Kadurat Episode 02 – Meena The Troublemaker!

Today’s episode like the last one focused on Meena’s childhood and it was actually good to see more of Meena as a child because that gave the viewers an opportunity to understand her personality better. Has anyone heard of the Sadistic Personality Disorder? If you haven’t I suggest you look it up and you will understand why I have brought it up in this review. I think Meena is a classic case of that disorder; she derives pleasure out of causing pain to others and she does it impulsively. Whenever things get out of control for Meena, mostly emotionally, she resorts to such measures in order to feel like she is still in control. That is what I derived from everything that I saw Meena doing in today’s episode.


Meena’s father finally makes up his mind about sending her to the hostel. Mahmood’s decision to send Meena to the hostel without trying further to address her issues did remind me of Deepak Perwani’s character in Mere Pass Pass. Before dropping her off, her father does give her a choice, if she could get along with her new family she wouldn’t have to go to the hostel. That was such a meaningful scene which said so much about Meena’s personality. Meena does not mingle with other kids, she did make a “friend” right in the beginning of her hostel life but we never saw the two friends talking to one another but it seemed more like Shaista envied Meena maybe because she didn’t come from a very affluent household. Everything that Meena did with her roommate today went to show that it wasn’t just her step siblings who were victims of her “adventures” but she would gladly put anyone in that position. The whole purpose is to inflict pain on someone; it could be anyone at all!!


Mahmood’s second wife gradually takes over his business and the two get on really well with each other with Meena out of the way. I did get the feeling that Mahmood’s decision to send Meena to the hostel was somewhat selfish. He is obviously hoping that she will grow up and learn to deal with and accept things by the time she comes back home but I guess we all know too well that non of that is going to happen. If Meena gets closer to Shaheen (her new friend), I think they may turn out to be a lethal combination. I must add here that I find Meena’s character very intriguing indeed. It has been very well etched out and the child star playing the character is doing an impeccable job.


Today’s episode was a treat to watch especially because of the brilliant acting by the child star playing Meena in particular and because of the way it was directed. The background score added a more dramatic effect to all the scenes. All the scenes had been very intelligently put together. Until now I am quite impressed with Zoha Hassan’s script as well especially because of the way she has penned down Meena’s character.


The preview of the next episode showed that Meena has not changed at all even after all these years. How will Meena’s step family and father deal with Meena now that she is not a kid anymore? I have very high hopes from Sanam Saeed, therefore I am surely waiting for her to make her presence felt in the upcoming episode. The best thing about tonight’s episode was that it established the fact that Kadurat is going to be very different from Zard Mausam because Meena is no Aimen, her character is very different. Aimen was a very weak, insecure but spoiled nevertheless. Meena is a much more strong person and a lot more negative as well.  Did you watch the latest episode of Kadurat? Please share your views about the episode in general and Meena’s character in particular.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.

  • too much negativity at this moment.. and things are going to be even worse from next episode onwards..but still i'll be watching it :D

    • Agreed, it is all negativity but I don't mind that at all. It is a different story and is nicely executed till now.

  • nice review.finally sanam saeed is back after 2 months on hum tv.sanam's entry was also fabulous in this episode and i am really enjoying this drama and its pace and director abis raza has also improved a lot in his direction.now there are no longer or boring scenes.i hope that this drama doesnot lose its pace.yes you made a good point about sadistic personality disorder and meena is really very dangerous girl who can do anything to make herself happy and i think sanam is really good choice for this role.anyways good review.

    • Thank you for following the reviews and for liking them. Yes, I have very high hopes from Sanam Saeed as well.

  • I don't think Pakistani dramas offer much negative roles these days.So if they are, then we should enjoy it.Not only the child but her friend Shaheen also acted very naturally.Her eyes were beautiful and I think she'll grow up to be Nida Khan.We have seen her in the promo as well.And yeah I've heard about sadistic personality disorder.The main reason for that situation is well, so many things happening at once.Two siblings, a new mother while she was so attached to her previous mother.These facts made me believe that such things happen.A child's brain is not big enough to digest all these sudden changes.Really looking forward to the drama and your reviews.After all it's Sanam, how can we miss it? ;)

    • I agree with you Hammu and yes her friend will probably grow up to be Nida khan. I will look forward to your feedback too.

  • one correction regarding names, minaa(منئ) not meena (مینا) friend name was shaheen not shaista,
    the story is quite different and this episode shed more details, that its nature of minaa to find pleasure by putting others in pain. and sanam is perfectly playing it, the way she laughs upon seeing aleena in triumph, was very well acted. the childstar who played character of minaa has also acted very well, she is a good addition in child stars

  • Thanks for reviewing this serial Fatima … I am actually watching this because of Imran Aslam ,who I think is a fabulous actor . Also this is a rather different story… I am not sure about your 'diagnosis" but yes Meenas behavior is odd.. However unless there is a clinical reason I think her it may not be a personality disorder but more about pent up ,rage and an inability to form lasting relationships . I just cannot like this other family , there is something not quite right about this step mother. The story is interesting but I cannot say much about the direction , had to fast forward out of sheer boredom and probably missed important plot points ..sigh … anyway will hang in there because as I said this isn't the usual run of the mill stuff .

    • Sadaf I only studied psychology for four years so I am no expert but the main reason for this disorder is some bad experience during childhood. The step mother seems okay ill now other than the fact that she is trying very hard to take over the business, so yes you never know. Thanks a lot for following the reviews and for commenting:)

  • Fatima a great review and u knw what was the best part ov this review?? It was about that sadistic personality disorder .. I havent heard abt it but i've understood what u r talking about !!! i m really looking frward to what meena Will do next to tease her step mother and the siblings !! Well all ov the actors are performing gr8 n i must say tha AABIS RAZA is doing a gr8 job in both kankar and this one nd he has. Improved alot .. He now chooses meaningfull scripts bcz i used to h8 MRND bcz of that meaningless storyline and bad cast !!

    • Maham I am glad we are on the same page:) It is great to have you on board. I hope we will be hearing from you more often now.

  • Fatima which dramas do u prefer to watch nowadays?? Well i am following Aunn Zara,kankar,kadurat, and i m really looking forward to numm!!!

  • Hi Fatima how are you. Once again great review, I know what your are trying to say about sadistic personality disorder , as I am a preschool teacher we have children who are like this but they get help from school , and eventually they understand and get better,some take long time. But help is available in school. I am so glad your writing the review and love to read it.. Even in Talkhiyan dram Sanam was little different in nature , I love that drama. I am waiting for Numm and Googhat telifilm . Hope to hear from you . Have a blessed day!

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