Opening Thoughts – Time To Face The Consequences:
Ohkay so, this episode of Khaas was interesting. It is nice to see Ammar & his side of the people facing the consequences of their wrongdoings. The writer has been successful in conveying the concept of ‘what goes around comes around’. Khaas has happened to be one such drama which has remained consistently interesting & engaging. Sarwat Nazeer definitely should take a bow for bringing such a complex, never-seen-before sort of a concept & not only doing justice to it but elaborating it in such a crystal clear manner. It is nice to see Saba’s mental & emotional transition as well. Danish Nawaz has proved himself as a director, it is good to see him directing such a script with such clarity because the story & script of Khaas was all about having the emotions conveyed loud & clear & achieving that was no easy feat, but Danish Nawaz succeeded in elaborating everything. Hats off!
Getting Served, What You Deserve:
So, Salma conveyed it to Ammar that she was done with him. Ammar & his family can live with this false sense of satisfaction that Salma didn’t deserve Ammar & they got lucky that she is finally out of his life, but the truth is, everything that Salma has said & done has left an impact, it has scarred them emotionally & the best part is, Salma has forced them to think about the fact that may be all of them were actually wrong. Ammar & his family are in denial, none of them is ready to accept that yes, Ammar has been unfair & he mistreated Saba. Ammar is constantly being reminded of the things Salma said to him, this is probably the first time in his life that he has gotten a reality check. A cold hard truth served to him that he is not ‘perfect’. For the first time ever, Ammar got to know that he is the reason behind his unsuccessful marriages & that he is not infallible.
Ammar’s chapter for Salma was pretty much done & dusted but it was unfortunate that her mother didn’t hold back in ruining Nida’s proposal. Obviously, you do get served what you deserve but Salma’s mother seemed like a hypocrite talking about the manipulation of the women in Ammar’s family whereas she herself was being the manipulator in this situation. This drama has perfectly shown how egoistic a human being can be & how it is so easy for everyone to be blind to their own faults & finding it very easy to be nitpicking others for their shortcomings. Salma didn’t care much, she was done with Ammar & she didn’t bother with whatever was going to happen with Nida afterwards.
Kanwal has for the longest time stayed ignorant of Ammar & his misbehavior. She has spent her entire motherhood in this false idea that she has raised a gentleman who can do nothing wrong. Even though Kanwal was an understanding mother-in-law to Saba who never stopped her from meeting her family & believed in giving her the space that she wanted but when it comes to being a mother, she was flawed & typical to believe that her son is entitled to mistreating women. Kanwal for the first time was forced to think about the things Salma said & the guilt of misjudging Saba surfaced too. Props to Sarwat Nazeer for showing the comparison between two daughters – Kanwal thought misjudging Saba’s character was her right but now she felt helpless when she could not stop people from gossiping about Nida being involved with Ammar’s friend. I like how they have shown that slowly & steadily, everyone is being faced with such situations where they are being forced to put things into perspective.
Nida’s wedding got called off & she was down but yes, she was the first one to say it out loud that this all came back to her because she was wrong in misjudging Saba. She was unfair to Saba & that she played a part in insinuating that Saba was cheating on Ammar. I really like Sonia’s character, her character is actually like a breath of fresh air. Even though she hardly gets the coverage & that is actually enough & strategic but it is an intelligent way of the writer & the director to put the message across because it does leave an impact. In the drama filled with women like Kanwal, Pupho, Nida, Sadaf & Samreen, it is so nice to see a girl like Sonia who doesn’t believe in being judgmental, she minds her own business, tells others to do that too, speaks her mind, is the voice of reason & most importantly, does not believe in having a negative thinking or a negative mindset. Sonia has had limited scenes but the message that she conveys definitely gets heard because again, this is Sarwat Nazeer’s non-preachy way of preaching something useful & important. Well Done!
Saba faced Ammar & she confidently put him into his right place. Ammar hadn’t even recovered from the bitter truth Salma said to his face & there came Saba with a completely changed personality – far more confident & fearless, someone who could not look into his eyes & show him that she was finally living her dream, with a guy Ammar looked down upon. Ammar never had imagined that he will ever get to see Saba like that. Saba was happy that she finally conquered her fears & that she didn’t hold back in giving Ammar a piece of her mind but oh well, one thing is definitely bothering me. I really don’t want them to give this story a tragic turn by killing the character of Fakhir. Let them live happily ever after. Fakhir continues to talk about him not being around Saba forever, which goes to show that Saba will be left alone? Now when I think of the OST ‘wo jo THA bohat hi Khaas’, is it about Fakhir’s character that he ‘was’ someone who came in Saba’s life to change her for better, then left & became someone from the past? Please don’t do this to us. They have shown Saba’s misery for a long long time, so they should end the drama that they both lived happily ever after. The dream that Fakhir had about meeting an accident is another dreadful hint about the fate his character might meet. Please don’t do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another thing worth mentioning about Saba & Fakhir’s relationship is how they have shown that when a couple shares the same mental wavelength & they have a lot of understanding, they don’t find it odd to defy the norms. In their relationship, Saba had always been passionate about working & doing a job, so Fakhir has helped her materialize her dream. Saba fell in love with Fakhir for the kind of person he is, that is why she has never once tried to change him or drive him to something that he is not too keen on. Fakhir is an artist, he likes being in his own shell, his own comfort zone, he paints, he creates, he is happy & that is why Saba is happy with him. I liked how they touched upon this subject slightly that Sadaf (being the unreasonable woman that she is) tried to ask Fakhir about his earning but Saba has it all figured out, she does not have any demands & she is totally fine with working. Fakhir wants Saba to work for herself & not to provide a living for him & that is why now he is thinking on those lines because he has realized that he has a responsibility as well. I like how they both are not too pushy & are just going with the flow – accepting each other & just being happy!
The best scene of this episode was Ammar & Fakhir’s confrontation. It was so amusing where Ammar was fabricating lies in front of Fakhir & both Fakhir & Saba couldn’t stop smirking because they could totally see how Ammar was making a fool of himself. I mean after so much has happened in Ammar’s life, he still hasn’t learnt his lesson. May be he needs more reality checks or something huge to change him forever. I actually want to see Ammar’s suffering as in after him realizing the fact that he is the one solely responsible for being left alone. Right now he is being forced to think about everything but he still is in denial, this showed when he said those mean things to Fakhir, yes, I want to see how he will react when he will actually realize & hold himself responsible!
I don’t really think Farah’s track should’ve evolved this way. Kamran seemed to be a very rational & wise person so I guess they could’ve shown him having a detailed conversation with Farah making her understand how Ammar has been wrong. I feel in this game of ‘karma’ Farah was unnecessarily dragged. Just because she didn’t speak up for Saba, didn’t mean that her husband should’ve left her for someone else & for the sake of children. This entire drama has been so unpredictable & non-typical that I feel this typical treatment given to Farah’s track is hard to accept & doesn’t really go well with the overall theme of the drama. They could’ve easily shown Farah & Kamran leading a normal life with Farah actually understanding her husband’s point of view & then seeing Saba in a different light. Farah on her own could totally see Ammar being wrong but she never had the courage to say that to either Ammar or Kanwal, so yes, I don’t really think she should’ve paid the price of staying quiet this way. Not a convincing turn in Farah’s track. However yes, having said that, I do get agitated with Farah’s silence. I do feel she should talk to Kanwal & tell her the truth that she failed as a mother & that she raised a narcissist who is now getting what he deserves.
Closing Thoughts – Please Let It Be a Happy Ending:
Overall, this episode of Khaas was really interesting but yes, even though I had a good laugh at Fakhir/Ammar’s scene, I am kind of feeling heavy-hearted thinking about Fakhir’s dream. Please don’t do this to the viewers of Khaas who have loved this drama & have invested so much time in it. It is absolutely FINE with give a drama a happy ending. When I saw Ammar telling lies to Fakhir, I thought may be his dream was symbolic & that may be Ammar will create a rift between Fakhir & Saba but hearing him talk about not being around Saba for all her life is ringing the alarms. Let’s see. All the actors have been beyond brilliant & totally convincing in playing their roles. This drama is still a treat, let’s hope it doesn’t turn into a sour candy. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khaas.