Izteraab – Episode 09!

My goodness! This episode was just not ending. I was whatsapping in between, surfing the internet but still it seemed never-ending. Finally! A sigh of relief that it got over & now I get to have my say on this for a week.

Jazib has pretty much understood that he was half responsible for the rift between him & Zara so now he doesn’t want to repeat those mistakes again. If Jazib was ready to start afresh where he understood that a wife needs a me-time too & she has to have a life of her own where she can be whatever she wants to be, so why didn’t he give that chance to Zara for once? It’s like Jazib was tired of her & wanted to get rid of her that’s why he took the plunge of re-marrying when he saw that Zara herself parted ways. He didn’t even bother reconciling with her which definitely shows that he wanted to get over with that relation & now when he did, he thinks he can save the day by confessing his faults out of nowhere. All of a sudden Jazib now wants to see a domesticative girl turn into a career woman, so when he already had one, why was he hell-bent on making her a kitchen ki chipkali? It looks like Jazib is someone who just can’t be happy with whatever he gets. When he had Zara, a career-oriented woman, he was fascinated by the idea of a young lass who was good at making rotis & now when he has gotten the roti-maker, kinoo-peeler & a baby-sitter; he wants to see her as someone else. Bored Jazib ki boring kahaniyaan!

As much as I liked that the girl playing the character of Sofia was a flawless actress, I am actually concerned at such mature & pakkay hue dialogues she has to deliver. Her conversation with Jazib in the car was no doubt realistic but I feel a little too much to digest seeing it coming from a girl her age. She’s good I mean the character but is now getting unbearable seeing how rude she is. Tabrez was in a back-seat all this while, he was like a cutie who’s a huge fan of peter pan but in this episode I saw him as a son of Jazib because of the obvious fixation to acha khana. It looked like he was on a loop saying ‘Dua acha khana banati hai’, ‘Dua itna acha khana banati hai’. He certainly took that after his father & ta-da it’s proven.

As much as I thought that they had given this story a very realistic execution, things started to get a little unrealistic when we were told that Zara managed to hide her illness from her husband all these years Ohkay, that’s still digestible but what’s not is she undergoing a procedure & very easily telling her husband that he can fetch the kids from school, as if that’s all there’s to it. Jazib himself knows that she has left the job so Zara posing to be busy is definitely an excuse no one would buy & no one should buy. Plus if they think that now Jazib after finding out about Zara’s illness would have a sudden realization which will make us believe that he loved her, they’re sadly mistaken because till now he seems pretty much settled with Dua & without Zara, so I think it would be a better idea to still show him staying indifferent because he has been good at it.

One dialogue that caught my attention was ‘Abbu ki dusri biwi bhaag gain’. I am glad that in such a heavy-hearted episode they managed to make us giggle because I grabbed the opportunity & laughed a lot. Seems like we’ll be seeing Khala Masooma in the next episode & a lot of her at that too. Not that anyone was missing her & her hard-hitting stories which were so hard to understand but yeah, don’t want to see what she has to say. Anyways, I hope & wish that they switch to PTV’s policy of a 13-episode-drama, because I see no reason for Izteraab exceeding the number. Share your views about the episode.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

PS: Any reader who feels like telling that this drama is a shameless copy of Hollywood’s Step Mom & Bollywood’s We’re Family, just so you know…We Already Know, so yeah! :D

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with Reviewit.pk 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.