Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 17 Story Review – Convincing Performances

Ohkay so, this episode covered the days right after Taimoor’s death. In all honesty, he was one such character whose death should be mourned & the way it was conveyed seemed perfectly justified. All the emotions, all the reactions, the performances breathed life into what the characters were feeling after losing Taimoor. His family as well as Mahi’s family were deeply affected & they all had a very different approach to it but the underlying emotion was the same; sadness & grief.

Flawless Performances

Hina Bayat deserves special mention for doing complete justice to her role as Taimoor’s mother. Each & every frame that captured her emotion was heart-wrenching & that was only possible because of the sincerity she poured into her performance. I felt connected to her pain, her depression & the void in her soul that she was feeling after losing her son. She knows that Mahi is not responsible for what has happened but it is a bitter truth that every time she looks at Mahi, she is reminded of the reasons why Taimoor was taken away from her, that is why she can’t help but feel a bit of resentment towards her daughter in law as well. Although Mahi has not given her any reason to feel that way but the way she reacted went to show that Taimoor’s mother herself was not in the right state of mind. She can not be blamed for behaving this way because she is incapacitated & doesn’t know how to react.

Mahi has lost it all, she has lost her husband, the man she felt would protect & secure her. The man whose idea of being her life partner made her happy, therefore she knew there was absolutely nothing that would change if she stays here or goes back. She decided to stay at Taimoor’s house because she understands that this is what life has chosen for her & there is no turning back so there is absolutely no reason for her to turn a blind eye to it thinking it will change something if she goes back with her family. Mahi realizes this is her pain, this is punishment & she has to bear the burden of it.

Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 17 Story Review - Convincing Performances

Farhad reappeared & guess what, no surprises there, in a spur of a moment, he earned himself yet another female fan; yes you guessed it right – Romana. The setting in which Farhad came across Romana was unusual, still, she found something special & different in him. As much as I would like to believe that incidents like these do happen, the fact that everyone around Farhad falls in love with him seems a bit too stretched now. It wouldn’t have changed anything if Romana hadn’t reacted the way she did, where she couldn’t take Farhad out of her mind. The entire misunderstanding & the way it was directed made it a tad bit prolonged & unrealistic, maybe Munazzah Arif didn’t act the way she should have in order to make her ordeal look believable.

This is just the beginning of the toughest phase of Mahi’s life & right from this moment, she has started to hear all sorts of things. As much as Mahi might not pay heed to what the people around her are going to say, there is no guarantee that Taimoor’s mother will not notice & start finding her reasoning in these insinuations. In this entire episode, I will once again say that the highlight was Hina Bayat & her flawless performance. Iqra Aziz was phenomenal as well & each & every emotion was conveyed with so much clarity that it actually made me feel for Mahi a lot.

Convincing Direction

There is no denying the fact that Khuda Aur Mohabbat is a well-directed drama. This episode was perfectly executed too & with such strong direction, I don’t think the editors need to rely so much on the background music & never-ending alaaps. In this episode, it got to the point where instead of adding more depth to the scene, the alaaps were being a major distraction – so much so that I had to lower the volume. I am strictly against the ‘rabbaaaaa’ & the ‘aaaaaaa’ alaaps especially in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice because it just gets to me. I really hope in the episodes to come when the story will shift from the grief, I won’t get to hear these awfully repetitive alaaps. Apart from that, a few scenes sounded fakely dubbed, especially the ones shot on the train & the one where Mahi tells her mother-in-law that she is not going anywhere. It seems in Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3, the uniform for traveling on the train is Abaya & Hijab – I know the director was callous in tackling this aspect of the story but the way Hijab & Abaya has been used in this drama is quite negligent of what the true essence of parda is. It seems only when the females have to travel via train, they pick Abayas thinking this is the suitable attire for it.

Anyways, the last scene of this episode was my favorite. The way Mahi thoroughly goes through Taimoor’s belongings, with his entire wardrobe still having the feel to if as if all of it is still is in his use. At that moment I felt she will now get to know him through his absence, with stories that she will get to hear about him from his family. That scene was actually quite moving & then, in the end, Mahi figuring out what this relationship meant to Taimoor, what she meant to him – it was definitely conveyed beautifully. The star of this episode was definitely Hina Bayat & Iqra Aziz gave a convincing performance as well. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khuda Aur Mohabbat.

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Zahra Mirza.

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with 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.

  • Brilliant episode. Feroze Khan came for a few minutes and gave the most impactful performance…

  • Perfect review Zahra. It feels like the only 2 singers left here are Sahir Ali Bagga and RFAK. I am so done with hearing their AAAAAAA and rona dhona in every other drama now.
    This episode was nicely directed but as usually happens, the most important scene, the train scene, was so badly directed and didn’t make any sense.
    I am not sure how I feel about the pace of drama. First we were mourning Farhad. Now we have been mourning Taimoor for 2 episodes. Why can’t they just pace it up a little bit.
    I hope that they explain how did Farhad’s belonging end up with the dead guy and why was he not in Bahawalpur bcz Romana’s family was travelling from Lahore.

    • Apki request pe AA ksi local singer se ganwayi gayi hai ab. Ab koi local banda Rbbaaa Vee aur AA AA type background mai record kar raha hai.

    • Thank you so much PP for commenting, have heard from you after ages. :) Yes, it surely seems like we have Sahir & Rahat for the OST’s. Chalo un se singing karna is one thing but using their alaaps again & again is just too much – intolerable for me though.

      That train scene was so weird & didn’t really make any sense because of how it was acted & directed. The pace of the drama is reallllyyyyy slowwwww & yes, at this stage I am wondering when the mourning is going to get done with. I don’t think they’ll go into these minute details because yahan pe focus sirf bigger & larger-than-life execution pe hi hai.

  • Nice review. I am actually rooting for Farhad and Romana now. I guess they will make the cut in the end.
    1) Some high profile dancers were travelling, that too in men’s compartment, and they started to make fuss. Maybe the Pimp was doing her job to keep the girls “secure”.
    2) Romana and company left the shows in so much mourning and haste like someone from their close family had died. But after reaching Multan, they are calm and are not in rush for condolences.
    3) Its sad how even strong writers like Hashim Nadeem choose suffering for their female characters. It is being actually praised that she is choosing a life of suffering, as if she has no identity of her own. If powerful people like Shah’s family cant free their daughters from such a house arrest, what to expect of other girls who are struck in such situations.

    I hope that finally i get to see some spirtual story now. The whole spirtual angle was missing in KAM1+2, Alif, and now this too looks more like a stalker’s story than a spirtual story.

    • Thank you. I don’t think Farhad & Romana will have something special. Romana like Dilawar might become his well-wisher because she already is in love with Sikandar.

      I think in this case Mahi’s family wanted her to come with them but she herself chose this house arrest. She too has no idea what has happened & is trying to figure things out on her own, for the first time as an individual.

      I don’t think we’ll get to see any spirituality in this season. However in the 1st & 2nd season, I liked how that element was played. Also, Alif did justice to it too.

    • Good reviewπŸ‘…
      I have been continuously reading ur reviews since first episode… Your reviews are brilliant and justify the each episode…
      But I don’t agree with stalking behavior… Feroz did not stalk or flirt with Naheed and Sajjal… He clearly rejects them for Mahi… It means Farhad has pure feeling for Maahi only….. Not all but some love stories have obcession too… Yes Farhaad bad dua is immature behavior… May be it’s the beginning of his journey of love and spirituality… He gave bad dua due to dejection and in his ego…
      Later on may be he realizes what’s actual and selfless love is…

  • Ma’am u didn’t notice the mistake, there is no sense of eddat of Mahi, no husband and wife relationship , it is a big blunder of writer and director, really very boring drama and story

    • Yes, in reality, that shouldn’t have been the case but they had to add the dramatics. Also, I think it depends upon person to person what their beliefs are regarding certain situation.

    • It’s controversial topic…
      Also it’s drama not reality…. Yeah it’s slow paced and relatively lacks depth as compare to previous seasons…
      But My suggestion it’s for mature and incubated lovers only… Not for flirty lovers… πŸ˜ƒπŸ™

  • Unfortunately after all the hype KAM3 has proven to be nothing but a disappointment. Ive been watching an episode every 2-3 weeks at this point. Farhad and his stalker behaviour glorified because ‘love’, the bud-dua angle and then killing off the one endearing character. Feroze Khan is a good actor but he really needs to choose better scripts 😬
    The most entertaining part if this whole play for me is when my 2 year old starts singing ‘man dhoom dhoom’ in the background.

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