Zindagi Gulzar Hai Episode 8 – Simply Flawless

zarooonThis episode was picture perfect right from the first scene to the last one, In fact it was so mesmerizing that I am still spell-bound and am hoping that I will do a fine job with writing this review! This is one episode which I am going to watch over and over again. Although all the scenes in today’s episode were enthralling but dare I say that the most captivating part of this episode had to be Zaroon’s live performance. The overall atmosphere was perfect, the crowd looked very ‘genuine’ too and the response was equally honest, it did not look like anything that was staged or directed but seemed more like a scene from a real concert.

Today’s episode was simply flawless; the acting, direction and the dialogues all deserve special praise. Now we know for sure that when Zaroon is out to get something (someone!) he won’t care about what people think about him, that particular rule only applies to all the women in his life. When Zaroon openly supported Kashaf in the class and then literally begged her to accept his gift, I found it difficult to believe that this was the same person who lectured her sister for coming home late saying that she should be more careful because she had to consider what the servants in the house may feel about her coming late! Zaroon could not care less what the entire college thought about him going out of his way to be friends with Kashaf, I have to say he is very focused indeed! No matter how often Asmara tells Zaroon to stop being so “nice’ to Kashaf, there is absolutely no stopping him. After all he has a “deadline” to meet! So what if people around him think ke Zaroon Kashaf mei buhat dilchaspi leta hai. Fawad Khan is spot on as Zaroon and was brilliant as usual.

asmaraFor a change today it was delightful to see Asmara too since she got exactly what she deserved both from Zaroon and Kashaf. Kashaf telling Asmara off was music to my ears and it was good to see Kahsaf showing that kind of confidence even though she does not think very highly of herself when she compares herself to Asmara. Kashaf clearly says to her sister that Asmara was perfect in every way, “Usey tameez ki zarurat nahi hai, tameez ke beghair bhi vo buhat khush hei”. Kashaf’s opinion about the rich people in the world is almost laughable and sometimes too cute. I have never enjoyed Kahsaf/Sidra scenes more, the way Kashaf shares everything with her sister was so relatable. I am sure there are so many sisters out there who share every tiny detail of their university/college life with each other like this on daily basis. Sanam Saeed is doing a great job of playing a rather difficult character; I absolutely love her as Kashaf.

Zaroon’s dialogue about ‘aqalmundi wali muskurahat’ was also one that made me smile. He thinks he is so clever and is doing a brilliant job of zghfooling everyone around him, not to mention that in the process for now he is making a complete fool of himself. Kashaf is giving him something to think about and both of them are giving each other sleepless nights. Today Kashaf/Zaroon were at their best and it was well worth the wait.

I am glad that Rafia did not make a very big deal out of Kashaf coming home late with one of her male class fellows. How satisfying was the scene when Kashaf refuses to sit in the front seat with Zaroon and after that the call from Asmara just added to Zaroon’s wounds. I am waiting to see how Zaroon deals with the situation he has got himself involved in now.

The scenes with Murtaza and his family went to show the stark difference between the way he treats Rafia and his daughters and the manner in which he treats his second wife and Hammad.

Today’s episode was extremely engaging and “rewarding”! All the actors did a commendable job and the direction was impressive. I am anxiously waiting to see how the story unfolds now.

 

Fatima Awan.

  • hamna

    very entertaining review… πŸ™‚ & the episode was brilliant! Best episode so far!

    • FatimaAwan

      I am glad you enjoyed the review hamna, keep visiting;)

  • Roh

    Fatima, your review was exactly what a completely besotted person like me needed after today's episode.
    Mind, heart and senses blown away. Every scene was fabulous. Zaroon is – words fail me. And Kashaf was super. And I have to say that Asmara played her bit well today too.
    I loved the scenes between K and Sidra. Sidra, when she wants to say something, but then backs off….I think she wanted to say that she thought K was attracted to Z. Beautifully done scenes between the sisters.
    Zaroon – Fawad – I have to try and say something about him. Has sung the song himself? Every expression was fabulous. His fake friendship attempts, his confidence, his smirking, his anger everything. This man is so talented, that any amount of praises is too little for him.
    What an episode. Most definitely will be one of my most watched ones, long after the whole drama is over. Thanks for doing this so quickly and beautifully. πŸ™‚

    • Sky

      You are so right..Fawad wss just fab with his expressions…just amazing!!

      • FatimaAwan

        SK yes completely and totally agree with you and I also love love the Kashaf/Zaroon characterization and also the chemistry between the two, bravo!

    • Annie

      here is the original song – thanks to those who told us it was a JJ song πŸ™‚
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkAh3_hYFGc

      wonder why they just didn't use an EP song –

      • Roh

        thank you for the link. I too wished he should have either sung the song himself, or used one of his songs from EP. I'm sure they considered all these options. Poor guy, it must be all the gushing like this that makes him back off! πŸ™‚

      • FatimaAwan

        Annie thank you for the link;) I watched the scene thinking FK sung it so it just made the whole experience worthwhile, ignorance is bliss;) I have never heard him singing though.

      • Roh

        I posted earlier thanking you for the link. I don't know where it has gone. Thank you. Converted to an mp3 and on my music device already, with the picturisation of yesterdays episode. πŸ™‚ Perfect! πŸ™‚

    • FatimaAwan

      Roh The ZGH experience isn't the same until i get feedback from each one of you and you know I must talk about each and every episode with you in particular with a big smile on my face…where would i be without all of you, the experience would not be half as good. Yes Zaroon – Fawad Khan was absolutely brilliant and charming today. I like Sanam Saeed as Kashaf too. Must give credit to the writer for giving us such interesting characters.

      • Roh

        would love to discuss more here with your review in front of me, but I find it difficult to correct or change something I have typed in on this site. The only way is to hit the back button to delete everything and type all over again. Can the site management please change this input/edit method? I tend to keep my posts as short as possible, so that I don't have to edit.
        I really enjoyed that conversation between Zaroon and Asmara on the phone after he dropped Kashaf. hehehehe….he was driving a car not a plane! It was fabulous. And I loved the way he hung up. So typical like a man when they are getting into a sticky situation they have got themselves into! πŸ˜€

        • FatimaAwan

          Yes Roh the Asmara/Zaroon conversations were so real, the way Asmara calls him immediately after he drops Kashaf, as if she was sitting there waiting for time to pass lol. I have talked to the admin hopefully the problem will be fixed soon.

  • NDL

    Just loved today;s episode. I think it was just Perfect!! Fawad was brilliant and I must say Kashaf did not disappoint us.The chemisty was sizzling! The scenes between the sisters were also fabulous!!! Both K and Sidra looked so cute. The way K vents her anger and is pacing up and down, and the mischevious twinkle in sidra's eyes when she is about to say something but holds herself back was done beautifully. Very impressive!.The scenes were v real. I am sorry, Asmara is still remains the weakest link. Maria was slightly better but not impressed with her . I loved FK 's body language when K refuses to sit in front. Many girls from the lower middle class will relate to the problems of Kashaf. Today's episode is one that will be seen again and again by viewers.. Well done Sultana Siddiqui.

    • Annie

      I was smiling through and through during the Sidra Kashaf scenes. Mansha Pasha is just TOTALLY ADORABLE as the calm sister – too cute for words πŸ™‚

      • Sky

        Yes those scenes were so sweet..lovely sister exchanges!!

        • FatimaAwan

          Yes loved those scenes.

    • FatimaAwan

      NDL you are so right, you always sum up everything wonderfully. Sizzling is the word! Absolutely love Mansha Pasha as Sidra and yes Kashaf fuming scenes were too good. Yes the credit goes to the entire team, the actors, writers and the director.

  • NDL

    Forgot to mention that though you were mesmerized and spell bound but you still managed to write a perfect Review πŸ™‚ Well done Fatima. I love the fact that your reviews are so balanced and you post them so promptly. Just when we are itching to write something, your review gives us that opportunity.

    • Annie

      totally agree with you NDL! 2 thumbs up for Fatima for being so prompt so we can relay our feelings quickly as well. Oh the Nasha of Instantaneous communication πŸ˜‰

      • FatimaAwan

        You are very welcome Annie, yes indeed it is a nasha! I can't tell you how many dinners I have missed to write these reviews lo. btw next prediction please, Annie meinay ap ko guru maan liya hai, take a bow:)

    • FatimaAwan

      Aww thank you NDL, the ZGH experience won't be half as good if i did not have you guys to share everything with. I love your comments, you know that and look forward to them so the feeling is mutual.

  • Annie

    thanks for posting your review so quickly Fatima! Gushing episode it was πŸ™‚ Loved it from beginning to end and yes agreed did not mind Asmara today whatsoever! I'll definitely be watching the Z and K scenes over again. Abhi zara jaldi mein dekhi hai – next time araam se dekhain gai πŸ˜‰

    I was wondering about the song too – I don't follow EP so was this an EP song? It did not sound like FK's voice to me. I do wish they had picked a more lively song but hey who cares lol

    There was only scene that kind of stuck out as being misplaced – when Asmara comes fuming to Z and Osama from the library, how do Z and Osama know what happened w/ her and Kashaf at the library? I think there was a scene that got edited out or Asmara should have told the guys what happened before Osama said something.

    So as predicted from Episode 8 the story has Indeed taken off! πŸ™‚ Now if my other predictions would come true as well, I'd be making a whole lot a money πŸ˜‰

    • Sky

      yes I think a scene must have been edited, I also thought that!

      • Annie

        yep SK that's the only one that just stuck out and I think slipped through the editing cracks πŸ˜‰

        • Sadaf

          Annie you were right

      • afia qazi

        true that!

    • FatimaAwan

      Yes Annie got to give you credit for that your predictions are always spot on, tried and tested. I watched the episode again and i did not mind the slow song at all, Fawad Khan's expressions were to die for! Yes you are right about the library scene, but honestly this episode was so wow i gladly overlooked it:) lol you really should try and make some money seriosly Annie, you are too good with your predictions.

  • paraz

    Nice review Fatima… I follow ur reviews regularly………. jst two quetions why Junaid's song??? and why one scene the voiz for zaroon's dilouge was muted??? wat did he say to K while dropping her???

    • FatimaAwan

      Paraz, we should put those questions on Sultana Siddiqui's fb wall, I am going to and hopefully will get questions soon. Thank you so much for reading the reviews and for commenting. It means alot to me.

    • Maria

      his voice was not muted when i watched it again at 12 am he said "courtesy mai hi sae thanks keh sakti thi ap wese ab to ap ko pata chal gaya hoga k mera maksad sirf ap ko drop karna tha aur kuch nae" something like that and don't know why junaid's song !!!

      • FatimaAwan

        Thank you so much for letting us know that Maria:)

      • Zaina

        Thanks!!

      • paraz

        thnx

  • Hammu

    I loved your review Fatima.I will just say that this drama is slowly making (or already made) it's way to "The best drama i've ever seen".You have said enough.I won't say more πŸ™‚

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you Hammu. Yes ZGh will only get better:)

  • Ume E

    I enjoyed every bit of today's episode….Loved Fawad's acting…every scene was perfect.
    I thought the song was one of Junaid Jamshed..??..Or am I totally wrong….??..Also what did Zaroon say when he dropped Kashaf off and before she replied that 'main aap ke dil main nahin rehtee…………'…The scene was muted for some reason.
    Also I am really liking it way more better than the novel.

    • FatimaAwan

      Ume E Yes Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed both were brilliant today. Must give credit to the director too for all the perfectly executed scenes. Don't know what Zaroon said must go back and watch again:)

  • Sky

    Totally agree!! Loved it from start to finish…..just perfect!! Finally the focus is on Zaroon and Kashaf, and they were sizzling omg!! I didnt mind Asmaras scenes or murtaza because they were few and far between. Hope it continues wgich it looks like it will next week. Direction of last car scene was really good, really enjoyed their spat!! Zaroon is one confused guy though, calling kashaf conservative when he conveys those same thoughts to saRa and Asmara, I giesd when he realizes what he really wants, he will fall for Kashaf, right now his ego has overtaken his life!! Thank you Fatima for being so fast, great review for a great episode!! I will also be watching it again aram se…agrre with Annie!! I also didnt think it ws Fawaads voice in concert…alrgough that whole scene was executed so well, looked so real…whos song was it??

    • Annie

      LOL @ Zaroon's ego taking over his life! So True! πŸ™‚ And it was kinda cute how Kashaf pronounces Dubaaye.

      • afia qazi

        Yes, I noticed that . "dubai" is too desi now- Hip people say "Dubaaye"!

    • FatimaAwan

      Sky the ZGH experience isn't the same until i put the review up and get feedback from all of you:) and today it was so worth it, I am so glad we all feel the same way about this latest episode. Yes I hope it will continue to be the way it was today. you are so so right about Zaroon/Kashaf scenes, sizzling is the word. I really like SS too and i think FK and SS have great on screen chemistry and not to mention the characters are wow and a half lol I am so blown away

  • kks

    Overall the episode was really good and moved the story forward but I was extremely disappointed with the concert scene … it was Junaid Jamshed's song and lip sync by Fawad … I wished they had let him sing, he has a beautiful voice. if i turned off the sound the scene setting, the energy looked perfect but with the sound on the concert scene was lifeless … limp. it felt like it was a voiceover. any way…. other than that the episode was PERFECT. loved the way Kashaf told Asmara off. Team Kashaf.

    • Annie

      We all wished (including Sultana Siddique) that Fawad would have sung his own song but can't help the laziness πŸ˜‰

      • afia qazi

        Maybe we should go and yank FK out of laziness! Uttho, kaam peh jao, gana banao, gao, Uttho Uttho Uttho!

        • FatimaAwan

          lol I am sooo with you on that. but i watched the scene thinking it was Fk so it worked perfectly for me. The girls' reaction seemed very real, don't you guys think? they were 'real' fans not actors!

          • kks

            @ fatima: i am with you on the girls' reaction, totally real.

    • Sara

      A brilliant point indeed. I agree 100 %.

  • mushayyadah javaid

    The review is so bang on and so was the episode… Zaroon-kashaf scenes were a treat to watch…fawad s superb with his expressions and dialogues…his concert was fabulous…loved all of it … kashaf'-sidra scenes were cherry on the cake…this was one epi that im gonna watch time n time again πŸ˜€

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much for sharing how you felt about the episode and for liking the review. completely agree with you:) Keep reading and commenting.

  • fatimajamil

    love u Fatima !!! πŸ™‚ :************************

    • FatimaAwan

      love you too Fatima;) Thanks.

  • afia qazi

    Totally enjoyed this episode (finally!) but Fawad could have looked more "into it" while singing the song-considering that's been his job :/ Maybe the problem was that it seemed like a weak voice (sorry JJ!) singing the song and hence, Fawad seemed even more subdued. or maybe I'm just rambling and all was fine? what do you all think? Bara madham madham pheeka pheeka gana tha. I wanted a bit more zing there. Otherwise bohat maza aaya- loved the dialogue "Yeh meri zindagi ka subse bura safar tha"- "mera bhi!" Ouch πŸ™‚

    • FatimaAwan

      Afia you should watch the concert scene again and this time around i suggest you concentrate on FK's expressions more than the song;) it ought to do the trick! Yes the safar was actually buhat bura…so looking forward to more.

  • naveed e seher

    It was JUNAID JAMSHED song and was payed in his own voice not FAWAD KHAN

    • FatimaAwan

      thank you for letting us know naveed e seher.

  • JENA BI

    YA GANA JUNAID JAMSHED KA THA BUT FAWAD ETNA CUTE LAG RAHA THA OH MY GOD LOVE FAWAD BOHAT CUTE HAI

    • Graceful

      cute logon ko kabhi dekha hai ? Fatima agar kaheti hai ke cute hai to aap sab un ke pichhe chal pade. LOL

  • noor hamza

    Thanks for the nice review Fatima.

    Totally agree with the sisters scenes being so relatable. Although Kashaf is a good actress but the credit goes to the girl playing her younger sister for being so natural too. For me, these scenes are far better than zeenia and serena ones in Tanhaya NS

    Did anyone notice how high the mirror was hung in Asmara's bedroom.

    PS sorry, I keep moaning about the usability issues of this site.. but I have to tell you that the very text I am typing now is light grey and I am sooo close to the screen that it is quite uncomfortable. Selection option still does not work and that is very annoying.

    • FatimaAwan

      Noor Hamza, I will get the problem sorted;) I absolutely love Serena too but you are right these scenes are so much more relatable. I really like SS too and Masha Pasha is just as good. Thank you so much for your feedback, i will get the problem fixed soon.

  • Sadaf

    Great review Fatima ! yes this is just what we needed . This is the right blend of tracks. Zaroon really is a bad boy, bechari Kashaf has not tried to attract him in anyway and he is taking her as some kind of challenge…. Fawad was perfect bus itna hi kehna hai πŸ™‚

    • FatimaAwan

      lol Sadaf so SS has not yet grown on you:) I really really like SS as Kashaf, shukar hai haha Yes Fawad was brilliant today.

  • anwar.suhail

    Brilliant episode and great review, thanks. Fawad khan doing superb job.

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much anwar.sohail for taking time out to read the review and for commenting:) yes Fawad Khan totally stole the show today.

  • gagaoga

    Why do you never mention the next episode preview in the review?

    • FatimaAwan

      Some people miss the next episode's preview on purpose and if i mention it they don't like it, that is why i stopped mentioning it;)

      • gagoga

        thx 4 explaining it but cn u make a separate review of it so I cn c it when I dnt hav time 2 eatch the drama thx in advance. and if u cant thts alright I spend my weekend reading your other reviews anyway!!!

  • Umetalal

    Today' episode had technical flaws. In the last episode the house sale money was not fully given and the second wife was full of angst but now they were all happy and the issue completely overlooked.
    Secondly the kind of character of Kashf is it was highly improbable for her to go on her concert.
    Moreover her friend acts more like her enemy and it is strange for a serious minded girl to have such a frivolous friend,

    • gagoga

      I completely disagree w/ u maria (kashaf's friend) plays a very important role in showing kashaf's friendly side and how she is with people around her without them being her enemies. Maria isn't in anyway kashaf's enemy rather she is kashaf's protector

  • maria

    Fatima as usual a great and balanced review. loved todays episode and it was way better then all the ones combined. the blooper was very overlooked but eh! mass communication ki dunia hai..kiya pata saray IBA ko pata chal gaya hoo through texts πŸ˜›
    i have had my encounters with toned version of Asmaras but Asmara to bahi koi aur hee cheez hai? haina bahi?

    • FatimaAwan

      Yes I noticed the blooper too but this episode had so much going for it that I gladly overlooked it;) Maybe they were standing outside the library and watching from the window….I am in a very biased mood today haha because i just watched the episode again. lol @ toned versions of Asmara, trust me there are many many such mean girls around! Thank you Maria for reading the review and commenting, it means a lot to me.

  • Fawad's fan

    Amazing review Fatima πŸ™‚ Reading your review is the first thing I do after watching Zindagi Gulzar Hai again on the internet! :p About yesterday's episode- Yes, it was surely SUPERB! πŸ˜€ But one thing that strongly dismayed me was that Fawad's voice wasn't there in the song. It was just a lip-sync performance in the drama. Although you know what, they organised a proper concert for this scene in IVS! That is why the crowd was too charged up, and the scenes seem to be from an original concert. For this was ACTUALLY a live performance by Fawad! Lucky IVS people πŸ™ I just want to share one incident, few people remember or know may be. That is when the concert was being shot, Fawad scolded someone from the crowd who passed him the water bottle when he had asked for it and it hit Fawad badly. But what's so fascinating and awe-inspiring is that Fawad excused for his anger from that person on his official fan page, narrating the whole incident again. Even though, no one would have known about this had Fawad not highlighted it. That is so great of him, isn't it? (For more Fawad updates you can always follow me *Always there at your service* LOL :p)

    • FatimaAwan

      lol loved reading your comment. Thank you for sharing the incident. It is amazing how everyone has something new to add to the discussion. I did get the feeling that they really did organize a concert because the scene was too real. Sure keep us updated, what more could we ask for:) Awe-inspiring is the word of the day! I will be looking forward to more updates from Fawad's fan;)

      • Fawad's fan

        Hahaha sure! I have too much in my bucket to share about Fawad that it can saturate one's mind and I'll never get fed up talking about him either :p

        • FatimaAwan

          Bring it on;) I will be waiting.

    • Graceful

      Craz of Fawad from all of you is hammering our head.

  • Aiman

    Plz i have a request agar hum tv ki administration se kisi ka rabta he toh unko kahe ya koi admin khud yeh perhe to plz plz drama ka acha khasa scene chal raha hota he aur neeche rockstar, mera apna bhi koi ghar hota or falana dhamaka keh tickers mat chalaya karen saaraa tasalsul toot jata he saara maza kharab ho jata he or itna bara ticker hota he keh neeche se scene bhi kat jata he….and plz yeh jo aap logo neh drama keh beech me jo time check dikhate hain or screen ko chota kerte hain saara maza kharab ho jata he scene ka…plzz hum sub keh ghar me clocks hain hum wahan dekh len ge time..aur apne dramas aur doosri shows keh poore poore adds dikha diya karen break keh doran is tarha beech me apne stupid kisam keh tickers mat chalaya karen..warna un cheezoon ko dekhna to door ki baat he ulta unka bycott ker denge hum log cuz its really irritating….plz change this policy of urs…and besides tht i really love to read ur reviews Fatima..keep it up..

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you so much Aimen for following the reviews and for liking them. Your appreciation means a lot to me:) You are so right about the ads etc, I guess they try to make the most of it since this play is being watched by so many people. I hope someone from HUm TV reads your comment and also pays heed to your request because it is very genuine. Keep reading and commenting:)

      • Aiman

        U r so right… they try to make most of it bcuz seriously during any other drama other than zindagi.. they jst dont play that amount of tickers tht they play during zindagi and thats so damn irritating…plz saare viewers hum tv ki web per jaa ker "feedback" mein iss baare mein complain karen..mein ne toh ker di he ab baki jitne ziada log karen ge complain utna faida hoga keh shayad woh sunn len "hum awam" ki baat….

  • Fatima

    Great review, as usual ! πŸ˜€
    I specially agree with that part about Zaroon's lecture to Sara. Either this guy is confused or he very obviously has double standards. He finds fault with Sara returning home late with her fiance but when Kashaf is uncomfortable travelling with him at night, he labels her as 'too conservative'. Duh!
    In my opinion, he doesn't know what he wants yet. Hopefully, he'll figure himself out in the coming episodes..and maybe that's when he'll start considering marrying Kashaf.
    Anyhow, I absolutely loved the episode and havent got any complaints from this one πŸ˜‰
    Cant wait for the next one…the preview has piqued my interest!

    • FatimaAwan

      Fatima I have to say that Zaroon represents majority of men in our society, you know double standards and stereotyping of genders is so rampant here and in many other societies. Yes Zaroon has a lot of growing up to do and he also needs to find out that there are women in this world who are very different from all the women he has encountered till now and knowing Kashaf better is going to teach him just that! Yes I am eagerly waiting for the next episode too. I hope you will keep on following the reviews and commenting;)

      • Fatima

        He'll find out soon enough. The guy's in for a surprise…too bad he's going to learn Kashaf is wayyy different from what he thought the hard way πŸ˜‰
        Cant help but follow your reviews. They are addictive πŸ˜€

  • Fatima

    Great review, as usual ! πŸ˜€
    I specially agree with that part about Zaroon's lecture to Sara. Either this guy is confused or he very obviously has double standards. He finds fault with Sara returning home late with her fiance but when Kashaf is uncomfortable travelling with him at night, he labels her as 'too conservative'. Duh!
    In my opinion, he doesn't know what he wants yet. Hopefully, he'll figure himself out in the coming episodes..and maybe that's when he'll start considering marrying Kashaf.
    Anyhow, I absolutely loved the episode and havent got any complaints from this one πŸ˜‰ Cant wait for the next episode…the preview has piqued my interest!!

  • esha

    i actually clapped at the scene where fawad forced kashaf again to sit in the car r wo phir se jaa k peeche wali seat pr beth jaati hai::P….. n the expressions of both fawad n sanam was wow!!! APPLAUSE !!!

    • FatimaAwan

      Yes Esha, the expressions were spot on, absolutely loved this scene.

  • SAMPAK

    REVIEW BUHAT ACHA HA OR EPISODE KI TU KYA HI BAT HA OR NEXT EPISODE TU DIL KER RAHA HA JALDI SA DEKH LO KHER MAGER MAIN FATIMA KI IS BAT SA ITFAQ NAI KERTI KE KASHF KI JO THINKING HA RICH PEOPLE KE BARY MAIN WO GHALT HA

    • FatimaAwan

      SAMPAK I am not saying it is ghalt, I am just saying that it made me laugh because she is too cute with her complaints:) I think Kashaf also has a lesson to learn which is that money is not everything and that she has so much to be thankful for as Sidra said to her that her aik ki zindagi mei koye na koye kami hoti hai.

  • Shahnaz

    Are u sure it is Junaid Jamshed,s voice. I think it is Ali Zafar

    • FatimaAwan

      Shahnaz it is JJ's song, the ZGH page posted it and so did the Umera Ahmed page.

      • Fawad's fan

        Yeah! the song is actually "Tum Kehti Ho' by Junaid Jamshed.

  • Mrs Asim

    m five hours peechay:( yesterday I kept on waiting ur review. n cud c it now. khair so here we r:) all is said and done, I think u r happy now, I told u na people do like it alot n will love it more agay agay. n m sure abt MTU too. yes as Annie said I was also wondering how Osama knew all that? .lol u picked the word right from my mind Fatima,'to be focused' in infact a theme in this play. Z is focused and so is K.I was thinking abt it just few hours back.I loved the episode and ur review :).

    • FatimaAwan

      Mrs. Asim I waited and waited for your comment and I am glad it is here now:) You are right Kashaf is very focused too, awe-inspiring my dear friend is the word of the day:) Yes I also noticed the blooper but this episode was too fabulous , so I decided to overlook it. Yes you were right, like always. ZGH will only get better now. Annie will know better of course, her predictions are always spot on.

      • Mrs Asim

        aww so sweet of u:) time difference hay na bs islye. lol true about Annie.her comments r fabulous:)

  • Mrs Asim

    o han let me tell u that ye focus wali baat I picked after watching JJ's interview in GMP. did u watch it, it was awe inspiring (though I dont agree him one atleast 2 points, but generally it was superb.

    • FatimaAwan

      No Mrs. Asim I did not watch it but i will now because nothing that you recommend should be missed;)

      • Mrs Asim

        adaab arz hay;)

  • Uneza_j

    what an episode
    IT WAS EPIC!!!
    i loved it

    • FatimaAwan

      Totally agree with you Uneza, epic with CAPS is so right:))

  • arsh

    yr awlla wo basssti nd awlla episode bt fawad ko apna ghana ghana chaye tha……baaandia hoooooooo bcz wo us ki awaaaz ky sath suit nahi kia bt fit tha………!!!

    • FatimaAwan

      bilkul arsh buhat fit tha and while i was watching it i had no idea it wasn't his awaz so i was very happy with it lol

  • omi

    the way kashaf character is portrayed she is a hard nut to crack and definately give zaroon a strong blow he needed so long that he wont be able to just let it be. secondly, if u ever come across the jago pak transmission telecasted before ZGH went on air sultana apa especially mentioned that title of ZGH (fawad's version) was initially offered to fawad to sing over but due to his reluctance (might be laziness as the person who would sing was also supposed to write the lyrics and compose it too) it was handed over to ali zafar. i think thats the same matter might be with the concert scene as well.

    • FatimaAwan

      omi yes very true, Kashaf is going to give Zaroon a very tough time and I think he deserves it too. Thank you for sharing the details about the OST:) I hope we will be seeing you here more often now.

  • abid ali

    ds episode isnt good…i dnt like it…nd wannt talk about it…!!!!!so let it go..

  • NDL

    Although I usually do not give a comment after I have posted one, but the episode was so good that it deserves some more comments. Or maybe I too was so mesmerized that was not able to write what I wanted to. I love the characterisation of Umera. The two main leads are very un hero/heroine like. The hero is a flirt, with double standards and echauvanistic. A typical South Asian male. The girl is no beauty. She is ' maamooli shakal soorat ki larki' who is very intelligent, a trait not appreciated by the men of our society. The interaction between these two leads is explosive!!! I love the fact that Umera's characters are not picture perfect. FK is just mindblowing as Zaroon. We want to hate his double standards and arrogance, but he manages to make us love him. Kashaf is again such a real character. I live in a neighbourhood where any girl coming late at night with a boy AND SITTING IN THE FRONT SEAT with him should be ready to have her reputation tarnished. I know they have changed the novel, but I am glad they have highlighted the difference of behaviour and what is acceptable from the 'cool kids' and those from a lower middle class background. I am ecstatic that this is being highlighted.

    • FatimaAwan

      You are absolutely right NDL but you know most viewers even can't seem to enjoy kashaf's character because somehow people are under the impression that this girl will be rescued by her prince charming in the end but I think the story will be about much more than just that. I think Kashaf will turn out to be just as much of a saviour for Zaroon as he will be for her…i could be very wrong ofcourse! You highlighted all the things that needed to be mentioned, loving your mini reviews:) Yes I simply love the lead characters too and enjoying the nitty gritty details and also the performances.

  • NDL

    The 'cool' kids can take the mickey out of any girl from the lower strata is very acceptabe in our uni's and the way he says' ' yeh karachi hay, bara shehr hay' shows his arrogance!! fantastic characters Umera!!! I also loved the girlish behaviour of Sidra when she says' dekh to leteen kay kia gift diya tha' πŸ™‚ again a very real dialogue coming from a cool headed sister who is teasing her fiery sis.. I am glad they spent some time in building up the characters as it makes the whole experience very real. Why does SM always stand with his arms folded and a hunch ?? and Asmara looked quite fat/unattractive in those green jeans. Why was the outfit acceptable now? Or did she choose to ignore Z? ZGH is getting better and better and I am loving it πŸ™‚

  • purplegem

    very nice review Fatima.its the first thing i do after watching the episode i:e reading ur super dooper reviews.they r always so straight to the point.luv them πŸ™‚

  • Uneza_j

    fawad ki fan following cash kr k MUSICAL NIGHT ka scene 100/100 k sath chaaa gya!!!!!

    • FatimaAwan

      lol Uneza, Janab Fawad ko itne paise dete hei tu cash tu krwana chahyeh na, haq bunta hai un ka aur un ke fans ka bhi;)

  • roha khan

    respected fatima i want that you give a comparative or parallel review of FAWAD's character in HMSFR,DASTAN and ZINDGE GULZAR HY!!!!!waiting 4 that.REGARDS

    • FatimaAwan

      Roha that is a brilliant suggestion, i will definitely think about writing something like that.

      • Sara

        I think, Fawad's character in Zindagi Gulzar Hai, has many shades of his character in Humsafar. Even the girl dresses up the same way as heroine of Humsafar.

  • Tanveer

    the episode was really really very very good. I love this episode.

  • amna

    The episode was just PERFECT. Loved the concert and had been listening to it over and over since FRIDAY. Guess what Fawad was in Daewoo with my sister from lLahore to Pindi and she saw him when he was leaving. I am so disappointed Why was"nt I a part of the trip. HARD LUCK Antways Drama is going Perfect and I am sure there is lot more to came Love Fawad

  • musfira khan

    zabardast drama hai .

  • nasir

    men damn…kia acting hai ZAAROON kee uff claas what an epresiion chikna….and kashafs doing really good dint see her like that before…keep it up

    • FatimaAwan

      Totally agree with you, i like them both a lot too.

  • nasir

    expression* i beg your pardon

  • Sara

    Hi Fatima Awan,
    Thanks for your wholesome reviews. This drams seems perfect in almost all senses. But there is one thing which is a bit unexpected. They have mentioned about the other 2 daughters (from second wife) of Waseem Abbass. But we have not even once seen them in that house. Not even a mention of them. Seems weird na !

    • FatimaAwan

      Sara thank you so much for liking the review and for commenting. You know what to be honest I am very happy that we have not been shown the sisters yet, the second family scenes are annoying enough as it is lol but you are right, there shouldn't have mentioned the daughters if they were not going to be part of the play at all. I guess they decided to save money πŸ˜‰

      • Sara

        lolz. You are right. They might have saved money. But you dont expect such loop holes from a Umaira Ahmad written and Sultana Siddiqui directed venture. They could have easily shown that there is only a son from second wife. But actually, they have clearly mentioned 5 daughters. In an atherwise strong play, this turns out to be a small weakness (though a negligible one).

        • FatimaAwan

          You are absolutely right Sara, should have taken some newcomer or not mentioned the daughters at all.

  • SUMBAL ARSHAD

    AAAAALLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA DRAMA H………….

  • Bilal Ahmed

    I think the author of this review has not read the novel !!!

    • FatimaAwan

      Absolutely right Bilal I have not read the novel!

      • Sara

        I think, there is no fun watching drama if you have read the novel already πŸ˜‰

  • baachaa

    nice review fatima as always

    • FatimaAwan

      Thank you baachaa:)

  • sadia

    i feel kashaf overeacts a hell lot. abey zaroon ek to chorne jaraha hai usse ghar and shes still having issues.. shuker hai "thank u" kehne ki toh tameez dikhaadee..
    na shukrepan ki bhi hadd hoti hai…. despite of having family problems thr r many many tameezdar ppl living and mingling in society ..dealing with everything…. i donno strong dikhane ka yeh matlab toh nahi ke doosron ( ya rich class zaroon types) ko neecha dikhaya jaaye…

    all i want to say is family issues bahuton ki life mein hote hain … ppl need to b strong NOT RUDE OR THANKLESS like kashaf… SHE PISSES ME OFFF!!!

    • AJQADIR

      I totally agree with you. This is what I feel when I see Kashaf reacts to others rudely. It also looks very un-natural reaction to me. Being poor does not allow anyone to be rude with rich. She shows big time attitude problem and I am surprised to see here people praising her for her rudeness. I do agree that she should have not accepted the gift from Zaroon but there are many better ways to refuse and while sitting in someone's car with your own will, she has to show courtesy. I don't know what kind of message writer is trying to give poor people? I do not agree with the reviews of Fatima Awan. These reviews are not balanced rather more like flattering. I wanted to say the same what you have said here but after reading everyone else reviews who think she was on top, I did not share my views because I thought maybe my views will be considered biased but today when I read your reviews I realized that I am not the only one who thinks this way.

      • FatimaAwan

        AJQADIR firstly please don't ever think twice before sharing how you feel about a certain episode, you don't have to agree with the majority in order to share how you feel:) I think the problem with Kashaf is that she lives in her own world and she interprets everyone and everything around her according to her own perception. Since her father is such a selfish man so she looks down upon men in general and I also feel that due to lack of exposure Kashaf just does not know any better. I totally agree with you that she is very rude but then look at what Zaroon is doing, he is after all trying to fool her so she is not wrong about him, what do you think? does a man like that deserve to be treated any better? She is a completely different person with her sister, which goes to show that she is perfectly capable of having a normal relationship with someone but her bitter experiences of life don't allow her to give concessions to others especially rich people and come to think of it all that she says about Zaroon is right.

        • AJQADIR

          Thanks for your prompt reply. I normally don't hesitate in sharing my thoughts. It was first time that I stopped πŸ™‚ Regarding Kashaf's thoughts, I have already said the same in one of previous episode's review what you have said here. She feels un secure because of her father's behavior. In my opinion, it is not lack of exposure, it is the venom she has produced in her personality against rich and also against nature (this is what writer is trying to portray her) Honestly speaking, she is not much different with her sister either if you watch those scenes again. She even tries to impose her thoughts on her. She is bossy with her too. The only reason she talks to her because she has no one else to talk with. Please also notice her interaction with her friend in the University. She is not even nice with her. Zaroon being making fool of her, even then, simple reaction from Kashaf can be to ignore him rather confronting him. She simply cannot judge Zaroon by observing him only. I am not defending Zaroon but if you observe people and situation around him like different personalities at home and friends, he is also not stable mentally. He is not even sure if her best friend will be suitable for him as a wife. Let's see how writer unfold story in next episodes. Honestly speaking, since long time, I am planning to start writing some plays.

          • Mrs Asim

            AJQADIR I can understand what u r feeling about Kashaf's attitude, the only reason I can think of is that U never met such a person.Umera's characters r not very common people, they r rare but they R there around us, her rudeness is one acpect of her nature n it shows her purity of nature. same is true for Lizzy(Jane austen). in pakistani writers Umera is one of the few who ever showed such characters, otherwise in english and other lietrature such characters r quite common(difference of culture).if u think of it, generally b it so happenes k our good and bad qualities r directly related to each other.I cant much clear my point here since m not blessed with good expression:).lakin ghor kijay ga. our good qualities r often directly related to our bad ones. I have seen few such girls so I find Kashaf so very natural that I can only say 'awsome':)

          • AJQADIR

            Mrs Asim, you have expressed your views well. I agree what you have said but with some difference of opinion. All of us have good qualities as well as bad but with all due respect, in my opinion, our bad and good qualities are by virtue of people and circumstances around us. People change their opinion and even behavior when they are exposed to different culture. I have seen this practically In my own case when I was living in Pakistan, my perspectives and opinions were different but those were changed when I lived abroad.
            In Kashaf's case, her anger and aggression is purely because of her father's attitude and behavior with them. Father is always a role model for sons and daughters till a certain age regardless of his appearance, education and financial status. Kashaf has seen his father being unreasonable since her childhood and as she does not have any brother who lives with them and not exposure to men in society, she thinks all the wen are like her father. I personally know some women who lived her life like Kashaf but she was were well behaved and well educated. I have personal experience of observing women in different cultures and found them almost the same emotionally.

          • Mrs Asim

            g m getting ur point but u know what, there r very few people whos qualities r not affected by circumstances even:) khair its not about kashaf,but I never felt k oh no why she said so why she did so,in fact I always felt about Umera's characters k yes ye bnda aisa hi krta. mostly in the long run we r bound to believe on the originality of her characters.
            u didnt get my point about good an dbad qualities(I cudnt explain in fact) I meant that what I have seen,our good qualities r u can say an outcome of our bad ones, suppos m very timid(bad quality) thats why m kind and subdude, my sis is headstrong(bad one) but she is confident, ready for action like that. tahts why I believe that we should fully accept people around us , though we r msotly unable to tolerate their bad qualities:) thanks for ur risponse ,I respect ur opinion:)

          • AJQADIR

            Thanks Mrs Asim for elaborating your point of view more. That's true and I agree with you on that. Thanks for sparing time for your reply.

  • abdulghani

    kamal ka drama hy desprately waiting 4 ep 9………

  • Arifa khan

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee drama

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