Opening Thoughts – Nicely Executed:
Ohkay so, this episode of Kun Faya Kun was nicely executed. The story of Kun Faya Kun is simple, it revolves around family politics but more so, it focuses on how ego ruins people’s lives & the relationships they should be holding close to their hearts. Even though they have relied on very common situations but they have only showed how greed, ego & selfishness deprives people of the basic courtesy that they should have towards others. While watching this episode, I did feel that for a drama titled a meaningful Kun Faya Kun, the situations are a little petty like a discussion on the mobile phone or so, but then as the episode ended, I did realize that by relying on such basic situations, the writer is giving out a bigger message, so full points for that.
Focus on Ego & Greed:
Hashir found out that Mashal gifted an expensive mobile phone to Areesha, at least this is what he heard from her & being the eldest cousin, he thought it was his right to question Mashal. Hashir believed Areesha’s version & overreacted but then later he did realize that he was not only harsh with Mashal, but also wrong in judging her. Hashir is the only one who is compassionate towards Mashal & he is selfless in dealing with her. Hashir sees Mashal emphatically, he knows that she has struggled all her life without her parents & even though the circumstances have never been in her favor, she has always walked on eggshells & has never done anything to give anyone a reason to doubt her. Mashal’s reaction didn’t let Hashir be at peace that is why he decided to talk to Appa Jee. This entire scenario showed how Hashir had nothing but niceness in his heart. Hashir is someone who does not believe in hurting others & even if he does, he has no ego that will stop him from apologizing. It was nice to see this side of Hashir but I wonder how did such a nice guy like him fall for a girl like Bisma who is his polar opposite?
I loved that Areesha was not only exposed but both Appa Jee & Hashir took her case. My favorite scene of this entire episode was the confrontation between Appa Jee & Areesha. I love that Appa Jee is sweet but when it comes to taking a stand for Mashal, she does not hold back. Appa Jee knew what Mashal went through after Areesha told lies about her, that is why she had to tell Areesha to stay away from Mashal & not target her with her manipulation. Appa Jee couldn’t believe that Areesha was trying to trap Armaan, Areesha’s mannerisms were enough to paint the entire picture in front of Appa Jee. That entire scene where Appa Jee was standing in a state of shock, looking at Areesha was so amusing. She didn’t want to judge her but then she could totally see what she was upto & how she was putting an act of being this nicest girl for Armaan!
Well, Shama & Faseeha were still not on talking terms & Shama made sure to insult Faseeha yet again. It was amusing how Shama conducted this Milad at her place, but still she didn’t find it in her heart to let go of the grudges that she had against her husband’s family. How often do people do that, they put up an act of piousness to fool others but only those who interact with such people on a regular basis know their truth & reality in & out. Shama thinks she has everything in control but she has no idea that her obedient son is soon going to shake her ground. Armaan has pretty much fallen in love with Mashal & he was disappointed that the phone was returned to him which meant he couldn’t talk to Mashal on a personal level. This entire situation is going to be quite interesting because Mashal has never been treated with respect, it was evident with the way both Faseeha & Shama spoke to her, so for Armaan to say that he wants to marry Mashal is going to shock everyone to no end but then eventually Mashal will be blamed for that too. I hope Mashal starts speaking up for herself, at least once!
Mashal was disappointed yet again. She could not believe that despite being so conscious of everything she does, she was questioned for something she wasn’t even responsible for. I sighed with relief when Mashal told Appa Jee the truth & Appa Jee conveyed it to Hashir. I am glad this entire misunderstanding was dealt with immediately & it wasn’t dragged for no reason. Mashal did realize that everything that Appa Jee told her about truth prevailing was kind of right & that Hashir found out the truth. Mashal is on a journey of discovering the mysterious ways of fate & how life unfolds. Mashal has a tunnel vision, she sees things as per her limited exposure but then, she has Appa Jee in front of her who is an institution for her. I love how Appa Jee always tries to show Mashal the bigger picture.