Ek Tamanna Lahasil Si – An Overview

Before the start of the drama & as seen from the promos it could be easily deduced that ETLHS focuses on a middle class family facing a roller-coaster ride of emotions such as hatred, misunderstandings, jealousy where only one person is the backbone acting as an instigator & that is Ruqaiyya (Saba Hameed)

The family of Ruqaiyya includes her husband, 2 sons Mohsin, Ahsan & a daughter Hira. As we go through the drama we see that Ruqaiyya is an uncourteous woman who only & solely respects her son Mohsin because he is the bread-winner of the family. Ruqiayya having the only daughter Hira has spoiled her to bits & Hira has a hard core materialistic approach towards life because she has been brought up that way because of her mother. The only soft-hearted members of the family are the Father & the youngest son Ahsan. Ahsan plays a role of a rational person where he always stands up against his mother when he finds her wrong. Father being a pension holder has no respect in the eyes of Ruqaiyya because of the obvious reasons. Mohsin is an obedient child where his only mistake is overlooking the irrational & unfair behaviour of his mother.

Hira on her own proposes her cousin, legally becomes his wife by having a Nikkah ceremony just because the cousin starts earning a good amount of money. She later backtracks when she meets this new neighbour Ali who buys a house in their neighbourhood. She gets attracted towards him seeing how good his lifestyle & in literal sense; his salary is. She takes divorce from her first husband & gets married to Ali with the complete support of her family especially her mother thinking she will be happy because of Ali’s salary.

Mohsin during the wedding of his sister develops an interest in his paternal cousin Nadia, who is a very simple girl & the only child of her parents. Her mother treats her life princess & she has no father. Mohsin takes a stand to get married to her whereas Ruqaiyya opposes it for the main reason that she will be sharing his salary if she becomes his wife.

We are now seeing the cruel side of Ruqaiyya after she has become a mother in law where she is treating Nadia as an unwanted person & a life-time maid. Not only she treats Nadia badly but with no respect as if she is not the daughter in law of the house but some person who doesn’t deserve respect. Mohsin, her husband can not utter a word in front of his mother & has taken a back-seat to escape all the mayhem. The drama is entering a new phase where Ruqaiyya will soon enough face the first hardship of her life because of her daughter whose husband Ali seems to have been involved in an extra marital affair.

As a viewer of this drama I find every actor doing justice to their characters. Saba Hameed may seem like someone who’s repeating her role but for sure deserves a round of applause for her commendable job in this serial too. All the other characters have their own personalities which make the drama seem more interesting. It may have a predictable plot but the way it has been executed marvels in its own. The content of the drama to many seem to have been put in a strong manner & a bit overboard but unfortunately it depicts the reality & what most of the women in our society face at one point of their lives which makes it relate-able.

It is going super for me I hope the viewers will agree to with what I will be saying about this drama from now on.
Keep supporting.
Zahra Mirza.

  • alina

    Fantastic drama & that’s acting superb

    • Zahra Mirza

      Yes, it is going strong. Keep supporting.

      • Baba Jani

        The interference of parents in the lives of their children is an important matter of debate. Lots of unnecessary problems crop up because of uncalled for interference in the affairs
        of the children by their parents.

        If we really want our children to flourish and progress, we should refrain from interfering in their affairs. We should not try to become uninvited judges of their problems. I find that this malaise is deep rooted in our society. It has gone to such an extent that even the men of piety, even those who are regular in salah and even those who are understanding, intentionally or unintentionally, cause problems for their children by their interference.

        In our society fault finding is generally associated with the mother-in-law. She makes allegations so that her son does not think well of his wife. What does the mother-in-law achieve by doing this? Only troubles and problems. The first problem is that her son will become disturbed. After this, her son will never strive to keep her happy.

        Some mothers-in-law are so ignorant that they treat their good and considerate daughters-in-law as beggars. They are so foolish, they do not ponder upon the outcome of their behaviour. Some mothers-in-law give preferential treatment to one daughter-in-law over the other.

        Sometimes the mothers-in-law use such harsh language, and inflict such deep wounds that the daughter-in-law cannot forget it for the rest of their lives.It is a shame for the mother-in-law that instead of being friendly and affectionate with the daughter-in-law, she stings her like a scorpion. Whereas she should treat her as she would treat her own daughter, or even better than that.

        Many newly-wed daughters-in-law too are like this. They want to totally dominate their husbands. They want to drive their parents-in-law out of the house. How foolish is this attitude! What I want to stress here is that the parents and the children who live and share life amicably are always a blessed and happy family.

        I make a fervent appeal to the parents not to interfere in the affairs of their grown-up children. Leave them free to carve their own futures. Be mother-in-law instead of monster-in-law.

        • Zahra Mirza

          @ BJ: I completely agree. What you've said is the bitter reality of our societt. But if we take an example of Islam sons & their wives are allowed to live seperately in order to maintain the respect & the love & the at te most privacy. That's why in Arabs the day a couple gets married the daughter in law of the house goes straight to her husband's house. This is only prevailing in Indo-Pak region that a daughter in law is nothing but a life time maid which they buy her services by giving a few pennies in the name of Haq Meher.

          & anothe important factor is the male of the family. A son & a husband should always know how to draw a line & how to maintain a balance because it is pretty obvious that a Mother keeps her son with her for half of the life & the moment his wife comes in she can not tolerate the diversion of attention. So, here a man should be man enough to stand upto his mother or his wife & let them know clearly that both of them are equally important & one can't be left for another. I guess the main reason why the character Ruqaiyya is going so overboard with everything is because she has never seen a line being drawn either by her husband or her son. Keep commenting. 🙂

          • Zahra Mirza

            Excuse me for my typos please, I commented using my cell. 😐

  • Amna

    there is nothing new in this drama, just the same old ghissi pitti saas bahu story and the rona dhona. dont know why people still fall for such plots. zalim saas…poor bahu, give us a break please.

    • UAg

      I totally agree Amna I can not stand these kind of stories we want something new.

  • Haseeb

    hum kub tuk sason ke zulm ke dramas banatay rahain ge,hamain ub bahooyon ka asal chehra bhee logon ko dikhana chahiye jinhain kisi bat kee bardasht naheen aur jo husband ko le k har keemat pe alag ho jana chahtee hain