Parizaad Episode 16 Story Review – The End

Behroze Karim’s track finally ended tonight; this had to be the only sidetrack that lasted for so many weeks and got more screen time than any other. It was also the most unpredictable one with plenty of twists and turns, some of which were actually shocking! It will be interesting to see how this experience alters the course of Parizaad’s life. Noman Ijaz was brilliant in this role and honestly speaking it was upsetting watching him take his life in the end. Even though Parizaad almost always manages to ‘shock’ me since every episode has something or the other which I could not have anticipated even if I thought out of the box, it always manages to entertain. I make sure I keep an open mind while watching this drama and enjoy the ride since it is well established by now that Parizaad’s story can take any unexpected turn at all.

Even though I do not feel the same way about Parizaad (the character) as I did before because he has been so ‘adventurous’, I am still interested in his story. There are too many instances when I feel that Parizaad is not looking out for himself, as I mentioned in my previous review, and that can be frustrating for a viewer who is rooting for him. But then, that also goes to show the kind of connection I have with the main lead which signifies the real success of the drama.

Goodbye Behroze Karim

Parizaad is clearly more loyal to everyone who has ever helped him even a little than he is to himself. Tonight, he took the blame for the murder in order to save his maalik. This was somewhat expected since the promo of this episode suggested that he will do something extraordinary to save Behroze. For so many weeks, the viewers had been watching Behroze Karim’s depressive state of mind but he also surprised us more than once! This was yet another character played by the enormously talented Noman Ijaz which kept the viewers guessing! Behroze clearly planned to end his life which is why he made sure his will stated who will be inheriting his wealth. Parizaad proved his loyalty in such a way that Behroze must have left him with something worthwhile. Does that mean Parizaad is finally going to get rich? I cannot imagine Parizaad being comfortable with wealth but then we have seen so much which was beyond our imagination!

Parizaad Episode 16 Story Review – The End

Behroze Karim’s character was penned down magically. He exuded charm because of the way his dialogues were written and obviously, the credit for that goes to Noman Ijaz as well. Behroze decided to have the final laugh and Badar did not get exactly what she wanted. I absolutely loved Nadia Afgan’s performance in this episode. When Behroze praises his dead wife’s handwriting, her expressions were priceless! The writer finely added this particular track in the story and showed the challenges women face especially when they take up professions dominated by men. It reminded me of the difficulties Noor from Aakhir Kab Tak faced when she started running her father’s business. The big difference here was that Badar saved herself on her own, entirely! It was really good watching the colleague who mocked her acknowledging and appreciating her. Her confidence and everything else about her gave hope that we will see more such female characters in dramas in the future as well.

Even though this particular track got so much screen time and I wanted Parizaad’s story to move to the next phase, I am going to miss all these well-written and beautifully acted out characters. At the same time, I am looking forward to what is in store next for Parizaad. It seems as if he will never put himself first. Will he find someone who loves him the way he has always wished to be loved?

Final Remarks

Parizaad continues to be a beautifully penned-down drama with quite a few exceptional characters as well as performances. All the characters are layered; even Behroze’s character had a good side to him! It has also been directed and shot superbly. The funeral scene in tonight’s episode was one of the best; beautifully shot. Also, even though Parizaad has made so many questionable decisions, he has also won the love and respect of people around him as a consequence. ‘Loyalty’ had to be the main theme of this particular track since not only did Pari prove his loyalty, he also won some loyal friends. Behroze Karim’s final words had to be the highlight of this episode. This scene was written down and executed so powerfully. The actors playing supporting roles also made their presence felt once again in this episode. I would especially like to mention Saad Azhar here, who has been brilliant as Feroze. I am looking forward to meeting new characters as Pari’s journey continues and cannot appreciate the writer enough for giving us a drama that is not only different but also entertaining and meaningful.

Will you miss these characters? Am I the only one who was saddened by Behroze Karim’s tragic ending? Share your views.

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.

  • Apt review Fatima! I loved Nauman Ijaz’s performance. He was perfect as Behroz Kareem.
    TBH I really did not like the way they ended this track in the drama. It was A LOT different in the novel. Up till now I have been liking the changes but this one didn’t have the same impact the one in the novel had. I am not going to say anything here because I don’t want to spoil it in case anyone wants to read the novel after watching the drama (I’d recommend though since the novel is all from Parizaad’s perspective so it gives it a totally different experience, you get to know what he is feeling/thinking in all these scenarios plus there are many changes especially in Behroz Karim track) but I loved Behroz and Parizaad’s last scene in the novel, which unfortunately wasn’t in the drama.
    Anyways, by now they have covered almost half of the novel only, the second half was kinda slow but I hope they pace it up for the drama. Can’t wait for the next episodes.
    Also about ‘I cannot imagine Parizaad being comfortable with wealth but then we have seen so much which was beyond our imagination!’ You Will See :p

    • Thank you Pakistani Po. Yes, he was amazing!! So impressed. I guess you can share how his track ended since it has ended in the drama as well, now the curiosity is killing me LOL!! Oh, that is sad. I think that scene was a must-add since Parizaad put his life on the line from him. I remember you told me the reason why he started trusting Pari so much as well as was explained in the novel, otherwise the way it was shown in the drama, it would have been a mystery forever!

      I really hope so too! It is such a good drama, I hope it doesn’t get dragged like Raqs e Bismil. Interesting! I am impatiently waiting to find out, already! Although he always wanted to be rich, he is far from a materialistic person even now.

      • Haha ok so here it goes and SPOILER ALERT for those who want to read novel.
        So, this whole Behroz Kareem track takes place in Dubai in the novel. And as Bubbly’s track was not in the novel, after the days Parizaad wakes up, he is brought back to Behroz and Behroz after explaining him why he did not kill him makes him the manager there and then. Then after that, when the police there starts the inquiry, Behroz tells all of his close employees to leave as he does not want them to be in trouble. They refuse to do so. At the end of that meeting Behroz is left with Parizaad only and he says ‘Jab kooch karnay ka wat aaye to zid matt karna, chalay jana’. he then gives him a big cheque and says ‘issay rakh lo buray waqt main kaam aye ga, aur meri aik baat hamesha yaad rakhna. Apnay aap ko kabhi haqeer matt jano. Ye duniya maray huey ko mazeed maarti hai. Magar jo seena taan k is duniya k saamnay khara ho jaey aur iss ko lalkaray ussi ko salaam karti hai. Duniya ko lalkarana seekh lo Parizaad. Mohabbat zindagi ki pehli yya aakhri zarurat nahi hti aur tum to bohat khushqismat ho k tumharay paas dil behlanay ko aik uzar to mojood hai k kisi ki mohabbat tumhara muqaddar hi nahi. Masla to hum jeson ka hai jo mohabbat paa k isay haathon se kho detay hain. Tumhen dekh kar mje rashk aata hai k kaash tumhari tarah main bhi iss azaab se saari umar mehroom rehta to jitna achaa hta.’ Main (Parizaad) ne khairat se behroz ki taraf dekha. Shayad kisi ne theek hi kaha hai k ‘Kabhi kisi ko mukammal jahaan nahi milta’.

        So after this, the Police’s investigation becomes stronger and stronger, they come interview everyone at the house. Behroz’s people persuade him to move to Pakistan (illegally through the sea). He agrees. Feroz organizes a big bday party for Behroz. They make Parizaad dress as Behroz. Parizaad sits in Behroz’s car and goes out of the house. The Police’s cars chase afterthem thinking it’s Behroz. Parizaad keeps them behind him for long enough to give Feroz and Behroz time to escape. Then he comes back to the house. The police reaches there and asks him where Feroz is. Everyone at the party is also suspicious by then. PParizaad says he went out and will be coming soon. Just then another officer comes and arrests Parizaad and when they take him to Jail, he sees that they have already caught Behroz and Feroz and everyone else.

        Parizaad tells Behroz there that he has decided to take all the blame in the court. Behroz tells him that the ambassador whose son was having affair with Laila has given the police all the evidence of his son’s relationship with Laila and that there is no way out for him now and he also wants to pay for all his sins.

        The court then lets others go, some are given lifetime sentence and Behroz is given death sentence. A day before his execution all of his close employees go to meet him and when everyone is going back:
        Behroz calls Pari and says’ Tum muujh se nahi milo gey Parizaad’. Mujh (Parizaad) se raha nahi gaya aur main tamaam adab o adaab balaae taaq rakh kar rotay huey usk galay lag gaya aur phir mujhe sanbhaltay hey Behroz bhi ro para. Uss aahni aur folaadi wujood asaab k aadmi ko main ne pehli dafa nam aankhain liye sar jhukaye kharay dekha. Main ne us k haath pakar liye. ‘Kyun kiya aap ne esa? Kyun khud ko maut k moonh main jhonk diya? Aap k wuqala aur masheer itnay ehel to thay k kam az kam aapki saza ko umar qaid main tabdeel kara saktay. Main jaanta hoon k ye saza aap ne apnay liye khud tajweez ki hai. Qazi ne to bass apnay dastakhat kiye hain aap k faisaly par.’Behroz ney sar uthaya. ‘Shayad main Laila l saath hi mar gaya tha. Main khud ko bohat mazboot samajhta tha Parizaad. Lekin ye mohabbat baray baray tanaawar darakhton ko deemak ki taraah khaa kar dhaa sakti hai. Ye ehsaaas mje bohat der main hua. Main ne apnay liye ye saza iss liye tajweez nahi ki kyunk main ne usay maar daala. Main ne khud ko ye saza iss liye di hai k wo mujh se mohabbat nahi karti thi. Jab k main ussi ki mohabbat main itna aagay barh gya tha k mje ehsaas hi nahi hua k ab meri waapsi namumkin hai. Ye raaz ab khula jab wo duniya se jaa chuki thi. Tab main ne jaana k main bhi ab us k bina jee nahi paun ga. 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒓 𝒎𝒂𝒛𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒂 𝒓𝒆𝒉𝒕𝒂 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒇𝒂𝒒𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊 𝒂𝒖𝒓 𝑩𝒆𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒛 𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒂𝒋 𝒕𝒂𝒌 𝒉𝒂𝒓 𝒈𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒂𝒉 𝒌𝒊𝒚𝒂 𝒉𝒂𝒊 𝒔𝒊𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒂𝒇𝒒𝒂𝒕 𝒌𝒂𝒚.’
        Uss ne mujhe aakhri martaba bheench k galay lagaya ‘ Aur apna kahyal rakhna. Bohat qeemti ho tum magar na janay kyun khud ko itna arzaan kar rakha hai’. MAin aik baar phir ro para. Behroz se rukhsat hona duniya ka mushkil tareen kaam tha magar sipahi meray sar par aa kahara hua.

        I REALLY wanted to see Behroz and Pari hug and cry and say all of this and I am sure Ahmed and Nauman would have NAILED these scenes had they done it this way. I wish the had added this confrontation bcz it gives clarity about Laila and Behroz too. Istill have hope that they might show it in a letter that Behroz has written to Pari but I fell it is too good to be true. So that’s it :)

        • Wow! Thanks for sharing this! I wonder why they didn’t shoot it the same way, it would have been much more impactful.

          When Laila’s piano teacher came to give her letter to Badar, I thought this was all planned by Behroze as we didn’t see Laila meeting her at all. I was thinking they will show that Behroze himself asked the teacher to give the letter to Badar (as she also questioned why she directly came to her and not to any other police officer). This could be just my thinking though. But Behroze did look much prepared to meet his end. He was clearly shaken up after Laila’s death.

          I missed reading why Parizaad started trusting Laila so much. Where can I find it. Has this novel been released in English? If yes, I would like to read it.

          Eagerly waiting for Yumna’s track now.

          • Hye! You are welcome :)
            The piano teacher Marta was in the novel but she just used to come teach Laila piano. She didn’t go to police in the novel.
            Parizaad started trusting Laila for the same reason he did it in the drama, she manipulated him by making him think how they are alike and ‘in qaid’.

          • Also the novel is not available in English but it’s unofficial audiobook is there on YouTube.

          • Yes I also very much surprised as I also read the novel why they have not shown last interaction between parizaad and behroz karim which was the highlight of the story and changes the whole perspective of parizaad about muhabbat and one thing more it was more convincing end of behroz in the novel rather in the drama. I guess as a viewer writer and director didn’t miss these major scenes. May be they shoot such scene but edited later on in the drama as so much screen time is giving to bubbly track. Half of novel is covered till. Let’s see the later half and waiting for yumna character.

        • Thanks for sharing. Really one such epsiode shoudl be treat to watch. especially the two scenes you said between Behroz & Parizaad. I like the one where he says, “tum to bohat khushqismat ho k tumharay paas dil behlanay ko aik uzar to mojood hai k kisi ki mohabbat tumhara muqaddar hi nahi”. This should relax Parizaad, that color is not the onlything but the golden heart as well.

        • Wow, Pakistani Po! Thank you for this! This sounds so much more convincing and endearing. All of this should have been part of the drama. Yes, I really hope so too. Thank you once again for this insightful comment. Stay with us on this journey because it won’t be the same without you. After reading your comments, I am always tempted to read the novel ;) Keep us posted buddy. Thanks

  • Sad to see behroze go the way he went but he didnt look like the kind of guy who will die in jail. Hoping pari gets a fair share of the will! He deserves it for his sacrifices. Hope his family doesnt come after the wealth though, we haven’t seen them in so many episodes but in the preview they look like they have been the same as they were. Cant say I missed their interfering naggy attitude.

    • Yes! I wish he had used his contact to flee the country. I wonder why they gave him such a tragic ending. Look at me, rooting for a don LOL!! Haha, same I didn’t miss them but it was so important to keep them in the loop since they got so much screen time before. I just hope their scenes are not stretched like before.

  • You beauttifuly explained all characters and obviously Behroz Karim’s was tremendous part of story. PARIZAAD drama is master piece and one of my favorite play I am looking forward to seeing the new turns in parizad’s life.

  • Well written review, Fatima. Nouman Ijaz’s presence was treat to watch all through. i was amazed at first that why he decided to chose such a side role, but i must say, he will be remembered as Behroz karim whenever this drama is discussed. Saad Azhar was impressive. Could not see much of Pari features in this episode, but excited to see what unfolds in the next episode. I would like to see Behroz has left some wealth for his loyalty & doing efforts to release him from jail. Then wanted to see how he gets changed after getting the wealth, because i wanted to see the equation of Pari with his ideology & honesty+wealth.

    • Thank you so much, Aamer. Absolutely it was, he made his presence felt and proved that no role is too small for an actor who has so much to offer. Same here, waiting to see if he gets rich or not. Can’t imagine Pari accepting the money and living a luxurious life, he is such a simple person.

  • After Raqeeb se, this drama stole the show. Each and every scene, dialogues, expressions by all the characters have played their role perfectly.
    The ending of Behroze kareem was awesome , it proved that behroz karim was a man of words. Police k hathon marna ya saza milna uske character ko daaghdaar krdeta. It was better to do suicide rather than surrender. This ending suits on his character. No doubt it is a painful and heart wrenching end as Indian movies like Dhoom 3,aashqi 2 and Devdas where protagonist ended thier lives by themselves. Ek kasak rehjati hai audeince k dil me jo yaad rehti hai hamesha.
    Waiting for yumna’s appearnce and I am expecting that Yumna will finally love him.

  • Obviously we are gonna miss the most Noman Ejaz aka Behroz kareem also Khan from Khan drama serial of Geo superb and powerful play and acting he got a real charisma and attitude his elegancy is superb and awesome really gonna miss him a lot.💯

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