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Kankar Episode 8 – Lost In Love!

Today’s episode had a lot of meaningful conversations to its credit and the direction was superb like always. Kiran finally warmed up to the man she was forcefully engaged to; all it took was one meeting and a few conversations. I have to say that today Sikandar did come across as a very lovable person – he values Kiran and is not afraid of showing just how much she means to him. The episode started with Kiran showing her disinterest and dislike for her upcoming marriage but things changed enormously by the time the episode ended.

There were so many scenes in today’s episode that definitely moved me. The love that Irim and Kiran share has been portrayed so beautifully. Even after everything that happened Irim does not hold anything against her sister, she understands that it was not her fault and is genuinely happy for her.


The second scene that was very nicely shot and acted out was the one in which Sikandar and Kiran have the conversation in the car when Sikandar’s mother goes inside the house. Sikandar’s confession was very sweet. The way he kept on looking at Kiran in the back view mirror despite of the fact that it was really annoying his mother was also very sweet! I find Sikandar’s character very interesting because his character has many layers; sometimes you don’t like him at all and sometimes you feel like he is flawless.


Kiran’s character is a very balanced one as well, she comes across as a very real person – not one of those holier than thou heroines who can do no wrong. Despite of all her claims that she would never marry Sikandar even if he was the last man on earth and despite of feeling that she is letting Arzoo down by getting married to Sikandar, she still can’t help but like him because he is likeable!

Another scene that was very well done was the conversation between Kiran and Adnan. The entire conversation was very meaningful. The way Adnan looked at Kiran and her complete ignorance of his feelings was done perfectly. There was nothing predictable or clichéd about that scene, it was very original indeed. Adnan looks at the bird Kiran knows she can trust him with and wonders why she couldn’t trust him with her heart as well! He would have loved to take care of Kiran all his life too and not just her pet – that was a very sad scene.


Kiran’s parents are happy for their daughter. When Kiran’s mother asks her who gave her the flowers her reply was hilarious “Sikandar ne ap ke liye bhaije hein’! Shaista warns her son not to “spoil” Kiran so much but he is so sure that she is completely worth it, infact he thinks that she is incapable of being spoiled. Sikandra’s love for Kiran and the confidence he has in her is very charming.


Adnan may have succumbed to her sister’s demands but he finds it hard to have a normal relationship with his sister now. Rukhsar fails to see what is it that she did wrong when she should clearly know what it was! Faiqa’s conversations with her husband are getting repetitive. It seems she has nothing better to talk about, Faiqa keeps on blaming Kamal for destroying her daughter’s life and keeps on going on and on about his brother. The truth is revealed soon enough but Faiqa continues to blame Kiran and her family.


The Sikandar and Kiran jodi definitely scored an ace with me today. The way Sikandar won Kiran over was very adorable. There is no ambiguity as to why Kiran changed her mind all of a sudden and the viewers were not left wondering. The acting, the camera shots and the script has been very impressive since the last episode. I have most certainly warmed up to the characters and am looking forward to more, what about you? Please feel free to share your views.


Fatima Awan


  • Excellently done yar…! every time its so complete..Masha Allah!
    hmmm waqai, this episode was surely a treat to watch, every scene was done perfectly, with each word of every conversation (well omit Faiqa here) carrying a meaning
    Yes, no doubt Kiran and Adnan's scene was actually sad, and done with a lot of emotions
    the best part is, kankar has a reasonably good pace :)

    • Esha you are too kind, thank you so much for liking what i write. It seems like we haven't been in touch for a while or do I only feel that way:) Yes, kankar has picked up pace and I have a feeling that things will only get better from here.

  • Hi Fatima ! I am still reading your review I love the way you write, i am learning urdu words.I am from US I need your help . If possible can you get the address of the morning show of tv one. I am big fan of Mr. Qureshi and i want to wish him for Ramadan. thanks you very much.

    • Hi Ranjan, Thanks a ton for reading the reviews. I will get hold of the number of his morning show for you, give me a couple of days:)

      • Fatima thank you so much , its ok if find the address so I can send the card ,because they donot have time to talk to overseas people. I really thanks a bunch. You are in my prayer .. Thanks again

  • ur review is always thought full in a sense that it mentions various scenes which may be ignored by a general viewer, the semantics and meaning of those scenes, like the conversation in scene between kiran and adnan was very symbolic having deep meanings, and same is mentioned in review.

    i also want to add onother scene, in which there were no dialogs, but just following phrase " a picture carry a thousand words" director has made a well thought comparison between the financial status of kiran and sikandar family. i m talking about the scene, when sikandar was picking kiran from her home, in his mercedes-benz, camera focused some domestic hens in the street and multi million mercedes-benz car in one shot and then mercedes car fades away gradually and camera focused hens completely.. by this director or writer once again showed the comparison of statuses of both families.

    • Rashid Nazir Ali, your comments are equally insightful:) You are absolutely right about that particular scene These small things sometimes convey so much. I have said it before and I must say it again that I am greatly impressed by the direction. I remember in Zard Mausam the camera used to stay in one place for so long that you were left wondering if we were ever going to move to the next scene but nothing like that in Kankar or Kadurat.

  • excellent Fatima, mashAllah u always do it so perfectly, ur review is always in balance with the episode, this episode was indeed an excellent one and so is ur review, couldnt agree u more :). Sikander is a character who seems negative and completely innocent at different times, so true. dialogues specially were to the point and meaning full in most scenes. ur review is cherry on the top :).

    • Thank you so much Mrs. Asim. It is always so good to hear from you. Keep on reading and commenting please:)

  • Brilliant review Fatima. But I have given up on Kanker. All you get is conversation and talking, but hardly any action.
    One really has to make effort to like it. I found it too familiar and contrived. Perhaps I shall watch Kadoorat as I have not seen Zard Mausam.

  • Hi fatima. Was not in town so catching up with the dramas. But yes, I liked the way Kiran is understanding the situation of her marriage and is taking Sikander positively. Loved the scene between
    Kiran and Adnan, it was very sad. He somehow manages to save money for a gold locket! So sweet! Any girl like me ofcourse would fall for such a sweet gesture. The contrast between the reactions of Adnan's failure and Arzoo's failure in love is depicted in a great manner. Adnan due to the responsibilities in the family has accepted the reality and is trying to be normal despite his behaviour with his sister which is natural. One normalcy at a time! Whereas, Arzoo is just crying over a love which was just induced by her mum and khala. Looking forward for the marriage life scenes.

  • Fatma your reviews are always awesome…I always look for them….well,,talking about kankar,,,its tooooo good…especially I loved the scene between kiran and sikander in the car and at the restaurant as well…I think adnan and irum will get married……….

    • Mahnoor I am glad that you like the reviews. Someone else also predicted that Irim and Adnan may get married, well both of them are good people but the only problem is that Adnan is totally smitten by Kiran, that won't be fair with Irim.

  • fatima i like ur reviews very much n always read them…kankar k baray mn baqi sb khayalat tou meray aur aap kay same hain lekin mn sirf aap sy aik baat jan'na chahti bhn….!!!dnt u think sanam baloch is much much better than mahira sanam is brilliant who wasnt even nominated fr her remarkable performance in durre shehwar in bth ov the awards../??????????? dnt u think its nt fair wid her???? jahan tk mera khayal hy mahira is a new commer n needs some polishing bt sanam is pretty mature!!!!do u agree wid mee????

    • Unknown thanks a lot for following the reviews. I agree with you Sanam Baloch has been wronged but if you noticed the Durr-e-Shehwar wasn't nominated for any of the categories. Momina Duraid said that it was because it was the first joint production and there were some issues. I think Durr-e-Shehwar deserved to be nominated in the best drama category as well and Haissam should have been nominated best director. I loved everything about that play and was shocked when it was totally sidelined in the awards.

      • thank u fatima for replying n sharing ur viewsss…. !!!!!! also dastaan was da best one n a complete pkge was really a flawless play n thank God that they didnt forget that play

        • nd also fatima where did she say it that it was a joint production nd there were some issues?????? who else do u like as a best female actor??

  • Fatima, good review, however my favorite scene of this particular episode is that of Adnan and Kiren. He has been able to say so much without saying anything at all.

    On your recommendation, could you please suggest another good drama to watch, already viewing dil e muztar, Kadoorat and Kankar.

    I shall await your response,

    God Bless

    • Saira I really liked that scene as well and mentioned in the review also, you are so right, Adnan's expressions said so much. Are you watching Aunn Zara, it is a romantic comedy serial, you can watch it for laughs. What about Ullu Barye Farokht Nahi, are you watching that? It is depressing but the performances are simply brilliant; they are out of this world and every character is a story in that play. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about the episode here:) God Bless you too.

  • I am enjoying this drama. I agree about the scene between Adnan and Kiran and it was beautifully acted. However, the failure of Adnan to articulate his feelings for Kiran all these years is surprising. Also, how does Kiran feel about Adnan? We may never know since he never expressed his feelings. It is also unrealistic that Adnan would allow his Sister's marriage delay to delay his own marriage plans. In real ife in this day and age this would never happen!

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