Prem Gali Episode 18 Story Review – Lack of Privacy

Ohkay so, this episode of Prem Gali once again highlighted the issues a newly married couple has to face especially when there’s a lack of privacy in the family dynamic. This is definitely Faiza Iftikhar’s take on showing how a couple is put into an awkward situation because the people around them have a sense of entitlement & fail to realize that there are certain boundaries especially related to privacy that should be respected.

Awkward Situation Faced By Hamza & Joya

This episode once again revolved around the issues both Hamza & Joya had to face because their family members were a bit too emotional & enthusiastic. At times it does look sweet that both Hamza & Joya are being treated as the center of everyone’s universe but then it also becomes quite frustrating for them to deal with all of this, especially when they both long for some time together. Hamza & Joya wanted to watch a movie together but then the rest of the people invited themselves, finding it perfectly alright to not give Hamza & Joya some time off. This entire scenario was amusing but realistically portrayed too because we all have heard of the horror stories of how a newly wedded couple is deprived of basic privacy because the people around them fail to give them space they most certainly need.

It also perfectly highlighted how a couple has to resort to some excuses & lies in order to do what they feel like. In this case, Hamza & Joya also were forced to lie to their family members so that they could spend some time together. It perfectly showed how one thing leads to another and especially in a setting where clear communication is an alien concept, this is the only way left for the couple.

Prem Gali Episode 18 Story Review - Lack of Privacy

In this episode, I did feel for Hamza & Joya & kind of felt annoyed at how Rahat was blowing everything out of proportion. It is nice that she is very much invested in Hamza & Joya but to see her literally creating misunderstandings one after another is not much fun to watch. The funny thing is that everyone else starts believing everything that Rahat comes up with. This time around, even Musarrat couldn’t contain herself by making an assumption.

The few moments that I found interesting were Hamza’s communication with the new neighbors, Shakoor & Sukhi. It seems the rest of the neighborhood will take some time in showing acceptance to them but right now Hamza is being supportive, which is nice. Luqman is also going to play a part in creating issues for Joya because out of all the people, he figured out that Joya was not with Fari.

Not Really Exciting

This episode of Prem Gali was nice. The preview however did not excite me much. It seems Rahat is going to create a lot more trouble for Hamza & eventually he will land himself a job at Manzoor’s company. The next episode seems to be dedicated to Rahat too & to be honest, I hope the focus shifts on others, especially Manzoor. Let’s see what else do they have in store for us. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Prem Gali.

Keep Supporting,
Zahra Mirza.

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with in 2012. After moving to Australia, Pakistani content was a way of staying connected to the roots, language & Pakistani culture because it felt home. Eight years ago, review writing began as a hobby but has now turned into a passion.

  • You are being way sweet here, Zahra……if you ask me, Rahat ANNOYED THE HELL OUT OF ME…..its so OTT……this is basic knowledge that if you are working somewhere you need to be there on time…..she is not a child to be explained the importance of punctuality in the professional arena. Also Musarrat also is getting on my nerves with her bawling at every single opportunity she gets… far as the privacy issue goes, it is getting too boring and too irksome now…..Hamza and Joya have been married for a while….it would have been nice if they would have showed this ‘lack of privacy’ thing for one episode but they are stretching it too much now……

    I can’t believe this is the same writer-director team that gave us a drama as memorable as Aangan….yes it was a 30 plus episodes drama but each and every episode brought with it a refreshing blend of entertainment and meaning…..Prem Gali is just losing the charm it used to have.

    • Thank you so much Mehreen for your kindness. :D I couldn’t stop laughing at the way you expressed your annoyance with Rahat.:D I agree, this entire misunderstanding-at-every-single-sneeze-and-situation is now bothering me. I won’t lie, I literally have to drag myself every week to watch Prem Gali, unlike Aangan where I used to wait for it every single day.

      Trust me, in this episode when Musarrat cried upon finding out about the drip, I literally rolled my eyes. I so want her and Luqman to get settled so that they have something else to think or talk about. Luqman is also going to question Joya in the next episode & I am seriously not amused. They really need to speed up. :/ Rahat also needs some activity in life, may be getting her married to Abba jee would save the entire khandaan. Although I know it won’t happen but seeing her faarigh-pan, that’s the only solution I can think of right now. You’re absolutely right, they are really stretching the misunderstandings now.

      • Awww thanks for the sweet and prompt reply, Zahra. I have always admired the beauty and clarity of your ideas. What I am wondering is, why aren’t you reviewing more than one drama? You and Fatima are such stalwarts when it comes to reviewing…..I have thoroughly (albeit silently most of the times) enjoyed your reviews……please review another drama…..your reviews are more enjoyable than the drama many times or equally but never less….the list is endless……..Shanakht, Besharam, Alif, Ishq Zahe Naseeb, Aangan and now Prem Gali…..please keep shining like you ALWAYS do!

        • Thank you so much Mehreen for your kindness. Actually, we’re allowed to review 2 dramas per week, I was waiting for Qarar & Mohabbatain Chahatain but they weren’t review-worthy at all. Now I am waiting for Khuda Aur Mohabbat. Will definitely review it alongside Prem Gali. :) Thank you so much for being a consistent reader, you have no idea how much it means to me. <3 :)

  • this episode was also just as hilarious as the rest, i hope Hamza gets to work in Manzoor’s company in next weeks episode
    thanks for the lovely review

    • Thank you so much Shameem for reading the review & commenting. :) Yes, I can’t wait to see the role Manzoor will play in their lives now. Hope he & Shireen get back together, if they aren’t divorced. :)

  • آپ نے کافی گہرا تجزیہ کردیا ہے گنجائش تو نہیں چھوڑی..کچھ ناظرین کو اس میں زیادہ لگ رہا ہوگا جبکہ میرے خیال میں ایک مصنف کو جس کا مشاہدہ خاصا گہرا ہو اسے ایک ڈرامے میں سارے مشاہدات کو قلمبند کرنا ہوتا ہے تاکہ وہ اس ڈرامے میں سب کو اپنے اردگرد کی کہانی محسوس ہو اور اس ڈرامے میں فائزہ افتخار کامیاب رہیں . فائزہ میری پسندیدہ لکھاری ہیں کیونکہ وہ انتہائ ہلکے پھلکے انداز میں سماجی مسائل نہ صرف بیان کرتی ہیں بلکہ ان.کا حل بھی پیش کرتی ہیں چاہے وہ کسی ناظر کو قبول ہو یا نہ ہو..بلاشبہ فائزہ افتخار آج کے دور کی حسینہ معین کی جدید اپ ڈیٹیڈ ورژن ہیں اور ان کی کہانیوں,کرداروں میں حسینہ کہ جھلک نظر آتی ہے

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