Gunah Last Episode – Review

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I just got done with watching this last episode and I am certain I am not the only one who is in utter shock after watching whatever we were shown in the last few minutes! This ending was not half-baked like Jurm’s ending but it did not do justice to this mini-series. When I tuned into this episode I knew there was a surprise in store but when we got to the part where they were burying Ahmed and Noor, it was confusing. However, the last few minutes had the ‘surprise’ in store which came out of nowhere. Although it explained a great deal, I felt that this part of the ‘climax’ should have been allotted a little more time. Umer’s infatuation with his teacher was covered in these short scenes and as a viewer, it was difficult for me to take it seriously.

Also. The fact that the room was locked from the outside and could not be unlocked from the inside made me question Malik Hayat’s IQ. And those parents who had so much faith in their daughter instantly believed that she could have done something like this. I felt that this entire development could have been much more convincing. If a little less time was spent showing the same flashback scenes and a little more on this angle, if it was to be shown, these last two episodes could have been far better. Although, I absolutely loved Gunah overall the last two episodes were slightly underwhelming as well as disappointing in some ways. This last episode only had shock value but made little sense.

Sabiha’s expressions in the previous episode when she finally finds the grave and has a crucial piece of evidence did not work for me at all. Her expressions were more like that of a killer getting away with a crime than a committed police officer making an important discovery. Yes, she had reason to be ‘excited’ because it was a big breakthrough but the expressions suggested she was actually ‘enjoying’ this. This took away the ‘human element’ of this track and character, which for me was such an important part of Sabiha’s track.

Gunah Last Episode – Review

Similarly, Nabi Baksh’s sudden change of heart in the previous episode made little sense to me. He acted as if he had never seen a dead body in his entire career or that Malik Hayat was incapable of killing someone. His dialogues made no sense especially after we found out that the bodies were not tortured or brutally cut into pieces but simply buried.

Gunah Last Episode – Review

In this particular episode, the way Noor’s children stood there casually and watched their mother being buried alive was the most ridiculous part of a series that was otherwise so intense and on point in terms of execution. It would have been natural for them to react in such a situation. Similarly, Noor’s ‘confidence’ was illogical and unbelievable. Even if she was doing this to ‘save’ her son, the kind of confidence and calm she showed came across as unbelievable. I felt that this entire development was not as impactful as it could have been.

Gunah Last Episode – Review

The way Malik Hayat and Gul Meher ‘crazy’ personalities were shown repeatedly in all these episodes, I was expecting these murders to be a lot more gruesome! It was evident right from the start that Meher was the crazier one in the relationship therefore it did not come as a surprise that she instigated Hayat to do this. The madness of both these characters was depicted on-screen flawlessly right till the end but I felt that this particular episode should have focused more on the surprise element of the story even though it was a little too ‘out there’ even by “Gunah” standards!

Gunah Last Episode – Review


Final Remarks

After watching these last two episodes, unfortunately, I am more sure than ever that Pakistani writers and directors completely fail at wrapping up even those dramas which have been executed brilliantly otherwise. While watching this episode, I had a difficult time believing that it was directed by the same person who directed all the previous episodes.

Gunah Last Episode – Review

Overall, watching and reviewing Gunah was an experience like no other! This series had some of the most intense performances. Rabia Butt’s character had to be the most impactful female character we have seen on our screens. Her performance was outstanding for the most part. Sarmad Khoosat and Saba Qamar translated the madness they shared in the best manner possible on-screen and literally set the screen on fire more than once. Ali Raza is an amazing actor who has a great deal to offer. Kudos to Express Entertainment for continuing to experiment; they get full marks for that. However, I did not like the way the last twist in the story was handled. Although, it had its shock value the premise and the entire development were covered in a rush.

Did you watch Gunah? Share your thoughts.

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.


  • True Fatima. Not only that it was covered in rush but also it was so so so inappropriate and I don’t like the TV dramas normalizing LBGTQ by pushing forward this agenda in these ways. The kid is so small. And the so called sacrifice everyone is talking about make no sense to me. Poor attempt by writer to bring this element for justifying why she remained quiet and to justify those scenes where she was shouting at her kid and telling him to stay quiet giving the impression that maybe she did elope with Ahmad and kid got to know something about the affair. Ab justify and background tou Dena tha na kuch uska.

  • Hi Fatima, Though I did not like the series at all after its first episode, I have completed it somehow (with a finger on Fwd button of remote), to see how the story concludes. And after seeing the last episode’s surprise, like you I also wondered that is this kind of twist necessary? And my inner voice says, no it is not. The surprise element of Boy’s infatuation with the teacher is rarest of the rare phenomenon in Today’s life, at least in our culture. It is neither a common thing nor a sensitive topic, so making a story theme around it on a national platform which can just make gossips in the society, is an absurd idea. And considering this rarest of rare phenomenon, I agree with you about the execution of the last episode; why the mother is hiding this & silently get buried alive instead, how the parents of the mother easily digest her daughter’s so called adultery & why the children did not stop her mother’s burial. She is saving her child’s behavior by being silent, but does not she think what after her death, will be his future with such behavior & who will make this behavior change slowly towards a good one? And Malik Hayat, who lived a life with his wife, can just let her burry alive & does not want to shake her to know the truth of her tagged adultery. And lastly, Malik Hayat was not a history criminal, so how a common man makes someone burry alive, such an act needs psychological disturbed personality.
    Anyways, I will never remember this drama/mini-series at all because nothing that attracted me; neither story, screenplay & direction, nor the performances of anyone.

    • I think Malik hayat also planned with his saali this whole murder thing and so they both knew that she’s innocent. That’s what I thought after she presented the “idea” in those intimate scenes. And yes he’s not a psychopath agree about it. Everyone’s silence was shocking and to me even guls decision to take her life was also senseless just like you said. What would happen once she dies. Will the kid become normal. Also, it was focal point of her decision yet no focus was given to the “kid” in all these 6 episodes which made it hard to digest in the last moment.

      • Also she could’ve made some other excuse of being alone with Ahmad instead of talking about kid. There were 1000s of ways this track could’ve been tackled. Disappointed

        • Also, she was just alone and no proof of any adultery or obscenity was found. What a stupid drama and stupid parents, I mean, I can’t just.. Ergh..

  • Hi
    I really love reading your reviews. I now actually want to point out a typing error here in the below statement (I appreciate, if you can get it fixed.
    In this particular episode, the way Sabiha’s children stood there casually and watched their mother being buried alive was the most ridiculous part of a series that was otherwise so intense and on point in terms of execution.
    They were Gul Noor children, Not Sabiha’s.