Dumpukht- Atish-e-Ishq Episode 7

Defeat is a strange feeling- Tahira became increasingly aggressive realizing she was defeated by the power of love and Meher Nigar compromised on her life-long beliefs and bowed down to the Murshid for the sake of her son. I had sensed early on that Bibi Sahiba enjoyed playing games with Habibullah but we have yet to discover the extent to which she can manipulate situations to her advantage. While joyfully rejoicing about uniting Bilal and Kulsoom, Bibi Sahiba had something else in her mind all along. Does Kulsoom bear a striking resemblance to the woman Habibullah sacrificed? Bibi Sahiba once almost owned up to having feelings but quickly dismissed them as emotional sentiments. On the surface, Bibi Sahiba plays the devoted wife but behind closed doors, she is clearly the dominant one in the relationship.

Tahira’s hatred for Meher Nigar is so intense that she laid down some very questionable conditions for Kulchu’s marriage. Tahira has no choice but to accept this proposal yet she wants to ensure that Bilal remains submissive towards Murshid Sayeein because in her eyes, that gives her a sense of false control. She knows how Meher Nigar has rejected these peers all her life and to see Meher Nigar losing her son to one is the ultimate slap on her face. Yet, isn’t it ironic that Tahira is burning up on the inside while Meher Nigar has accepted her fate.

Billu and Kulchu have been extremely convincing as two determined souls who are ready to beat the odds. I found Billu’s “ghuss ke phat jaoun ga” comment too kitch for my liking but nevertheless it did result in a chuckle. The last few minutes of the drama convinced me that it’s time to bid adieu to Billu as his fate is sealed now that Habibullah has laid eyes on Kulchu. Was this Bibi Sahiba’s plan all along? Out of all her mureeds why did she take such interest in Kulchu? Why did she constantly mock Habibullah for his unfulfilled desires and mention Kulchu with such passion? Why did she put forth her request for Kulchu to present her kalaam?

I really liked the actress playing Nimmo and I like her character too- she may come across as immature but I feel she’s actually quite clever- she knew Kulchu’s mom was prepping her to lie in front of Bibi Sahiba and she also caught Peer Habibullah falling into a trance while hearing Kulchu recite the kalaam. Knowing how easy it is to manipulate their mureeds, it won’t take much of an effort to convince Kulchu’s family that the groom is being replaced. That too when the prospective groom happens to be someone they worship. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Dumpukht is turning out to be my weekly fix and I’m loving every bit of it. The acting has been spot on and every scene transitions smoothly into the next. Are you liking this as much as I am?
Thoughts/ comments/ emotional outbursts?

Kanwal Murtaza


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