Opening Thoughts – Decent Progress:
Ohkay so, this episode of Kun Faya Kun was well-executed. This drama isn’t too fast paced but every episode brings along a decent progress in the story. However, because there is a focus on a single character going through so much in her life, it does tend to seem a little stagnant at times but overall, this drama is still quite interesting to tune to.
Mashal Continues To Get Tested:
Shama continued to do what she is good at, maligning Mashal’s image in front of her friend. Even though they have shown such nominal things that Mashal faces but like I discussed in the previous reviews, they are showing all of these situations only to elaborate on the kind of mental pressures Mashal goes through. This is a story of Mashal who against all odds has no other option than to just accept, be patient & move on. Mashal is young, that is why she finds it very hard to see the bigger picture but she will later understand everything & that will be interesting to see definitely.
Mashal has Appa Jee’s back, she still has no idea how big of a blessing that is. Appa Jee as usual decided to defend Shama & she was once again put in a tight spot, not because of anything else, but because what she did was wrong on so many levels. It is interesting to see how despite having their own daughters, both Shama & Faseeha do not even think for a second before saying anything about Mashal. It will obviously all come back at them & they won’t be able to undo that. Shama did see a little trailer of it through Armaan though, but yet again, she continued to blame Mashal & never once thought that it was her hatred for Mashal because of which Allah put her in this test!
Armaan let Appa Jee know what was in his heart. It was sweet the way he made it very clear to her that he didn’t take this decision because he pitied Mashal, rather he loved her, that is why he wanted to make her a part of his life. To be honest, Mashal’s reaction caught me by surprise. I mean she is ‘young’, isn’t it, so the news of marriage should’ve at least shaken her a bit but her happiness made it look like she was waiting for exactly this thing to happen & couldn’t contain her happiness when something on those lines was suggested. Matlab, thora sa heran to hona chahiye tha Mashal ko but wo to jaisay tayar bethi thi, hehe! However, let me say, that entire sequence of Mashal & Armaan was so beautifully executed, with the OST echoing in the background & the director taking full advantage of Mashal’s innocence & beauty. It was super sweet.
Armaan let Shama as well as Obaid know that he wanted to get married to Mashal. Obaid obviously was happy to hear that but Shama wasn’t. Bisma on the other hand has also developed ill feelings for Mashal, not that she thought good of her before but the fact that Hashir has a soft corner for Mashal in his heart makes Bisma resent her even more. It is interesting how each one of them only sees what they want to see & just do not even think about the fact that because Mashal is an orphan, people could have empathy for her. Then again, people like Shama & Bisma are so big on their egos & only think that what they believe is the truth, they could never give Mashal a benefit of doubt! They gave us a little more insight in Bisma’s character. She is not only in a relationship with Hashir but she is possessive about him to the level that she wants to control him, that is why Bisma mentioned that even the thought of Hashir being with someone else sent shivers down her spine. Bisma will definitely make it tougher for Hashir to continue with this relationship, considering the kind of nature & personality she has!