Kabhi Kabhi – Episode 01.

The drama has begun on a good note with decent characterization & more importantly no such difficult character till now. I liked how the whole idea progressed & that is just too good for a start. The cast has been chosen wisely for which I am definitely giving a try to this one. But yeah, I did find the names a bit too hard to understand & pronounce, I guess simpler names would’ve sufficed too. :)

The plot of the story revealed a bit too clearly when the encounter of ‘burger’ & ‘bun kabab’ happened. Ahsan Khan (Arez) belongs to a middle class, where he is the bread-earner of the family with his fair share of responsibilities which he has to fulfill. His family consists of his mother, a sister & his brother. Where the whole family is dependent on Arez, his mother wants him to not even think of getting married before his younger sister does.

The other family is that of Javed Sheikh’s who is a business tycoon with two of his daughters. I found the idea of ‘ghar damad’ in the elite class a bit too nicely clad because if a son-in-law lives with his wife’s family in the middle class, it is considered as something awful whereas being in the upper social class, I guess this taboo is totally ignored beneath the wad of cash. Ally Khan (Rehbar) is married to Nosheen Shah (Eva) – the eldest daughter living with her father. Rehbar, who not only is involved in his father-in-law’s business is also quite interested in the life of sister-in-law Mehwish Hayat (Ishaal). Ishal, who has studied in the UK, the youngest & for now the center of everyone’s attention, is actually being forced to get married whereas she thinks she just isn’t ready for such a commitment. Ishal’s father is being a bit too keen to hook her up with this over-aged (as compared to Ishaal of course) but well-settled businessman Shahraiz, but I kind of liked the idea that Ishaal at first got uncomfortable & then candid with Arez, who happens to be his employee. Even though Shahraiz is also well settled but he is ‘down-to-earth’ like Ishaal’s father labeled him as, which seemed to be something unacceptable in their mind-set.

Ishaal’s character so far looks boisterous & that of a strong-headed extrovert girl who loves things her way. Arez who is confident about himself for sure is calm & decent with just one motivation & focus to do everything well for his own family. His family seems really close-knit where his mother completely relies on him as he is the eldest.

I found it odd that even though Ishaal disagreed & showed clear signs of not being interested in Shahraiz, her father still insisted her meeting with him. He does look like a decent man but defintely he’s not the types Ishaal would fall for. Interestingly, he has given the responsibility to Arez for taking care of Ishaal all this while she refurbishes their office which for sure will lead things the way they both couldn’t have imagined.

I liked the feel of the drama & all the characters as well. I feel the actors are doing their jobs nicely & I wish, I really wish that this drama in terms of story-line proves to be a good roller-coaster ride rather than the characters taking those flips & turns which would get too tedious to follow. I say that after giving a thought to writer’s recent drama ‘Silvatein’. So for now I am really excited to see how the story progresses as it has started off really well.

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Zahra Mirza.


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.


  • from the promos, Kabhi kabhi already looked really boring. It is similar to Mere qatil mere dildar in which mehwish hayat is shown to be tortured by her sasural wale and the same is depicted in kabhi kabhi in which bushra ansari and sana askari like shagufta ejaz and sajjal ali in mqmd are shown to trouble mehwish hayat a lot after she gets married to Ahsan khan. I just don’t understand what has happened to sameera fazal’s writings? she wrote so many good dramas like mera saeein and mera naseeb then why a storyline like kabhi kabhi? I saw the first episode and there was nothing new to offer, no new storyline:(

    • Thanks for your say Aisha but you have your point & the respected writer has hers. :) So let’s see who wins!

      I still haven’t come to terms with how much of my time got wasted on Silvatein but still with a little hope, I’m giving this one a go. Let’s see how it turns out but yeah, I did read the synopsis on ARY’s website & it sounded clichéd. So you’re right there undoubtedly.

  • Just watched the promos and read the soryline ARY had to offer. And I afree with Aisha that it has” been there, seen there” written all over it..

    • Good to hear from you once again Samira. :)

      For now I side with your say on the serial but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this one is much better than the (excuse me for saying this) disastrous ‘Silvatein’. :|

  • i luved the first episode… it was interesting…Mehwish is luking very nice in the drama.. overall everything was great.. direction, acting, styling.. (Y) ! Story seems good too… definitely cannot decide on the basis of first episode … a more to come !! Well zahra i was not that disappointed from silvatein.. although it was slow but i never missed any of its episode :D …. Btw u wrote a very good review and the selection of words is just perfect :) Good Luck !!

    • Thank you so much S.E. Yeah, So far, I have liked the show too & didn’t see any such flaws. Yeah, I saw all the episodes of Silvatein too (unfortunately) because I was reviewing it & couldn’t miss it, otherwise I would’ve stopped following it ages ago. It wasn’t something extra-ordinary too. hehe! :)
      & thanks a lot for your appreciation, it means a lot. Keep coming back, would love to hear from you! :)

  • There is nothing wring with being a ghar damaad. One of the greatest messengers and prophets of Allah, Hazrat Musa, was a ‘ghar damaad’

    • Yeah, there isn’t, but the society makes different rules for ghar damaad’s of different social classes. That’s what my point was.

  • I thought it is “bund kabab” and not “bun kabab”. May be I am mistaken. I agree with Aisha that the storyline has nothing new to offer.
    Besides, the name “Kabhi Kabhi” sounds as if it is stolen.

    • I think you have yet to check some menus of Typical Pakistani Dhabba’s where they offer their special “BUN” KABABS. Have one of those & enjoy the serial. :)