Tonight’s episode of Deewar-e-Shab was interesting enough. The characters and their stories have grown on me and this drama so far has a steady pace. Sandal’s character is completely missing which is the most odd part of the present day developments. Nagina’s dialogues clearly suggested that Sandal was going to be the one who will take the family business forward yet the viewers haven’t even been formally introduced to this character. Even as a child only one side of Sandal’s personality was over emphasized. Where is Sandal and why is she not being ‘trained’ to be the future ‘star’? All the other characters and their stories are shaping up to be quite interesting even though some of these characters are quite simple but they are interesting nevertheless. The tracks and characters in Sitara Mahal are more interesting than others.
The Love Triangle
Khayyam, Gaiti Ara and Almas’ love triangle it seems will have quite a few tragic twists and turns since Almas has a strong personality with a negative streak. She is not going to let Khayyam and Gaiti get married that easily. Khayyam’s hatred for the family profession was yet again the focus of attention but this time around he was more ‘generous’ while showing his love for Gaiti and was more than willing to marry her as well. Tonight, he seemed more possessive, insecure and in love than selfish. Sarah Khan’s performance tonight was quite decent and Shehroze Sabzwari has given this character the right treatment. Gaiti’s character however sometimes gives the too-good-to-be-true vibes. Once again her ignorance in this episode while she was with her khala and cousins was difficult to relate to. Almas and Khayyam’s scene was confusing since I would expect someone like Khayyam to react more aggressively to such behavior yet he simply said a few belittling sentences and walked away. Will he ultimately fall for Almas? I absolutely love Sarah Elahi’s confidence and the way she owns Almas’ character.
Nagina is my favorite character since her struggle has been a major part of the story. Nausheen Shah’s impeccable performance makes this character an absolute treat to watch. Even after all these years Nagina was still shown struggling, she was shunned by everyone including Ustad sahib who is usually patient and gentle. Nagina’s only hope is her daughter Sandal (who has not even been introduced yet!), Nagina hopes that she will eventually make a name for herself. Nagina has worked hard all these years and even though she has grown bitter but she continues to do whatever she can in order to make ends meet.
Maaz and Joya
Maaz and Joya’s track so far has been covered in a really refreshing manner. The different turns in this track haven’t been covered in a dramatic manner. Maaz’s attitude in particular shows that he is confident that ultimately they will get married. Maaz has been shown as a compassionate, confident and practical young man. On the other hand, Joya is more fearful of what the future might hold for them. Kinza Hashmi and Osama Tahir both are playing their role well.
The Greedy Family
The greediness of Izhar’s family was actually quite amusing! Some of the scenarios however were confusing since the impression given in the previous episode was that they are quite rich but it seems that they are generally just doing better than Islam and are not that rich after all. They are more than willing to put up with anything at all as long as their son gets married in a rich family.
I enjoyed watching this episode of Deewar-e-Shab, things are getting interesting and there is tangible progress in the story every week. Waiting to see how the story progresses in the upcoming weeks.
Do share your thoughts about this episode of Deewar-e-Shab.
To the point review, Fatima. True, the good development is in Khayyam’ selfish character. At least he his honest with Gaiti. However, i am feeling that Almas will play some role to defame Gaiti, which will eventually make Khayyam fetched to her in grief. However, if this happen, i will be saddened, because such acts are too old and such an act which will be staged, should not put your lover on trial to prove her innocence. You are right, Sarah Elahi own Almas truly. The confidence is not like a new comer. Nagina’s struggle is noticeable, so as the actress. I also liked Rabia’s short act. Zainab Qayyam is also acting well. However, what i don’t like is the review poster for this episode, the one showing Feroza doing Mujra salam. There are two reasons; first her role was too short to give credit for the whole drama, even though channel/producer used it for promoting the drama. Second, the writer kept reader/viewers away from traditional Mujra situations by blending the story in a family to watch flavor.
Yep. It’s refreshing to watch Dewar e shabb. :) These days I’m free so I watch all the dramas that air on Hum and ARY lol.
I even watched naqab zun and it was intriguing 👌 I really think Saboor Ly has improved her acting style and that’s a good change.
I loved Zara’s acting in initial episodes but sadly her character was short-lived. :(
Thank you for your review. It’s nice to read them after watching each episode.
Nice review fatima.
I think Almas will run away with Khayyam since Gaiti isn’t going to do that. And that way Shehzad sheikh will be introduced and he will fall in love with Gaiti.
Thanks for the review Fatima. Deewar e Shab is not a bad watch but so far the main leads don’t have much to offer in terms of characterization. Sarah khan’s too good to be true attitude seems like a repeat of previous roles she has done and Shehroz Sabswari is just bland for me. So far Nagina’s character has my interest. And I agree the actress performing Almas’ role is doing a wonderful job! I must say I’m also enjoying the Izhar and Mazhar family tracks. Would love to see Izhar’s wife get a taste of her own medicine. All in all not a bad drama so far!
but not family drama. Abb yeh comments read Kar k kuch logo k mirchay laygi or vo wahyaat say mazeed comments karain gy.