Bari Appa Last Episode – The End!

So finally the last episode of Bari Appa hit our screens last night. It was a complete package but left me feeling heart-broken, no doubt they justified each & everything but I can’t help feel sorry for the main character. I must say that the dialogues were written beyond perfection. At almost each & every scene I kept on thinking how great the dialogues were & how simply such deep feelings were conveyed by the characters.

In this episode I loved all the conversations, be it of Zubaida-Ghazanfar, Firdous-Ghazanfar, Neelam-Sharmeen & in the end that of Farmaan & Zubaida’s. Each and every conversation had so much going on but was executed perfectly. So many dialogues caught my attention & the best one was ‘Qayamat k anay mai aik lamha bhi bohat hota hai’.

Now beginning from the first scene of the episode, Firdous took a right decision in talking to Ghazanfar on her own. No doubt she was worried about their son but their argument lead to their patch up. One thing for sure was commendable about Firdous that even though she thought she had lost her marriage, her husband, her home but still she was worried about their son & how he was being treated by his father. That took Ghazanfar by surprise & he decided to let go of his ego & take Firdous home. All the things that Ghazanfar said to Firdous in order to convince her were so positive & good to listen to. ‘Girra hua nahi, aam insaan se uncha samjha hai, isi liye keh raha hoon ghar chalo’. All such dialogues that Ghazanfar said to Firdous were much needed because she had never given him any reason or chance to have second thoughts about her being his wife. She was always loyal & her life revolved around her husband & their son, so she needed such words from her husband.

Most of the conversations weren’t told & were discussed in between the two characters. Like Neelam’s meeting with Zubaida, Zubaida’s decision which she told to Sharmeen after Fajr & Essa’s confession in front of Adeel, all such conversations were just told through the dialogues & left viewers wondering what they actually spoke about, but it was justified given the time & considering the end of the serial. Otherwise, it would’ve gotten repetitive & would’ve dragged the whole situation because these were the scenes that we had already seen in the previous episodes.

Farmaan left a mark in the previous episode but then once again he became like a puppet who was willing to do everything that Zubaida would suggest. At one point, he even mentioned leaving Neelam which was a downer because she doesn’t deserve to be used as a scapegoat. Coming to Zubaida & Farman’s conversation, I couldn’t stop wondering how fool Zubaida was & how blindfolded she was due to her one-sided first love. All this while, when she was telling Farmaan about her feelings for Ghazanfar, I felt where has her dignity gone & that ego for which she could sacrifice everything? The flash back & all those scenes of reminiscence were worth a laugh & I couldn’t resist myself because Zubaida looked like someone with no sanity. No doubt, I do blame Ghazanfar for being too sweet & at some point flirtatious with her but then like he said he did all that as a token of sympathy, it was Zubaida herself who mistook his feelings all this while & saw what she wanted to see.

How easily she confessed to Ghazanfar without even thinking for a moment that she was still married to Farmaan. Ghazanfar’s assurance of love & care to Firdous reached to a certain level after he confessed everything in front of Zubaida about how he felt for Firdous & how highly he thinks of her. After that scene I felt Ghanzafar’s silence through out was broken but at a perfect time. He gave Zubaida a reality check & the way Zubaida flipped like a coin was so like her. At that moment I was like this is what Zubaida was good at, scheming & covering herself even when she had nothing left in her hand.

& finally talking about the last scene, once again Farman did what was necessary & supported Neelam because all this while she stood by him & thank God he realized it & mentioned it in front of Zubaida. One doubtful thing was that in the previous episode Farman gave Zubaida only one divorce & now when she came back he mentioned that we can not reconcile as I’ve divorced you. This was a thought provoking mistake because I find it a bit odd that how easily they can manipulate the rules & regulations that have been set in regards to the couple getting divorced.

Essa-Sharmeen got back together, there was no scene of Zubaida’s family too. I would’ve loved to see them having a say on Firdous’s reconciliation with her husband or any other scene of them. & I feel I wouldn’t do justice if I do not mention Riffat here. The drama started with her being a strong supporting role but as the drama progressed her role got sub-sided & overshadowed & by the end it was totally non-existent. All this while she was just seen sitting on a sofa without having much to say about anything. I think they shouldn’t have made her such a low profile as the drama was progressing.

& now last thing from my side would be about Zubaida. I know she was dominant, hard-to-be-with kind of a wife, did not love her husband, had her first love etched in her heart but in the end I felt really sorry for her seeing her ending up like this. Why is it that a man can not handle a strong-headed female? Why is it that a man always wants sati-savitri-gungi type of a wife to live a happy life with? Why is it that a woman needs to make all the sacrifices & if she fails the man can easily walk through her like a doormat & start his own life? Why is it that when a woman openly confesses that she loves someone else (after the husband has deceived her) the husband can not tolerate? No doubt Neelam’s was a positive character but Farman should not have let go of Zubaida because it was Farman who deceived his first wife & got married to Neelam without seeking permission of his wife. Zubaida no doubt deep inside loved Ghazanfar but never took any step that would hurt her husband or her family but it was Farmaan who drove her to this situation. I know many might not agree but when Farman spent 25 years acting according to how Zubaida wanted & all this while he knew that Zubaida had Ghazanfar in her heart, so he could have forgiven this bit of her mistake too. I know she took a very big step & stepped out of the house but why did Farman beg her to stay? Either he should have stood by his decision when he gave her a divorce so that she wouldn’t have come back or he shouldn’t have begged her to stay. I actually disliked Zubaida but after the end I feel absolutely sorry for her because why is it always that a man can not handle a head-strong woman who makes her own decisions? By saying this I am not approving of her going out of the house to be with Ghazanfar but all the other things she did for Farman are worth a consideration.

Anyhow, I feel that Hum TV should for sure conduct a show to appreciate the whole team & should dedicate a show to Bari Appa because it had so much to offer, so much originality & the best of the best characters performed by best actors who will remain with us in our memories for a long long time. We always see Hum TV conducting shows after the most-hyped programs end like Humsafar & Shehr-e-Zaat, so I feel this project named Bari Appa deserves that much of an acknowledgement from the channel too. I thank the whole team starting from the writer to the director to the actors for making this serial what is it today. Going to miss it for sure.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.

  • You are one emtional person Zahra.But you are absolutely right.I mean we all wanted that to happen,Bari Aapa get abandoned by everyone,but still why do we feel sorry for her ? I felt the same too.Specially when she said Main nay to yeh sab kuch ghussay main keh dia tha.And tries to recreate her throne.She was always loyal to Farmaan until he brought the second wife.Then she thought if Farman can do it,why can't i ? Anyway,she was not a bad person.She just wanted someone to make her feel like a queen.Even though Farman did that his whole life but she wanted a King,not a slave.And yes,Riffat,Shakeel and Amma's reaction should have been shown after the big storm in the house.Was glad to see Eesa and Sharmeen together.It was them always.It was a brilliant play and i loved it very much.Really going to miss it,because we don't get to see dramas like yhis usually.At the end,i would and have always been saying that Bari Aapa never got the recognition it deserved.Maybe people failed to understand it or it's characters.It was a fantastic journey!

    • Thank you so much Hammu for appreciating & especially agreeing to what I have said. I know even though she was shown as a negative person but still they didn't completely show it that way. In the end, people still blamed Farmaan to do it. I know Farmaan treated her like she wanted but he wasn't enough obviously because she loved someone else.

      Ghazanfar's flip-like-a-coin attitude was really annoying. He was definitely doing things out of his way & that was not just a mere sympathy. I know, I suggest someone of HUM TV to conduct a show & acknowledge Bari Appa because it was one hell of a drama.

    • bari aapa was never loyal to Farmaan actually he was her majboori…. you know why her engagement was broken just because of paisa and that time she married with farmaan with her own will she was dominant personality at that time also and she could force her mother to get married with ghazanfer but she left ghazanfer for paisa….

  • And yes Ghazanfar,it seemed like he did a crime and got away clean with it.Even though his intentions were not evil,but of course if you talk to someone like that,any one will fall for you!

    • Yes, his feelings always clouded his words, that's why he was always seen going an extra mile for Zubaida & at times clearly ignored how his own wife Firdous felt. Even I blame him for being extra sweet with Zubaida.

  • ok so I must give my opinion than it should be here:),overall the last episode was great, everything in place,what is called a satisfactory ending,as is technically a requirment for all plays. but it seems unfair that while both Zubeda and ghazanfar were wrong than why only Zubeda was punished? it shows a side of our society,as u also mentions in ur review. but Zubeda was really acting starnge(the character not Sawera herself) she was looking a bit mentally disturbed. I missed Shakeel's family in the last episode:). oh one thing, I dont think that Farman decieved Zubeda. she herself was risponsible for what her husband did, a women needs love and respect and Farman was providing her with that and much more, n what she was doing? men can not easily handle headstrong women because aik niyam main dow talwarain nahi reh sakteen:) man cant bear his woman to love another, coz its basic instinct, u c from animal to insect all male fight over females. and Allah said that ur wifes r like ur fields(something very own, no one should enter anothers property:). aisa hota hay q k aisa hi hay.

    • You are right Mrs. Asim, both were wrong but Farmaan walked away easily with Neelam & his son whereas Zubaida did not get anything left at the end. I know, she was wrong when she stepped out of the house thinking Ghazanfar will hold her hand at this stage but Ghazanfar backed out. He was wrong too because he gave her the same impression all the time that he would do anything for Zubaida. It left a depression in me at how Zubaida ended because she had everything but was left with nothing. :( I know she herself drove Farmaan to that state but then again Farmaan should have asked for her permission because she was authoritative yet submissive at times. Isn't it? :)

      • BAri Aapa or submissive;) waisay ye permission wali bat ..I never read any such thing in a single Hadees and obviously in Quran too there is nothing like permission for second marriage. and do u think k bari apa permission deteen?

  • Your articles have some extremely poor forms of grammar. You can NEVER start a sentence with a symbol, especially '&'!

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