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Dushman e Jaan Episode 20 – 24 Story Review – Different Phases of Life

Ohkay so, in this set of episodes, the story of Dushman e Jaan took such a turn that no one expected & I say that in a good sense because all that happened was not only nice but showed how Rubab & Hatim strengthened their bond. In the initial episodes, I felt that maybe the story took a very typical turn & they might drag or slow things down a bit but I was pleasantly surprised to see none of it happening because they got done with all of it within these episodes. The preview last week was again misleading & it seems they skipped the events of this week entirely but again, that’s nothing to complain about & probably did help in keeping the viewers hooked.

The Misunderstanding

In these episodes, a lot of things were made clear; the first one being that a problematic person can never find good in his or her life no matter how hard they try. Another one is that no matter how hard you try if your intention isn’t right, you can cause no harm to those who are pure in their intentions. It was shocking to see Nighat go to Hatim’s house for her selfish reasons & not only that, the moment she found an opportunity, she tried to badmouth Rubab, thinking that will earn her some brownie points.

At first, I was actually concerned that this entire misunderstanding might drag & slow down the progress of the story but I am glad Sarwat Nazir kept it short & sweet. I actually lowkey hoped that we’d get to see another pairing like Haider & Mishi from Besharam who talked things out & dealt with their issues then & there because they strongly believed in communication. To much relief, the same thing happened between Hatim & Rubab where they spoke about what was bothering them & then it didn’t take much longer for Hatim to figure the entire situation out to put a stop to it.

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Hatim & Rubab

Hatim has actually grown as a person, it shows every step of the way. It is such a nice transition to see him being guilt-stricken to someone who is totally in love & after putting everything in the past, he is trying to be a better version of himself every single day. Hatim has not given Rubab any reason to complain or doubt him but yes, unfortunately, his past mistake which cost Ramsha her life is a reality that can not be undone!

I will however say that as much as I found Rubab’s character a bit too plain, I kind of liked the fact that Sarwat Nazir showed her like that & even after her marriage to Hatim, she did not do anything to change herself. Rubab is who she is & that’s the best part about her. All this while, it was subtly hinted how she has not been able to move past Ramsha’s death & because this incident has caused her so much trauma, she still hasn’t completely healed or moved on. Talking about Ramsha every chance she gets, missing her & seeing life through her deceased sister’s perspective – all of this is now a part of Rubab’s personality & this is where the seriousness & maturity in her character stems from.

Although Rubab has learned to be happy & content with her life because she got more than what she ever imagined, but the way she always sounds practical to the point of being not driven by emotions makes her a very unique character. I am glad that although Ramsha was still a step ahead of her in garnering the liking of the viewers, Sarwat Nazir has given Rubab a very different personality & a complete one at that because very effortlessly, Rubab has emerged out to be an independent entity & is not shadowed by the fact that she is Ramsha’s sister. The viewers now know her as herself; Rubab, Hatim’s wife & life partner who has her voice & her own existence.

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The entire scenario of Raina, Zaheer, Nighat, Kamal & Rukhsana was dealt with quickly & I am so glad it wasn’t dragged. However, it was beautifully highlighted how communication sets everything right. I used to say this while watching Besharam as well that this particular aspect of Haider & Mishi’s relationship was my favorite, therefore I will say that again about Hatim & Rubab. It also served as a chance for Hatim to actually realize that the thought of drifting apart from his wife was so daunting for him & he also got to live by his word. He got to show it to Rubab what she meant to him & that he was not ready to forgive anyone who tried to create a rift between them.

I may not be a fan of Kamal’s character but I will say, after seeing this latest episode tonight, I did feel for him. I feel just like Fiza got a second chance by Hatim to prove her love to him, Kamal deserves that chance too. Fiza realized her mistake & took the responsibility of making amends, I feel Kamal too was trying to do exactly that, which was definitely a nice shift in his attitude. I am glad that at least Rubab understands him & she tries to make Hatim understand too. Yes, the things Kamal did were far more grave than what Fiza was guilty of, but if she can get a chance, he too deserves it.

Well Executed Episodes

These episodes of Dushman e Jaan, despite being typical were still very interesting. The best part was that Hatim & Rubab did not sulk in the misery of miscommunication & misunderstandings. They talked to each other like any mature couple would & found a solution. Honestly speaking, there’s nothing more annoying than seeing wives or even husbands keeping things to themselves & not telling their better half even after all these years of togetherness – recent example Deewangi & Nageen’s chup ka roza – sheer annoyance. Anyways, coming back to Dushman e Jaan, this drama continues to exceed my expectations & I am glad that they covered these simple & beautiful moments that any newly wedded couple experiences such as moving in a new house together, getting used to new place & surroundings, dealing with different pressures & then finally welcoming the first child in their lives. The babies shown in these episodes were so cute – I say babies because I am assuming they all were different for different scenes & also to show the time-lapse.

Mohib Mirza has been very impressive as Hatim & so has been Madiha Imam as Rubab. I really liked their chemistry & their couple also sheds a light on the fact that people may see you as a mismatch but if you’re content & happy with each other than nothing else matters anymore. The preview of the next episodes show a lot more drama, probably the moment Hatim has been dreading the most, let’s see what happens. The direction of Dushman e Jaan is another best aspect of this drama & I am glad the director approached the script this way & executed it with so much clarity. Please share your thoughts about these episodes of Dushman e Jaan.

Keep Supporting,
Cheers,
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.

  • You perfectly explained exactly what I felt watching DeJ this week Zahra! I was not happy that it is being another Hamsafar with Rubab’s pregnancy hints (Like Khirad), and Kamal (Atiqa Odho in Humsafar), Raina (Sara in Humsafar), Zaheer (Noor Hassan in Humsafar) and Hatim being Ashar, I was slightly disappointed but they way they dealt with the whole situation was so good! I agree Kamaal sahab also deserve another chance. These episodes had some very cute scenes. I am loving the pace and execution. Mohib, Madiha and Saba Hameed have been brilliant throughout. Can’t wait for Kashif Mehmood’s entry. He is such a fine actor and his character is gonna be a treat to watch.
    PS: ARY needs to fire whoever makes promos for Dej. They spoil all the suspense by showing what even is not gonna happen in next 4 episodes. I mean with MPTH they weren’t even revealing who will be playing Maham and now……….

    • 70 dislikes! Aur karain Sami Akhtar ke sath behs! Ap ne usay halka liya huya hai, ye is thread ki ‘Nighat’ hai. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much PP for reading the reviews & consistently sharing your thoughts. I agree, all the scenarios had a huge potential of turning Dushman e Jaan into a very typical drama but I am so glad they decided to deal with it quickly. I also feel 4 episodes per week do play a huge part in maintaining the momentum, otherwise, imagine having to patiently watch Rubab & Hatim dealing with it all over the course of 4 weeks, it would’ve definitely tested our patience.

      Also, this is what I like about Sarwat Nazir’s scripts too, she picks up the simplest of scenarios & give them a completely unique execution. Besharam is a fine example of that where Haider & Mishi kept on facing difficult situations but they dealt with it so maturely.

      I most certainly agree about the spoilers that are shared in the promos, that too way ahead of time. This entire week did not include Kashif Mehmood’s entry which I was actually dreading at the same time looking forward to. :/

    • Thank you so much PP for reading the reviews & consistently sharing your thoughts. I agree, all the scenarios had a huge potential of turning Dushman e Jaan into a very typical drama but I am so glad they decided to deal with it quickly. I also feel 4 episodes per week do play a huge part in maintaining the momentum, otherwise, imagine having to patiently watch Rubab & Hatim dealing with it all over the course of 4 weeks, it would’ve definitely tested our patience.

      Also, this is what I like about Sarwat Nazir’s scripts too, she picks up the simplest of scenarios & gives them a completely unique execution. Besharam is a fine example of that where Haider & Mishi kept on facing difficult situations but they dealt with it so maturely.

      I most certainly agree about the spoilers that are shared in the promos, that too way ahead of time. This entire week did not include Kashif Mehmood’s entry which I was actually dreading at the same time looking forward to. :/

      • My Pleasure :)
        Yes, Sarwat Nazeer really knows her craft. I hope they don’t change it’s timings like Mera Dil Mera Dushman.

    • how can one there be 70 dislikes, i quite liked your comment, it would have been better if they had us guessing who would play the eye witness until the end

  • Thanks for the lovely weekly reviews! You said it all, it’s a gripping and entertaining drama for sure. At the end of the last episode of the week, Hatim told Rubab that she’ll be incurring a big loss if she didn’t agree to his decision of barring Kamal sahab’s entry to their home, what do you think he was referring to?

    • Thank you so much Sabr for reading the reviews & being appreciative. :) Yes, it sure is a very interesting drama on-air right now. Honestly speaking, I was trying to figure out what Hatim meant, may be he still thinks Kamal has an ulterior motive & this is why he is being nice to Rubab & the baby? Not sure though. :)

  • Great Review Zahra these four episodes were entertaining it is probably the best drama on air right now it just needs more attention I think Ary should change its slot to 8 pm because this drama deserves more TRPs Well Mohib’s perfomance in this drama proves a good script and director can help any actor perform well if that actor is talented Waiting for your review next week

    PS:Thanks for an early review this time BTW have you watched Faisal Qureshi’s drama Gustakh?

    • You’re welcome Sami. All of my reviews are pretty timely, last time I couldn’t review on time because I wasn’t feeling well. I agree, it surely is the best drama on-air right now. I am glad they have given it a 9PM slot, this way we can watch 4 episodes per week otherwise it will continue to drag like Mera Dil Mera Dushman because ever since it has become a weekly drama, it is hard to tune to it. I haven’t watched Gustakh, did it start airing already?

  • Zahra its almost eerie the way you speak my EXACT thoughts aloud! Seeing Hatim and Rubab this week instantly and deeply reminded me of Haider and Mishi…..that flow of communication and love so beautifully characterized Besharam and just as impressively it is a major part of Dushman e Jaan…..this drama has grown on me gradually…..at first it was too depressing and somewhat typical for me but later on as the story gained momentum, the characterizations and the plot attained more maturity and growth….kept smiling at the sweet moments….Mohib Mirza has aced his role and so has Madiha Imam…..lol but I do miss seeing Zahid Ahmed and Saba Qamar together……thanks for such a comprehensive and wonderful review, Zahra….you made me relive the four episodes of this week in these few minutes with your vivid thoughts.

    • Aw thank you so much Mehreen for your kind words of appreciation. I am so glad that I am not the only one who is constantly reminded of Haider & Mishi, I absolutely loved their pairing & more than that, their strong relationship which was so open & honest. I am glad you’re enjoying this drama & I really hope we do get to see Saba Qamar & Zahid Ahmed together in another drama, their chemistry was so so good. :) I agree, Mohib Mirza & Madiha Imam have been beyond impressive as Hatim & Rubab, I really enjoy their chemistry as well. Thank you so much once again Mehreen, it means a lot. <3

  • Itnee bonding ban gaee hai to ab in k rishtay main dararr parray gi. Ah! Such a cute couple will be separated if not divorced. The writer is intelligent to progress story in such a way and then make an entry of the villian to unearth the secret before Rubab. Can’t wait for it!

    Nicely reviewed.

    • Thank you so much Urs, good to hear from you. :) I agree, so not looking forward to Hatim & Rubab drifting away but I am hoping they will get a happy ending because Rubab has seen Hatim at his nicest. Let’s see. :)

      • Being COVID-19 positive, I was away from many things incl. Reviewit. As I like your reviews a lot, I have a question. Does your website’s policy of maximum two reviews per reviewer still exist?

  • it’s good to watch a drama story that is written differently to what we usually have to watch, so sick of watching the same scenes again & again in every drama, the baby scenes were so cute just like the babies Ma Shaa Allah

    • Thank you so much Shameem for sharing your thoughts. I agree, this drama does have some typical scenarios but overall execution makes them different & interesting to watch. :)

  • perfect review zahra, there is nothing more to add .u covered everything, specially rubab’s character , behaviour and her relationship with hatim.

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