Parizaad Second Last Episode – Finding a Purpose

This second last episode was just as well-written and meaningful as this drama has been right from the start. Tonight’s episode summed up the importance of dreams and how they help most people get through life. As we have seen through Parizaad’s story that sometimes dreaming about the unattainable can lead to frustrations and hopelessness. Dreams and aspirations were one of the main themes of this drama therefore I am glad that this theme was beautifully integrated into this second last episode. Apart from this, Parizaad’s decision to let go completely was also well established right at the outset. The poetry in the opening scenes was one of my favorites tonight since it had so many different meanings – from wanting to be completely unknown to taking a backseat for a change.

After introducing the viewers to so many layered characters that were a vital part of Parizaad’s journey in all these weeks, the writer surprised the viewers with yet another beautifully penned-down character in this episode. I feel that Parizaad’s characterizations and the actors chosen to translate these characters on screen were its biggest strengths throughout. Every character left a lasting impression and quite unexpectedly I warmed up to each one of these characters instantly. Tonight as well the new character that was introduced was just as impactful as all the others. I was expecting these last few days of Parizaad’s journey to be filled with sorrow but thankfully that was not entirely the case. The journey continues to be as meaningful as ever and even though Parizaad felt lost and hopeless in the opening scenes of this episode, by the end of the episode I felt as if he might have finally found his purpose in life.

The only part of this episode that did not work for me was the Parizaad/Annie track. There wasn’t even a single photograph of Parizaad which Annie requested to see when she got her eyesight back? Even though this scene was impactful because Annie crossed his path and did not even pause, logically it was unconvincing. The timeline was also confusing at times but even then this was definitely another unexpected, heartwarming, and well-written episode.

Leaving Everything Behind

This second last episode of Parizaad opened on a grim note. Parizaad had already decided to leave everything by the end of the previous episode. The poetic verses in the background helped the viewers understand Parizaad’s mindset. He no longer wanted to control things and wanted to leave everything to chance and fate. That is what I believe was meant by not wanting to be the central character in the story anymore! After being the center of attention as P.Z.Mir, Parizaad now wanted another identity, one which would not attract attention and he would be able to live a life free from pressure. For the longest time, he had been doing everything in his power to navigate his life but now he was headed in a completely unknown direction. Parizaad always had the confidence to start afresh therefore the confidence with which he started this journey and welcomed whatever came his way was perfectly in line with his character. This character and its journey have always fascinated me since he has not only dared to dream but also had the guts to leave everything behind and leave when he felt he was not happy with his present life.

Even though Parizaad struggled with self-love and acceptance all his life, his resilience allowed him to do many such things which most people in such a situation would not be able to do. He did try to take his life once but most of the time he always found a purpose in life and managed to go on with life even with all the heartache. Tonight, Parizaad went from P.Z.Mir to Ahmed – another new identity that brought with it a new life as well. This time around too Parizaad was in a position to change people’s lives not with his money but with his knowledge. He was always shown as an intelligent and a well-read man therefore this new role as a teacher and a mentor suited him so well. Yet again, he helped someone he met when they needed it the most. Even after living a luxurious life as P.Z.Mir, Parizaad was more than comfortable living a life that demanded so much from him and was completely void of comfort. He found his purpose in life, at least for now and if he chooses this to be his main goal for the rest of his life, he will be truly making a difference in young people’s lives in the best way possible.

Parizaad Second Last Episode – Finding a Purpose

Parizaad’s interactions with his new friend, the headmaster/teacher, were penned down beautifully throughout. Right from the start when he told Pari that he didn’t look like a local to the point when Parizaad became a close friend he could rely on, these interactions were such that I felt that Parizaad was finally where he belonged! I just hope that he does not pack his bags one more time because showing Parizaad dedicate his life to this meaningful purpose would be the best way to end this drama. He has the monetary resources as well to expand the school. Tonight, he did not use his influence or money in any way.

Even though the scene showing Annie crossing paths with Parizaad was flawed logically, it did have a symbolic significance. Annie had made all these tall claims and Parizaad believed her as well but the fact was that she was only human therefore she failed to recognize the person she claimed to know so well now that she had her eyesight back. She was also happy with her life and had new-found confidence. Is Annie still looking for Parizaad or has she moved on? Is she yet another one of those people who were simply passing through Parizaad’s life? Or will she be back in his life? Parizaad was shocked when Annie did not ‘recognize’ him which meant he was expecting a different reaction!

Final Remarks

Tonight’s episode shifted the direction of Parizaad’s life altogether. Not only did his lifestyle and goals in life change but even the locations changed altogether which was such a wonderful idea. The scenic beauty and the way the simple life of these hardworking locals was covered made the difference between this world and the one Parizaad had come from even more apparent. This was another engaging and touching episode of Parizaad which was very impressively put together. The writer penned down this phase of Parizaad’s journey beautifully, the director breathed life into all these scenes and the performances continued to be mind-blowing. I am eagerly looking forward to the finale especially because now there is a chance that Parizaad’s journey will have a meaningful ending.

Did you watch tonight’s episode of Parizaad? Do you think that there is still a chance that Parizaad and Annie might end up together? Or is Parizaad destined to achieve greater things? I absolutely loved the smile on Parizaad’s face when he met those students, it was as if he hadn’t smiled this genuinely in a long time. I feel that he is meant to do this, his love for Urdu and giving both fit in so well with this profession. Do share your views 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.

  • Yup Annie’s entry was totally illogical and non convincing…. I had very high expectations from ending episodes… But in hurry of ending the serial too quickly makers failed to potray the transition of Parizaad new phase of life logically…. Only good thing I found in this episode was Muneer Niazi’s Poetry…
    Also writer failed to capture the essence of Parizaad’s Character in ending episodes… Which is beautifully potrayed in the Novel…. I think makers have added extra episode to change the ending…..

  • @fatima awan and @Asad Ali.Jo mujhe samjh ayi main koshish karunga ke apko woh samjha sakon. Parizaad aur annie ka scene bilkul perfect aur impactful tha. Annie ne parizaad ke lafzon se pyar kia us ki surat se nhi, parizaad ki mojodgi chahiye thi use apne pass benai wapis ane ke waqt par woh nhi thi. usne parizaad ke lafzon ka mujasma banaya tha uski soorat ka nhi aur use mohabbat sharjeel se thi, parizad ka tu woh bas ihtiram karthi thi. uske lafz uske lye masihai ka kam karte the. Aur parizad ki shakl aam se thi isi lye sharjeel ya annie ki maa uski tasveer kyun rakhti aur rakhti bhi tu parizad rehne na deta kyunke woh nhi chahta tha ke annie usko na dekhe. Sirf islye ke annie na dekhe, us ne apna sab kuch chor dia. Aur timelines bhi mahinon bad ki thi, kyunke is scene se pehle master ji ne mahinon ka lafz use kia. Atleast 3 to 4 months hogye honge.

  • Very nice review, Fatima. I liked the detailing of it. The episode is getting very good closure. I liked it. His journey towards isolation from main society & starting a new unpopular life was conveyed beautifully with background dialogues intermittently. Starting off the journey was well explained through the dialogues of “Secondary character/Sanvi kirdar” as he does not want to be remembered as the main character and wanted to live like a common person who does not want to be recognized for the second time and to whom people give an only first glance. The reason for his journey is well explained by another set of dialogues mentioning “Border/Sarhad”. How beautifully he has compared the Border of love with the actual border between the countries and the fear of rejection from a lover with the dreaded enemy, barbed wire & trenches at the actual border. For him getting love is like crossing a border & getting acceptance by the other country. What a comparison, no one ever thought of. The next phase of his journey is in school is well explained through the dialogues “Dreams/Khwaab” which he wanted to revisit himself as he used to dream in his childhood & make them for the kids at school and his settlement in that village is through the dialogues of “snowfall/barf”. Hearing of all these dialogues again will relate us to his phases of this nw journey. I like Master Jee’s character, his dedication to the Urdu language & efforts for the school there. For me, this is also one of the strongest characters in Parizaad’s journey and the actor performed it very well. Maybe he is an old actor, but I could not recognize him. I liked his dialogues, “hum insan apne mathe pe bahot saari undekhi mohar lagaye rehte hain, jo bas dekhne wale ki nazar chahiye.” And “aap apna naam to bata do, pukare jane ka zamane mein yehi dastoor hai.” Annie’s track is still have lot of questions as you expressed as well. My guess could be, as she gets her eyesight, Sharjeel is touring her to the beautiful places & that’s how they ended up in that village, but at the same time she is looking for Parizaad. But Sharjeel is coming out from hospital and said that he talked to them and they agreed, so I don’t know what in the box then. The location & camera angles to capture it, was too good to appreciate

  • Very well written review as Parizaad itself.Even I didn’t watch 2nd last episode but it seems that you made us watched so beautifully.Keep it up Good luck 👍

  • Parizaad hands down is one of the finest dramas ever. The second last episode didn’t disappoint either. When I heard that the makers have introduced an extra episode, I was expecting that it will be a filler kind of episode, though somehow I felt that this is so unlike of this team as they haven’t resorted to any such tactics so far. I was pleasantly surprised, kudos to the team again.

    This, as you have mentioned in the review, seems like the apt ending to Parizaad’s story as it has all the elements that Parizaad is all about. Still, I feel there is more to Annie and Parizaad’s scene than meets the eye. May be she is looking for Parizaad and this has been kept as a surprise element. Whether she gets to meet Parizaad ‘in time’ will be revealed in the last episode that everyone is eagerly waiting for. Every girl in Pari’s life has made a comeback and Annie’s comeback is yet to come. My feeling is that, this scene was written to add more intensity to what is going to come in the last episode. It did feel like an end to Annie-Pari’s story with the poetry scene but somehow I feel and I hope that it is true, that there is more to that scene. It seems she was talking to her mother while on phone. May be Annie has told Sharjeel where Parizaad stands in her life and he is helping her find him. They must have got a clue that he was seen in the region. Even if Parizaad has to die in the end, I hope he gets to know that he finally had that ek nazar that was only for him.

    The preview of the next episode cleverly didn’t give out any detail on what is going to happen, kudos team Pari!! Wonder why there was a mention of Mahapara again. No, I don’t want Parizaad to end up with Mahapara, though she is not bad but I am rooting for only Annie and Pari.

    Yumna and Ahmed performed the scene perfectly, as always. The new locations were beautiful. The hospital looked like the same hospital where Yakeen ka Safar was shot.

  • Lovely narration of the second last episode. A great story about dreams. Would like to the identify of the writer

  • Brilliant Cinematography. Would love to visit Neelum Valley now. It sure was a great episode cinematography wise, performance wise and poetry narrated by Adeel and Akbar wise. The new character (Teacher) was introduced and he is performing really well. Would love to know more about that actor.

    This piece of poetry by Muneer Niazi Sb is my all time favorite and I guess everyone can relate to it.

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