Mirat-ul-Uroos Episode 10 & 11- Review

Ayza has single handedly managed to brew up a storm and play havoc with everyone’s life. The biggest issue in these two episodes was Ayza’s car getting wrecked and the second biggest issue was Aima’s wedding to Hashim. Also, the problems related to Hamza and Hamnah’s marriage are a direct outcome of Hammad and Ayza’s grand wedding and Hamnah’s parents are right in thinking that this won’t be the first and last wish of Hamza’s parents. What a sad state of affairs. Except for Ayza none of the children take into consideration their parent’s wishes, which puts them in a very difficult situation. Hamnah and Hamza talk to each other so just like Ayza Hamza has managed to convince his fiancé too that they are not asking for much.

Hammad has been doing whatever he could do please Ayza ever since the two started talking to each other and now that they are married Ayza has no problem in showing Hammad and his family just how controlling, dominating and stubborn she is. I was surprised when Akbari asked Ayza to go back to her house, good to know that there is someone who can convince her! At the same time I was terribly disappointed in her when she lied to Hashim’s mother. The blatant lie she told her about Nasir not wanting both the sisters to get married in the same house was very upsetting. How can a grandmother do this to her granddaughter? I really do not understand that how can Aima getting married in the same house be troublesome for Ayza.

I really felt for Rafia in this episode, happiness is short lived and it did not take her long to find out that Ayza is not her good luck charm after all! I must mention something here that I actually liked about Ayza. Every time she overheard something or found out about something, she confronted or asked the person concerned immediately and did not keep it to herself. Even if all of it led to more problems but that is one characteristic of her character that stood out for me. For example when she overhears her Mother in law telling the neighbor that she wanted Hashim and Aima to get married, she immediately asked her Mother in Law about it. Normally in dramas if someone hears something like this, they will pretend they don’t know and confide in the person they trust most or start planning something in their own mind. Second example would be when she saw Anila’s call in Hammad’s phone, she asked him right afterwards. Also, when she found out the truth about her car and decided to leave the house she told everyone that she had found out. This of course is part of her blunt nature but something that I think is different from what we see normally.

One thing was proved today that Hammad is a very good liar! I was actually surprised at the way he immediately covered up for himself when Ayza asked him about Anila and later on how he lied to her about the car. I wonder where the Hammad/Anila track is going; right now it seems quite unnecessary. Mikaal Zulfiqar is a very good actor, he has done wonders in many plays but he does not seem to be giving his best to this particular character; it is definitely not coming easily to him and sometimes the dialogue delivery can be very flat.

Akbari’s double standards were yet another shocking revelation. Ayza is so liberal and Akbari never has a problem with anything she does but when it comes to Aima and Hashim she is constantly judging Aima and her parents. 

The scene where everyone shouts at Zain one by one after the accident was rather odd. Everyone had something to say and they said it one after the other. But that does not change the fact that I actually felt for him and could totally imagine the youngest kid in particular being put through all this.

Overall, these two episodes were strictly okay. Mirat-ul-Uroos has its strengths and weaknesses. The strengths are that it the characters are well etched out and extremely relatable and it is a family drama. For me the biggest weakness of this play besides the predictable track has to be that most of the actors playing the lead do not fit in their roles. All these actors have proved their mettle time and again but in this particular play they seem like misfits. Sometimes very average scripts and characters are made memorable because they are acted out so well and sometimes one is just left wondering. I will however continue watching Mirat ul Uroos because it may not be a perfect package but it is also not the kind of play that can totally be missed once you start watching it.


Fatima Awan.

Fatima Awan

Fatima Awan has been a part of reviewit right from its inception. She feels very passionately about Pakistani dramas and loves discussing them in detail. An enthusiastic writer, thinker, and political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full-time mom.

  • its like Umera's characters that they always show a certain trait n u never feel that why this person did or didnt do something,they r almost real. u r right that lead actors r not fit in their roles,and still the play is better than most plays on air these days.

    • Mrs. Asim I think Umera Ahmed is one of the best writers we have and the best thing about her plays is that they are the kind of dramas you can watch with your family.

  • Nazeer Ahmed never portrayed young Akbari having problems with her sister marrying in the same family. There was no issue between them. Akbari was foolish, selfish and irresponsible to the extreme. I can't believe that Umera Ahmed 'll take the liberty to change her character into a vicious person in her old age. It is a classic, read by generations, not a new Cindrella. I've noticed another very disturbing & unrealistic trend between sisters trying to destroy each other. Siblings rivarly is the only issue in real life. Sisters support, love & protect each other under all circumstances. Please don't give ideas to young generation how to hurt each other.

    • Nyla Akbari still is selfish, manipulative and conniving, wasn't she like that when she was young? Yes have to agree with you there, I am quite sick of sibling rivalry too but look at the bright side at least one of these sisters is not trying to steal the other one's husband! I really want to see more sisters like Zeenia and Serena in our dramas. I will share something interesting with you, i was helping my older sister in the kitchen the other day and she asked me to turn the gas cylinder off, i told her i didn't know how to do it, what was she trying to do kill me lol and she remarked no sister that would be your Mother in law's wish not mine and i told her yes in Indian dramas maybe but in our dramas sadly it is the rivalry between sisters that was being taken to all extremes. she does not watch much TV so she was Flabbergasted! We need fresh stories, new tracks. Are you watching Talkhiyaan?

      • Thanks Fatima, I was raised among 4 sisters & many cousins. Believe me we love each other and support when they 've some problem. We always live like sisters in Zindgi G…drama. In real life sisters 've arguments, stop talking to each other for sometime but never turned into enemies. Now we are watching every other drama based on sisters' animosity. The TV drama writers 've nothing different to write, just following the trend. I LOVE Talkhiyan, the direction is great the way he used the real talent of all actors. The title song & Lyrics by Sahir LudhIanvi haunted me for days like " Wo humsafar…" When I read 'God of small things' never thought that some intelligent director 'll adapt this unusual story for our dramas.

        • You are absolutely right about sisters Nyla. Yes I love Talkhiyaan too, the story, acting, direction, OST everything is perfect. It is truly a work of art. I have not read the novel but really enjoying the show:)

    • @ Nyla

      Yes Akbari was jealous and self centered…Maybe she realised from her experience that 2 sisters should not get married in same house….Plus it is not the complete adaptation you can call it as inspiration from Deputy Sahab's novel writer have knitted same characters in today's scenario their priorities have changed now…
      The scene I liked the most was when everybody was scolding Zain and in the end Zain and Asghari were left and Asghari asked him to go and freshen up and have dinner and he replied "Qeema tu sab nay milkar mera bana diya hai ab Biryani kha kar kia karna hai."
      This is one of the most relateable scenes…

      • To add to this post I don't think that Miratul Uroos is focusing on Sister Rivalry…Aaiza is not jealous of Aaima or vice versa it is just that she thinks about herself only and don't want to share anything with anybody not even her real sister.
        The thing I like most about this Serial is that neither Aaiza is shown as complete Evil nor is Aaima shown as pure Naik Parveen,Qurbaniyon ki alaamat…Both have positive and negative traits and one can associate their lives with such characters..

        • Hasan Umar I like your devotion to the show:) I fail to see Ayza's good qualities, she seems quite self centred, materialistic and stubborn. And Aima's sermons do make her a holier than thou character. what do you think? Thank you so much for being a part of the discussion, I hope we will be seeing you here more often now:)

          • Yes Aaiza is Self centered,materialistic and stubborn but she is upfront,bold and straight forward.She is not characterless or corrupt her priorities in lives may be wrong but it doesn't make her a complete negative character.She doesnot want Aaima and Hashim to get married because she think it might lessen her importance in that house.Aaima is not the complete Allah Miaan Ki Gaaye..She speaks up what she feels is wrong unlike Aiman(Of Maat) and Haleema (Yahan Piyar Nahi Hai) she do complain about her sister's selfishness and doesn't ignore what is going wrong.

            And you are Welcome and I will try to take part here in the discussion as a viewer :)

  • I aslo agree wd Mrs Asim,though both the lead roles are not perfect but the drama is going good atleat they shown family problems the problems faces by the parents in the name of Jahaiz,and Aiza is not only a rival of her sis, she actually underestimates every 1

    • Lubna yes Ayza is selfish by nature generally too. I think Ayza will move out with Hammad when Aima and Hashim get married.

  • FATIMA I woder Y U coulden't understand that why Ayza and her dadi don't want Aima to get married with Hashim.Answer is simple they both know that Aima's nature is very close to Hashim's family's nature and Aima can easily adjust and win the hearts of the Susral in this case obviously Ayza will go behind the sceen .I feel no flaw in the story or picturization , every minor details are coverd very well,I feel this drama isn't only about the JAHAIZ but actually about issue of children wgo are given away by their parents to some other family member like Ayza always complain to
    her mother that they don't love her as they love Aima bcz they didn't owend her and gave her to dadi and kept Aima with them being parents alive she couldn't get the love and affection of her parents and seeing Aima with parents made her personality like she is now. and in my opinion Ayza's father is responsible for all of this bcz we can see since the start of the drama he is pressurising his wife " Amman naraz na ho jaen".

    • Zeenia personally I think Ayza thinks too highly of herself to be insecure of Aima, I could be very wrong of course and she just has a problem with sharing her space!! You are very right about why Ayza is the way she is, good point:)

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