Daagh Episode 21 – Surrounded by Problems!

Sometimes I wonder what makes me watch this show. There is nothing new in the storyline and some scenes are extremely distressing to watch. But there is definitely something which makes me watch one episode after the other without any fail and I think it is the lesson in it. I love shows with a lesson and a good message that reaches across to the audiences. There are lots of men like Murad who crave for sons and many women like Umama who suffer because of their husband’s obsession with sons. A show which manages to get a message across and influence lives is definitely worth a watch!

We saw one difficulty after another engulfing Umama in this episode. Life has become hard for Umama after her father’s death as she needs to look after 4 kids and support all of them alone financially too. It saddens her to see that she cannot even fulfill small needs of her kids. They barely have enough to eat while at Murad’s house there is more than enough food to eat, but no one present to eat it. She thinks of asking Murad to give money for his daughters but then decides against it. Her self-respect is refraining her from asking him for money but the question is, for how long?

It is hard to decide whether Mushtaq is an angel or a devil in disguise. He offers to help Umama which she gladly accepts. I sense that he has an ulterior motive behind his caring and helpful attitude, but what can it possibly be? It is hard to believe that he is interested in Umama and the kids all of a sudden. Her neighbors have started noticing Mushtaq coming to her house from time to time, and a woman comes to her place and points finger at her character! How pathetic! Why can’t people mind their own business? After that, Umama clearly tells Mushtaq not to visit their house.

After seeing Mushtaq drop the kids and Umama to school, Murad finally changes his decision and decides to go to Umama and offers her to come back to his house. Umama clearly refuses to come back and gets extremely angry when Murad asks if Mushtaq is the reason why she is not ready to come back. After hearing this, Umama’s patience gives away and she gives Murad a piece of her mind. She tells him that unlike him, she knows her limits. Murad definitely needed this!

Deeba has again started to play her games. She has again worn the facade of being a very obedient and caring wife and daughter in law. She manages to fool Murad but Aqeela is well aware of her games now and knows that she will change once she achieves her motive. Deeba even goes to Umama’s house to warn her to stay away from Murad. Umama clearly tells her to keep Murad because she has no interest in him anymore. After failing to convince Murad to give Umama a divorce, she tries to make Umama agree to give Murad a divorce. But as usual, all her efforts fail and Umama refuses to listen to her.

I loved the dialogue spoken by Aqeela to Murad:

“Yaad Rakhna Murad, Jo Bo Ge Wohi Paoge”

She tries to tell him that by doing injustice to Umama and her daughters, you are making a grave mistake as it will all come back to you in the form of karma. Well said Aqeela! I can’t believe I am saying this, but I actually agree with her.

It is hard for Umama to teach at the school as she needs to look after Soha too. She gets kicked out of the school when the principal clearly tells her that such careless attitude will not be tolerated. How will she support her kids now? Will she ask Murad for money or go back to his house again?

Let’s see what is in store for us in the next episode.
Keep watching!

Mariam Shafiq.

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.


  • I know!!! I watch this show because am waiting to see how deeba and murad will be punished and to see good times for umama. I really cant wait to see how things turn. I really wished though deeba had twin daughters instead of sons. It would have been simply perfect! But anyway…cant wait to see how things turn HOPEFULLY for umama.

    • Hello Mariam.
      Yes, it will be interesting to see how the tables turn!
      Its always satisfying to watch the endings of these kinds of shows.
      Oh i wish! But oh well, they will all pay for their deeds in the end :)

  • Like you, I don't know why I keep watching this show but I keep waiting for the next episode. Umama's story is so depressing now and hard to watch.