Opening Thoughts – Balaa Season 2:
Ohkay so, these two episodes of Cheekh made this drama tolerable because they have now started to wrap the story up, which is a relief, but it doesn’t mean these two episodes were amazing or what! I must say, I was being constantly reminded of the fact that the writer of Cheekh is the same as that of Balaa’s. It also reminded me of those years where all the dramas running on Star Plus used to have more or less same scenarios because there was only one person who was doing the thinking & creating stories. In Balaa, the villain was deliberately turned into a loon & now Mannat is doing the same to Wajih. Oh well, I will then say may be the karma is clapping back at Bilal Abbas because the same is happening to Wajih in Cheekh, which Taimoor did to Nighat in Balaa! Acha hi hua!
So, Mannat has finally made up her mind that she is going to use this time span of her iddat to drive Wajih crazy. Such a reminiscent of the infamous Balaa where Taimoor instead of helping Nighat with her psychological issues ended up seeking medical help to drive her crazy only to get rid of her & then marry his ladylove. When Mannat looked at those small booties, I just thought that the writer should’ve spared the life of Shayan, at least that way both Mannat & Shayan could have started afresh & started a family too but oh well, I expected something nice from Zanjabeel Asim Shah, my bad.
Shariq has proposed to Haya & as the preview showed, he will try to trap her only to teach Wajih a lesson. May be Shariq will be doing all of this because Mannat must’ve told him to, but let’s see. Haya’s character was useless anyways, but let’s hope her existence will be used at least once to hit the nail in the coffin.
Yawar was paralyzed. To be honest, I was upset for what he went through, not because of his condition, but ONLY because of the fact that Yawar was the ONLY character who was audible & delivered his dialogues properly & now, he was in the same MinMinMinMin league & it was frustrating. Both these episodes had cringe written all over them because half of the dialogues were poorly delivered & the other half were inaudible. Be it Saba Qamar or the mumbling master Bilal Abbas or the actor playing the role of Saleem, none of them were clear in their speech & now Yawar too. I guess if they really wanted all these actors to sound feeble or something, they should’ve muted the background music for the sake of audibility.
It is actually quite funny that after losing all of these people, Mannat has now gained the courage to face Wajih, whereas she should’ve done all of this when at least Shayan was alive. Shayan was always there to support Mannat but when he was alive, Mannat turned into a model who only did cat walk on the mental asylum ramp, she lost her voice, her words, everything but now, she seems pretty normal. I hope Shayan had at least seen this side of Mannat where she was still fighting courageously. I actually thought that maybe they will reopen the case but now it seems Wajih will go straight to the pagal-khana & that’s it.
Closing Thoughts – #BanZanjabeel:
These two episodes, in fact this drama in general has proved that this was made to write by Zanjabeel Asim Shah right after seeing how the ratings of Balaa skyrocketed, so since she could not come out of that mental zone, she decided to create new characters but the thought process & the plot remained the same. Now, Wajih will lose his sanity & this way, Mannat will avenge the deaths of Nayab, her baby, her mother & her husband Shayan & in the end, Mannat will do the catwalk out of the court & ta-da this drama will end. I have decided, I am not going to watch Zanjabeel Asim Shah’s heavily flawed, negative, inhumane & one-dimensional dramas ever again. I have had enough. Please share your thoughts about these two episodes of Balaa, oh I mean Cheekh.