Dobara Last Episode – Story Review

The ending of any drama reflects the kind of message that the writer wanted to convey through the story. Dobara’s “happy ending” was extremely unexpected and perhaps not too convincing either since most of us are not as kind-hearted as Mehru ;) Yes, I had a difficult time forgiving Mahir and was not sure if he really deserved a woman such as Mehru. But there was definitely a hidden meaning there which I believe holds true even for such situations and people such as Mahir. While watching this ending, a part of me felt “cheated” especially because Mahir’s redemption was the last thing on my mind. Honestly speaking, I tuned into this last episode hoping to watch Mahir lose and pay for how he went behind Mehru’s back and said all those things about her. However, the last scene of this finale summed up the actual message of the drama which I feel most of us “missed”. Mehru’s kindness was her biggest strength throughout and in the end, it was this kindness that changed her destiny altogether. This show was never about Mehru turning into an independent woman but it was a love story after all! It was about Mehru winning in the end even though she was more than willing to let go and “lose”.

I must say however that in the last scene Mehru and Mahir did not come across as a married couple; this scene could have been executed in a better way. Last week, I termed whatever Mahir did as irreparable damage but in this last episode, Mehru proved that love can repair even people such as Mahir. Mahir was after all a broken person who never received love and perhaps believed that he did not deserve to be loved.

Unexpected Ending

Mehru’s meeting with Naheed was one of the highlights of this episode. We have seen quite a few strong women in Pakistani dramas over the years but I don’t remember watching a protagonist such as Mehru lately. Her niceness and genuine affection for other people never came across as a weakness. It was always her strength because it came naturally to her. Mehru was always an empath who felt for others and the only time she put her feelings above someone else’s was when she got married to Mahir. Naheed’s question about whether Mehru’s kindness really was genuine or not, is one that the viewers never had to ask. I think that is what makes this character a success even though there were many times when Mehru ‘disappointed’ me. But after watching this episode, I truly understood the message the writer wanted to convey through this character. I accept the fact that my expectations from Mehru were different altogether and the character itself was not meant to be “strong” in the way most of us wanted her to be. While we were all waiting for Mehru to take a stand for herself, the writer showed that she had a completely different viewpoint altogether. Hadiqa Kiyani was amazing as Mehru; she was especially convincing as a woman who could feel other people’s pain. She carried her character so well that even when Mehru’s actions were not in line with my expectations, I always liked watching her on-screen.

Dobara Last Episode - Story Review

Mahir and Narmeen’s track throughout this last episode suggested that they were both confused about this decision. I am glad that the writer did not show Narmeen as a completely heartless and selfish individual. Mahir’s change of heart and his dialogues about how much he loved Mehru were hard to believe. The way he changed after 10 years was definitely more convincing since he was always in search of a mentor and he found one in Mehru. Minal’s conversation with Mahir perhaps made him change his mind somewhat since no one had ever trusted Mahir the way Minal was putting her faith in him now. This character definitely came a long way and watching his journey was wholesome. The previous few episodes were not the best, it would have been better if this part of the track was covered in a different manner. I am finding it difficult to imagine Mahir so in love with Mehru and still going ahead and doing all that he did. For the longest time, Mahir was the star of the show. Bilal Abbas Khan’s effortless performance throughout the drama won me over multiple times. I am glad he chose to play this character.

Final Remarks

Dobara had a decent ending and I felt that the final message of the drama was nothing short of a pleasant surprise. However, overall, some of the dialogues and situations could have been much better, especially in the last few episodes. The way Mahir’s changed feelings for Mehru were shown in the past two episodes, made it difficult for me to accept that he loved her in a way that he could never think of living without her. All through the drama, I found myself wondering why the story was more about Mahir and not Mehru. However, this ending definitely belonged to Mehru because she kept her dignity and love for Mahir intact right till the end. It was all shown in such a manner that even someone like me who wanted to see Mehru doing something extreme, felt that it was good that she did not do that.

Dobara was not “perfect” but overall it was a well-put-together and meaningful script. Sarwat Nazir and Danish Nawaz make a good team; however, I feel that the production houses should stop pressurizing creative individuals to prolong projects only because a certain drama gets attention and ratings. Each one of the actors performed their respective role so well that the person who chose these actors for these roles deserves special appreciation. The supporting cast was just as impressive as the actors who played the lead roles.

Special thanks to all those awesome readers, who read the reviews every week and shared their views here. What are your thoughts about this last episode?

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.

  • And Mahir & Mehru lived happily ever after.

    Mahir took a uturn and decided not to leave a very luxurious life. ;)

    If i am not wrong the name of hospital in village was Jahangir Memorial, when Jahangir sb was alive.

    Drama had very cool, smooth impact, presented in pure Sarwat Nazir style. Hadiqa added grace to it. Bilal was amazing rather mature.

    Liked reading your awesome reviews.

  • It was good Mahir changed his mind when he realized Mehru was the one who supported him when every one left him . I am glad he did not change just because he came to realize Narmin wants rich Mahir , I wish there would be more dialogs between Mahir-Mehru when Mahir finally confess that he married her for money for security but later on he started to love her and why he totally changed for Narmin in last two episode what was the reason he decided to marry Narmin. They should focus on this particular point but overall Dobara was good drama (except those cheap dialogs and writers did not even justified those dialogs till the end) .I wish makers did not destroyed Mahir’s character in last two episode. Overall It is always pleasure to watch Billal Abbas and Hadiqa mam. Thank you so much for your review .

    • I agree with you, had he come back to Mehru only after realizing that Narmeen was a gold digger, it wouldn’t have been the same. I know! The Mahir we saw in the last two weeks was not the Mahir we watched throughout the drama. I agree with you about those dialogues 100 percent.

      You’re most welcome. Appreciate your feedback Fatima.

  • I like the way you analyze different dramas so efficiently :) your critical thinking is too good :) this drama was a feel-good part of my week.. The way different colors and contrasts are creatively used in different scenes makes it visually appealing.. Makeup, acting, choice of actors, direction, simple yet deep dialogues (tm boht ajeeb ho… Han ajeeb log hi to mukhtalif kaam karte hain..), storyline.. Everything was par excellence.. Danish Nawaz and sarwat nazir both are my favorites.. Bilal abbas ki bhi fan hun, ab se hadiqa ki bhi :)) acha drama tha yar… The only good one.. Shukar mahir ne gaari morr di wapas… Ye episode is month ki best one thi, really enjoyed :)))

    • Thank you so much Lucky Girl for your kind words. I really truly enjoyed watching and reviewing this one in particular. Bilal has proven himself many times before lekin Hadiqa ne wakehi impress kr diya, itni variation acting mein, kamal. I am so glad you enjoyed this last episode so much and thank you for being such an important part of Dobara journey. Enjoyed your feedback throughout.

  • I always expected the happy ending, yes the makers took Mahir’s kaminapan to extreme just to confuse the viewers. I loved this episode , and it was Hadiqa Qiani’s best performance in this episode, its an unpopular opinion but I didnt find her perfect throughout, she always had too much sympathy and warmth for everyone except her own kids, this was the only flaw that disturned me other wise I think it was a gr8 drama overall, infact its one of the rare dramas that stayed entertaining throughout and never bored and the credit goes to danish nawaz, he has now tried various genres and succeeded in all, this also could have been an art drama, but he made it entertaining.

    Agree with u fatima, that the transition of maahir was not completely believable, but good thing is that mehru held her self respect, she didnt cry or beg in front of him, also narmeen was shown to realize that she was wrong, she also didnt go to meet him, at the same time maahir didnt take the decision after being rejected, so it was gr8, yes the dialogue that he cant live without her and all was little ott as just a while ago , the pathetic guy wanted to get married to someone else.

    Bilal abbas performed v well in this drama. Hadiqa qiani made me emotional in her scene in last episode. Minal was v cute and want to see her in more dramas, affan acted v well and remaining all supp well.

    Sarwat Nazir is one of the best writers, her besharam and choti si zindagi are my fav, and this is always her way of ending the drama, they are never too dramatic, and in the same way shehzad’s character in choti si zindagi has a realization and returns back to iqra, and in besharam, both the leads go back to each other.

    Danish Nawaz’s Hum tum has become one of my most fav dramas, I wish fatima, u give 1 review of hum tum. And not dobara is also one of the few well executed dramas .

    • Hi Tiger, good to hear from you. Dobara’s reviews wouldn’t have been the same without your feedback :) I agree with you, that bit about Mehru’s inconsideration for her kids was in bad taste. Otherwise, a well-etched-out character for sure. That is why Mahir was the main attraction because his character did not go downhill until the end. It would have been perfect had they not gone down that road in the end.

      I did write an article on Hum Tum, I think you missed it, here is the link

      I agree with you about Sarwat and Danish both.

      • Read the article on Hum tum now, it was during Ramadan, but I usually dont watch anything during ramadan so watched humtum recently, very happy reading your review, bcoz I dont know if its as successful as chupke chupke,, for sure cant be compared to suno chanda as that was on another level.

        Why i really liked humtum, was def as u mentioned that female characters were v strong, and all the characters were written beautifully, there was no fast forward material, everyone from daddu to qutbuddin to all….very well casted and written and acted. Best thing was that this drama was not as loud as the prev ones, here maha-sarmad calmed down the effect of neha-adam. Ramsha Khan became my one of my favs after this drama, Ahad is a good actor, he went ott with his facial expressions, ut was not irritating. Sara and Junaid were the surprise packet, they were v cute. I was never a fan of Sara Khan, but all her last 4 dramas, are the ones that are among the top 10 dramas of last 2 yrs that i liked – Sabaat, Raqs e bismil, laapata and humtum., and she is one of my favs .

        these are the dramas that are v important for the society and current generation, to show the children can be respectful, religious, modern, educated….etc all , not need to be westernised. hats off to saima akram chaudhary, I saw her interview and her though process is so clear and grounded in our traditions , that it reflects in her writing. Im indian, but india is after hw, and i can understand from the interviews of most pakistanis that they are after bw, so its really nice to see such refreshing dramas. If they try to become more modern and westernise, then it will loose the fan following that it has got around the world.

        • I honestly felt that Hum Tum can easily be ranked as the best Ramazan special show owing to the refreshing elements in particular. I didn’t know you were from India, it is always good to see a reader and viewer from the other side of the border so keenly interested in Pakistani entertainment. I agree with everything you said about Hum Tum. Really appreciate your feedback:)

  • You have said it all. To me, cheating, no matter in what circumstances, is an unforgivable thing and this is why Mahir didn’t derseve any redemption. It was hard to believe he has that much love for Mehru when in just previous episode he was counting her wrinkles in front of Narmeen.
    Anyways dobara was still a good watch. I really hope Sarwat Nazeer comes back with a bang now.

    PS: Can you please watch and review Kamli if you can. I want to discuss it badly 😭😂

    • I agree with you, there was no need to show all that, it was only used to make the viewers curious about the ending but that was a desperate attempt that definitely backfired.

      Hey! I watched Kamli, but didn’t review it because I felt I was late LOL!! We can discuss it here. My first question – how did you like the ending ;)

      Saba was brilliant, and so was Sania Saeed. I did not like the newbie, his accent and acting both were average. I also felt that the premise of the story wasn’t new and it wasn’t as impressive and impactful as Manto. What do you think? I felt it was Saba’s show. I also thought it ended too soon.

  • I really liked Dobara and more importantly the performances by Bilal Abbas, Hadiqa Qiani and Shabbir Jan.

    Mahir’s realization was rather abrupt but happy that it came. However, I would have liked it if they had also shown either Narmeen’s confession or Mahir getting to know her true intentions. Bilal Abbas did perform well in the last scene.

    I also wished they had not shown Mehru in dull colours to show she has aged, as she always liked bright colours. They could use other ways to show she has aged but otherwise it was a good episode and I liked the ending too.

    Thanks for your timely reviews Fatima, always looked forward to the reviews after watching the episodes.

    • I agree with you, that the last scene was written but the execution was not perfect. Why couldn’t they have been shown jogging in the park? Mehru was after all always someone who believed in living life to the fullest – another aspect of her personality that was highlighted just as much as her kindness. Yes, even with all the ifs and whys, it was a good drama and one which had a good message even though it was completely contrary to our expectations.

      You’re most welcome Sheetal, it was always good reading your comments as well. I truly appreciate your feedback.

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