Parizaad Episode 8 Story Review – Redefining Priorities

This was another unpredictable and emotional episode of Parizaad. Parizaad made a difficult decision, redefined his priorities in life and the viewers learned the truth about Lubna which definitely came as a complete shock! This drama has so many strengths from a script that never ceases to impress and entertain to the perfect execution; Parizaad is definitely the best Pakistani drama on air at the moment. Ahmed Ali Akbar’s performance has left me in awe of his talent; he is an exceptional actor who is redefining the term ‘hero’ just like Imran Ashraf did when he played Bhola’s role in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi. The entire story essentially revolves around Parizaad therefore Ahmed Ali’s performance has definitely made a huge difference. Hashim Nadeem’s beautiful and meaningful script is getting even more interesting with every passing episode. His leading man is the highlight of every single episode; he has written this character with the kind of precision which is unprecedented.

Lubna’s Track

Lubna turned out to be yet another person in Parizaad’s life who left a lasting impression on him both directly and indirectly. Every person Parizaad meets teaches him something or the other. All these characters are introduced in such a way that you feel as if they will be there to stay for a while. However, they literally come and go but the impact they leave on us as viewers and on Parizaad’s life stays there. The truth about Lubna’s background and identity was nothing short of a shock! I must say that Mashal Khan performed really well and so did Natasha Hussain. Unlike Yeh Dil Hei Mera, she fit perfectly in the role she was playing and her short appearance changed the course of Parizaad’s life altogether. Lubna valued Parizaad and saw the beauty in him but her mother had a completely different philosophy! Somehow what she said left such an impact that Parizaad decided to quit college – I did not see that coming at all! I was expecting Parizaad to make it big someday using his intellect and natural knack for poetry but the writer has something different in store for us!

Lubna’s mother’s words perhaps resonated with Parizaad more because of all his experiences in life so far. I must say that whatever she said was, unfortunately, a sad reality of our society which is dominated by people who have money and are influential. Perhaps learning the truth about Lubna was also partially the reason why Parizaad took such a big step. He knew that Lubna did not like Noman at all yet she was going to be with him because he had the financial resources! It was sad watching someone such as her going through all this, just like Bubbly and Nasaaz, Lubna will also be missed! Had Lubna not invited Parizaad to that party, he wouldn’t have been given that offer by Noman.

Selling Dreams

Parizaad decided to sell all his dreams tonight for two completely different reasons. He decided to quit studies in order to take the first step towards making money which he was now sure was more important than working on his education. He also sold his poetry book to help his sister because even with all her dedication to her husband, she couldn’t be happy if she did not provide him with all the money he needed. Parizaad has always been an upright and honest individual. When he went to sell his poetry he did not ask for more money than he needed which basically went to show that he made sure that he didn’t keep any money from this deal for himself even though he could have kept some money for himself as well to start a small business. Watching relationships fall apart because of financial issues; Parizaad is more convinced than ever that whatever Lubna’s mother said was true. The poet with a heart of gold is now on a new mission that might not go well with his personality but we all know that he is capable of excelling in anything he sets his mind to.

When Parizaad told Saeeda where he got the money from, he was not proud of himself but he was simply doing what needed to be done. His dialogues also reflected slight bitterness. Naheed is back in the picture and she was just as disappointed and surprised to hear about Parizaad’s latest decision as everyone else.

Final Remarks

With this episode, Parizaad’s story took a completely different turn that was totally unexpected. Everything that happened showed how a person is molded by his experiences and sometimes people end up doing things that are actually contrary to everything they have ever believed in. Even now, it is impossible to tell what will happen next which makes this drama different from all the others. Lubna’s character is out of the picture for now. Her track also reinforced the basic premises of the storyline – don’t judge a book by its cover! It is interesting how most people Parizaad comes across reinforce this idea which is indeed so true. I am waiting to see what Naheed has to say to Parizaad in the upcoming episode. Parizaad’s meeting with Lubna and her mother was definitely the highlight of this episode. The script, performances, and execution continue to be exceptional every single week which makes Parizaad a must-watch.

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.


  • What a masterpiece have been crafted by Hashim Nadeem
    Sb and Ahmad Ali Akbar has outshined his role as Parizaad. Marvellous and exceptional performance. What lubna mother said to parizaad is a bitter truth of our society. I love ur reviews Fatima which are on point. I guess parizaad is a drama which will be remembered for decades for his strong script and character development and every new character will give a new shape and thought to parizaad. We are fed up from usual piyar muhabbat drama. I also have read the novel and I must admit that director and write and actors justify there roles.
    Please keep reviewing.

  • Wow!! Did not see that coming one bit! It will be not be a overstatement to say that Parizaad made some of the most outrageous decisions in this latest episode. I hated watching him go down that materialistic lane but have faith in the write. He must have more amazing surprises in store. Fatima that line in your review stating how a poet with a heart of gold changes is gold! Thank you for your amazing reviews every week. You know I wait for your reviews just as much as for the drama.

  • Nice coverage for the episode, Fatima. It was really a shocking to know about Lubna. But i must say, Mashal khan did much well in acting compared to earlier two girls in the drama. She was the passionate & ambitious girl but born in the wrong family & getting sacrificed with the societal trends. At the end of the drama i would like her to break her marriage bond & do what she wished to do in her life. Also shocking to see Parizaad leaving university life to go ahead for daily earning. unpredictable drama, but very interesting. Favorite dialogue from the episode is, ” hum gareebon k jurm bhi ghareebi se bhare hote hain, unke jurm ki bhi itni badi raqm nahi hoti.” Here Hum Ghareeb means, “khuddar Ghareeb”, who don’t think of doing actual crime but does try to meet both ends within his circle of khuddari and that’s what Parizaad did by selling his poetry collection. Great performances, wonderful dialogues, new story line and excellent direction.

  • Fatima what the beautiful and accurate to the point judgment of the episode….everyone new and coming characters are doing real justice with their roles…even shoky bhai is a role we can’t just let go…. in this episode marshal Khan’s scene was the masterpiece…..hats off to all the actors who continued to impress their viewers in the writing of Hashim Nadeem….who is already the best in his own…..

  • While watching Parizad I often forget that I am watching a drama… it is so real. Wonderful dialogues and awesome acting. This character done by Ahmed Ali Akbar will change his career as an actor … he has done so perfectly good. Materialism summed up in this episode. Excellent review.

  • Parizaad never fails to impress….every episode is a gem. The pace, the story and execution is all so engaging that you never get bored.

    Lubna’s exit was as shocking as the other two… The pattern of the story is such, that when a new character is introduced, we already know that it is going to exit in the next one or two episodes. But still, the writer doesn’t fail to shock us with every exit. Be it Naheed, Bubbly or Lubna, every truth was revealed in a way that was unimaginable. Every girl / new character introduced is like a new chapter in Parizaad’s life, who teach him a lesson and leave.

    Naheed apparently has something going on in her life….I guess the mention of ‘second marriage’ when Naheed was talking to her sister meant something that is going to strike Naheed’s life.

    I also think that all these ladies will have a second encounter in Parizaad’s life too. May be the next chapter in Parizaad’s life is going to be Urwa! Let’s see!

  • #Parizaad an amazing darama, much waiting for such a wonderful play. Ahmed performance and character is more than Outstanding.