This was another disappointing episode of Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai full of dialogues explaining love from all angles even though most of these dialogues did not even go along with the personalities of many of the characters, which made these scenes extremely tedious to sit through. Watching these college going boys and girls talking about love like they were brought up by Rumi and Ghalib when actually their parents have the IQ of a teenager was terribly difficult to relate to and at the same time extremely annoying! Ami Begum has way too many opinions and the tactics she is using to make sure that Waqar gets married to Jia have completely ruined the initial impression her character had on the viewers. She is the biggest baby (more like a spoiled brat) in the family who everyone follows blindly and quotes like she is Socrates! Yes, I am mentioning the names of these philosophers, thinkers and poets because so many of the dialogues today were an overdose of philosophy even though the writer could easily have kept everything nice and simple instead of penning down every little thought that came to his mind down and then forcing it somewhere in the script in order to have enough content to fill in the space to cover these episodes!
Watching Gulrez utter all those heavy duty dialogues about love made me want to hit my head against the wall! Gulrez has always been shown as a sensitive yet not very mature guy yet tonight he sounded like John Keats’ rishtedar with all those rate rateye dialogues which did not suit him at all! The way the family listened to him lecture them on love was even more annoying! I am surprised these people who are like audience in a stage play do not take notes while these other characters utter these dialogues which sound more fake than anything else. While watching this particular scene I was wondering why I did not feel an ounce of sympathy for Gulrez and then I realized it was because we hardly know anything about his character. The writer has focused so much on exploring love from all angles that he forgot to explore the main characters which is why most of the viewers are having a very tough time connecting to these characters. Although, I have been watching this drama with complete dedication for all these weeks but even now there are times when I have a tough time remembering the names of some of the main character! It is because although I know which actors are playing these roles but the characters themselves have nothing tangible to offer. It has been a long time since I watched a drama with such shallow characters who say things which are do deep yet have no meaning since they do not go well with the scenarios at all!
Neelam’s “definition” of Maheen was another revelation which came out of nowhere! The only person I feel for at times, so far is Waqar and that too because of Ami begum’s meanness towards him. I understand that Ami begum is afraid that if he falls for Maheen, the situation will be very awkward and Gulrez will be heart broken but I don’t understand her method at all. She is like a mean old woman who is constantly plotting against her own grandson. The actress playing Maheen’s mother’s role is terribly annoying, she does not know the first thing about keeping things subtle, she gives way too many expressions and always goes overboard. Even Maheen’s reaction when she saw what her mother did with Waqar’s gift was so artificial. Waqar’s character is confusing as well, even though he is treated as if he is not a part of the family but an outsider yet he is always so cool about it like he is used to getting abused by his family! Wasn’t this boy supposed to be everyone’s ladla? Torturing him is a game for all the grown ups in the family which is why they seriously need to grow up! Let’s alienate Waqar and break his spirits is a game which Ami begum & co play with such enthusiasm that you wonder if they need therapy!
Imran Abbas, Kinza Hashmi and Haroon Kadwani are the only three actors in the play who are not overacting. Imran Abbas’ make-up however is an absolute fail! He looked great in Tum Kon Piya but in this drama he does not look good! The person responsible for his make-up ruined his look completely.
Overall, this episode was one of the worst episodes of Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai So Far. I have no idea for how long I will be able to sit through this play because it is getting worse with every passing episode.
How many of you watched this latest installment? Do share your thoughts about it.