Aasmanon Pay Likha Episode 1 – A Good Start!

This show captured my interest when I was once flipping through the channels and I saw its promo with the beautiful OST in the background. The show attracted me enough to watch it and review it too. And after watching the first show, I am glad that I gave this show a try because the story looks amazing so far!

photo(33)The first episode revolved around the wedding celebrations of Qudsiya (Sajal Ali), the female protagonist of the show. She is an average middle class girl with no big dreams and a practical approach towards life; she just wants to lead a happy married life like any other girl. But unfortunately, her to be in-laws are one of those people who put pressure on the girl’s family to give huge dowry which they simply cannot afford.

photo(34)I never understand why the girl’s parents think that if they fulfill the demands of her to be-in laws then she would stay happy there. Qudsiya could have gotten better proposals than Shehzads’ and I failed to understand why her parents kept on fulfilling their demands one after the other when they should have broken the rishta a long time ago. Qudsiya was upset to see the way her parents were worried all the time because of her dowry, and she even made the decision to break the marriage. But thanks to the emotional blackmail done by her father, she had to give in and change her decision.

aasmanon pe likhaWe saw Aaliyan (Shehryar Munawar) in only one scene, but that scene was enough to make me fall in love with his character. He is the son of an established business man, and he may seem like a stern and practical business man, but there is softness in him that shows that he might be rich, but he is not arrogant or spoilt in any way. He treated Zaheer (Qudsiya’s father) with respect when he came to his office and although he refused him to give him the loan he wanted; he did not insult him in anyway but just straight forwardly told him the reason why he could not give him the loan, and I found his reason somewhat reasonable too. No firm would loan their employee an amount as big as 10 lakhs after it had already provided him with financial aid.

photo(36)The rest of the episode mainly revolved around the taunts and humiliation that Qudsiya’s family had to suffer because they could not live up to the expectations of her to be mother-in-law. Now Qudsiya’s marriage depends on the car that her in-laws had demanded, and this will most probably be the reason why her marriage would break. Cliched, right? Dowry is a social evil and the sad fact is that it still highly influences our society, and there are many people like Qudsiya’s in-laws that still exist in our society.

Sajjal Ali was truly brilliant in all of her scenes in this episode and her performance is definitely worth looking forward to. Shehryar Munawar was seen in only one scene but his performance in that scene was power packed, and I am really looking forward to see more of his scenes in the show. I want to get more insight into his character as I found his character very intriguing. Mohsin Mirza has also done a superb job with the direction of the show! Each scene had depth to it and was very well directed.

We all know what is going to happen next, thanks to the promos. I really wish they had not revealed this suspense though. It would have been more exciting to watch the show if we did not know how Aaliyan would get married to Qudsiya.

I feel that this show has a lot of potential and its pace is also very smooth so far. Those who have not seen the episode yet, do watch it for Sajjal and Shehryar’s performance. You would find some scenes worth skipping too, but overall it was a good episode.

Do share your opinion about the first episode as I would love to hear them!

Till Next Week!

Mariam Shafiq


My name is Shozib Ali. I have done Bachelors in Media Sciences. Currently Working as an administrator and content writer for reviewit.


  • Shehreyar was good. Well tht’s good to know, i’ll wait for a couple of episodes to air and then comment on this drama. But i really hope Shehreyar does well, i can’t stand bad acting skill. Specially whn it’s one of the leads.

    • Hello there! Thanks for commenting!

      Shehryar just had one scene and he was good in it. Lets see what is in store for us next! Do give this show a try though!

  • could someone fix Sajjal Ali’s hair so I can see her face ? Apart from that she looked good , and Sheheryaar has finally stopped smiling Yaaay . This looks like just the sort of cheesy mid week fun a girl needs ;)

    • Lol! I love Sajjal’s hai but yes i agree, she loves keeping her locks on her face!
      I find her really pretty though :)

  • thanks fo rthe review Maryam … I dont know where my previous comment went but ok . This looks like a really corny romance but I think I am going to enjoy it . Sheheryar is looking much better now that he has stopped smiling all the time fingers crossed .

    • You are most welcome! :)

      I always enjoy a good romance. LOL! Sheheryar is performing well so far. We need to see more of his scenes to judge his acting skills.

      • Agree, on the smiling part :)

        Is it just me or we are seeing him in the same role? The “ameer baap” ka beta but with a down to earth personality with an interest in lower,middle class..
        Kahi un Kahi: Son of business tycoon but marries Driver’s daughter.
        ZGH: Belongs to a Strong background and still finds interest in a girl like Kashaf who is from a middle class family
        MDKJZM: Again son of a wealthy business man but kind at heart.
        TNS: Belongs to an influential Pathan Tribe but a “muhib e watan”
        APL: Son of business man but still treats his inferiors with respect. And gets married to his employee’s daughter


          • What should I expand? Do you mean I should tell the whole form of Drama?
            Meray dard ko jo zuban miley
            Tanhaiyaan nai silsilay
            Aasmanun pai Likha

        • Yes, the son of the rich guy thing is the same in all shows,

          In this show i doubt he is like Sherry.. Sherry was just too sweet in Kahi Un Kahi. Aaliyan is more business minded since he calls his own marriage a ‘contract’ in the promos.
          In the rest of the characters, he had that loveable, extremely understanding type of characters. Aaliyan would be a bit difficult character though.

          Qudsiya will have a lot of difficulty making a place in his life since he will already be in love with someone else.

  • its an indian story ………….but our pakistani tarka will make it diffrent bcz the way sajjal nd shehreyar izz acting its awsume nd our culture nd sweet nature of sajjal character will made ths drama rock like humsafar

    • Hehehe!

      Yes, the Pakistani tarka would make the show an amazing one…
      Sajjal and Shehryar are looking lovely together! :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  • Liked the first episode. Simple and entertaining. The dowry issue was highlighted in a very good manner. And I found counting myself “Generator, Jhumkay, Car..” I mean it looked as if the list could go on forever.. The reasons Qudsia’s father gave for not breaking off the marriage were just hollow. I mean if he had said “Badnami” then it would have been a reasonable one..
    All the actors performed well. Looking forward to the show.

    @mariamshafiq:disqus: I thought that it was odd no one was reviewing this show. But seeing your review made my day :)

  • Sajjal ki adakari waqi achi hai is serial main. Adakari baqi log bhi buri nahi kar rahe magar kahani baykar or bachgana hai; Aik thi shezadi aik tha shezada. Un dono ko apas main mohabat ho gayi etc. Sab say bari bachgana bat ye hai kay larki ki shadi kahin or kiyon nahi ho sakti jo kay preview main bhi point out kiya gaya hai.
    Background music bhi bohat loud hai.
    Geo tv kay aksar serial si terha kay hotay hain. Upar say Geo ko Indian culture promote karnay ki adat bhi hai. Phaphay kutni ka kirdar bhi Geo tv bohat acha kar laita hai.

    Main nay to suna tha kay Jahaiz Pakistan main ab Kanoonan laina mana ho chuka hai.

    • seriously :/ Pakistani kabhi plzz praise bhi kar diya karein haar cheez pe criticise karte rahte hain >_<
      Main tu tang aa gaye hoon kankar jaise aur do behno ke laraio wale drama dhke kar atleast iss drama main they r somehow turning youngsters to get marry instead of having long affairs e.t.c aur indian culture koi nahi hai jahez :P ab sorry to say per Pakistani culture bhi jahez ban gaya hai