Ishq Zahe Naseeb Episode 26 Story Review – Some Developments

Opening Thoughts – Few Developments:

Ohkay so, this drama is a classic case of good story ruined due to poor execution & probably hunger for ratings. It is unfortunate that the drama makers decided to extend this drama & change the ending. I am glad they showed a promising preview of the next episode because that is the only reason why I will be tuning to Ishq Zahe Naseeb next week. Mystery is always good but there’s a way to execute it but unfortunately, the greed of touching the 30 episode mark has absolutely taken away the charm this drama once had. A few important scenes here and there in an overall average episode has been the pattern of Ishq Zahe Naseeb for quite some while now & it is unfortunate that this is not even close to ending anytime soon.

Unnecessary Lies:

Kashif & Gauhar are digging their own graves. The way they are hiding the truth about Jahangir from both Sameer as well as Donia is uncalled for. Kashif & Gauhar are associated with two mature individuals who themselves have had a past. Sameer was engaged to Zoya, similarly Donia was engaged to her cousin. So, there’s no reason why Kashif & Gauhar can not tell Sameer & Donia the truth that they were together in the past & had to move on due to unfavorable circumstances? Both Sameer & Donia are not narrow-minded tunnel visioned people who will not understand that their spouses could have a past & were once interested in each other? Why is it such a big deal anyways? Gauhar has seen how Sameer has stood by her, he has always been supportive of her, plus now when she is married to him & taking care of him, he will have all the more reasons to be understanding & accepting of her past. Sameer has always made it obvious that he can not stand lies, therefore I am not sure why Gauhar thinks she will get away with this. Similarly, Donia has always been understanding & Kashif has already told her that he was/is in love with someone, so what difference would it make if she finds out that the girl Kashif had an affair with in the past happens to be Mrs. Gauhar Sameer, who has very much moved on? Unnecessary scenario, unnecessary linking up of Gauhar & Kashif.

It is actually frustrating to see Gauhar & Kashif acting all suspicious thinking they will be able to fix this thing by hiding the truth from their partners. Jahangir is out to get Gauhar, so it is absurd of her to think that she should not involve her husband Sameer & rather let her ex-boyfriend tackle the situation for her. Lying is a bigger problem than hiding the truth. The way Gauhar has been acting suspicious & trying to seek permission to go out without actually telling Sameer about her plans is quite unconvincing. At one hand, they have shown Sameer to be quite controlling of Gauhar & on the other, he doesn’t even ask about her plans, that’s just unlike him. Sameer is quite authoritative, he is sorted & he always wants to know the complete picture so for him to be ok with a vague answer is unconvincing. Also, not sure why Kashif had to meet Gauhar in person to tell her about Jahangir’s blackmailing. In an era of widely used mobile phones & Whatsapp, he has to meet her to inform her, knowing it might put her in an awkward position is another funny detail!

Interesting Aspect of The Episode:

The only interesting aspect of this episode was Gauhar & Sameera’s interactions. It is good that Gauhar has now started dealing with this entire situation seriously & she is now doing everything to push the limits to understand how far Sameer can go. Gauhar has also found out that Sameer is capable of hurting someone when he is in the Sameera mode, which made her think whether he was responsible for Zoya’s death or not. I am glad there was progress in this track, which happens to be the ‘ONLY’ interesting aspect of this entire drama. Give me Sameer/Gauhar’s scenes anytime over Shakira’s flashbacks & Kashif Donia scenes & I’ll be happy.

I think I will now only discuss about Shakira when they will reveal it all, it is tiresome thinking about her where they are deliberately not giving much away & keeping it as a suspense. Chalo phir aisay hi sahi. There was a time when despite the overdose of Shakira, I was interested in her story & track but this episode has put an end to it.

The important detail which was laid out in this episode was that Shakira killed Ehsan, which means Sameer is also capable of killing someone. I do get it, Sameer imbibed her personality, he observed her closely, he likes the idea of her, of being with her but not sure imbibing her personality ‘traits’ is realistic or a bit of a stretch. I am not sure if Shakira must’ve told Sameer that she killed his father Ehsan, for him to develop those tendencies too. Shakira wanted to take away that manliness from Sameer & she wanted him to be his ‘saheli’, so for Sameer to kill someone when he is actually in the ‘saheli’ mode is hard to grasp. One thing which Shakira has reinforced is that she did not want Sameer to be a man enough, a man like his father!

They have so far shown Sameer, channeling out “his” innermost feelings/secrets through Sameera, so when did it turn out to be the case of Shakira channeling herself through Sameer to the point that she can make him kill someone either? Yes, she did say that she will live through Sameer because she knew she had damaged his impressionable mind quite a lot but to now turn Sameer into a ditto copy of Shakira where he also can kill someone because she has done that is again hard to absorb. If that’s the case then may be Sameer will commit suicide because Shakira did too (if the wheelchair ridden lady is not Shakira *rolling my eyes*). I think they will give Sameer a clean chit in the end by showing that he was not himself when he killed Zoya (if he did), but anyways. Hoping they put an end to these ifs & what nots ASAP. I am glad Gauhar decided to take this matter in her hands & dealt with it her way. Those interactions were the best part about this episode & both Sonya Hussyn & Zahid Ahmed acted phenomenally in those scenes.

Closing Thoughts – Good Acting:

Zahid Ahmed & Sonya Hussyn should be very proud of themselves for phenomenal acting. They have stayed true to the essence of their characters & have been in the element right from the beginning till this point of the drama where everything is probably losing its grip. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

PS: If you’re Ishq Zahe Naseeb / Zahid Ahmed / Yumna Zaidi / Sonya Hussyn or anybody’s fan, please keep your disagreement civil. Foul language or personal attacks will not be tolerated. Before coming onto me or the review, remember, it is a drama by the end of the day & you are free to share your opinions without crossing the line!

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.

  • Ok so what i get of story is…
    Shakira’s son is killed by ehsan..and sameer is not shakira’s son like she once told him that i also had son of ur age…

  • that was a lovely review i’m glad i read the episode in shortcut & didn’t have to watch the whole episode in annoyance

  • What I grasped of the story is… shakira was raped by ehsan and had son which was later killed by ehsan’s man…dye to which she got psycho and criminal minded..
    On the other hand ehsan had a wife and son sameer… ehsan’s wife was thrown out of house with false allegations by sabiha and sameer was tortured by sabiha by locking him up in dark rooms… thereafter killing ehsan shakira came as a giverness for sameer…and destroyed sameer’s personality as a revenge of his son’s death…when sabiha realized the off scene of shakira she handed her over to police…later on when she saw sameer turning into women…she returned to shakira …thats why she was saying to sabiha in that scene…that i knew sabiha u would come…i was the one who left infront of u when ehsan got killed and now i will live in sameer forever…. these were the things that sabiha wanted to tell sameer’s doctor too but just cant as mention by sameer’s doctor….
    Now sameer will get better with gohar’s efforts but then kashif and gohar’s relation will be revealed and sameer will feel betrayed…and once weakened shakira in his mind will gain power again…and he will attack gohar nd in return blah blah… now its too much to predict …. :D :D

  • I think m getting bored by watching this sissy looking slick sameera (zahid ahmad) ..
    Ab bas bhi kardo fold kardo drama ..
    Dramai mai dramai start kardeyai hain ..
    Is jehangeer ko to kahi maar do ..

  • You have found the only reason to tune into this drama again otherwise I wanted you to review any other drama so that I can also take part in discussion too. ;) You are a skilled reviewer but I don’t watch any of the dramas you review. Chalain mazeed wait ker letay hain. :)

    • Thank you so much Urs. I would love to discuss dramas with you as your insightful comments are always interesting to read. :) I can not wait for this drama to get over myself. So want to move onto something better. :)

  • I agree Zahra. This drama needs to end. The writer has himself lost track of the story. How much longer can good acting make up for the dragging of the storyline. Plz get to the crux already. Its the biggest flaw of Hum TV s policy and why I dread starting any drama on this network.

    • Thank you so much Seher. I think not only Hum but every other channel is guilty of dragging their dramas. Luckily ARY started the double episode trend in the middle of the year so it compensated the slow paced dramas but Hum is on another level these days. They surely have lost the plot & I so agree, good acting is not doing any favor to the viewers who are looking for the answers. Tried of tuning to Ishq Zahe Naseeb.

  • It is a good drama, but y is the shakira story is not so clear. Y again n again go into the past. What happened to shakira ? Y she is taking revenge from sameer.

  • Totally agree with you Fatima! They have just ruined the drama.It is so obvious now that they have decided to change the ending.Really hard to watch it now.

  • This was such a good drama, but unfortunately the drama makers have really spoiled it. I just want proper closure and to just know the truth. The mystery and suspense was great, but it’s been taken too far now.

    I’m confused, so there were 2 children, one was Shakira’s and Ehsan’s child – who was killed? And then Ehsan’s baby, Sameer with his wife? So Shakira is not Sameer’s mum? So who is the lady in the wheelchair ?

    So Shakira came back, killed Ehsan in revenge and became the governess for Sameer and ultimately his sahlee?

    The Gauhar / Kashif and Jahangir track is getting ridiculous. They are making themselves look very suspicious.

    Donia has her own past and Sameer has his big secrets. So what’s the big deal with both gohaur and Kashif explaining their past to their respective partners?

    You review just says it all Zahra. I wish you and Fatima could make a drama together, I’m sure it would be ace!!

  • Your review fits exactly what was in my mind. You have pricked out the dragging unwantedly of episodes.

  • اسلام علیکم زہرا باجی۔ کیسی ہیں آپ؟ (مجھے نیا نیا شوق چڑھا ہے اردو میں لکھنے کا سو کچھ دن تک شوخا بنا رہوں گا)
    میں نے عشق زہے نصیب کی یہ والی اور پچھلی قسط ابھی تک نہیں دیکھی۔ پچھلی والی بورنگ لگ رہی تھی تو وہ پوری ہی نہیں کر پایا۔ ایک دو اور جمع ہو جائیں تو اکٹھے دیکھوں گا۔ ڈرامے کی بات کی جائے تو کہانی “بڑی نازک صورتحال” پر ہے۔ ہاشم ندیم صاحب نے (جو کہ خدا اور محبت کو نوکری بنانے پر تُل گئے ہیں آج کل) جذبات میں آ کر کٹا کھول تو لیا ہے مگر اسے سہی سے باندھنا بہت مشکل کام ہو گا۔ دیکھتے ہیں کہ وہ کامیاب ہو پاتے ہیں یا نہیں
    اور میرے خیال میں سمیر کے دامن کو واقعی ہی صاف قرار دیا جائے گا۔ وجہ آپ نے خود ہی بتا دی کہ قتل کرتے وقت سمیر کے اندر دوسری شخصیت بیدار تھی سمیر کی بجائے۔ میں نے ایسے بہت سے کیس پڑھے (دیکھ لیں کتنا فارغ ہوں 😬) اور ان میں یہی ہوا کہ دہری شخصیت کا وجود ثابت ہو جانے کے بعد اس شخص کو کیے گئے جرائم سے بری الزمہ قرار دے دیا گیا۔
    لیکن نہیں (لکھتے لکھتے ہی خیال آیا) ان تمام کیسز میں یہ بات مشترک تھی کہ ہوسٹ (مثال کے لیے یہی نام تجویز کر لیں اصل شخص کے لیے اور پیرا سائٹ دہری شخصیت کے لیے) اس بات سے ناواقف تھا کہ اس کے اندر ایک دوسری شخصیت بھی موجود ہے۔ یعنی ہوسٹ کو لگتا کہ وہ دو تین گھنٹے تک سوتا رہا ہے یا کچھ گھنٹے اچانک سے گزر گئے ہیں اور اسی دوران پیرا سائٹ کوئی نہ کوئی کام کر لیتا۔ ایسے میں کہ ہوسٹ کو خبر ہی نہیں پیرا سائٹ کی موجودگی کی تو اس پر جرم کا الزام بھی نہیں ڈالا جا سکتا۔ سمیر کا البتہ مختلف معاملہ ہے۔ وہ اپنے اندر موجود عورت سے واقف ہے، اس کے جرم کا گواہ بھی ہے تو پتا نہیں بری الذمہ قرار دیا جا سکے گا یا نہیں۔ دیکھتے ہیں کیا ہوتا ہے

    لمبے کمنٹ کے لیے معذرت۔ وقت آپ پر مہربان رہے (اردو کی بورڈ ٹرائی کریں کبھی۔ اچھا لگے گا)

  • Love reading your reviews Zahra.
    This drama is becoming very confusing now & like most people, can’t wait for it to end🙄🙄

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