Ehd-e-Wafa Episode 16 Story Review – Engaging and Emotional

Tonight’s episode of Ehd-e-Wafa yet again had quite a few social and powerful messages. It was written, directed and acted-out superbly. This episode of Ehd-e-Wafa also had some emotional scenes which showed the mature and sensible side of the leading characters. Just like every other episode of this drama, this one too showed a different side of the military training. The punishment was shown in detail in the PMA and the primary rules were also spelled out. These rules made perfect sense and such scenes showed how important character building was during this training. The addition of the new OST in the show is definitely one which was much needed since the original OST did not go well with most situations. This was definitely one of the best episodes of Ehd-e-Wafa even though it did not involve all the leading characters but Saad and Dua’s tracks were covered so well. While most dramas show how desperate young people are to get married to the people they love, it is definitely refreshing to watch a play which focuses on career-oriented and intelligent young people who make their parents proud.

Strong Women, Intelligent Decisions

Dua’s scenes tonight were endearing. The way she embraced the truth showed her practical and sensitive side was inspiring. Instead of getting bitter or angry, she actually felt bad that her father lived with the fear that she might find out the truth some day. Alizeh Shah gave a solid performance tonight which made Dua’s scenes more impactful. The way the director and the writer established Dua’s heart-warming relationship with her father in the past two weeks was great since without it the situations now wouldn’t have been as emotional as they were tonight. Her father in particular gave her enough strength to cope with the most difficult situations. Through this track the writer showed intelligently that women can choose not to become victims.

Ehd-e-Wafa Episode 16 Story Review - Engaging and Emotional

Dua proved just that by making a wise decision when Raheel saw her with Saad in the past and now too her approach was mature. Raheel turned out to be even more negative and manipulative than expected. After finding out that Dua was adopted he actually did his ‘homework’ before threatening Dua. This track was handled tactfully by the writer and it also highlighted the legal aspect of the entire situation. It is great how the writer presented us with a solution as well. Even though the conversations between Dua and her mother suggested that she might get married to Raheel but it was so good to see that these strong women came up with a solution instead of getting blackmailed. This track was truly refreshing because we are so used to watching women rely on men in our dramas.

The Proud Parents

Saad’s growth has been shown convincingly in the past few weeks. Tonight too, his track opened with showing a really positive side of his personality. His focused approach, positive mindset and leadership qualities were highlighted in the past few episodes as well therefore it did not come as a surprise at all that he won the sword of honor. The emotional conversation between Saad and his father was totally worth the wait! I had been waiting to see them together and this time around Saad’s father was more sure about his son’s capabilities than he ever was before. Saad always wanted to prove himself to his father therefore for him the biggest reward was that his father acknowledged and appreciated his efforts. Ahad Raza Mir’s exceptional performance throughout has been the best part of this drama. His expressions are always on point no matter what the situation. Faraz Inam has his own unique acting style and it is extremely likable. This was definitely the kind of scene which you can watch over and over again. The connection between these two characters in this particular scene was simply amazing.

Ehd-e-Wafa Episode 16 Story Review - Engaging and Emotional

Saad’s mother has to be the coolest and most intelligent woman we have seen yet in dramas. Usually the ‘cool’ mothers are only cool and not too sensible therefore watching someone with this combo is definitely great. Saad finally called Dua and his expressions were priceless. Eagerly looking forward to Dua and Saad’s meeting, they are two exceptionally intelligent people who will make a wonderful on-screen couple. Saad’s sister’s achievements too were an interesting addition to this entire development – these are the kind of youngsters we need to see in dramas.

Gulzar’s scene with his parents was equally emotional. This man has come a long way!! He is another great example of resilience. Gulzar’s parents were absolutely adorable, the actors chosen for the purpose were perfect for playing these roles. Their innocence and sense of pride was translated on screen so well. And this was such a good way of showing that how people from different backgrounds are polished in the PMA and if they work hard enough, they eventually get what they deserve. Gulzar had the viewers rooting for him right from the start. A brilliant performance by Adnan Samad Khan yet again tonight, hopefully we will get to see more of him in the future too.

Ehd-e-Wafa Episode 16 Story Review - Engaging and Emotional

Final Remarks

I absolutely loved this latest episode of Ehd-e-Wafa, it was extremely emotional, entertaining and refreshing. Saife Hassan did exceptionally well while covering the scenes at PMA. Mustafa Afridi covered Saad and Dua’s scene so well, they were entertaining and impactful. These two characters won me over completely. Can’t wait to watch the next episode.

Did you watch tonight’s episode of Ehd-e-Wafa? Waiting to know whether you guys liked it as much as I did.

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.

  • Outstanding review of a remarkable episode. You have covered everything so well that I don’t know what to say now except that Ehd e Wafa has exceeded our expectations in this episode. Dil khush kar diya Mustafa Afridi nay aur Ahad Raza Mir ki tu class hi alag hei. Words fall short while praising an episode as good as this one but you have done justice to this episode by pointing out all the positive parts of it. Hats off to you sister.

    • Thank you so much Afaq, so glad you liked the review. I agree with you, this was a remarkable episode, so meaningful and entertaining at the same time.

      Really appreciate your feedback.

  • What an episode this was simply mind blowing. Fatima Awan your review is as intelligently written as this episode. Saife Hassan’s direction deserves all praise. The proud parents observation of yours made me watch those scenes again. Every young man and woman should watch this drama. I am loving it and without your reviews the experience is incomplete.

    • Thank you so much Sehar for liking the reviews. I feel the same way about your comments, really appreciate your regular feedback. I agree with you Saife Hassan is an exceptional director and actor.

      Keep reading and commenting.

  • Spot on Fatima….such a quick yet thoroughly detailed review… Great work sister 👍👍.
    I have to say I never imagined EeW would deliver such a powerful, emotional and yet inspiring episode. I, as a young teenager, felt that motivation and that patriotism which we don’t get to see usually on our TV screens.. and in all honesty, the very next thing I wanted to do was pack my bag and head for PMA!! That is definitely a milestone for the drama makers.
    In addition, I never expected to see such emotionally complex and mature characters in EeW, but again it proved me wrong and though I find Saad too good to be true, I still think Dua and Saad have shown utmost maturity by preferring their careers over their infatuation for each other.
    The scene btw Saad and Faraz has to be the highlight of the entire episode. That look on Faraz’s face was of a proud father countered by the equally humble face of Saad was a treat to sore eyes. Absolutely commendable!! This is how u potary real and raw emotions.

    Really looking forward to the next episode.. the promo looked entertaining.

    • Thank you so much brother Ibrahim. It was such an amazing episode, really enjoyed reviewing it. Same here, I wasn’t expecting the story and the characters to take such a delightful turn, a nice surprise for sure. Hope it stays the same. Oh yes! Those expressions were priceless.

      Appreciate your feedback, keep reading and commenting.

  • Very well put together episode of Ehd e wafa. It is a breath of fresh air to see focused, career oriented young people with a head on their shoulders. PMA scenes were truly inspiring and motivational, dialogues and story pacing was commendable. Director’s attention to detail was meticulous. too. I am glad to be watching something out of mundane family dramas line, with nothing new to offer. Fatima’s review was to the point as always.

    • Totally agree with you Shabnam, Ehd-e-Wafa is finally delivering what we wanted to see right from the beginning. Thanks a ton for liking the reviews, means a lot.

  • Thank you for the review. It’s good that Dua and her mom took matters in their hands rather being victim. An important message was given out since this happens often with adopted kids. My own friend had faced trouble even though her father is alive because she is adopted.
    But one thing I will point. As per Surah Nisa, Dua’s mom will get 1/4 of inheritance since since she and her husband were childless. If they had a child then she would have inherited 1/8th.

    • You’re most welcome Pakistani. So sorry to hear about your friend, I hope things get easier for her. Thanks a ton for adding to the discussion.

  • You have said everything ❤️.
    It was the best episode so far and the good thing is the drama is only getting better. Everything was perfect.
    I just want to point out one thing that you might have missed. During the passing out scene they edited and Incorporated past passing out clips to make it look as if Gen. Bajwa’s wife and some foreign dignitaries actually attended this passing out. Hats off to the editors for being so smart. I’m sure a lot of people might not have noticed it. A smart move on the part of ehd e wafa team though.

    • Thank you so much Javeria for reading the reviews and for adding something new to the discussion. I did guess that some scenes were from the actual passing out but didn’t know who were those guests in the crowd.

  • واقعی مزا آگیا۔ شاید پہلی دفعہ ہوگاکہ میرے آنسو نکل آئے۔ اور ساتھ میں ایسی زبردست آرمی دیکھ کر سر فخر سے بلند بھی ہورہا تھا۔ کیسے کیسے ہیرے پیدا ہوئے ہیں جنہوں نے اس مٹی پر اپنی جان نچھاور کرنے میں ذرا برابر بھی کوتاہی نہیں کی۔

    آرمی کا ڈسیپلن بھی دیکھنے کے قابل ہے کہ جہاں اول پوزیشن لانے والے کے لئے آنر ہے تو جھوٹ اور دھوکے دینے والے کیلئے سزا بھی۔

    کہانی مزید گرپنگ اور کلیئر ہوتی جارہی ہے۔ اب شازین بھی ایک کامیاب سیاستدان کے طور پر سامنے آئے گا۔ جو ضرور کرپٹ عناصر کیخلاف طبل جنگ بجائے گا اور شاید اسی راہ میں مارا بھی جائے۔

    گلزار گلزار ہے، اس کی کامیابی بھی دیکھ کر بہت اچھا لگ رہا تھا۔ سعد اور دعا کی کہانی بھی کلائیمیکس میں ہے اور سعد کی امی کا دعا سے بات کرنا بہت خوبصورت لگا۔ ممی ڈیڈی والی دعا آج سامان لوڈ کرواتے کچھ زیادہ ہی بہادر لگ رہی تھی۔

    آپ کے تجزیے کی تو خیر کیا ہی بات ہے، بہت محنت سے لکھا گیا ایک زبردست آرٹیکل۔

    • Wakehi Urs aisa hi hei. Bilkul sahi kaha aap ne, hr kist ke sath kahani ziada achi hoti ja rahi hei. Gulzar wakehi special hei, good representation of people from his background.

      Buhat buhat shukriiya.

  • Such a beautiful review of such a beautifull episode! Very emotional i must say! Saad n his fathers scene was the best!

  • Brilliant review Fatima as always. This episode was picture perfect in every sense. The scenes, dialogues, background score, cinematography and the emotional element all were on point. I guess now ehd e wafa has finally taken off. Especially the newly introduced thematic song in the series was melodious and made for the situation it was placed. Good work team Ehd e Wafa.

    • Thank you so much Sam. Yes, seems like it has, looking forward to more good episodes from team Ehd e Wafa. I love the new OST as well, great idea.

  • I just loved loved this episode. I agree that saad and faraz scene was one that you can watch again and again💖💖💖

  • Great review!
    ~ One of the best episodes. PMA scenes always bring a sense of pride. and they are so beautifully and aesthetically shot. Kudos to the direction team.
    ~ Scene between Saad and Faraz was best. Having seen Faraz’s journey from Sunheray Din, I love how he mentions it and it was emotional as a viewer. Brought memories of him back too. And now his son is leading the way.
    ~ Ahad Raza Mir should be highly praised for playing Saad so perfectly. He fits into the role Of Army personnel so well, jaise he himself spent 2 years in PMA. I am in awe of his transformation, both in Ehd-eWafa and Yeh Dil Mera and previously in Aangan and Yakeen ka safaar. Every character is so different and so perfectly executed. WAH! Just BRILLIANT!! Best actor of Pakistan entertainment industry right now. I hope he wins Pride of Performance for this role.
    ~ Secondly, I must appreciate the makers for such a progressive story. Really something to inspire our youth, and our women to stand independent.

    • Thank you so much Sabahat for liking the review and for sharing your views in such detail, really appreciate that. I agree with you about Ahad, he is beyond brilliant, such a versatile and powerful performer.

  • Hi Zahra, It was a wonderful time watching the episode and great pleasure reading your perfect review. After your review, i don’t have any different comment on the episode but i will highlights the part of your review, which i liked most.
    1. “Through this track the writer showed intelligently that women can choose not to become victims.”
    2. “His focused approach, positive mindset and leadership qualities were highlighted in the past few episodes as well therefore it did not come as a surprise at all that he won the sword of honor.”
    3. “Saad always wanted to prove himself to his father therefore for him the biggest reward was that his father acknowledged and appreciated his efforts.”
    4. “Usually the ‘cool’ mothers are only cool and not too sensible therefore watching someone with this combo is definitely great.”
    5. “This man has come a long way!! He is another great example of resilience.
    Gulzar had the viewers rooting for him right from the star”

    • Very sorry, Fatima. Mistake in name. Now, you see I can not correct it back, because of this format of website. Anyways, the message is i liked your review very much.

      • That’s perfectly fine Aamer. Thanks a ton for liking the review and for mentioning the lines you liked the most. Truly appreciate your feedback. Keep reading and commenting.

  • You’ve highlighted how the portrayal of strong women and youth has been rather different in this drama than the clichéd ones that we see in a lot of others. I loved this about your review…because it wasn’t too in your face and some of us might’ve missed this very positive message…thanks…truly.

  • loved the episode and your review, everything I wanted to say. the only thing missing was a chappair for Raheel. lol

    Honestly, I wish they had made a PMA focused mini – drama with Saad’s side of the story I think that would have allowed them to cover his story in detail and do justice to other characters as well. I really do miss Shariq and Sheryar. besides Saad their stories had more substance and socially related.

    • Thank you for liking the review Kinza. Yes, I feel the same way about the other two Ss but so happy with how they highlighted so many important issues in this one, pure genius.

  • I’m sad already because I’m almost positive they will kill Saads character at the end. I think that is what will bring the boys back together. They have foreshadowed it by saads lines of wanting shahadat and his fathers lines of ‘jaan leeni hogi ya phir deynee hogi’. I hope I’m not right but I feel it. I’m going to be devastated if that happens as he is my favorite character ever! :( and I dont want Dua to lose another loved one.

  • Looking for Pakistani music i found by chance the first episode of this drama. I watched the whole episode and from then , on every Sunday night , i use to watch another episode.
    I´m not a Pakistani and live in Europe miles and miles far from Pakistan.
    I cannot speak or understand Urdu and just know the meaning of Assalamu alaikum.
    I can understand the main story but of course i do not understand the dialogues of the characters and i´m sorry.
    Trying to find a version with english subtitles i found this site that making reference to the actors performances and to some situations helps me to understand what is going on in each episode.
    So every Monday i will come here asking for help even if i am unable to comment.

    Thank you so much

    • It is lovely hearing from someone who takes interest in Pakistani dramas even though you don’t understand the language. I am so glad that these reviews are helping you understand the situations. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

      Keep reading and commenting, don’t be a stranger now ;)

  • What a lovely review and a an emotional, brilliant episode. As someone else pointed out here, I have a feeling that Saad might get shaheed. That would be sad but have a strong impact to the story.
    Finally Shahzain will do something and become a politician.
    Eagerly awaiting for the future episodes and will definitely miss this drama when it ends!

    • Thank you so much SM. Yes! As long as it leaves an impact, his character has turned out to be an amazing one.
      You’re most welcome.
      Appreciate your feedback. Keep reading and commenting.

  • it was such a relief when dua and her mother thrashed rahil for blackmailing them thank GOD no more women victims as we already got bored with rona dhona . brilliant episode PMA punishment scene was so impactful forced me to remember what i witnessed yrs before still gve me goosebumps. can totally relate to the misery of the poor cadet.

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