Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 20 Story Review – Dervish & His Supernatural Powers

Ohkay so, this was a pretty decent episode of Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3. Although the essence remained the same as any other episode which focused purely on the mourning of most of the characters, it was still a happening episode that didn’t seem slow or boring to watch. I am glad the characters exchanged more dialogues instead of tears. Another major development in this episode was clarity on Farhad’s speaking skills, luckily he hasn’t lost any of it & is very much capable of talking to other human beings.

The 40th Day Ritual

For the first time, I am glad Mahi put her stance forward clearly & I could totally understand why she was doing what others weren’t approving of. This is Mahi’s promise to herself & she feels obliged because she wants to also fulfill the promise she made to Taimoor while signing her Nikkah papers. Even if he is not around, she accepted him as her husband & wants to at least do him right by observing Iddat at his place. I will however say that throughout the drama, the basic Islamic concepts have been dealt with extreme carelessness; first, it was Hijab & now Iddat where Mahi is casually talking to Sikandar & vice versa. Considering the slow pace of the drama, if they had shown these interactions after Mahi had completed her Iddat, it would’ve made a lot more sense but oh well.

Please don’t tell me that even before the 40th day, Sikandar went to see Romana, attended a special session of her mehfil that she conducted solely for her, that too dressed to impress. It was so unlike him & I wonder when he left the place, how come his mother did not take notice or even bother asking where he was going because it was that the 40th day was approaching & the entire household was preparing for it. That scene seemed out of the blue & a bit too choppy. It wouldn’t have made any difference if they had edited it out. I found it amusing when Romana showed concerned about Sikandar not looking too well, trust me girl he looked fine!

Sikandar & Mahi’s conversations have become quite frequent & they continue to communicate about one thing or the other. Sikandar told Mahi that he finds strength every time he looks at her. The dialogue stated ‘jab bhi mai himmat torne lagta hoon, mai tumhe dekhta hoon’ which I think should’ve been ‘jab bhi mai himmat torne lagta hoon, mai Romana ke pass chala jata hoon’.

Mahi’s family didn’t get the treatment they desired & it was ironic that Mahi’s mother said ‘itni bhi kya berukhi’! I am not at all condoning the way Mahi gets treated by her mother in law but Mahi’s mother should be the last person complaining about her attitude & behavior because that woman has lost her son & that it purely because of Mahi’s father & brother. If she had spoken all of this because she felt for her daughter then it still would’ve made sense but in all honesty, she was in no position to complain at all!

Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 Episode 20 Story Review - Dervish & His Supernatural Powers

Romana also had a conversation with Mahi & in the preview, it showed Mahi is going to find out who Romana is. Romana also met Farhad & wanted to know more about him. Once again, there was no need to show Mahi standing right at the front door because she was still in her Iddat. She may get a bit of a benefit of the doubt when it comes to Sikandar because the two share the same roof but there was absolutely no need for her to come outside knowing that the gates were open to the public & strangers.

Dervish Is A Pakistani Superhero

The highlight of this episode for me was Dervish & the sudden change in his communication skills. I am not saying this as a compliment but out of sheer bewilderment. For the last 19 episodes, I was under the impression that Dervish spoke cryptically & was never too elaborate with his words & thought process. Honestly speaking, when I heard Taimoor’s mother asking her house-help to approach Dervish & request him to come & say a prayer, I still thought he was not fit for the job because he can not really speak in that manner but immediately I got to see him giving dars to strangers. This seemed like a sudden shift in his personality & a very sudden development which the director resorted to.

Right from the beginning, for the last 19 episodes, the Dervish has not spoken properly & has been very philosophical & cryptic but now he was seen having regular conversations without much philosophy to them. At one point, I felt maybe the Dervish was the writer of Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 or maybe he had those special eyes that Taher Shah once spoke about in his song because just by looking at people, he finds out everything about them. He knew this call was for Farhad & that he had to go to Mahi’s house. After taking a look at Mahi, he also figured out she is the girl Farhad is after & everything in between. I think it would’ve been far more appropriate if they had dressed Dervish as some Pakistani Superhero with laser beams beaming from his eyes because that seems to be the only justification for his supernatural powers. I say this because I fail to believe that any regular human being can do all these accurate calculations about anyone else just by looking at them!!! I find Dervish more comical & kind of see him as comic relief in this overly melodrama, therefore I enjoy his antics because I don’t take him seriously. However, I must say, the sudden change in his speaking style was a big surprise that the writer & the director had in store for us & I thoroughly enjoyed this twist!

Looking Forward To The Next Episode

This episode was definitely nice because the characters for once behaved like normal people where they spoke to each other & had something or the other to share. Iqra Aziz’s acting was quite powerful in the scene where Mahi tells Sahiba why she has chosen to stay at Taimoor’s house. The preview of the next episode seemed quite promising. I also find it funny that Romana will ask Farhad to pray for her & Sikandar but it seems his prayer will take a U-turn, which will result in Sikandar & Mahi’s union, lol. Let’s see. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3.

Keep Supporting,
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.


  • I couldn’t control my laughter on reading your satire on Farhad’s speaking ability.. hahahahahahaha…

    Waisay himat tooteney k waqt Sikendar Romana k paas bhee jata hai aur Mahi se bhee bana k rakhta hai, aakhir ko iddat kuch maheenoan main khatam ho ee jaey gi, aur koi pata naheen k saas sahiba bhee zinda rehtee hain ya naheen. Phir aik ghar wali aur aik bahir wali. Let’s see.

    Islamic values k ehtram ki in logoan se kia umeed ki jaey, the drama producers are being criticized on presenting third class drama everywhere.

    But yes, ap k humour se pharpoor reviews parrhney ka maza hee kuch aur hai.

    • Aww thank you so much. I am glad appko maza aya review parh ke. :D Waqay hi, itni carelessness dikhai gai hai ke abb to hasi anay lagi hai. Pehle to Mahi ke room se anay pe Pardaaa kalll loooooo ki awazain goonchti thin…abb wohi Mahi Iddat mai hone ke bawajood Sikandar ke samne ghoom phir rahi hai. It was too obvious that Mahi’s character wasn’t designed for Parda/Hijab, wo to bas puranay seasons ka charm lanay ke liye aik tool ki tarhaan use kiya gaya…rahi sahi kasar iddat ke dramay ne nikal di.

      Haan jee appki baat bilkul theek hai, Mahi Sikandar ke bachay sambhalay gi aur Romana Sikandar ko. Sikandar ki to mojain.

      Waisay aik baat hai, us Biryani mai aisa kuch zaroor tha jiss se Farhad ki kuwat e goyai wapis aa gai. Warna mai to samjhi thi abb bas wo khamosh hi rahayga…mujhe waisay uski khamoshi behtar hi lag rahi thi. 🤣🤣🤣

      • Ap ne waisay saheeh in logoan ki class li hai aur zaroor aaenda bhee leni hai agar is andaz se drama chala to. Btw, after reversal of speaking ability, he needs any shock to get his lost memory back too! Is bhai sb ko ama bhee yaad naheen aarahee? Hairat hai.

  • Your review is hilarious. Sincerely it acted as laughing therapy for me as I was quite furious on something just before reading the review. You are right Dervish is a superhero, he should shed some light on Pakistan’s future too.
    The attire and whole scenario of Romana is quite unconvincing in the current digital time where these pleasures and luxuries are on finger tips.
    Farhads character is also not very convincing as Uss Pai konsay assay Gham k pahar toot Gaey k he turned into a pure spritual soul. Anyways keep up your good work

    • Thank you so much for reading & appreciating the review. I am glad you enjoyed it. :D Honestly I find it realllyyy hard to take KAM3 seriously. Maybe because it didn’t meet my expectation, my disappointment has made me see it differently.

      Romana’s character has been written & portrayed nicely but yes, it is a bit quite inspired by Devdas’s Chandramukhi, that’s why we see a sudden shift from 2021 to 1870’s when women like Romana actually existed.

      Farhad is another story. You are absolutely right, jiss hisab se Farhad ki aik basic si rejection aur heartbreak ko treat kar ke usay philosopher bana diya hai, us hisab se to Pakistan mai aisay dil jalay har gali mai hain…abb unhain bhi philosopher aur pir samjha jaye? 🤣