Dushman e Jaan Episode 17 – 20 Story Review – Their Love Story

Ohkay so, these episodes of Dushman e Jaan were gripping & nicely done. It is interesting to note how every situation in this drama is very intense, be it what happened before or now all of that is happening between Hatim & Rubab. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship evolve, where they both have grown to love each other & are now looking for ways to be together.

Their Love Story

Hatim has outdone himself & in pursuit of finding his peace, he has not only found love but a lot of satisfaction. I will, however, say that I wish the writer had not reiterated that Hatim was getting all the profit in the business because of Rubab’s ‘kismat’, rather it would’ve been nice to hear him say or believe that because of all the good he has done recently, he was attracting the good in his life. This kind of mentality needs to change where the profit & loss is usually related to a newly wedded bride because no one bats an eyelid in the case of profit but when it comes to loss, the girl is held accountable all her life. Also, on a side note, I also hope the drama makers start showing the house-help & servants being treated with some kind of respect, about time to change this narrative as well – especially when the person is as nice as the one shown in this drama, who is so kind & soft-spoken.

Dushman e Jaan Episode 17 - 20 Story Review - Their Love Story

Anyhow, it was nice to see Hatim finally understanding the true meaning of relationship, commitment & love. Although Rubab had some reservations & seeing the reaction of Uzair, she knew Hatim made a hasty decision but as the days passed by, it was so good to see Hatim proving it to Rubab that he was a man of his word. Rubab did feel burdened knowing that she was actually pushed into his life but through his approach, Hatim showed it to her that he wanted it more than anything at this point in his life. All the moments they shared as a couple where Hatim continued to show her love to Rubab were done very nicely. It is always a treat to see this kind of healthy relationship where the romance is carried out between the pair in such a decent & respectful manner. Their chemistry is actually perfect which was a pleasant surprise.

The Opposers

At first, I thought Ehsan redeemed himself when he took a stand for Rubab in front of Hatim, letting him know that she was not alone & as a father he was not going to allow his daughter to be mistreated this way but he continued with his unreasonability when he pushed Hatim to bring his parents if he wanted to take Rubab back to his home. Ehsan should actually understand that he can not force others to respect his daughter just because he wants it. Also, it is sad that after all that Hatim has done for this family, Ehsan doesn’t mind putting him through scrutiny on all occasions. At least by now, Ehsan shouldn’t doubt or question Hatim’s intentions because he has proved himself a lot of times. As a father, his feelings were right but seeing him putting Hatim in a tight spot was not nice.

Hatim’s father Kamal made his point clear that he was not going to accept his marriage to Rubab. He has his own petty reasons but more than that, what was really interesting to see was how his mother Fiza continued to support Hatim. She knows what he has been through, therefore she feels obliged to stand by him, plus Uzair’s perspective also helped Fiza understand that this marriage was actually doing favors to Hatim & as a mother, that’s all that she really wanted.

Dushman e Jaan Episode 17 - 20 Story Review - Their Love Story

I really like Uzair’s character as well, especially because he is the voice of reason & even though he is Hatim’s best friend, he always feels its his duty to show him both sides of the picture. Uzair too has seen how Hatim suffered, so his concerns are very much rational & appreciated. Hatim may find Uzair meddlesome but he too doesn’t overrule the fact that Uzair comes from a place of concern for his friend. While watching these episodes, I wish they had given more coverage to Uzair & even his wife – showing them as friends of both Hatim & Rubab. At least, this way, the coverage that Nighat gets would’ve lessened & the viewers had been spared her typical gibberish.

Nighat & Abid got a lot of coverage in these episodes as well & sadly, nothing that they said or did was new or exciting. Nighat continued being mean & Abid kept on trying hard to change her perspective & mentality. I think by now I should get used to her character & her annoying attitude but she too is a representation of how usually relatives are like in general. I again wish the sidetrack of Uzair & his wife was given more coverage than that of Nighat & Abid because they have nothing new to offer.

The highlight of these episodes for me was when Hatim decided to show his love for Rubab, but this time loud & clear. It was also upsetting for him because he was hurt by the fact that his father did not mind assuming that he could actually do something illegitimate. This is what riled him up a lot more & also drove him further to prove that he was going to do what it takes to protect Rubab & the sanctity of their relationship. In all those scenes, Mohib Mirza’s acting was phenomenal. He showed Hatim’s rage & fury to perfection. Saba Hameed supported Mohib Mirza beautifully as well. Imran Peerzada too acted well & delivered his dialogues as per the requirement of the scene, however, I don’t know why every time he finished his sentence, going by his expressions I felt he’d burst into laughter – lol, that’s the kind of expression he had, which I enjoyed watching, to be honest!

Brilliantly Executed Episodes

Overall, these episodes of Dushman e Jaan were brilliantly executed & just when I was thinking it couldn’t get any better, the preview of the next episodes promised a lot more drama. It seems Rubab is about to find out who Hatim actually is & their relationship will hit a rock bottom. I already feel for Hatim because Rubab will obviously find it hard to come to terms with the reality & it seems Hatim will have to do a lot more to convince that it was just a mistake that he too has punished himself for. Not to forget, there’s Ehsan too who has shaped up to be another unreasonable character. Madiha Imam & Mohib Mirza’s brilliant chemistry as Rubab & Hatim was such a pleasant surprise. Seeing them both on the title as a couple wasn’t as convincing, to be honest, but now after seeing their relationship & how they treat each other, it was really nice. Mohib Mirza scores all the points for such a phenomenal performance in these episodes, really liking his character so far. I must say Saba Hameed’s styling is on-fleek in this drama, she looks so stylish & graceful as Fiza. I have thoroughly enjoyed Dushman e Jaan so far & looking forward to more. Please share your thoughts about these episodes of Dushman e Jaan.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with Reviewit.pk in 2012. After moving to Australia, Pakistani content was a way of staying connected to the roots, language & Pakistani culture because it felt home. Eight years ago, review writing began as a hobby but has now turned into a passion.

  • Zahra brilliant review but why you reviewed it a little late compare to last week? I don’t know why rubab didn’t call hatim when his father was throwing him out from their house Zaheer his parents and hatim’s father these characters are so annoying Overall these episodes were fine but I’m anxiously looking forward to the next episode and your reviews also because your reviews are phenomenal

    PS: Are you still watching Muqaddar? Do you think it will turn out to be an interesting play?

    • Muqaddar is moving at a snail’s pace. Despite having passed 20 episodes. The real conflict is yet to start.
      Muqaddar might start getting interesting next year. 😆

      • Yes, the last 10 episodes are full waste, less abt saif ul rehman and raima, and more abt the daughter and filmstar, and also too much importance still given to haris , so boring. Raima should ahve come to the main house long back.

  • Salaam Zahra again what a great review . You really were on point with all the aspects of last few days. I cannot believe it’s going to end soon.
    I forward moomani scene. really cannot stand her !
    I loved how they are displaying Hateems commitment and how much he wants to see Rubarb progress and gain more confidence. How he really treats her like an equal and is not ashamed of her. The romantic aspects were done to a tea and his gestures are just so nice and how they show them getting close to each other such as watching scary movie and he comforts her as well that bed scene and the way he lays in bed shows how much close they have become. it’s blush worthy lol
    I have never watched Mohib Mirza and must say he is amazing as an actor .
    That scene where he shows is anger you felt is this the old Hateem but then realise actually there was a reason he was angry . Perhaps the fear something may have happened to her.
    I don’t like his double faced dad. Not that Hateem would do it but his dad is saying it’s ok to have affairs outside the house and not in . Hateem does not want to become like his dad and is proving that he isn’t.
    Seems like there will be a new addition to the family and do hope it’s a happy ending and Rubarb is forgiving and knows what Hateem is really like . He sister left a lot of mystery behind about someone she was going to Marty and Rubarb will think it’s him where in fact she was lying to Rubarb to get married to Zachery even if it was to support the family .
    It will be an intense week next week . Will have to watch it all over on repeat . I’m glad it’s getting the recognition it deserves. Looking forward to your review next week . Stay safe x

  • great review zahra, this week was excellent , all 4 episodes were superb as we saw more of mohib-madiha. the side track is the only annoying part, but its fine as such side tracks are part of every drama. Im a fan of love stories, so its easily becoming one of my most fav dramas. mohib mirza is just extra ordinary in his role, he has given an award worthy perf, the scene in which he shouts on madiha was exceptionally performed by him and also the scene in which he and madiha talk abt their feelings to each other, even madiha fits the role perfectly well, she matches mohib at every step, it was difficult to forget ramsha for her exceptional perf, but the drama and performances have kept us glued. This is the first itme im seeing irfan khoosat in a big role, he is also superb, realy a veteran. i saw him i short roles in aun zara and belapur ki dayan. Saba Hameed as usual is perfect.

    And also the OST deserves to be applauded and the way it was used in last episodes had a bigger impact on them.

    waiting for next episode now.

  • Great review as usual. You have summed up 4 episodes so intelligently. Loved their on screen chemistry. Waiting to find out more of it.

    Ps. Please block people like Muhammad Ahmed who used such a filthy language for you. It is totally unacceptable. I pity that guy.

  • lovely review, the mother i can understand that she was angry with Aslam for not telling them, but Hatim should have understood since he told him not to tell his parents
    it was wrong of Ehsan to say to put mother & son in an uncomfortable position about the father not coming, after all his mother came with him to take Rubab back home
    the best scene was in the bedroom, when he didn’t want to go back home without her, you could actually feel for them both

  • Pretty spot on review. In love with this drama. The OST may not be great separately but its use in the drama is phenomenal. Mohib Mirza is amazing as Hatim. I just have one problem. They should definitely have upgraded Rubab’s wardrobe after her marriage. Her styling is pretty okay but her dresses, not for a second, gives you an impression of her being married to The Hatim.

  • Zahra mam
    Are you wacthing banday ek dour say
    Main ne daika mujay to bilkul pasand nahi aya kiya ap ne daika agar daika hai to kaisa laga??

  • Superb review Zahra! Your review highlights few aspects that probably a lot of viewers might have missed. You’re right that Ehsan shouldn’t have forced Hatim to bring his parents so that he could send Rubab back. You may force someone to accept her in their home but that doesn’t guarantee she’ll get the respect that she deserves.

    The sizzling chemistry and subtle romance between Rubab and Hatim was the key this week. Everything was beautifully written, directed and executed. However, I think few scenes that were edited made it difficult to connect to few scenarios. For example, the scene where Hatim comes and shouts at Rubab for not taking his calls….I took some time to connect to the situation. May be they should’ve shown him trying to reach out to her and worried. Also, when both of them are talking about Nighat asking them for favors regarding Zaheer’s job….may be because they omitted the scene at Nighat’s house, for a few seconds I was wondering what they’re talking about. Apart from that, the entire week was engaging.

    Dushman-e-Jaan is doing very well so far, the pace is good, the acting, writing, direction everything is on point which makes it a good watch. The OST is good too. The preview also promises lot of action in the coming week. Already looking forward to it.

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