Awwwwww, it was such a sweet journey that came to an end today. I felt like procrastinating the review because I just didn’t want to admit that Diyar-e-Dil has ended & this was the last time we got to see our favorite characters together. :(
Finally, this episode was as sweet as Gajjar Ka Halwa but I still feel I didn’t get enough of Wali & Faarah. They both deserved more screen-time but going by what they have given us, their scenes together were amazing. It was actually quite interesting to see how Faarah decided to share her feelings with Agha Jaan – she developed a strong bonding with him in a very short span of time that is why, just how she used to be candid with Behroz, she was now telling her inner most feelings to Agha Jaan as he became a perfect father figure to her. The way Agha Jaan pleaded Faarah’s case in front of Wali with so much concern showed that he didn’t want Faarah to feel any pain. Wali knew that out of all the people, only Agha Jaan would understand what Faarah put him up with all these years, so now it was his time to test her patience & extract some fun out of it. Wali knew exactly that his decision of being with Faarah will not only make her happy but it will mean the world to every single family member, that is why he was keen on making it the most special moment for everyone.
Faarah obviously didn’t have the courage to hear Wali out as the burden was overbearing & she was certain that Wali would call off their Nikkah in front of everyone but if only she had waited, she could’ve heard what Wali wanted to say. The way Wali looked at Faarah when he found her in his room told a beautiful tale of how much he loved her. Wali perfectly understood that all this suspense was hard on her & she had no courage to face it, that is why, she chose to put herself to sleep in order to ease her aching heart & that is why when Wali could see how defeated Faarah was, without wasting any time, he decided to let her know what he actually felt for her after hearing Faarah’s side of the story. Faarah knew that Wali deserved that confession & acknowledgment & that is why, she didn’t hold back & told him that she loved him & yes, her confession was heartfelt, honest & perfect. All those tears that Faarah shed highlighted the honesty that was in her confession. Yes, Faarah had no idea about what was running through Wali’s mind & without even giving it a thought that her deceleration would change things for good, she let the secret out of how much she wanted to be with him. Obviously, all the things that followed were exactly opposite of what she had expected & imagined but just then, she knew that everything was going to be alright & Wali will stay by her side for the rest of her life. :)
I absolutely loved the honesty that their confession embodied as it came after a very long, dark & rough patch, but they both knew they had to let each other know what was in their hearts. Faarah for the first time got to know that Wali had loved her ever since he was a kid & probably didn’t even know the meaning of true love, that is why, he didn’t give up on her when she gave him a tough time. Faarah then understood that if only a few months of harsh behavior of Wali could cause her so much pain, how much of her rude behavior for so many years would have hurt him. The way Wali assured her of how much trust he had on her gave her enough confidence to admit that she always lied when she said she hated him. Faarah was never taught to hate anyone but it was just her immaturity that didn’t allow her to see what a gem of a person Wali was. I loved the way Wali spoke about all the weaknesses that Faarah had again & again, because it showed that he accepted her the way she was & he also acknowledged the efforts she made to change herself for him. Wali actually loved her truly & that is why he was never taken aback by the differences their personalities had. Faarah did change herself because she knew that a perfect man like Wali deserved nothing but the best. I loved their confessions & the sweet bickering they enacted in front of Agha Jaan. I somehow loved the way they ended the episode with Agha Jaan in the picture because his presence completed the whole scenario as he was the backbone of this family & the reason why everyone was together under one roof. What a perfect way to end such a beautiful journey!!! :)
I must say, Maya Ali & Osman Khalid Butt, both stood out in this episode & gave their 100% to make the ending so impactful & memorable. I loved their chemistry & the ease with which they both performed the ending scenes of their beautiful conversations. They both were perfect & proved my point once again that there is no need of relying on any sort of closeness when the words are powerful & the expressions perfectly tell the story in literal sense. This drama was special & indeed it will stay with me for a very very long time. I already am feeling a void because Diyar-e-Dil has ended. The way they made us all relate & connect to all the characters was phenomenal & it doesn’t happen that easily where you understand each & every character; its struggles, its transition, its feeling with that much perfection but Diyar-e-Dil’s script & direction made it very easy for us to do that.
I will thank the director Haseeb Hassan especially for directing Diyar-e-Dil so beautifully & with so much detailing because it added another level of depth in the story. I will thank Farhat Ishtiyaq for writing such a beautiful script that depicted human emotions perfectly. Diyar-e-Dil has given us so many things to ponder upon like the importance of the head of the family, respecting the blood relations & giving priority to your family members. Without getting preachy ever, Diyar-e-Dil elaborated the embedded lessons so effortlessly & I will thank the writer for writing down the character of Agha Jaan because his insight & his wisdom made things right in the end. The way the emphasis was made on letting go of the past & working together in making the future right & better was what I loved the most about Diyar-e-Dil. The transition of each & every character, their personal battles between their minds & hearts, with their hearts winning in the end & then to see their wisdom guiding them through the course of their journey was absolutely brilliant. A journey of the whole family together that went through so much & stood by each other in the end is what makes Diyar-e-Dil perfect in every single aspect. :)
I will thank Abid Ali, Mikaal Zulfikar, Ali Rehman, Behroz Sabzwari, Hareem Farooq, Sanam Saeed, Ahmed Zeb, Maya Ali & Osman Khalid Butt for giving such phenomenal performances but indeed, Sir Abid Ali, Maya Ali, Ahmed Zeb, Hareem Farooq, Ali Rehman & Osman Khalid Butt stood out the most & gave their best shot which always made me say that this has been their best performance so far. The makeup & costume designers did an amazing job too & I will especially thank the whole team for choosing such a beautiful location for shooting Diyar-e-Dil, it just elevated the pleasure of viewing this drama & made it a visual treat. I have loved the OST & also loved the lighting through out the drama. The attention to detail that we all noticed was another aspect that made this drama a complete package. I must say, I am thoroughly impressed by the growth that Maya Ali & Osman Khalid Butt have shown in this drama, they sure have come a long long way also. I also feel that a special mention should go to both Ali Rehman & Hareem Farooq for doing justice to their characters & giving life to them because they actually made us fall in love with the characters of Suhaib & Arjumand. Abid Ali was phenomenal as Agha Jaan & it won’t be an overstatement when I say that he has become one of my favorite characters of all times. :) I actually feel lucky that I got a chance to view & review such a perfect drama like Diyar-e-Dil that gave me so much to remember & yes, I feel Diyar-e-Dil deserves every single award in every single category of Hum TV Awards because all the actors & the whole drama-making team has been phenomenal so they deserve that much recognition & acknowledgement for sure. :)
In the end, special thanks to all the beautiful readers out there who supported me & my efforts, who also stood by me whenever I told them I was busy & caught up due to personal reasons. I will be missing our discussions over Diyar-e-Dil & yes, our Tuesdays won’t be the same anymore but let’s rejoice over the beautiful journey that we all lived through together. Please share your beautiful thoughts about the absolutely beautiful Diyar-e-Dil. :)