Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review – Bizarre Yet Interesting

Ohkay so, I personally enjoyed this episode of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay because it was bizarrely happening & eventful. I still find this drama interesting enough to discuss it week after week, although it still has a lot of such moments which end up feeling pointless to me. Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay is at such a stage where it will either keep you engaged or force you to stop watching it. Those who will continue will end up finding out what actually happened to Mashal & those who will stop will probably ask others for the details.

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

Bizarre Yet Interesting

I think it was probably for the first time that Saleha saw Aswad misbehaving with Mehreen & intimidating her. It did upset her but I guess the way she sighed throughout this episode was enough to show that even she knows she can not control Aswad. Saleha has been the sanest person in this entire lot, therefore to see her son turning out to be like Aswad is saddening. I will say, I loved how pointlessly they all gathered at one place out of a million places in Karachi to take the story forward. Aswad has always been friends with Mehreen & Mashal only, therefore to see a supporting actor out of nowhere, acting all friendly with such an unfriendly Aswad was so amusing. Aswad witnessed it himself how Saffan had walked in with his cousin & how Saleha was even present there too but he chose to make it all about Mehreen. I love how everyone in this drama makes everything about Mehreen, it kind of shows how sickly obsessed they are with her.

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

The entire restaurant sequence was poorly done & the thought process behind it, which was to give Aswad another reason to torture Mehreen was bizarre. I will say after watching so many of her plays, I expect better from Umera Ahmed. Anyhow, Aswad took away all the suits from Mehreen & handed them over to the house-help. It brings me to yet another pointless scene in this episode where Shabbo goes to Nani & says she met Saleha’s maid & found out how Mehreen is being treated by Aswad? It made me wonder when the main members of the two households are not meeting each other, how come the maids figured out a way to meet & have these conversations? Usually, the servants exchange such details when they are tagged along during family get-togethers but that is definitely not the case here. It was again a very sloppy way of connecting the dots & making sure that Nani’s love for Mehreen is put to test by letting her know how miserable she is.

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

I would’ve loved to see Mehreen fighting it out but seeing her succumbing more & more to Aswad’s torture is so unlike her. The conversation they both have is always so one-sided that it sounds frustrating. However, Mehreen’s one-liners often leave Aswad speechless but they tend to have no effect on him. After Mehreen’s confession of love to Aswad, he did feel something but again, it is so obvious that he believes Mashal so much that no matter what Mehreen says, he will never truly trust her.

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

Tahir & Shagufta’s conversation was the highlight of this episode. It hinted upon the fact that after figuring out the truth, Tahir has backed out & he feels disgusted that Shagufta is still bent on turning Mehreen into a culprit. All the things he said suggested that he knows what actually happened & he also wants Shagufta to stop. The way Shagufta intimidated Shabbo made it clear that even she knows Mehreen had nothing to do with Mashal’s death but she wants Shabbo to stay quiet so that she can pursue the case against Mehreen & get her punished. This was something that they touched upon in this episode but I remember a few weeks ago, I found it quite bizarre & even spoke about how Tahir & Shagufta are taking it away from Mashal by making it all about Mehreen. It shows the kind of hatred & jealousy Shagufta has harbored in her heart for Mehreen that she has completely forgotten to balance between right & wrong & only wants to have Mehreen punished. Shagufta was the one who wanted her daughter to be like Mehreen & sadly, the seed that she planted in Mashal’s mind & heart is now consuming her too!

Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

Interesting Promo

The preview of the next episode looked quite interesting. I think it will be too late because the moment Aswad will figure things out, Mehreen would’ve done something irreversible too. The way Mehreen’s father peeked through the window was very suggestive of Mehreen meeting the same fate as Mashal. Let’s see. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.


Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay Episode 17 Story Review - Bizarre Yet Interesting

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with 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.


  • HKKST is such play that tests your patience, not because it is so bad, because it is intriguing as far as Mashal’s death is concerned and well-acted by all actors.. bohat hee achi tarah aapney review kiya hai ma’am. Only 4 to 5 episodes are remaining now..

    • Thank you so much Waqar. Oh still 5 more episodes to go, thank you for letting me know. I really think it’s high time to reveal the truth because they have stretched it a bit too much.

  • complete agree with ur review zahra, many people including me are watching the drama just to know the ending. finally next week I hope that shabbo starts revealing the truth to Aswad. not just the direction but writing from Umera ahmed itself is very weak and flawed, not expected from someone like her, or maybe she mostly writes such stories of depressed people, but the good direction saves it. really a bad choice by mahira to make a comeback.
    shagufta’s scene with shabbo was the best as it became clear that shagufta knows that mahreen is not responsible but still she just wants to punish her out of her hatred. Saleha is also not written well, she was acting stupid in this episode, she always increases the problems for mahreen.

    • Thank you so much Tiger for sharing your thoughts. Isn’t it amusing that because this entire family is so twisted, Saleha who herself barely makes much sense ends up looking wise amongst them? She really wants to do something for Mehreen but it is frustrating when she can not figure out a way to help her. Yes, the next promo was interesting but let’s hope they do take the story forward & the episode itself is not filled with filler scenes.

  • You are right, Zahra. The spirit of fighting in Mehreen, is terribly missing. Our victim was not crying victim but was loud. Yes, The next episode promo is interesting. I wished it would have come earlier that Aswad reveals about Mehreen’s true identity and then pursue her through all the means available & our lady resisting to all his moves until last moment and finally gives up. Anyways, the writer is having her own imagination.

    • Thank you so much Aamer. I so agree, that would’ve made things far more interesting because seeing Mehreen being so submissive is so unlike her. This is exactly what set her apart, that she had the will to fight & stand up for herself no matter who was in front of her. Sadly, right now all she does is follow Aswad’s orders & fulfill his bizarre wishes because she loves him. Definitely not a good thing to watch.

  • Your title says it all Zahra….Bizarre yet interesting! I have the same feeling about this drama right now.

    I had the same thoughts while watching the episode….Aswad’s interactions with Mehreen are always a monologue. Once in a while Mehreen does say one liners but that’s all. Even after Mehreen told him that she loves him, his reaction was bizarre too. It seems that right now everything in Aswad’s world is about Mashal. He connects every thought with what Mashal had told him.

    The meeting in the restaurant was really absurd. I was laughing at everyone mysteriously gathering at the same restaurant for lunch / coffee. Also, I think showing the interaction between the two house-helps would have made more sense than just them talking about a chance meeting, which had a probability of 1%.

    The preview suggested Mehreen is going to take a drastic step. Looks like the story is headed towards a closure soon. Will everyone commit a suicide?

    • Thank you so much Sheetal for sharing your thoughts. Oh yes, it looks like both Mehreen & Mashal are going to end up taking their own lives. The absurdity of Aswad is so deadly that he had literally pushed 2 women to choose death over life. Imagine what a twisted psychopath he is. I don’t feel sorry for him at all & giving him a clean chit based on the fact that he too is depressed & feels guilty after what Mashal did is not going to happen.

      The restaurant scene was absurd but what followed with Aswad not believing both his mother as well as Mehreen was even more absurd. I really don’t know why thought it was a good idea to show a male character like Aswad in a drama.

  • The drama is directed by Farooq Rind. The way he turned Ishq Zahe Naseeb to a disaster with all the flashbacks, using OST in every scene, the actress staring at a camera like doofus (Yumna and Mahira)…It’s all the same. I wish they had dramatized it the way it was in the novel. Where Mashal commits suicide and write false letters to aswad and safwan where both of them turn against mehreen instantly.

    • Oh is this what Mashal did in the novel? It makes so much sense & I am sure if they had gone according to the novel, it would’ve been better. I think it was a poor judgment on the director’s part to drag this aspect of the story & turn it into a murder mystery/thriller, which it was never meant to be. In this story, Umera Ahmed’s main focus seems to be on emotions & personalities, but sadly, it seems both the writer & the director had two different visions for one single project.

      Ugh, don’t remind me of Ishq Zahe Naseeb – still not over how poorly it was tackled & how ridiculously it was wrapped up. Those flashbacks & ost were a pain to endure.

  • I have read the novel and unfortunately the drama has been unable to capture the character of Mehreen the way the novel did. People see Mehreen as the person who was always victimized and emotionally abused but she used to talk and fight back but even though she put up a tough exterior, internally those abuses and taunts always had an effect on her. From inside she is not as strong as she showed herself to be, always having the complex that she is a disgraced addict’s daughter who was found dead in the street. Her achievements and talent were the only things by which she felt strong and confident in university only. She was really popular and excelled in her university because there no one knew about her past and family situation. They knew the real her therefore they adored her. And Mashal was the one who took it all away from her, she took her achievements and showed them to Aswad as her own. All of this had a big toll on Mehreen’s psyche, never been seen as anything more than an addict’s daughter, never acknowledged or appreciated for her achievements by her family. It’s a very real phenomenon. Now that even her studies and university has been taken away, it’s very real to see her crumble under Aswad’s reign of terror, because the very things that made her strong have been taken away.