Ik Tamana Lahasil Si Episode 9: Predictable Yet Interesting

By now everyone is pretty much aware with the plot of the drama. I see feedback of many telling it’s a typical & predictable story but I believe even if it is something common & has been seen before but still is a bitter yet real portrayal of the demons in our society that exist for sure & can be watched over & over again. However, the plot may be old but the execution is new.

Today’s episode didn’t make much progress apart from a few more revelations in regards to Ali especially. Before I move on to the ladies I’d rather discuss the gents first. Only one question that pokes me is ‘when will the gents of Ruqqaiyyas’ house stop acting like such wusses?’. Fahad Mustafa is playing a role of such a character which no doubt many women unfortunately live with. Mohsin continues to believe blindly in what his mother is telling him & is acting irrationally especially towards Nadia. Unfortunately, Ruqqaiya somewhat succeeds in brain-feeding & infiltrating her husband’s mind against Nadia, which was grievous to see Nadia losing one out of the two supporting members she had. No doubt the drama is based on the women but the male characters are making a strong impact too & I feel they are overshadowing the women to some extent because it may show the women being the dushman of the other women but the insincerity & ‘ignoring-mode’ of gents truthfully prevails in our society.

Mohsins’ action on Ruqqaiyas’ reaction was really sad. Nadia has done nothing to deserve this sort of a treatment. Ahsan once again made a mark by standing up against his mother. I liked the dewar-bhabhi relationship shown in Dur-e-Shehwaar but this one is equally sweet. The way Ahsan feels for Nadia is really touching & how he honestly shares the mistreatments & unfair practices of his mother.

I have an issue with the girl playing the role of Ahsans’ student. No doubt Ramla is fine when it comes to being a student but later she will become his wife & that is a bit unacceptable. A couple of years ago I saw her playing a role of someone’s daughter & here she is acting in a role that is not suited for the girl her age for sure.

One completely objectionable thing in this episode was the scene of Ali & his girlfriend. In the previous episode they had clearly revealed the state of their relationship during that short phone conversation where he was casually discussing what they have been up-to  But today’s scene was really creepy & intolerable to the extent that I had to forward it. I don’t think they needed to show the skin-ship (word used for physicality by Koreans) at all because it was unnecessary & beyond words disgusting. We really do not need to actually SEE such sort of things to know what they are trying to tell.

Finally, Hira has started to receive what she deserved & for what she has done with her ex-husband. With the hardship of Hira, Ruqqaiya is also going to go through that phase. Alis’ drinking habits have been exposed in front of Hira & once again she creates a havoc. In this particular moment I feel Hira is not at fault because no doubt she had to face something because of what she has done previously but after getting married to Ali she was a sincere wife & loved him a lot. Even though she couldn’t become a good Bahu or Bhabhi but was a reasonable wife who adored her husband. But then as we know what goes around comes around. This is exactly how we can describe her state.

Ruqqaiya’s contradictions have been at the peak in this episode as well. When Mohsin hits Nadia she doesn’t feel a remorse over getting an orphan girl beaten & when her son-in-law hits her daughter she claims ‘uski ye majjal’. lol. Mohsin seems like a well-fed & personally trained goon of Ruqqaiya in stead of her son but still I find all the actors deeply involved in their characters doing a marvellous job & I’m sure I’ll continue watching this drama.

Please share your opinions about the latest episode.
Keep supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

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.


  • good review Zahra,u r right that all actots are doing good job,but I feel k situations ko bohhttt hi exagerate kiya gaya hay is play main…bhala batao,nadia is sleeping in open air with her sas…i have never heard such a thing in my life,yar itna toa kahin nai hota,Hira is keeping milk n sugar in cupboard! can u keep milk in cupboard in pakistan? kaharb nai hojayga wo? n u rtrue about Ramla,she is too young to play this character.

    • Thank you very much for appreciation Mrs. Asim. Well, we belong to such a mind-set where we think k ye sab shayad nahi hota but I have personally heard of this real-life example of a Saas not letting her Bahu go to her personal room to sleep. So you know they really are showing the reality aur about Milk hehehe wo to appne sahi kaha even I don't agree to that part. :)

      • I agree with Mrs Asim that not letting the Bahu sleep in her personal room is unnatural. The writer is a man therefore but he sees the things from women perspectives. Whom the Saas is punishing her daughter in law or her own son because in a man the physical desires are much stronger than a woman. It seems that either her is a eunuch or a pervert. I think Wasi Shah is more influenced by the Indian dramas where such unrealistic things are shown.

        For all those Bahus whose Saas give them headache and they hide the milk and tea so that you cannot make tea. How often have you uttered these words in a stressful situation: “This Saas is giving me a headache!” It turns out that the human brain is genetically programmed to translate physical and emotional stress into headaches. Headaches can typically be prevented by relaxation or stress-releasing techniques like meditation. Here is a simple visualization meditation called White Light Meditation that I have found to reduce stress and headaches:

        1. Sit or lie down comfortably. Clear your mind, relax your body, and breathe deeply and slowly.
        2. Inhale and visualize a white light or clear mountain spring water entering your body at the top of your head and flowing down to your abdomen.
        3. Exhale and visualize the white light or water continuing its downward course from your abdomen to the bottom of your feet, where it drains out.
        4. Repeat for 10 minutes.

        Usually you will experience a quick reduction in symptoms right after this exercise.

  • these kind of ridiculous behaviors do exist. a cousin of mine has a saas like ruqqaiya , after a year of marriage and a son her mother in law never lets her son sleep in his bed room and says ye mery bety ko adaien dikha kr mjhsy dor kr rhi hai!
    1 more friend of mine suffers from the same where her saas beats her up for such little issues and her husband tells her ami ko naraz krti ho tbhi aisa krti hain wo! sabar karo! (she got divorced 3 months back)
    and many more like that..
    and the people im talking about are not from middle class! they belong to well educated rich families
    sad but true :(

    • That's unfortunate & to many this seems to be a typical drama but unfortunately & actually what they are showing is the reality. I myself have heard of so many such incidents.

  • agreeeed….one more thing….mawra's acting is not much good.
    infct i can say its below average…i cant watch this drama
    bcoz of her acting :(

    • Thank you for sharing your bit Jojo. Mawra seems to act according to the demand of the role at least she is not overdoing it or exaggerating her expressions like Jana Malik. I think any Bahu who's being mistreated would look or be the same. :) Please keep commenting.