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Deewar-e-Shab Episode 7 Story Review – Interesting

Tonight’s episode of Deewar-e-Shab showed different aspects of the personalities of the new characters. All the characters have still not been introduced yet but the ones which have been introduced, their characters have been well established so far. There are many characters and tracks in this play and with this episode the connection between all these tracks was more clear.

Angry Young Man & Naive Cousin

There was a lot of focus on Khayyam’s character in this episode. He is an angry young man who also comes across as spoiled and thankless since his naani and khala worked so hard to raise him yet he was shown focusing solely on his own escape from a place he was extremely ashamed of, for obvious reasons. While Khayyam’s embarrassment and hate was understandable, watching him taking money from his naani like he deserved it and the way he told everyone off showed that he was quite capable of being selfish. Khayyam clearly likes Gaiti Ara but he can see that her future will be like his mother’s if she doesn’t run away from this place. While Khayyam told everyone else off without any concern for their feelings, he ignored Almas’ advances. Nagina’s comment also suggested that he somehow treated the people living in that house differently.

So, while on the one hand Khayyam was shown as an angry young man who couldn’t control his temper, on the other hand he was actually quite patient with Almas. Gaiti Ara’s naivety was difficult to relate to since she has enough exposure to know better. Gaiti thinks that she will never be contributing to the ‘family business’ and she is merely learning music to please his nanni. Constant reality checks by Khayyam and those comments by her friends also did not make her think twice. Gaiti is a nice and simple girl who is completely naive. The character doesn’t have a lot to offer right now but I am waiting to see how her story progresses in the upcoming weeks.

The Proposal & The Rejection

This episode showed how Islam and Izhaar were still poles apart just the way they were so many years back. Izhaar rejected the proposal and so did his son (Faiq Khan) who had bigger plans. As a result of this, Joya (weird name!) and Maaz were more disappointed than anyone else. Joya is completely different from her family which is why she is an outcast. Her brother’s love interest is Yusef’s daughter – which makes me wonder why she is older than him? Was Feroza Yusef’s second wife?

The Performances

I am going to reserve my judgment about Shehroz Sabzwari’s performance because I want to see more of him to know whether he needed to underplay this character or not. The way he translated this character on screen tonight made it difficult to like or feel for Khayyam. Is Khayyam disturbed and in need of love or just plain selfish? Tonight his selfishness and rude behavior outweighed every other aspect of his personality. Sarah Khan’s make-up tonight was over the top and her performance was quite plain. I really like Sarah Elahi as Almas. Her body language and expressions tonight were on point. She gives you the kind of vibes which go well with the character she is playing. Nausheen Shah continues to give a solid performance.

Final Remarks

Tonight’s episode of Deewar-e-Shab was entertaining overall and definitely gave me a reason to look forward to the next episode. This drama will get more interesting once all the characters come into play. There were a few instances tonight when I felt that the dialogues lacked variety but otherwise it was a pretty decent episode.

Do share your thoughts about tonight’s episode of Deewar-e-Shab.

Fatima Awan

Deewar-e-Shab Episode 7

Editor's Rating:
3
  • Thanks for the review, Fatima. Appreciating the last episode and its dialogues, very much, Tonight’s episode looks OK. You are right, still the story is setting its base with old characters and new entrants. We can understand Khayyam’s opinion and attitude towards the profession, after all he is the son of the mother who also had same feeling about the profession, no problem it is perfectly alright, but being thankless is totally not acceptable. Can’t you see the efforts of two women for you, A woman who goes out & does a low profile but a decent job to bring bread and butter for the whole family and another woman who, every now and then sells her gold to make you happy, no man, that is too bad. Have you observed, the family has hidden from him that Feroza was his mother and i think it is because of his angry attitude. In this episode though Nagina was for less time, but she was outclass in the scene where she was remembering Faiz Ali. The OST lyrics made very much effect on the scene. Things would have been better and she would have get the respect for her efforts if he would be around. I can’t foresee future couples, but Faiz-Nagina short love story was amazing. Yes, the girl playing Almas, is doing very much justice to her role. A new comer but confident. True, What is Joya? If it is not in Urdu or Arabic, then there is no Muslim name. But it is a trend now, the pool of new names are getting dried, so the writers just twisting the old names to give the new feeling and ending up with such disastrous names, like Ibrar for Abrar, Ehsn for Ehsan and so on. I get really upset whenever i hear such a play with words to find uniqueness.

  • According to novel Yousuf Kamal did second marriage with feroza. Don’t know how they manage to convey it in drama

  • Hi Fatima, I recently started to watch this drama and I’m enjoying it. Nausheen shah as nagina is superb and I’m really looking forward to how shahzad sheikh will be a part of this play, from the ost he and gaiti ara seem to be together but what about khayyam.. Will his track end like faiz alis?

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