Parizaad Episode 18 Story Review – Meaningful Reunions

This was yet another beautifully penned-down episode of Parizaad which was not flawless but it was engaging throughout. It is interesting how far this character has come and in the most unexpected manner! The script of this drama is not just different but also meaningful which makes it one of my favorite dramas. I think Hashim Nadeem shows character development exceptionally well which is why it is always easy to connect to his leading characters in particular no matter how ‘bizarre’ their journeys might turn out to be! Parizaad met many people from his past in this episode – some by chance and others by design. These meetings gave the viewers a chance to witness the Parizaad we knew once because he is an entirely different person around his staff. The only part which did not work for me was that Parizaad had never even seen Lubna’s picture or heard about her. The timeline in the drama is also sometimes confusing. I find myself doing the math but there is definitely some confusion in every other episode. The dialogues and conversations are almost always impressive.

Watching Parizaad put his foot down wherever it was needed was the best part of his transformation – I found myself saying ‘Parizaad not coming slow’ more than once! My favorite scene from this episode had to be the flashback scene when Parizaad’s brother told him how much faith he had in him! Parizaad continues to learn as he moves forward in his life and I am really enjoying watching how meaningful all these lessons are!

The Reunions

Tonight’s episode opened with Parizaad’s chance meeting with Lubna who also has a new identity now but is the same person as she was before, just like her friend Parizaad! It was interesting just how similar their situations were in a way but this time around Parizaad definitely had an edge. Lubna was one of those few people who saw the beauty in Parizaad even when no one was willing to accept him because of his looks and financial status. I still remember her dialogues when Parizaad uttered those lines about blind love. This was another one of those scenes that reminded me of Raqs-e-Bismil. Although the overall circumstances were different the setting was somewhat the same as Moosa’s chance meeting with Zohra at the party where both of them met in the most unusual circumstances. However, it is quite evident that Pari was never in love with Lubna but she is another one of those friends who he will go out of his way to help now that he has the financial resources and a higher status. I loved how Pari told Seth Rehman off for using a woman to achieve his objectives. Later on, he also made sure that Kamali did not get away with it as well. He definitely has newfound confidence which comes with the status he now enjoys.

Parizaad Episode 18 Story Review – Meaningful Reunions

It was interesting how Parizaad’s body language change depending on who he was with. Lubna’s mother’s flashback scene was used intelligently to make the viewers wonder what Parizaad’s next move was going to be. Lubna’s mother’s expressions when she realized who P.Z. Mir was actually Parizaad! The expressions on Parizaad’s face were priceless as well. I am waiting to see what he intends to do for Lubna now that he has so many resources.

People’s attitudes surely have changed a lot now that Parizaad is rich! The way his brothers welcomed him and were trying so hard to win him over was only because of his financial status. Their conversations also suggested that Parizaad had been sending them money and that is how they managed to live more comfortably. This came as a complete surprise since they were completely out of the picture for so long and their reaction when they found out that Parizaad had been arrested also suggested that they didn’t benefit from his earnings in any way. I am still hoping that Parizaad is not too generous with them since they don’t deserve it. We were all eagerly looking forward to Parizaad’s meeting with Saeeda but that came at the very end. This last scene was beautifully acted out since we got to see the same old Pari with a smile that was genuine yet awkward. Saeeda is such a likable character and her relationship with her brother has always been the most endearing element of this track. Yumna’s character was also introduced partially in this episode, Parizaad was instantly attracted to this person since she recited his poem and was clearly a big fan! Will he be meeting her next?

Final Remarks

Apart from a script that is full of surprises and dialogues that always impress, the performances in this drama have been exceptional throughout. Ahmed Ali Akbar impressed me tonight more than ever because there were some parts of his past life that he had to retain and others that really were a thing of the past. Mashal Khan has also been quite convincing and likable in this role. Parizaad’s brothers are definitely hiding something; I hope there was a good reason why their discussions got so much screen time. It is almost as if Parizaad is still trying to figure out how he wants to manage his new status and life. I am extremely interested in finding out where his journey is headed. He has the money now, will he get true love?

Did you watch tonight’s episode of Parizaad? Do share your thoughts about it.

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.

  • Quite convincing episode, Fatima and you reviewed it very well as well. You are right, to maintain the class he wears the confidence correctly which makes him deal with different people he met now. That’s how he managed to tell Rahman and Kamali that he knows Lubna well, which did not make situation awkward as well. I was looking forward to see hi meeting with Lubna, so it happened in this episode. I think Parizaad will open a production house for Ali na because he knows her from college days that how well she has directed the Othello play in Urdu. That will be dream come true for her. she asked him that how he has become PZ Mir, but the shot is cut right there, but I think it will be shown in next episode sometime with some good words like I was never greedy for this, but but May be got liked my care for others.
    My favourite poem couplet was heard again through radio. And a introduction with just voice, was unique idea by the writer. Looking forward to see this new character. Regarding meeting with Saeeda was a novel part of the drama. She is the person who knows Parizaad’s heart very well and genuinely care for him. In the preview of next episode when Saeeda says that her daughter’s name is Parizaad, then I think Parizaad will say that now I will not ashemed of my name at all because this cute girl also has the same name.

  • Great review about my favorite drama..sometimes when I am reading your reviews ,I found 1 or 2 points that I didn’t notice at first ..I always enjoy your reviews.I think you watch dramas so deeply to write such engaging reviews..Well done..👍

  • Parizaad had never even seen Lubna’s picture or heard about her- I think she kind of mentions to pari that they oversold her popularity and she flopped quite a bit which is why he hasnt heard of her.
    Pari has a generous heart of gold which is obviously why his family had enough money to get as much as they have but seeing their behavior I hope he cuts the tap. I think he has more then repaid them for what they did for him while he lived there. I was looking forward to saeedas track the most and groaned when it ended just as they met lol. Looking forward to see where that convo goes and why her other brothers seem to have separated from her which was messed up.
    Also looking forward to finally meeting the last chicka, possibly pari’s soulmate?

  • The last scene of 18th episode was heart touching. Tears couldn’t be stopped. The cries of pari and saeeda were almost real and showed the real pain of partition.

  • Another interesting episode of Parizaad. I agree with the reviewer that “watching Parizaad put his foot down wherever it was needed was the best part of his transformation”.

    I have an unrelated question. Have you stopped reviewing Aakhir Kab Tak?

  • Excellent! piece of art really different from what we have been watching so far congratulations to the whole team especially parizad for performing exceptionally outstanding throughout.

  • Loved the episode! The fact that it still is interesting and the execution is still at par, is the best part of this drama. The changes in Parizaad’s personality are pleasing as well.

    His meeting with Saeeda was the most awaited part but it was shown towards the end. I am interested to find out how Saeeda has been during all these years. Their bond is so pure that one instantly feels connected to their emotions.

    Apart from that, I am waiting for Yumna’s entry. I have been a fan of Ahmed Ali akbar and Yumna’s chemistry since Ye Raha Dil and when I heard Yumna’s voice on the radio and Parizaad’s expressions to it, I instantly felt the warmth of the chemistry between the two. Eagerly waiting for Yumna’s entry now.

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