to study and get the degree and top the university and she did that and moved on and thats all that matters to her…Becoz Zaroon and Kashaf did not react or say anything thats y there was no action taken…which i feel was perfect becoz they both as characters have bigger issues to handle.
      On the whole i loved this mellow episode to understand the characters better becoz its never enough…
      And being repetitive is gonna happen whether its conversations or anything else becoz be it a show or real life things and issues dont change at the flip of a coin u have to face and deal with the same things…

      Thats it from me…
      hope didnt hurt anyone…that was not the intention just putting my pov forward…

      Tc

    • FatimaAwan

      Zainab thank you for the detailed comments, I don't mind mellow episodes, of course not all episodes will have fireworks but the scenes should be shorter and crispier in order to make the screenplay more engaging, that is all I ask for. You are absolutely right about Sir Abrar's scene and the reason why zaroon and Kashaf did not take the issue further, I feel the same way about it. Yes you are right Zaroon's engagement will Asmara will prove to be an eye opener but I wish there was some other way he could have realized that he wanted someone like Kashaf in his life. I did not get hurt at all, I hope you will keep sharing how you feel about the upcoming episodes too:) The review is nothing more than my personal opinion about a particular episode and the comment section is there so that all of you can freely discuss and share how you felt about a certain episode. I hope I will be seeing you here more often now, I really enjoyed reading your comment and appreciate the fact that you took time out to read the review and comment on it.

  • Maheen

    Why would Kashaf marry a hypocritical, "loose" (as she called him in a previous episode), arrogant jerk like Zaroon? I am disliking Zaroon more and more with each episode. I did like the fact that Kashaf got the ultimate revenge in this episode by beating Zaroon in class. That is the best "thappar" she could have given back to him. Aaj waqay acha din tha!

    • FatimaAwan

      Maheen that is what we are so eagerly waiting to find out:) Zaroon is obviously already quite impressed by Kashaf's personality, whether he admits it or not just yet but the real question really is that how does Kashaf fall for him..can't wait to find out. You are right I am disliking Zaroon's character more and more too with every passing episode!

  • maryam hussaini

    well…..after watching every episode i wait for ur review because its superb and flawless.
    i think u should have mentioned maria's different reactions and what type of personality she has!

  • shahbaaz

    Assalamualaikum,
    im from hyderabad,india. i too watch dis serial online…. nice serial…… and nice reviews from fatima awan

  • chintoo

    fatima aapi aap ko to hum tv ya zgh ki taraf se baqaaeda salary daini chaheyai….u r too too near to reality…great job

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you chintoo, yeh buhat achi suggestion hai lol . Thanks a ton for reading the review and for the appreciation. Keep commenting please:)

  • Irfan khan

    hmmmm great review..keep it up…ab tu drama k sath sath app ke review ka be intezar rehta hai 🙂

  • Rumi

    It is getting interesting day by day.

  • AHSAN

    Good job Fatima ,keep it up

  • Elle

    Initially, i found Kashaf's character irritating. Why is she so blunt and rude? Also the fact that she has built a wall around herself deliberately so she doesnt let Zaroons charms affect her.. How is she so successful in doing that when any other girl wouldve flipped for him.. Then as the character of her father was revealed, things made sense. This man is the primary male "role model" in her life who has been so unjust to his wife and daughters. Her bitterness towards men, life, the upper class and God stems from the actions of this man. Just emphasizes how important it is for fathers to be exemplary characters and role models for their children..for them to be whole and happy citizens. She sees her mother being cheated and struggling to survive, so she finds it hard to trust people.
    And Zaroon, the reason he engages Asmara, eventhough deep down he knows she's not right for him is a) parental pressure, b.) fear of losing a good "catch" and c) he felt hed lost Kashaf for good. I feel the comments he made in the library to his friends were to satisfy Asmaras digging probes about what really attracts him to Kashaf, and the reason he was so angry was not because Kashaf dissed him but the fact she heard these ugly comments when he really didn't mean them. I think men do that often, say things they don't really mean just to keep people satisfied. But overall the gender role theme coming out in this drama is fantastic!