Pehli Si Mohabbat Episode 19 Story Review – Must-Watch

This was another emotional, meaningful and well-executed episode of Pehli Si Mohabbat. Every character’s journey has been penned down in such a way that you can’t help but relate to each one of them. There is a perfect justification given by the writer for all the present actions of these characters unlike so many dramas right now with characters who are evil for no reason. Even though Sikandar, Murad and even Faiz Ullah are not likable characters, there are concrete reasons why they have changed over the years. Every episode of Pehli Si Mohabbat highlights something which we have seen in dramas repeatedly but it does so in such a way that it actually leaves an impact!

The log kya kahenge scenario has been shown innumerable times in dramas but the takeaway has never been as powerful as it is in this drama. Also, the fact that the parents do not realize the importance of consent in marriage hits really hard while watching this drama. The clarity with which this script has been written truly makes this drama stand out. The writer has put her heart and soul into penning down every track and the actors deserve tons of credit for making these journeys come alive on screen. The director Anjum Shehzad has made sure that all of these emotions come across as genuine on-screen even when some of the scenes are overdramatic, they always leave an impact. Usually, at this point, the stories start wrapping up and most of us are looking forward to an ending but that is not the case here, Pehli Si Mohabbat is growing stronger than ever now since every episode is intense and engaging.

The Inner Struggles and Other Challenges

Most of the leading characters in this drama have continuously been fighting inner battles while trying their best to keep their relationships intact with people who have added to these struggles! While Bushra has decided to ‘console’ herself by changing the definition of love, Aslam cannot do so just yet! It is amazing how this girl managed to make her presence felt in such a short period of time. Unlike other ‘annoying extras’ in Pakistani dramas, I find myself feeling for her just as much as I do for Aslam and Rakhshi. While she finds it really hard to live with the decision she had to make, she always manages to put up a smiling face for the one she loves. Aslam’s helplessness has always been just as powerful as all the other characters. He wants to cry, to scream but he has to go on with life! He has to pretend just like Bushra, Zainab, and Rakhshi that everything is okay. We always see different sides of these characters; one side is how they actually feel and the other one is what they must show to the world.

Pehli Si Mohabbat Episode 19 Story Review – Must-Watch

Zainab’s conversations with Murad are always meaningful in some way or the other. She has been smiling for a change and they actually have normal conversations, unlike before. Murad is afraid of losing her and wants her to ‘live’. When she asked him what he wanted from her, I expected him to say that he wanted to see her happy but happiness has never been a priority for any of these characters who have control over others. One does wonder if Zainab will be better off without the burden of this life she has been living but Murad wants her there with him. He also seems to be making some effort because he is scared and cannot understand what is wrong with her.

Rakhshi found out about Nargis’ secret in this episode and it was good to see Nargis sharing the details with her instead of hiding things from her. Nargis’ explanation showed that she was still in love with Farooq. She continues talking to him for that reason even though every single conversation revolves around the same topic. She keeps on telling him that she is married and he keeps on insisting to meet her. The flashback scene showing Rakhshi’s childhood was another meaningful addition to this episode. It showed how she struggled and how much things had changed over the years. The father who protected her and cared for her was now being so insensitive. Rakhshi’s conversation with Nargis about how she felt about this change in his behavior and how she wished her mother was there was so beautifully written and acted out. This was my favorite scene from tonight’s episode. At the same time, the writer also made sure that the viewers heard Faiz Ullah’s perspective. Like most people under societal pressure, he has lost his way and his priorities have changed over the years. He ‘expected’ his daughter to be ‘obedient’ because he had put in so much hard work and love into raising her – an expectation which is quite common in our society!

When the children are growing up most parents give them all the love but once they are adults they are expected to ‘pay back’! This was such an important takeaway in this episode – parents should continue loving and understanding their children even when they are past a certain age! Expecting the children to sacrifice their happiness in order to prove their love to their parents is such an unfair expectation. Although, this issue has been the focus of attention in so many episodes yet every time it is equally impactful.

Pehli Si Mohabbat Episode 19 Story Review – Must-Watch

Take a Bow

With every passing episode, I am falling in love with Pehli Si Mohabbat even more! Just when you think you have seen the best of all the characters, you get to see something which makes you relate to these characters on another level. Rakhshi’s flashback scene was one such scene in this episode. The script, performances, and direction get better with every episode. Kudos to the entire team for putting together a meaningful and entertaining drama. Those viewers who gave up on this drama earlier must tune into it now since it is turning out to be one of the best Pakistani dramas we have seen in recent times. Special thanks to all the actors for such phenomenal performances in this recent episode. Faiza Iftikhar deserves tons of credit and appreciation for the clarity and intelligence with which she has penned down this script, truly impressive!

Did you watch this phenomenally beautiful episode of Pehli Si Mohabbat? 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.

  • Right now only drama that makes sense and with each passing episode, it gets better and better. I love the way writer has highlighted societal issues in such a constructive way that we feel for them and their struggles.

    Most positive things about PSM is here all leading women don’t waste time in plotting conspiracies even though there is so much to do. But they feel for each other and try to make sense by discussing and finding a way out.

    Kudos to all actors, writer and director for remaining true to their job.

    Sad point is that people are investing in KAM3 which has no strong storyline but extravaganza has made people mad. Sadly in this case, good drama fail to take attention they deserve even though PSM has good audience but not like fitoor and qayamat.

    Well-written article sister.

    Are you watching Neeli Zinda Hai? Must watch. I am loving watching it and enjoying.

    • Yes, same here Waqar, so good to hear from you after such a long time. You’re so right about the leading ladies, how refreshing is that! Somehow GEO gets the ratings, says a great deal about what the general public is watching!

      Thank you so much bro!

      Yes, I am, loving the overall feel of the drama. Not too sure about the script right now.

  • Perfect review of best drama on air nowadays on tv.direction,story acting all are on point.what an intense love story narrated in such an amazing way with so many dimensions.thanks to FAiza Iftikhar for giving us PSM.loving it and following it since episode one.

  • Hello Fatima.. Best review as always..love this drama.Best direction and performances by all actors… Eagerly waiting your review for DNUTN..

  • Loved your review. Absolutely on point. Every character has so much to offer. The pace of this serial has always been slow and it’s not boring at all. Loving all the scenes, be it bushra or Murad’s. The dialogues are so beautifully written…can’t wait to see what happens next 😭❤️

    • Thank you so much Freya for the appreciation and love. Same here, PSM is my favorite nowadays, it has so much going for it. You are so right about the characters.

      Keep reading and commenting.

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