Ohkay so, this turned out to be quite a slow episode of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay. There was absolutely no progress in the story & it seemed like we were back to square one with the case once again being opened against Mehreen & everyone around her being focused on putting her behind bars.
Repetitive & Slow
I actually feel we have invested a lot of time in understanding what Mehreen thinks and what she feels, therefore most of the scenes that covered her feelings & emotions actually seemed repetitive. Mehreen knows what the truth is but somehow, even she has been feeling guilty because no matter how much she resented Mashal, she never wanted to see her dead. The guilt is now creeping in & it can be clearly seen with how Mehreen behaves.
Aswad continued to be the loser that he is. I really wish there was more to his scenes apart from him throwing his phone carefully on the bed in a hope that he doesn’t end up with a cracked screen. I guess Aswad has invested a lot of time in believing the lies but it is unfortunate that he is choosing to side with it & not really trying to analyze the situation. As if Aswad didn’t have enough reasons to hate Mehreen that he has now found another grudge against her in regards to his mother. Saleha really doesn’t know or understand her son, therefore she thinks ignoring him will get the message across. Saleha can clearly see how Aswad is punishing Mehreen, therefore what makes her think the way she is dealing with him will help the situation? All this while I actually thought I could rely on Saleha but she is turning out to be just as unreasonable as others in the equation.
At this point, I do feel the drama has become quite stagnant & now there will be an influx of flashbacks and slow-mo’s. I also found the background score & music to be quite loud in this episode, that at one point I hate to mute it because the scene seemed never-ending. I would hate to see this happening to Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay because so far, the pace of it is what has kept this drama quite interesting & worth watching.
Honestly speaking, I have stopped feeling sympathy for Tahir & Shagufta. While Mashal was alive, it was all about Mehreen for them & even after she has passed away, it is once again all about Mehreen. They have lived all their lives wishing their daughter was like Mehreen & now when she is not in the equation, they are hating the same person they actually idealized to be the star-kid. I do understand this is how the entire equation must’ve been written in the novel but seeing it repetitively is actually making me feel for them less & less!
In this episode, the change in Nani’s attitude was noticeable. She has finally started addressing the elephant in the room & seems upset about how her children are not on talking terms anymore. Nani also missed Mehreen which actually goes to show that no matter what she said to her, deep down she was fond of her too & loved Mehreen to some extent. I really wish there was more to Rabia as well. Seeing her talking about her husband & his concerns every single time makes her character quite plain. I really think Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay is the kind of story that needs to be told with proper pacing because if they will slow it down, things will become boring real quick.
Take The Story Forward Please
The preview of the next episode also didn’t really promise much. I really think it’s high time that Shabbo tells the truth because it is quite obvious that she has been guilt-stricken & realizes that she has committed a grave sin. The conversation she had with Nani also showed that she is actually scared of Shagufta & knows that she has nowhere to go, therefore she is trying to save herself as well. Let’s see when the guilt will get the better of her & she will spill the beans – but yes, it’s high time. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay.