Opening Thoughts – Profound Message Gone Wrong:
Ohkay so, this episode of Jo Tu Chahay again focused more on the negativity and ill feelings that both Shama and Faseeha have towards each other. At one point I lost interest and didn’t really bother paying attention to some of the scenes. This drama surely has a very profound message but the fact that in order to dramatize it, they really have gone a bit too slow & have relied on such petty situations that it actually makes you question why you are even watching this as well as question the director that why did he even shoot these scenes & yes, also question the writer as to how could she even write such situations!
Don’t Be Like Mashal:
Mashal is beautiful, let’s keep this fact aside but what’s more there’s to her character to like or appreciate? I don’t see anything else apart from her perfectly shaped eyebrows, her big beautiful eyes, perfect lips and rosy complexion, yes, all of this definitely makes Mashal an eye-candy but her character is annoying as hell. Yes, I am using that strong word but this is what I see her as. Mashal baby hasn’t been able to get Arman’s proposal out of her mind, I mean a girl who speaks like a toddler and rolls her eyes like an infant demanding milk was ready to take on the married world, which is filled with a lot more hardships & obstacles she could even think of? Mashal was happy with the idea of marriage but did she even think for a second if she was mentally ready & mature enough to handle the lifelong commitment that a marriage is? Once again, her complaining & whining (though annoying) is still alright considering she has not been treated with love, care & attention by the people around her (supposedly) but to see her relating everything to her not getting married to Arman, the guy she didn’t even love with all her heart is making it very very hard to take her character seriously. Mashal is coming across as that desperate cousin who is obsessed with the idea of marriage to any tom, dick & harry. Mashal is like that cousin who just wants to get married for the sake of fancy clothes, bridal dresses, heavy jewelry, visits to parlors. Mashal is that girl who can’t even spell ‘marriage’ properly but wants it in her life. Don’t be like Mashal!!!
The fact that Mashal found herself ‘mariyal’ at the thought of not getting married & then found herself ‘zinda’ after eating 2 scoops of ice-cream speaks volumes about her & yes, like I said, it makes it very very hard for me to take her seriously. Mashal whines that no one loves her but then she has Appa Jee right next to her who doesn’t speak without addressing her as ‘meri jaan’, still this dimwit thinks she is not loved enough. Someone get her a bucket full of ice-cream from my side please so that her faith in humanity, love & Allah is restored!!!!
I really hope they had promoted this drama as a love story of Hashir & Bisma & not a story of a lost toddler like Mashal, because that would’ve shifted the perspective of the viewers. This is what I was thinking about while watching this episode because the focus has purely been on Hashir & Bisma’s families, so it would’ve been better to treat them as main leads & Mashal as a supporting character because there’s more content in their tracks. Mashal’s track has absolutely nothing to offer & it gets kind of frustrating because I watch this drama with that thing in mind where I am waiting to see her life kick-starting but because it doesn’t happen, it looks like the story is stagnant or moving around in circles. I guess this was the second time we got to see Bisma & Hashir having a tiff over Mashal!?! So, what’s next?
Hashir has asked Appa Jee to arrange his & Bisma’s marriage too. I don’t know, it is perfectly fine to have a liking for your cousin but this drama has shown cousin love a very different level, as if all these girls & boys don’t have a social circle, friends or other people in their lives that they literally grew up dreaming about any random cousin in sight. Arman liked Mashal. Mashal liked Arman. Areesha loved Arman. Areesha got married to Arman. Bisma loves Hashir. Hashir loves Bisma. Oh yes, as much as I enjoyed watching Imran Abbas & Alizeh Shah in one frame because they both are beautiful actors, I was kind of forced to think about the amount of makeup in that frame too & I was finding it hard to figure out who was wearing more because they both were pretty much on the same level of ‘glam’, Masha Allah!
Shama & Faseeha are still upset at Arman & Areesha’s Nikkah. Faseeha is not keeping Areesha in any bubble because she knows the kind of mother in law Shama will be but Areesha doesn’t pay heed to all of this because she is satisfied with the fact that she will go overseas. I mean if there was any ‘new’ or ‘different’ situation in this episode of Jo Tu Chahay that I must’ve missed discussing then please do remind me of it in the comments because I failed to see anything new or interesting. Bisma loves Hashir so it was nice to see her accepting the fact that she will do whatever Hashir expects from her, so it kind of made me think that it is only Hashir who can change her for the better, unless he gets attracted towards his Chutki. The amount of time Appa Jee referred to Hashir & Mashal as behan bhai made me giggle a bit, I hope they do stay as behan bhai forever, let’s see!
Closing Thoughts – !?!?!?!?!
Jo Tu Chahay does have some good moments to it, it still qualifies as a good drama to tune to but the fact that the scenarios are so repetitive & the focus on side characters is kind of making it a very typical story which only focuses on family politics & nothing else. I do understand Mashal’s perspective too but to see her sulking in the corners, near windows is annoying to be honest. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Jo Tu Chahay.
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