Prem Gali Last Episode Story Review – Finally

Ohkay so, Prem Gali ended last night & to be honest, I feel relieved. Although the drama ended on a good note & it was a clear case of everyone living happily ever after but I really feel that is just not enough. The major mistake the drama-makers did with this drama was to prolong it for 30+ episodes because the story of Prem Gali was just not made for these many episodes. It is unfortunate that the commercial aspects always take over such projects & instead of ending them at the right time, the viewers’ patience is tested.

Characters Failed To Show Any Growth

As much as the drama started off on a high note, it kept on deteriorating, until it became hard to sit through its episodes without getting distracted. The writer Faiza Iftikhar gets full points for some of the messages she instilled in the story for the audience to see & understand. The best message definitely was how a newly married couple deserves time & space to grow as a team but then again, the way the joint family system was glorified & Hamza & Joya were blackmailed & guilt-tripped into believing they did something extremely wrong, it just took away the impact of that message because, in the end, it was obvious that Hamza & Joya themselves were a part of this craziness & couldn’t function without it being a part of their lives.

I really feel this turned out to be a story of unreasonable characters. The unreasonability looked funny & interesting in the initial episodes but when the characters failed to change or show any growth, that’s where it stopped working altogether. It is amusing that the madness Hamza & Joya ran away from, they themselves started showing signs of that by the end of the drama. The last two episodes were dedicated to one single misunderstanding that happened where Hamza misjudged Joya for keeping Dada Jaan’s condition from him a secret & it ended up being so dragged that literally, everyone had to jump in to make Joya understand such a basic thing that she needs to let go of it. Obviously, there are never definitive answers to such situations & characters who continue to be so unreasonable but it seems they all will continue to be this way with one of them always making mistakes & others blowing things out of proportion.

Prem Gali Last Episode Story Review - Finally

Joya also failed to forgive her father but I guess Shireen should’ve had that kind of conversation with her, telling her about the wrongs she committed too when she was married to Manzoor. It was sad that this could’ve been used as an opportunity to show that separated parents can also be on cordial terms with each other with Shireen & Manzoor coming to terms with how their life panned out & how they came to terms with it for the sake of Joya. In the last few episodes, all the characters kind of took a backseat & it was Joya, Hamza & Dada Jaan in the limelight, with their equation not being too fun either. Even at the end of the story, it was this easy for Dada Jaan to make Joya doubt her Nani’s intentions & question that maybe she was faking her illness!?!

The only interesting track for me in this drama was of Luqman & Musarrat but unfortunately, they both got the limelight literally at the end of the drama that where the writer could’ve made the most of this particular track, even that opportunity was wasted. I am pretty sure Luqman & Musarrat could’ve brought the charm that both Hamza & Joya being lead couple failed to do. Uzma Hassan was brilliant as Musarrat & Abdullah Farhat was just perfect as sad Luqman.

The Execution Wasn’t Right

All in all, Prem Gali could’ve been an interesting drama but the dragged & prolonged treatment made it what it is. I do understand that the writer Faiza Iftikhar had a very exciting idea in her mind but when it came to execution, maybe the director or even the producers failed to understand how to take it along because this drama just failed to make an impact. Usually, when social messages are given in such a light-hearted manner, it tends to make a lot more impact but this one just fell flat. The actors no doubt did a great job, Farhad Saeed & Sohai Ali Abro were brilliant & so was the rest of the supporting cast but together they all just couldn’t create magic, the chemistry that would’ve made Prem Gali a superhit drama or an interesting watch. Please share your thoughts about the final episode of Prem Gali.

Keep Supporting,
Cheers,
Zahra Mirza.

Zahra Mirza

Zahra Mirza got associated with Reviewit.pk 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.

  • For Aangan, I was SAD that it ended…..for Prem Gali, I am GLAD that it ended…..you are so right, Zahra…..execution can make or break a play and this was sadly the case for Prem Gali….but I can’t absolve Faiza Iftikhar from all the blame either as she was quite unapologetic about Luqman’s OCD regarding Joya’s non-existent lover…she didn’t find anything wrong in it….I think being a writer of this calibre, she should own to her mistakes….it started off so well but went downhill in the middle and the ending was so predictable that I fastforwarded through the course of the episode. Kudos to you for reviewing this burden of a play, seriously!

    • Thank you so much Mehreen for such kind words. I swear, it was nothing short of a burden. I remember watching quite a few episodes as background noise because the story did not just make any progress.

      I agree, the writers should be mindful of what they are adding to their scripts, but I will still say that out of the entire lot, it was just Luqman who mended his ways & realized that he was wrong. He blamed himself at least whereas the rest of them continued doing what they were good at, making issues & acting unreasonably. I totally agree, when Aangan ended, I was sad too but today I just feel relieved that I won’t be tuning to Prem Gali anymore. Tauba! :D

  • Great review!Felt relieved that it has finally ended. Are you not going to review Raqeeb se and Dil na umeed to nahi ?

  • Zahra which drama will you review now. Pls consider safar tamam hua. I really like the actors and the overall feel of the drama.

    • Hello Zartash. I have started reviewing Shehnai. :) Safar Tamam Hua’s first episode was quite engaging, I am hoping it will turn out to be a good drama.

  • This really could have been a great show. I did enjoy it in the beginning and at moments. It had some good messages and funny moments.

    But there was no real arc to the story. I mean Musarrat was the only person that showed real growth and change and she brought Luqman along with her growth. Everyone else was the same from start to finish… especially the main leads.

    I mean the whole trouble between Joya and Hamza seemed like manufactured drama. Even Hamza’s sickness seemed forced and manufactured.

    Also, I don’t know why Javed Sheikh was even in the drama. They didn’t really wrap up that story at all.

    This show could have been great it if had half as many episodes.

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