Parizaad Episode 20 Story Review – Meaningful Entertainment

Tonight’s episode focused on Parizaad’s gradual transformation; in this latest episode, we saw less of the Parizaad we once knew. Gradually he is getting more comfortable in this new role and making the most of the opportunity he has been given in a way that only Parizaad could have done. He continues to be his older version when he is interacting with people from his past but there is definitely newfound confidence. This episode also once again showed how readily he was getting acceptance even from Naheed, this time around! Parizaad’s meeting with Naheed towards the end of the episode was definitely one scene that stood out more than others. The fact that even his university invited him as a guest of honor went to prove that because of his money and might he was welcome and respected in an educational institution even though he did not complete his education. There are so many such examples of accomplished businessmen in real life who did not complete their studies but managed to make it big in their respective fields and are considered icons. Parizaad’s story is definitely different but in his case too education was definitely not the yardstick.

Yumna Zaidi’s character formally made an entry in the drama with this episode. We ‘heard’ her recite Parizaad’s poetry before as well but tonight her character was properly revealed. There were a lot of scenes tonight that did suggest that Parizaad was not content with his life. Now more than ever, he had realized that money and status in fact were the two most powerful things in terms of gaining the approval of the masses. The only scene tonight which confused me was the one in which Parizaad refused to cooperate with Seth because he did not want to compromise on his maalik’s principles. Behroze Karim was an underworld don therefore it is difficult to connect to these moral principles which were linked with him since dons do strive on drug trafficking! This part of tonight’s episode was flawed and confusing.

Old Friends & New Acquaintances

Tonight’s episode opened with Parizaad canceling yet another meeting to meet an old friend! Even though he has a big business to run, Parizaad has not been trying enough to retain or increase his wealth. He takes his business rather casually and all those people from his past who he wants to be with or help are definitely a priority. This basically goes to show that even though becoming rich was his ultimate objective at one time, he is not scared of losing and sharing his wealth. His meeting with his old ustad was penned down well since the outcome was surprising. The way this scene started suggested as if Pari actually was there to hold his ustaad accountable. Yet again, he decided to help an old friend out and this time around Kamali questioned him since he has been observing how generously Parizaad has been spending his money. Parizaad’s silence and that deep breath he took when he was questioned about how it felt to be this rich said a great deal about his true feelings at this point. He was definitely not happy with his life and was perhaps still trying to figure out if this ultimate goal was worth it or not.

Parizaad Episode 20 Story Review – Meaningful Entertainment

It was good to see Kanwal back in the picture. Although she did not get a lot of screen time earlier she always came across as a pleasant and positive individual. She was the only one outside of Parizaad’s family who had complete faith in him. She had also warned Naheed that she will someday pay for what she had done to Parizaad. It was great watching her witness Naheed flirting with Parizaad even though Majid quite clearly disliked him more than ever before. Naheed did turn out to be an opportunist and hopefully now Parizaad can see that he did not lose much. His dialogues when Naheed asked him to meet her somewhere also suggested that he no longer felt the same attraction towards her which he did before. Even though Naheed is married, she feels that she can somehow start afresh with Parizaad. Not being able to win Naheed over and being treated like a lesser human by her was one of those things that made Parizaad feel useless and unworthy of love. The last scene showed that he understood the reason for Naheed’s sudden interest in him a little too well! It is good to see Parizaad being the sensible and grounded person he was before even with his present status even though outwardly he has changed a lot.

Annie and Parizaad’s track is a completely different story altogether. Her only introduction to Parizaad is his poetry. She is fascinated by the person who penned down those poetic verses but Pari is convinced that he left that person far behind. Parizaad also felt an instant connection to her even though he only heard her recite his poetry a few times. Tonight, Annie finally got to see Parizaad in person and did not hold back while showing her admiration for him. Yumna Zaidi looked great in this episode and it seems as if Annie’s role will be an interesting addition to the list of characters she has played over the years. We have all seen Yumna Zaidi and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s on-screen chemistry in Yeh Raha Dil therefore there is reason to be excited about what these two will have to offer in the upcoming episodes. For the first time, Parizaad will be interacting with someone from the opposite gender who finds him attractive in a ‘non-visual’ way.

Final Remarks

The Seth and Annie’s entry in the story will definitely change the course of Parizaad’s track in different ways. While watching tonight’s episode I wasn’t sure if enough happened but when I sat down to write this review, I realized that once again the writer managed to cover so many different aspects of Pari’s life and transformation in this episode. Ahmed Ali Akbar continues to be remarkable. Will Parizaad meet Naheed on her request? I am also looking forward to Annie’s interview with Parizaad. I am certain the friend who has always been with him must be his loneliness! Will this loneliness chase him right till the end?

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.

  • Thanks for the review, Fatima. Yes good to see Kanwal again. As you said she was the few of those who were not disliking him because of his color complexion, but sees her pure intentions. So, definitely glad to see her again.
    The highlight of the episode was the poem he recited at University. Through the poem he described his life experience; the life which contains the desire of being loved, his rejections due to skin color, the pain he felt through rejections, then his assessment on color racism, for those who prefers fair skin than a pure heart, their gain at the end which in fact is a loss and what is hijab for fair & dark skin. If i don’t utter these words in Urdu, then i am disrespecting the writer, this drama & Urdu language, so here it is, ” Kabhi tumne kaha tha wapas laut jao; yeh Mohabbat haq hai faqt kuch khoob Roohon ka, husn ke Shahzadon ka, bahot Dilkash se jismon ka, falak ke Parizadon ka. Magar, is sawghat se aari main ek aaam sa kaari, so wapas laut aaya. Magar yeh keh na paya; Bahot barbaad hote hain faqt chehre kahan, kuch dil bhi Parizaad hote hain. Yeh dil jab toot jaye to falak bhi kaanp uthte hain, Mohabbat rooth jaye to wabayein phail jati hain. To dekhlo Jana, Tumhare shaher mein aaj Junglon ka sukoot hai. Tumhe naaz tha jispar vo mohabbt bhi masroot hai. Tumhara husn bas ek Saraab hai. Aur kya dilkash, kya badsoorat, har chere pe naqab hai, har shakhs ba-hijaab hai.” Now, imagine this poem in context with Naheed.
    And the last line about Hijaab win me over; dilkash face can also wears a hijab of bad heart & badsoorat face can also wears a hijab of pure heart. So, skin. is just Mirage.

    • You’re welcome Aamer. I am enjoying your comments on this thread, this drama is bringing out the poet in you. Few people understand poetry and you’re one of them, great to have you on board. Kuch dil bhi parizaad hote hei … definitely a winner. Thank you for writing it down.

      • Fatima, the writer deserves all the praises. He has described Parizaad’s love life very beautifully through this poem. He makes us visualize the whole drama through these verses. There are numerous short & very touching poems in this drama but this one standout for me. Not only for the drama, but in real life as well, no one has compared fair & dark skin with bad & good heart, so well.

    • Thanks for the review; it was another good episode and Ahmad Ali Akbar’s amazing acting! Annie is blind; did everyone notice that?

  • Parizaad’s expressions when naheed came up to him toward the end were confusing at first but then I realized it was a combo of shock and disgust. He realized why naheed was showing an interest and that she could go to the extent of trying to lure him despite being married. Direction was good. naheed didn’t have her dupatta or makeup on. Then she applied makeup to talk to parizaad and flirt with him.

    Looking forward to more parizaad and Annie interactions.

    I agree. The thing about don behroze and morals was a bit confusing. If behroze never dealt with drugs or fake meds, then they should clearly say what he was doing that he became a don.

    • Hi Fatima, you’re so right about the minute details, they definitely add more life to these scenes.

      I am looking forward to that as well :)

      Keep reading and commenting.

  • Gr8 review fatima, pace of the drama is very good. re-entry of naheed has made the drama more interesting, parizaad should be happy that she left him, she is such a opportunist. yumna-aaa chemistry is something im looking forward to, they both were very good together in yeh raha dil. regarding behroz and morals, its a very typical filmy thing, whenever a good hearted and hero-don is shown, he will never support drugs or prostitution.. something since godfather and indian movie- dharmatma days.

    Ahmed Ali Akbar sometimes speaks so softly that the impact is not as much as required, thats the reason i didnt watch the beginning episodes, and i started watching it only after Nauman Ejaz’s entry, I think AAA is getting better now.

    • Thank you, Tiger. LOL!! I had no idea there were good-hearted dons as well ;) The man killed his wife and her boyfriend, twisted morals for sure. This is the only part that does not work for me. They should have shown him as the bad guy, there was nothing wrong with it.

      I am glad you’re watching and enjoying it now. I look forward to your feedback.

  • Perfect review :)
    So for me most of the times they deviate from novel to add something new, it seems like a filler. Bubbly’s comeback episodes were good but they didn’t have an impact the drama originally had. Naheed’s track ended with Pari giving Majid a job in the novel and this new seth wasn’t in the novel too.
    I hope they have added these tracks for some purpose, because there is still A LOT to cover. I wish they had focused more on Lubna and Ainie. I was actually disappointed that there was no scene of Lubna tonight.
    Loved the scene with ustaad especially bcz it was exactly the way it was in the novel.

    • Thank you, Pakistani Po :)

      That’s interesting, I have a feeling the seth might bring his empire down. No idea where we are headed. Really? You always make me more curious LOL!! Yes, would have loved to see more of Lubna.

      I am glad you are happy with how they have executed these scenes. That is a big accomplishment for any actor and director.

      Good to see your comment here today :) Keep reading and commenting.

    • I also felt that when Parizaad was going and Annie was calling him from the same direction and did not move to see him moving away.
      Nice Review Fatima as always. I am a silent reader always admire your work.

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