Ishq Zahe Naseeb Episode 28 Story Review – Just End It

Ohkay so, I guess the only good thing about this episode is the fact that it has drawn the ending of this drama closer. It is absurd that the drama makers actually assumed that dragging a story like Ishq Zahe Naseeb would be a great idea. Guess what, the charm that this drama once had has been killed. I am just waiting to see how it ends & going by the preview, if they actually kill Sameer’s character, then I will definitely see it as a time wasted.

Unconvincing Situations:

In Ishq Zahe Naseeb, both Sami Khan & Zarnish Khan got a chance to showcase their acting skills & they made the most of this opportunity. Both Sami & Zarnish have performed brilliantly in this drama, however, their characters have absolutely lost the charm they once had. It is unfortunate that in the khichri of Shakira/Surraya/Sameer/Sameera, the writer started treating Kashif & Donia as an afterthought because their characters have got nothing to offer. Kashif is a one-dimensional, halat ka mara bechara & Donia, the girl who had so much happening for herself, had that sass, ended up becoming a victim of self-imposed misery. Before getting engaged to Kashif, Donia exactly knew that he was in love with someone, so how does it matter if that girl happens to be Gauhar & she has found about it now? Donia has blamed Gauhar for being equally responsible in betraying & deceiving Donia, which is bizarre. Donia knew what she was getting into, she was mature enough to asses that Kashif was never into her, so why is she reacting? To be honest, as much as Zarnish’s acting has been nice, this entire twist is uncalled for & so unnecessary that I find it boring!

This episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb contributed a lot to the noise pollution in Pakistan. The merging of one soundtrack into the other was also so poorly done that instead of adding some depth or emotions in the situation, it ended up being such a big distraction. In the scene where Sameer read Gauhar’s letter, I could barely hear him because of the annoyingly loud music. Sameer himself saw Sabeeha having an argument with Gauhar while assassinating her character & instead of stepping into that situation to save Gauhar from Sabeeha’s accusations, Sameer found the time to hallucinate. The very next day, Sameer seemed shocked when Noorah told him that Gauhar left after having an argument with Sabeeha, it was made to look like as if Sameer had no idea about it happening!?!?! I am sure even the director is confused & can not keep up between the switching of the scenes that he ended up making such a basic mistake. Director saab please end this drama, we have had enough & I am sure you’ve had enough too!

I don’t find Sabeeha or wouldn’t even find Sameer wrong if they react on Gauhar’s unannounced trips to outdoors. She got married into such a family which has always been very sophisticated & has followed a proper schedule as well as decorum for everything, so for Gauhar to just go in & out of the house out of her whim, that too without informing anyone does raise a lot of questions on her. Gauhar has always been someone who was conscious about her surroundings, the people around her, so for her to just do what she deems right, without informing her husband obviously means she is going to invite troubles her way, that too when she knows that Sabeeha’s on her case & is looking for reasons to throw her out of the house.

Sameer found out about Gauhar & Kashif. Jahangir & Sabeeha met & devised this plan – this entire situation did not interest me at all. What difference does it make & why can’t Sameer, like an adult speak to Gauhar about it & find out everything? Obviously she must have some explanation to give too? It was amusing that in this entire episode, there was not even a single interaction between the husband & wife, the only time Gauhar spoke to Sameer was through a letter – Bye Bye Whatsapp! Funny that Gauhar has been in contact with Kashif over the phone but when it comes to Sameer, she chose to write him a letter…logic!

Two things were made clear in this episode. One being that Shakira thought her son had passed away, that is why she did all of that to Sameer, it was kind of a revenge on Ehsan to mess the brains of his only son. Second, that the wheelchair ridden lady was Surraya, Sameer’s biological mother who dramatically passed away the moment Sameer came to see her! I am sorry but I really don’t know how to react on this because instead of feeling for her or Sameer or Akbar or finding this entire situation emotional, I ended up having a good laugh. May be the direction of that scene or the brief that the actor was given was funny, but I had a great time laughing my heart out. Yes, I think this is how the viewers end up taking a drama non-seriously when they drag it so much, plus the 4 commercial breaks weren’t helping either. Once again, good that Sameer has gotten clarity about Sabeeha but how is it going to do him any favors psychologically, he is quite disturbed already, isn’t he?

I feel it was unlike Gauhar that she decided to leave only because she had a spat with Sabeeha? Gauhar was not paying heed to her anyways & she was only focused on taking care of Sameer, so what happened there? I found this decision of Gauhar quite irrational & the entire situation unconvincing. It is quite obvious that even the drama makers are finding it hard to wrap this drama up, that is why most of the situations are not making much sense & are just being pushed to the limit.

Just End It:

The preview of the next episode suggested that may be Sameer will end up shooting himself or the trigger will be pulled by Gauhar by mistake, which means we’ll get to see the scene shown in the promos of Gauhar being dragged by the police & lying in the prison telling Kashif that she killed him. I think may be Sameer won’t die but Gauhar will assume that she killed him. The relationship that started off on a note of good communication was compromised due to unconvincing half-baked scenarios, it just does not make much sense. My only wish is to see this drama end because I am sure the viewers just like me have had enough. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

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.

  • Wait so now Sameer isn’t shakira’s son? Its just too much, I Just can’t seem to follow the events of this drama anymore !

  • So Surraiya was not Shakira and Sameer is Surraiya’s son, not Shakira’s? And why did Ehsan snatch Shakira’s baby son if he had to get him killed? It’s all so stupid… Why they are wasting so much screen time on Jahangir & Sabeeha when so much is there to be explained of the actual story.

    • Ehsan wanted to hide his sin by killing his and Shakira’s son since he was living evidence of heinous crime.

    • Exactly. They are focusing on issues which are of no importance but the ones that actually need to be clarified are just hinted. It is funny that now when the drama’s at the ending stages, viewers still have so many questions in their minds.

  • Thank you for the review. Had they nt dragged the story with unnecessary scenes, today’s episode would have made some impact. I skipped some parts of the story today since it has now become difficult to watch through.
    So Shakra was sent to mental asylum after her son was snatched from her and killed. I think she was also abused there by doctors since she said doctors told her she is pretty. When she came back or escaped, she came to Eshan to ask for money with intention of killing hi and made poisonous tea.
    I wish they had shown some scenes of child Sameer with his mother. That way we could have built some connection with her.
    I believe Sameer is suppose to die considering the fortunate teller had told Gahuar in start that she will be married twice. And later she told her Kashif will return in her live. And baba at mazar told Sameer he is short on time.

    • Yes, this could’ve been the actual ending which the woman at the shrine predicted but I guess when they saw a positive response & acceptance of the audience towards Sameer’s character, they decided to change the ending in which Sameer won’t die. I don’t see Gauhar & Kashif together anyways.

      I agree, if they wanted the viewers to feel for that wheelchair ridden lady, they should have actually shown some of her scenes to portray how innocent she was. But then if they had done that, it would’ve made it very clear that Shakira is not Sameer’s mother – something they tried to imply the entire time.

      Thank you for reading the review P. This drama could’ve been a megahit if they had ended it at the right time, without unnecessary dragging & filler episodes.

  • I am literally confused whatsoever after watching another ridiculous episode of this ridiculous drama. I mean, first u imply throughout the drama that somehow Shakra is the mother of Sameer, and at the end of the day, u ruin it by saying the obvious—the wheelridden lady is the biological mother—even a Dumbo knowns that!!
    Gauhar is turning out to be a highly impractical woman, which I didn’t expect at all. U leave that guy WHO u know is suffering from multiple disorders, the same person for WHOM u vowed to stay by his side until he gets better.. u end up leaving him bcz of a “routinely “larai”!! Uff!!
    Actually, Zahra I think that, though tragic, if Sameer kills himself it would be a more practical and realistic ending to IZN because people suffering from such disorders donot end up surviving at the end. However, I would have liked it if the writer would have shown Gauhar helping in the rehabilitation of Sameer like Noori did for Bhola in RRK.

    Next week, finally the tyrant known as Ishq Zahe Naseeb will finally end it’s rule of tyranny once and for all. Say Alhumdullillah 😌😌

    • Thank you Ibrahim for sharing your insights. I agree, the way Gauhar left because of having a spat with Sabeeha was so unlike her, especially when in the previous episode she took all the oaths, kasmain waday of staying by his side even if it meant she will get killed by him? Does not make any sense. They think people will forget about these flaws while watching multiple scenes per second but they are mistaken – we remember everything.

      I think they saw the audience response towards Sameer’s character that they were showing acceptance towards him, therefore they decided to change the ending where Sameer won’t die. To be honest, at this point I just want this drama to end.

      Exactly, they failed to do justice to the riddle they fabricated. This is what I said in one of the previous reviews too that how or why do they expect us to feel for the old lady even if she turns out to be Sameer’s mother? They invested so much time in Shakira, so in the end for that woman being Sameer’s mother makes no sense. Also, it is not like Sameer heard the truth from his mother, so Akbar could have told Sameer all of this before himself, jab Sameer ne unhain hi believe karna tha?

      • Yeah.. I heard the same thing but didn’t believe it. But Zahra in the OST it is seen that Kashif visiting Gauhar in prison allegedly for murdering Sameer. Will they include that scene though? In my opinion, if they want that the people should remember IZN, they should end it on a realistic note. Otherwise, I have lost all hope with this drama 😔😔

  • Totally agree. This has become boring and dragged too long. All this conflict/ plotting should have happened 10 episodes ago.
    I was hoping to see a happy ending for Sameer and Gauhar but now I just want to see the drama end.
    This half baked hotch-potch is over the top!!

    • I totally agree. This is exactly what I was thinking about while watching this episode, 20-23 episodes were enough for Ishq Zahe Naseeb but oh well, the hunger to reach the 30 episode mark has made this what it is. I am sure Sameer & Gauhar will have a happy ending, probably because according to the new ending Sameer won’t die but abb to seriously I have zero interest left in Ishq Zahe Naseeb, just want it to be over.

  • lost interest in the end. The story just messed up. Director sahab Grow up! i would have made a better story than this cuz you wasted our time

  • Can’t wait for the next Epsiode, love this drama, I think your review doesn’t really do justice to this drama. I don’t want it to end.

  • i haven’t laughed so much as i did when i read ur review trust his mother to die just as she meets her son, now i wonder that if Shakira’s son is alive then who is he going to turn out to be

  • Definitely have not had enough. As a psychology minor, the way this show has been written is actually brilliant. Yes, the editing in this episode was weak and messed things up, but I love watching each episode. Also, Sameer’s death has been foreshadowed from the very beginning (AND shown technically in the OST), so I’m not sure why people are surprised. I’m really sad that the show is coming to a close as I dedicated my Friday nights to this show.

    • No, the insiders have already leaked the news of them changing the ending. Sameer was meant to die when the drama started but after seeing its popularity, they changed the ending. They were still shooting when they got a positive response from the viewers, that’s when they decided, which means Sameer won’t die. Initially they must have thought of killing Sameer’s character & getting Gauhar back to Kashif – something the woman at the shrine also predicted but they ended up changing it because they saw people showing acceptance towards a character like Sameer. This drama has been written brilliantly but the director failed to execute it properly. The unnecessary addition of more episodes & dragging it by using filler scenarios has affected the flow of this drama.

      • Yes making Sameer die would have been lame.Furthermore does not give any hope for psychological patients.So he should be shown somewhat cured with Gauhar by his side. OST is beautiful,except that they are murdering it by overuse.

        • Yes, in stead of focusing on the horrid past that probably no one is interested in, they need to shift the focus on Sameer’s present & future where he has recovered a bit with Gauhar’s help.

  • I think the editing of this drama is quite poor. Acting is superb. Very confusing drama though. Why keep a pagal maid in the house to watch after your only son.? That makes no sense. I don’t want the drama to end I want it to make sense. It feels like a puzzle that just can’t be put together properly. I wish the director had done a better job as the story line is fascinating and mental illness needs to be discussed and brought to the limelight.

    • Yes, exactly. This is what the problem usually is, they pick up these kind of subjects but fail to do justice to them. They can not execute them properly & end up giving the viewers these kind of confusing dramas. I can not believe the drama that started on such an interesting note has turned out to be this way.

  • Donia didn’t have problem with Kashif’s past. She has issue that he is still meeting with Gauhar even after having commitment with Donia. Remember what Gauhar was telling when Donia spoke to her from Kashif’s number. Her reaction is obvious and nothing wrong in it.

    • I think before reacting, she should at least ask Kashif to know his reasons. Gauhar is married, Donia knows, so she should not just blame her or accuse her of cheating on her husband with her ex boyfriend. I don’t also understand Kashif’s secrecy. He should stop insulting Donia’s intelligence & tell her the truth about Gauhar as well as Jahangir’s blackmailing.

  • Completely agree with your review. This drama started off so well but has completely lost its charm. Why, oh why did they get greedy and try to change the ending?! Stick to what you have made and be proud of it! I cant even watch it anymore as it is so frustrating. It needs to end! What a shame. This could have been a masterpiece.

    • Yes, unfortunately, the drama that could’ve been a masterpiece has turned out to be so poor in execution & story telling. Just want it to end now. Thank you for reading the review. :)

  • AH! you have given words to our feelings! How ridiculous is that a person died and ‘parriyoun ki raani’ was being played in the background!!! Koi bhi drama till last episode flashbacks par nahi chalta, yeh sub to 20th episode tak clear ho jaana chahiye tha,

    • Appne bilkul sahi kaha. Inhain mystery solve kar deni chahiye, itna ziyada stretch kar diya ke abb to Shakira ke scenes burden lagte hain. This is the reason why last episode worked because it had zero scenes of Shakira. Ye drama aisa tha hi nahi ke 30 episodes tak stretch kiya jaye but oh well.

  • Salaam zahra!

    Bilkul sahi kaha ap ne, sara charm hi khtm kr dia h drag kr k, or same with the ost, bhai jahan situation nhi h wahan to mt use kro song ko….. Impact hi khtm ho jata h scene ka or ost se b chirr ho jati hai….. Itna drag kia h or surraya ko maar dia. It was good play turned bad.

    Apt review!

    • Walaikum Asalam Ali. Thank you so much. Bilkul, abb to is drama ka aur even mystery ka bhi koi impact nahi raha, bas abb yehi intezaar hai ke ye drama kab khatam ho.

  • Agree with you Zahra and our other viewers too. Many glitches in the episode.I too hope a classic drama doesnt make us feel bored in the end.It would be criminal.

    • Thank you so much Maliha. Unfortunately it has gone bad that is why it is becoming bothersome to tune to it every week. It should end now.

  • Zahid is such a terrific actor.I enjoy watching him.As for the drama going haywire,don’t our playwrights first complete writing the entire script to check for a sensible cohesion in the start,the middle and the end of the play?Is the drama script written bit by bit? And could somebody please tell me how that awful cousin of the heroine is going around with such aplomb when he has a criminal record?

    • Yes, usually that’s the case with the stories but when they are shooting while the drama goes on air, they often try to change the course of the story going by the demand of the audience because they get an idea about what the viewers are wanting to see. In this case, Sameer was dying according to the original writing but when they saw people showing acceptance towards his character, they changed it & this resulted in dragged episodes with filler scenes.

  • I would again say, it’s a perfectly executed show.
    And I even don’t feel any flaw in editing.

    I wonder if you have watched the psychological thrillers like “inception” or “shutter island”…

    This play actually is an extraordinary one.

    Let me clear one thing more. The scenes are arranged and edited the way the writer writes. A play is written scene-wise.

    I sincerely wish they could end it exactly according to the writer’s originally perceived idea.

  • I am a book lover and have watched very few dramas from first episode to last. This drama was unique and captivating. But much to my dismay it became so boring that I left it few weeks ago and just came to read the review so that I can gauge if it has ended or not. Seriously such a promising story turned into a typical story. Quite disappointing.:(

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