Ishq Zahe Naseeb Episode 29 Story Review – Sameer’s Mental Breakdown

Ohkay so, this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb finally took the story to the point which was shown in the upcoming promos of the drama. At this point, I am just keen to see how it is going to end. This episode was good in bits & pieces, but then this has been the pattern that the last probably 10 episodes of this drama has had. It is Zahid Ahmed who breathes life into almost every single episode & makes it work. If it wasn’t for his brilliant acting, I am sure this drama would’ve lost a lot of viewership when they started dragging it. As much as I was looking forward to the prison scene, when it actually happened, I was left wondering about the impact it would have made if they had kept the pace of the drama steady & this scene was shown at the right time.

Sameer’s Mental Breakdown

Sameer ended up giving Sabeeha everything that she wanted. Sabeeha tried to once again play the victim card but Sameer let her know clearly that it was not going to work anymore. It is unfortunate that Sameer learnt all about his mother the day he lost her. Sameer’s character has been written to perfection, it showed that the person who was already struggling so much psychologically was pushed to the limit where he lost control & actually felt he couldn’t take it anymore. Sameer’s entire life has been a lie, traumatic childhood & then the lies that he was brain-fed about his mother, someone who a child loves irrespective of their shortcomings. To be honest, it does make me wonder why didn’t Akbar tell Sameer anything before? It is safe to assume that Akbar started working in Sameer Villas years ago, therefore what took him so long? Why couldn’t Akbar create such a scenario like by giving Sameer hints which would’ve finally lead him to Surraya, so that he could tell him the truth? I know the writer wanted it to be this way but then again, we all are free to ask questions.

Ishq Zahe Naseeb Episode 29 Story Review - Sameer's Mental Breakdown

Anyhow, Sameer decided to walk away but then Sabeeha tried to tell him that she raised him as a mother. I think that was the right moment for her to explain herself. Sameer would’ve obviously not bought what she’d have said at that point but she should have spoken to him. She even decided to stay in her room after she learnt that Surraya died & Sameer told he was going where his mother was, clearly depicting that he was contemplating suicide! I am not sure why everyone’s sabun is so slow in this drama. Not that Zahid Ahmed has not acted brilliantly in this entire episode, but the walk on the staircase after Sameer tells Sabeeha that he is going to be with his mother showed the clarity in his thoughts for once – that particular moment was brilliantly acted out by Zahid Ahmed. Hats off!

Gogo Pan Masala

Well well well, talking about Gauhar – as much as I liked her character & to some point still do, also as much as I loved the interaction that Sameer & Gauhar had as a married couple, I hate to see her character being treated as an afterthought. The way her track singlehandedly has been written & carried out in these last few episodes makes her look unconvincing & unrealistic. She left by writing a letter & all of a sudden in this episode, she was back & ready to behave as Sameer’s wife more than ever. It made it look like she didn’t leave in the first place? Also, when Sameer showed her the pictures, the Gauhar that we know would’ve immediately spoken to her husband to clarify, rather she let him be, knowing the kind of trauma he was going through because it clearly showed in his behavior & demeanor but she chose to give him the space he shouldn’t have been given. She took her sweet time, changed her clothes & came back to sleep peacefully ignoring completely that she had to clarify her position. The writer gave us a strong character in the form of Gauhar but it is sad how the continuity issues & poor execution has compromised on it & now her character is failing to leave an impression that it used to in the beginning. I must say in the middle of the chaos, going out of the house & then coming back, Gauhar definitely must’ve spent a good amount of time in the nail salon because her pink & golden manicure was a bit too eye-catching!

The Highlight of This Episode

Sameer decided that the only way he could deal with this entire situation was to end his life. This entire scenario was heart-wrenching & once again, the credit solely goes to Zahid Ahmed for conveying Sameer’s feelings & emotions phenomenally, with so much precision & perfection. I wouldn’t give the director any credit because this time around, it was Zahid Ahmed who did the heavy lifting & showed how much he had imbibed the character of Sameer as well as Sameera that he effortlessly portrayed everything that was running through his mind in that scene. It was unfortunate that Sameer pulled the trigger but based on a misunderstanding, clouded by her hatred for Gauhar, Sabeeha decided to hold her responsible for what happened & accused her. What could’ve been the most intriguing part ended up becoming predictable because the viewers already knew that Gauhar will go to jail & rescued by Kashif.

I definitely ruled out Sameer’s death. I am sure the lawaris janaza that has been spoken about in the preview of the next episode would be of Sabeeha. She already seemed too guilt-stricken that it was affecting her mental health. She has no one by her side, no offspring of her own, no family, absolutely no one, so may be she will pass away or end her own life. I am hoping for a happy ending for Gauhar & Sameer though. I think the viewers who have invested so much time in this drama deserve that at least, plus it will impart a good message that those who have psychological issues can always fight & find ways to not only deal with, but also bounce back from their issues.

Zahid Ahmed Stole The Show

This episode hands down belonged to Zahid Ahmed. The episode overall was poorly executed & had a lot of issues. It was also amusing that when Gauhar was being dragged by the police, they chose to play the romantic version of the OST, the same song which they used to show Donia dreaming about Kashif & dancing her heart out with him. Not feeling much for Gauhar or even Sabeeha. Totally felt for Sameer. Also, the entire sermon Bushra gave to Saleem also didn’t make much of a difference. I don’t think after seeing Saleem being a vulture for 29 episodes, he will redeem himself in the last episode by doing anything anyways. So looking forward to this drama’s end. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Ishq Zahe Naseeb.

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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.

  • Zahra, I laughed my heart out@Gogo Pan Masala 🤣🤣. Hilarious! A very honestly written review, which I was hoping would have been the last one for IZN..but then again it’s IZN we’re talking about, the drama which will set new records of ‘script-dragging’ for all years to come by.
    This drama has some really fine actors, from Zahid to Yumna to Sonya, and even some good characters—if the drama makers had kept inline with the original script, because I heard a lot of changes has been made in the script written by Hashim Nadeem.
    As much as I want a happy ending for IZN, I think it will not be somehow realistic and relevant to the story because when Gauhar visits the shrine in the first ep, the fortune teller says that ‘ jab pehla shohar hate ga , tub hi dosra aye ga’. Sameer was scheduled to die at the end, and now if they change this story, this will make the writing inaccurate and misleading.

    But more than anything, Khudara ap khadam Kar den Ishq Zahe Naseeb, we really want to see ur take on Ye Dil Mera, which I assure u Zahra will definitely not disappoint u like IZN.

    • Thank you so much Ibrahim. I was thinking about the heading that should be given for Gauhar, but then at 5AM in the morning, Gogo Pan Masala was all that I could think about, so yep. :) LOL I am glad I made you laugh. :D

      Yes, Sameer was destined to die, this is why they kept on reminding the viewers about what the woman at the Shrine said but I guess it was before they knew that people will show acceptance towards a character like Sameer. After the drama went on air & they saw not only the popularity but also that people were liking Sameer, they decided to change. I am sure Gauhar & Sameer will probably lead a normal life & he won’t die. I don’t see Gogo with Kashif either. Let’s see. After the longest time, I am actually getting excited thinking about the fact that we are unable to predict the ending.

      Yes, let’s see if I get to review Yeh Dil Mera or not. If Pyaar Ke Sadqay replaces Ishq Zahe Naseeb, then I will much prefer taking a new drama. Let’s see. Hope I can figure it out. I was also very keen on reviewing Yeh Dil Mera but…:)

  • No doubt Gogo’s character has lots of unexplained turns
    And definitely inspite of the fact that Sameer has one murder on his credit but as a viewer we have developed sympathy for him and want to see him live happily with GoGo

    • Yes, I do hope Sameer compensates Zoya’s family one way or the other. They have focused on so many unnecessary details that they forgot to cover one of the most darkest secrets of Sameer’s past. He actually is responsible for murdering someone, he should do what it takes to make it right by contacting Zoya’s family & accepting what they decide for him.

  • Over all, today’s episode was fine and drama seems to be moving towards its end. The most exiting scenes were obviously of Zahid Ahmed. Few scenes were unclear like The conversation between dunia and her father was ambiguous. He tells her that he himself had asked kashif to hide everything from her was confusing. Did kashif discuss the blackmailing episode of jahangir and his recent interactions with Gauhar? Didn’t make sense

    • Yes, this episode definitely worked because it took the story forward & didn’t just keep on showing the flashbacks. I think Donia’s father meant him knowing about Kashif being in love with Gauhar & him telling Kashif not to say anything to Donia, because immediately after he spoke about how Donia was coming back to life. So, I am sure he was just talking about that part & not the recent developments.

  • it’s good to know that they didn’t kill Sameer off straight away, they are going to keep him hanging on for a while

  • Hi, very good review dear. Truly said many things doesn’t make sense like gogo pan masala return, her silence over mobile pics, trying to act normal, donia conversation with father, saleem wala scene, etc etc. Only thing that was heart breaking was Sameer, how he portrait his mental feelings was very sad. I feel sad for him after all he was pissofied between step mother and maid politics.. Brilliant acting by zahid… He deserves all the praise… For gauhar grow up drama is ending soon… By the way pyar kae sadqae is airing on Thursday so I guess jou tou chahae is ending

    • Thank you so much Hina. Yes, overall this episode worked because of Zahid Ahmed & Sameer’s track but the rest of the scenarios were unconvincing & poorly executed. Zahid Ahmed definitely deserves a standing ovation for this phenomenal portrayal. Gauhar’s character has lost the substance it once had, too bad.

      Oh accha, I think Jo Tu Chahay will be switched to another slot because its story is far from being over.

  • Very apt review about the drama. This serial has been written and presented in gloomy shadow. It has been prone to tragedy like Hardy’s novels by all means. Sameer’s character is prsented bit like the character of Tess who was much ‘sinned than against sinning’. His cruel father’s atrocities brought forth all sufferings and demise of Sameer as Tess repaid for her forefathers’ cruelties. One more thing is missed in ur review was the prophecies of saint lady encounter Sameer and Gauhir in the ‘Darbar’. ‘Jo pahlay tha wo dobara ay ga, jo ab hay wo chala jay ga’. I think that prophecy will be completed when Gauhir and Kashif are reunited.

    • Thank you Imran for appreciating the review & sharing interesting perspective about the script. Yes, the tone & the setting of the story has been pretty clear right from the beginning. I think the prediction of the woman was in line with the ending that they had initially planned for this drama but after they saw the popularity of Sameer’s character, they changed it so we’ll probably be getting a happy ending for Sameer & Gauhar – not Kashif & Gauhar. Plus Gauhar has moved on & has also fallen in love with Sameer, so there’s no way she is going to go back to Sameer.

  • All i want is Sameer and gauhar to be together.someone said that gauhar and kashif would be together which is a nightmare atleast for me

    • I don’t see that happening. Gauhar has fallen in love with Sameer, therefore she will stay with him. She has moved on ages ago, Kashif & Gauhar won’t end up together.

  • Thank you for the review. You are right, I’d they had dragged story to this extend, scenes of actual script draft would have made greater impact.
    As for nail polish, most of the actors and directors do not pay attention to it. Though, yes it looks odd.
    When I saw Gauher in house again, I thought I have missed out something. But I guess makers have actually missed out her return.
    Even I think Sabeha will die. But if Sameer is to survive, that palmist and baba at mazar will proven wrong. And they have not shown Sameer going to professional lately. Multiple personality disorder is a difficult issue to even treat. If they wanted to show him live through they should have showed in earlier episodes that he started to visit doc again on because convinced him Gauher.

    • Thank you so much P for sharing your observations. You know how our drama-makers end the dramas, after long weeks of dragging & not addressing the real issues, suddenly everything falls into its place in the very last episode. So I won’t be surprised if they wave a magic wand & fix everything in the very last few minutes of the last episode. Let’s see.

  • Once a brilliant drama , now only saved by Zahid’s brilliant acting. My request to writer atleast think about Donia. The best ending is Gauhar to be with Sameer and Donia with Kashif. But who knows confusions in script may force the writer yo change business partnership of Sameer and Donia into a marriage of Sameer and Donia. Seems a weird idea but anything expected by Hashim Nadeem. He has tendency to starting with brilliant script and dragged unpredictable ending in his dramas.

  • Lol @ gogo pan masala. Gouhar’s character has not been treated well. In dragging the makers ruined the drama. Editing is bad. It was my favorite drama. I still want a better ending and intrigued to watch the ending but it definitely stole the impact of this drama.

    • Yes Ali, we all have invested so much time in this drama because we found it interesting. It is very unfortunate that everything has been dragged so much that it has stopped making any sense.

  • Zahra! Pyar k sadqay, jhooti, ishq kiya coming…. Which would you review after alif? Becoz you are going to review YDM after IZN.

  • Brilliant Zahra!! I laughed so hard at Gogo paan masala 😂
    Yumna said that Shakira’s whole plot/character was not even part of the original script. I wish they had not changed the script. What a masterpiece it would have been. Zahid Ahmed was really good and Gogo coming back after that letter didn’t make sense.
    Also which world are they living in? In which letters are used instead of messages and instead of emergency/LED lights ‘laaltains’ are used (in police station).
    Zahra after reading Gogo pan masala I miss your sarcastic reviews badly (Sanam and Anda Paratha days 🤣) I wish you were reviewing Thora sa Haq or Kahin Deep Jaley. That would have been a lot of fun.
    PS: Plz don’t review Payar Kay Sadqay instead of Yeh Dil Mera. Zanjabeel will never right anything good and even if it is good Hum TV will spoil it like IZN. We want you to review Ye Dil Mera plzz.

    • Exactly!! At least YDM has a substantial writer(Fahat Ishtiaq) than Zanjabeel, who partly ruined Khudparast and completely ruined Cheekh because of and overdose of tragedy and dragging. I would love to see ur reviews on YDM, Zahra}:‑)

    • Lol, thank you so much PP. I am surprised you still remember those funny reviews, lol I had such a great time reviewing those masterpieces. :D LOL! I know, at times while watching these sort of dramas, I feel like writing a humorous review but I can’t. :)

      LOL yes, ye drama last saddi mai chal raha hai. Letters & Lanterns. Accha, I am not surprised they decided to add the whole Shakira track to the story after the drama went on air, no wonder why we are justified in finding it losing the charm it used to have. They surely have ruined a masterpiece. I so wish the actors had put a foot down & had stopped the producers from ruining a great drama.

      Acha, I will definitely decide what I should review. :) Thank you so much for the recos & encouragement. :)

  • Brilliant acting indeed. But production value and continuity could be so much better.Acting can save so much ,but there is reason there is a director and good story and tight script which kind of got lost somewhere ..

    • Yes, that’s true. They have relied heavily on Zahid Ahmed to sail the ship, whereas the director as well as the writer have not done their part of the job well.

  • Evidently the drama was shot and reshot over and over. They rewrte the ending multiple times. Which explains why it has become such a khichree. Zahid Ahmed confirmed they had changed 50% of the script which IMO was the dumbest thing to do. Yumna Zahidi also confirmed that shooting was found on until a few weeks ago.

  • When gogo came back I thought maybe I missed a scene and went back 3 times lol. Really bad editing and direction for sure!

  • I think Gogo should’ve realised tht she needed to be more careful with her whereabouts. After learning her husband’s mental condition, she should hv been upfront with him.

    And for Kashif, he needs to get his s**it together.

    Someone shouldn’t be able to blackmail you with a pic of u dining out with opposite gender. Thts not a big deal.

    I don’t care what tht fortune teller lady predicted, I just want Gogo n Sameer to hv their happily ever after.

    I hate Kashif’s character but I still would like to see Donia having her happily ever after too. So if it’s with Kashif, then be it.

    • Yes, I am sure the prediction won’t come true because the writer changed his mind after that scene was shot. Sameer & Gauhar will definitely end up together because they have fallen in love with each other.

      Gauhar should’ve opted for transparency with Sameer especially when she has seen how understanding he has always been. I am tired of Kashif’s character too, he’s just an additional baggage, nothing else.

  • Heyy! Pls review YDM instead of pyaar ke sadqey. We’ve been waiting for you to review YDM for a long time now it’ll be really sad if you will not review it 😔

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