This was yet another mind-blowing episode of a drama that is unlike any other. Hum definitely deserves due credit for airing quite a few dramas this season that have unusual and appealing storylines. Hashim Nadeem’s script has been beyond impressive so far. I cannot recall watching another drama such as this one in which characters enter and then exit, leaving an impact of some kind on the main protagonist. Parizaad’s story is becoming even more relatable with every passing episode. This is the story of every single person out there who has ever dreamed and struggled. Every person’s life is shaped by the kind of people they come across yet we have never watched a drama that focused on this particular aspect of people’s lives. I am absolutely in love with the theme of this drama because it is not just new but also extremely enticing. I didn’t just watch but felt Bubbly and Nasaaz exit from the story. It was such an intelligent way of showing how people you attach your hopes to and those you think you cannot do without, disappear from your lives. The connection I feel to all these characters makes every episode of Parizaad a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
Bubbly and Nasaaz’s Exit
Bubbly and Nasaaz’s exit (at least for now) from the story came as a complete surprise to me. I was expecting them to be around for a few more episodes. Just like Naheed, they were there for a while and after leaving a mark on Parizaad’s life, they left. In these 6 episodes, 4 important characters influenced Parizaad’s life, shaped up his personality, and left. Each one of these characters taught Parizaad something about life and also shaped up his own image in his mind. Naheed’s exit made Parizaad feel unwanted and rejected. All the interactions he had with Majid, made him unsure about people in general. Bubbly was like a ray of hope for him; someone who willingly accepted him for who he was. Yet, she left, and once again he felt betrayed and rejected. Not just this, he also blamed himself partially for pushing Bubbly in this direction. Bubbly and Parizaad’s scene was one of the best ones in this episode. The viewers couldn’t even have imagined that Bubbly had a completely different plan.
Most people in Parizaad’s life rejected him. Nasaaz is the only person who always pointed out his strengths and helped him start afresh. Right from their first meeting till the last one, he imparted wisdom and gave Parizaad hope. Parizaad did his duty as a friend by being there for him in whichever way he possibly could. The writer showed the caring and responsible side of Parizaad through the scene in which he told Nasaaz that he had paid his fee. I felt just as broken and lost when Nasaaz left as Parizaad did. Ahmed Ali Akbar’s performance in every single scene was phenomenal but in this particular scene, he translated the character’s emotions so beautifully! Standing there in a public place, Parizaad cried like a lost baby! I felt that and I am sure so did all the other viewers. Nasaaz parting words yet again reflected his faith in his friend and through this scene, the viewers were informed how Parizaad managed to bag a scholarship and was now going to study in a top-notch university.
After Bubbly and Nasaaz exited Parizaad’s life, a new character was introduced played by Mashal Khan. Her first introduction suggested that she was an affluent background just like the majority of the students in this university and wasn’t too welcoming of a young man such as Parizaad. The new university Parizaad has been enrolled in will introduce him to a life completely different from the one he has been used to. Just when I thought he had learned enough, there is a whole new environment for him to adjust to. The whole setup made it even clearer why he was so scared of facing this new life on his own. Parizaad has been a loner for the most part of his life and he has always been quite focused on his studies. I am waiting to see his interactions with this new crowd and how these people add to his journey.
Even though Parizaad has made it big for someone from his background, there is still not much that he can do for his sister who is in desperate need of money. There must be a solid reason for showing Saeeda’s desperation for money. Ultimately, Parizaad will perhaps have to do something he wouldn’t do otherwise to help his sister. I am really curious to know how that is going to unravel.
The way Parizaad’s fascination with the piano was shown in this episode was superb! It went to show that even though he was an intelligent person who had been trying his best to make ends meet, he could not save enough money to buy something he had wanted for so many years. The piano represented all those unfulfilled dreams which might be easily attainable for many but there are others such as Parizaad who nurture these dreams even in the most hopeless situations until they come true! The flashback scene added more substance and meaning to this entire development. Parizaad’s interaction with the shop owner was also beautifully penned down.
This was yet another picture-perfect episode of Parizaad. It was penned down in the most enticing manner, the performances couldn’t have been more on point and the direction was equally impressive. Ahmed Ali Akbar has truly outdone himself; there aren’t enough praise words in the English dictionary to describe his performance in the drama. Wholesome and endearing; Parizaad is turning out to be a really ‘special’ drama.
Did you watch tonight’s episode of Parizaad? Were you as impressed by it as I was? Share your views.