Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 12 Story Review – Self Inflicted Misery

Ohkay so, this episode of Khuda Aur Mohabbat was dedicated entirely to the meeting that took place between Mahi & Farhad. I will be honest the slow pace of the drama is forcing me to focus on things that do not matter & also gives me plenty of time to think about how the characters have not been etched out properly because even after so many episodes, I fail to feel connected to them. The director definitely deserves the credit for making Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 a visual treat, each & every frame is worth watching but when it comes to the characters & story development, he hasn’t done justice to it. It makes me think that direction is the actual reason why the characters & overall story & scenarios aren’t making such an impact as they did in the previous seasons, considering it is coming from the same writer who has written more or less similar story!

Self Inflicted Misery

Mahi decided to meet Farhad finally & he once again misconstrued the actual reason what made her come & see him. Before getting into their meeting, let me just get out of the way of how sad-looking that library was. Although it was suggested repeatedly that no one actually visited the library apart from Mahi but like her mother said, she continues to dig for treasures there? If that was the case & she was passionate about books, this library wouldn’t have been in such a sorry state. Anyways, once again the director used the element from the previous seasons because the library was the place where Hammad & Imaan met therefore Farhad & Mahi had to meet there too.

Farhad assumed that Mahi was finally moved by the feelings he had for her therefore she came all the way to meet him but then Mahi decided to burst the bubble. It was also quite obvious that Mahi magnified everything & said all those hurtful things to put the point across because she too realizes how stubborn Farhad is. She did feel guilty that she was being a bit too rude & arrogant in dealing with him but then again, Iqra Aziz made it clear that Mahi just wanted to get rid of him & did not have anything in her heart for him. Honestly speaking, all the things Mahi said made sense & although it might have made her look a bit negative but, I did not see that happening. Mahi was making sense & just wanted to make it clear to Farhad that he stood no chance.

Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 12 Story Review - Self Inflicted Misery

Farhad’s reaction to everything that Mahi said was pretty wrong. It kind of took me back to how humble, polite & respectful Hammad was towards Imaan. However, here we have Farhad, who literally grabbed Mahi crossed the line of decency. The way he started speaking to her casually was another thing that I found off-putting because he sounded a bit too casual as if he was actually talking to his girlfriend, which Mahi was not. I fail to see the sense of respect Farhad should have had towards Mahi, the girl he loves so much. At this point, everything that Farhad is feeling seems like a self-inflicted misery & nothing else. He is entitled to love her but to literally push her to feel the same way makes him look irrational.

The only thing I agree upon with Farhad is the comment he made on Mahi’s parda & hijab, because right from the moment Mahi came to meet Farhad, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of parda observed by Mahi. I have said it before & I will say that again, this is one important aspect that has been dealt with just so callously in Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 that it actually makes me upset. If the director had omitted the entire hijab from Mahi’s attire, it wouldn’t have made any difference & the audience wouldn’t have said anything. For a girl who observes hijab, it was a bit too much to just show up in front of Farhad dressed to the nines, looking absolutely stunning. It is obvious that the director has tried to make the most of how gorgeous Iqra Aziz looks in this drama but it deprives me of taking her or her character seriously. So yes, out of all the things that Farhad said, this one made the most sense & the rest of it just did not really strike a chord.

Now, coming to the bad-dua, Farhad should not have done it. When you love someone, no matter what happens you can never wish ill upon that person for something as basic as them not reciprocating your feelings but because Farhad is so tunnel-visioned & thinks the entire universe revolves around him, he had to say that to Mahi to rip her off the happiness she deserved to have witnessed while starting the new chapter of her life with a man who is best suited for her. I really feel Farhad’s financial background & the kind of personality he had wouldn’t have stuck out like a sore thumb if he had been a bit more humble & polite in approaching Mahi & showing her the love he had for him. This stubborn behavior makes him look like those guys the girls tell on to their cousins & in the end, they get nudged, shoved, pushed, slapped, kicked & are shooed away. This is exactly the kind of category Farhad falls in but once again, because Feroze Khan has played this character so convincingly, he is making Farhad a bit tolerable, despite the fact that his antics, his character & personality traits are off-putting.

Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 12 Story Review - Self Inflicted Misery

A Visual Treat & That’s About It

The director deserves full points for making Khuda Aur Mohabbat a visual treat, making all the actors look absolutely glamorous & gorgeous. These aspects of the drama definitely make it a decent watch but when it comes to the story, the essence is lost, the characters lack those qualities which would make me warm up to them. I wish there was more to Mahi’s brother other than hopping in & out of his cars threatening & rejoicing over shooing his enemies away. I wish there was more to Sahiba than just hovering around Mahi like she has zero life of her own. I really wonder if there has been a single conversation that has taken place between Mahi’s brother & sister in law? The characters seem too superficial & that is only because the director was too focused on the glamorous & commercial side of the drama-making. Although the drama makers are lucky that such strong actors decided to be a part of this project because it is only due to their convincing performance that is a reason enough to tune to this drama. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khuda Aur Mohabbat.

Keep Supporting,
Cheers,
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.

  • I totally agree with you on everything Zahra.
    KAM3’s direction and slow pace along with Farhad’s problematic character whose love doesn’t make any sense (neither does any other character though) is what is making it unbearable now.
    Mahi was quite clear about her feelings in the scene where he went to drop her off to college, yet he forced her to meet him again, forcefully grabbed her and gave her bad dua bcz she doesn’t love him back meanwhile himself rejecting Sajal and Naheed, both’s love.
    Mahi’s character still doesn’t make any sense to me like what does she want. Sunita’s character, her relationship with her husband also doesn’t make any sense. She is roaming around freely without even dupatta on her head even when there are so many strict rules in their house.
    The actress who plays Sajal said that shouting ‘pardaah kar lo’ at gate wasn’t in the script and she was told to o it by the director on the spot.
    Wajahat Hussain has clearly failed to translate the script and characters clearly on the screen and he clearly wasn’t qualified for handling a script this demanding.

    I was so mad that Imran isn’t part of KAM3 but now I am more than happy bcz that would have ruined KAM1/2 and Hammad’s character for us.
    KAM3 is a sugarcoated disappointment.

    • Hi PP, so good to see your comment after a while. Hope you’re doing good. I totally agree, I was actually sad that Imran Abbas was not the lead in Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 but I am glad he chose not to do this script because like you said, it would’ve ruined everything for those viewers who have loved Hammad & the previous seasons.

      I feel if they had used some other scenario for Farhad to fall in love with Mahi, it would’ve may be validated & justified his feelings but this intense love only because a girl spoke to him frankly for 4 days is making it all seem ridiculous.

      Mahi has been clear that she is not into Farhad but he fails to understand. I think the major difference is that in the previous seasons the character development was so strong along with genuine exposure to their feelings that now when its missing from this drama, it is making these characters look unrealistic.

      I didn’t know Shameen Khan said that but yes, the way Sunita Marshal also accepted the lack of attention paid to her parda definitely goes to show that the director was not really thinking straight especially about this particular aspect. Too much focus on glamour it seems! 😒

      • Thank you :)
        Ikr Farhad’s love doesn’t make any sense rn and the way the story has been translated on screen, the characters look unrealistic. And yes! Looks like all the money went into the glamour and they went out of money to even make a set for a decent library(that doesn’t have ‘canteen’ written outside).

  • Salam Zahra jo batain mere zahin mein thi wo sab aap na review mein lekh di hain. Season 1/2 mein jo story aur character development thi wo kaamal ki thi jis se hum sab hr charater ke saath easliy connnet hu ge the aur Hammad ke saath Iman ko Muhbbat tu thi hi muje us se zihda hu gi thi 😃KAM3 tu shukhr hai Imran abbas ne nai kia.is drame ka name khuda aur muhabat kiun hai meri ye samej se bhar hai. is ka naam Farhad ka paglpan ya zberdesti ki muhbbat ya kuch bhi hu sakta tha muje rah rah ker Hashim Nadeem per gusa ayta hai halnke unke aur bout acche novels hain aur kisi per drama ban jata Abb kia wo hr dusre drame ka naam khuda aur mubbat rake ge. KAM 3 tu itna bekaar aur senseless hai koi kul is ki sedhi nai.Direction tu kia hi bekaar hai kisi bi character per tuwje die baghr hi director nai intense bane ki kushs ki hai jis ki waje se aap kisi bi character se connect nai kerte. Chawel Farhad tu waqat se bout phele hi chaadar le ker beth gia tha Mahi ke gahar jabke Farhad ki ye kafiyt bout bhed mein huni chea thi upper se ye bedua de rah hai jis i koi tuk nai banti ase ghatia aashiq ko Mahi ko chea tha juhte maar maar ket bahr nikalti.Zahra ager Farhad asa hi hai tu muje lgta hai Feroze ne bhi is character ko sahi se samja nai jo acting wo pechli 4/5 episodes se ker rah hai wo bebusi aur lachargi abn sharu huni chea thi Abb Mahi ki kaari kaari ke bhed.sorry comment long hu gia hai.

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