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Dumpukht – Atish-e-Ishq- Episode 27 Last Episode

I’ve enjoyed every single episode from start to end and I can’t help but appreciate this intelligent piece of work that stands out amongst a plethora of dramas most of which have far more resources and outreach. A big shout

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Dumpukht-Atish-e-Ishq Episode 26- Have you ever really loved a woman?

What power does a man have over a woman that keeps her subdued into submission? Kulsoom proved her mettle by exposing Habibullah in front of Bibi and I expected fireworks. Unfortunately for both of these women, men like Habib know

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 25- The awakening…

Haroon’s realization of Kulsoom’s situation was definitely a big change but it remains to be seen whether this will ultimately be a game changer. For now, Habibullah has everyone exactly where he wants them- seeing only that which he wants

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Be Aib- The end

For 21 episodes, Sadaf Sarmad was on a rampage- unstoppable, uncontrollable, or to put it in the context of the drama- be lagaam. Sadaf was a woman who dictated how her family should live every second of their lives. She

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq- Episode 24 Review- What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

I had hoped that after overhearing Kulsoom narrate her nightmares to Meher Nigar, Haroon would finally snap out of his obedience coma but things just spiralled out of control for Kulsoom. Haroon alerted Habibullah just in time and Habibullah knew

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 22 & 23 Review- The mind games continue

Tum inn dono Kutto ke beech mein haddi bankey kyun reh rahi ho… Habibullah has made his interest in Kulsoom a matter of great pride and expects Kulsoom will throw herself at him. Kulsoom saw her mother’s cold reaction and

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Dumpukht- Atish -e-Ishq Episode 21- No way out?

Mein nahin chahti ke aap dono ke darmiyaan jhagrey Aur bhi barhjayein… Kulsoom is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Bibi is showering her with sisterly love completely oblivious of her husband’s evil intentions. Kulsoom has repeatedly tried

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 20

  Ab unkey hokum ko maan na mujh pe wajib hai… hamarey hukum ke Samney kisi ke hukum Ki haisiyat hai??? Haroon is being tossed back and forth like a ping pong ball. On one hand, he has strict instructions

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 19

Ussey pata hai ke Bibi ka pehnaya hua dupatta kaun utaar sakta hai… Habibullah’s evil intentions were finally revealed as Kulsoom found him making a very bold move forward. At one point, Haroon walked in on Habibullah caressing Kulsoom’s face

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Dukh Sukh Episode 4 & 5 Review – More Dukh, less Sukh!

This installment was split into 2 episodes titled “Musafir”. Maya (Naveen Waqar) lives with her Mamoo (Babar Niazi), Maami (Shaheen Khan) and their two kids- Ali and Maryam. She is struggling emotionally and perpetually miserable. The story begins with Maya

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 18 Review- A dangerous game

Billu has lost everything and he’s got nothing left to lose which is why he challenged Wali and questioned his intentions. Tauheen sirf gaddi pe behtney waley logon Ki hoti hai kya? Meri hadd sirf Kulsoom hai… It comes as

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 17- Hope floats

Mureedon ke ghar pe tum peerzadi paida hui ho… Sonia Mishaal was phenomenal in today’s episode and gave a strong and flawless performance. I admire Kulsoom for her perseverance and her self respect- Bhaagi toh mein tab bhi nahin thi,

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Dukh Sukh- Episode 3- 15 Saal Baad

The third instalment of Dukh Sukh was titled “15 saal baad”. Dr Salaar (Saleem Sheikh) returns to Pakistan after a span of 15 years in the US. While having lunch at his friend’s home, he is reminded of his past.

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 16 Review – Friends With Benefits?

This was another exciting episode which had my heart racing. Bilal’s return and discovery of the events that transpired was shocking and painful but he’s smart enough to know there’s a conspiracy against him. I hated seeing Habibullah insult Bilal

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Dukh Sukh- Episode 2 Aap Ki Ulfat

The second episode in the series was titled “Aap Ki Ulfat” was written by Atiya Dawood and directed by Sakina Sammo. Ulfat Shireen (Naveen Waqar) is a famous poet who often makes public appearances in Pakistan and internationally. She is

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 15 Review- New beginnings?

The recent episode of Dumpukht was extremely disturbing and left me emotionally traumatized. The writing has been crisp and the acting has been exceptional. Noman Ejaz gave me the creeps as he approached Kulsoom after the nikah- Iss waqt mein

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Be Aib- Episode 9 – 12 Shadi ke side effects

The past four episodes had a lot happening- Taimoor & Inaya’s wedding, Tooba’s helplessness and ultimately Sadaf’s big win with a grand wedding for Tooba & Fawad- there were all of two extra guests present! Sadaf gave detailed instructions to

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Dukh Sukh- Maafi- Search for forgiveness

I came across the OST of Dukh Sukh and was blown away by the ensemble cast. The soundtrack is haunting yet catchy and I am a sucker for a good tune. As I sat down to watch it, I realized that

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 14- Two birds, one stone

I don’t think any of us could’ve seen this coming! Hamein gaddi ka bhi soochna hota hai… just when Wali wanted to shine in his moment of manipulating the situation into Habibullah’s favour, Peer Sahab surprised everyone by sharing his

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 13- It’s time for the wedding

The best thing about this drama is it keeps you guessing. Seeing Habibullah’s reaction, I was pretty sure the news of Bibi’s pregnancy was an inconvenience. However, Habibullah had no qualms sharing the news which made Bibi ecstatic beyond words.

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 12 Review – Role reversal?

Amongst a cast of stellar performers, Nimmo manages to hold her own with her spontaneous acting and flawless dialogue delivery- “Haroon Bhai kaunsey Salman Khan hain”… she has a keen understanding of her environment and is wise beyond her years

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Be Aib- Episode 7 & 8 Two Aibs are better than one…

I find it amusing how these supposedly grown up people- Taimoor and Tooba who were engaged to be married are controlled by their parents like little, misbehaving children. Sadaf thinks she’s won the golden ticket by convincing the uber rich

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 11- Mercury Rising

Dumpukht continues to remain engaging and keeps my interest intact. With the wedding looming over their heads, Kulchu is crippled with fear- Tahira’s lack of acceptance has brought out the worst in her character and the latest victim of her

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 10

Today’s episode had some very memorable performances. Sonia Mishaal ( Kulchu) stole the show with her flawless acting while narrating her dream to Nimmo. She looked like she had seen a ghost and every inch of her body was shaking

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Be Aib- Episode 5 & 6

Lagta hai kisi Ki Nazar lagi hogi… I wonder kis Ki Nazar lag sakti hai? Aib, Nazar, harghwiz nahin… These few choice words were used over and over again to imprint the obvious. Taimoor is completely shattered- poor boy can’t

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 9

Nimmo is fast becoming one of my favourite characters and the actress playing her is a complete natural. Nimmo dares to speak the truth as she sees it and she’s quite the visionary. Nimmo knows her limitations yet within her

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 8

Murshid Sayeein toh kaam se Gaye… Out of everyone present at the ceremony, it was Nimmo who was quick to notice Habibullah’s inclination towards Kulchu. While Kulchu was feeling uncomfortable at the mere thought of such a possibility, Nimmo logically

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Be Aib- Episode 3 & 4

Be Aib reminds me of sitting through Sesame Street- the characters are exaggerated to the point it feels like a children’s show. Those who are good are very very good and those who are bad are horrid. Aisha’s envy ended

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Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 7

Defeat is a strange feeling- Tahira became increasingly aggressive realizing she was defeated by the power of love and Meher Nigar compromised on her life-long beliefs and bowed down to the Murshid for the sake of her son. I had

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Dumpukht- Atish e Ishq Episode 5 & 6

Mohabbat taweez mein nahin hota, insaan Ki rooh mein hoti hai… The contrast between Kulchu’s family and Billu’s family is evident by their approach towards life. Billu’s mother, Meher Nigar is a realist who turns to her Rabb for her

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Be Aib – Episode 2

The second episode of Be Aib started with the engagement of Tooba and Taimoor. Sadaf finds it necessary to upstage everyone around her which is why she gifted Shahana APA and her husband with exquisite presents. Sadaf’s fake pride and

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Be Aib- Episode 1

Directed by Ali Hassan, produced by Big Bang Entertainment, written by Qaisra Hayat, Be Aib aired on Urdu 1. Be Aib is the story of three siblings – Shahana (Ismat Zaidi), Sadaf (Samina Peerzada) and Safi (Tariq Jameel). Shahana has

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Dumpukht- Episode 3 & 4

The previous two episodes piqued my interests with intriguing and rather unexpected twists. Bilal’s return made Kulsoom’s heart flutter and before they knew it, these two were beginning to fall in love. But fate had something else in store for

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Two shows are better than one… Or are they?

When boredom strikes and curiosity gets the better of me, I find myself tuning in week after week to serials that make me question my life choices. In recent weeks, it so happened that I found myself hooked to not

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Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai- The end!

It took 48 episodes for YMDH to wrap up and I feel like I’ve been in a stupor all along. What just happened? I doubt my words can do justice to the monstrosity I’ve exposed myself over the past few

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Abhi Bhi Aur Pagalpan Hai- Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai continues…

Heaven have mercy! We’re nearing 50 episode now! And into what seems like Season 3 or something. I have lost count of the time lapses in this serial- I’m also completely clueless about how old the actor are supposed to

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