Pyar Ke Sadqay’s dark comedy never fails to impress. This was another beautifully penned down and brilliantly executed episode of a drama which is becoming more intense with every passing episode. I found myself rooting for Abdullah and Mahjabeen, cheering them on, every step of the way. Their smiles and triumphs make me genuinely happy and their trials make me emotional almost instantly! This connection makes Pyar Ke Sadqay so special for me.
This is the only drama after Ranjha Ranjha Kardi that manages to transport me to another world. Bilal Abbas Khan and Yumna Zaidi have truly outdone themselves. The writer Zanjabeel Asim Shah has definitely proved that she understands the human psyche and she most certainly knows how to keep the viewers intrigued. There is tangible growth in the characters or the story every week, which is amazing! There was some change in Mansoora’s approach today which was shown logically. This episode was also well-paced. There wasn’t a single scene that was unnecessary.
The best thing about this episode was the kind of communication all the characters had. Usually, it is the lack of communication that creates issues between married couples or relatives in general. I am so happy that the writer did not bank on such done-to-death scenarios. On the contrary it has been shown convincingly that even with so much communication between all these characters, the circumstances are such that there isn’t much anyone can do just yet.
I also would like to mention here that keeping the comic element alive throughout and literally making the viewers laugh and cry at the same time is a big accomplishment in itself.
Change in Mansoora’s Attitude
The opening scene of tonight’s episode was so meaningful. Usually, Mansoora apologizes to Sarwar a lot, more than necessary! This time around however she did not say sorry even once. Also, the way she looked at Sarwar suggested that she wasn’t too happy with him. Although Mansoora told Munshi sahab off but the information he gave her definitely affected her attitude. Sarwar’s dialogues about Mansoora never confronting him without a solid proof also suggested that lack of proof could be the reason why she was quiet at the moment. Sarwar knows that his manipulation tactics work every time therefore he was the least bit bothered about this entire incident. On the contrary, he took this as a ‘challenge’ and has now started intimidating Mahjabeen’s father too.
Mansoora also decided to pay a visit to the office. She instantly took control and made some decisions without paying much heed to what Sarwar wanted. She also reminded the manager that everything belonged to Abdullah and Washma. It was really good watching Mansoora support her son for a change without worrying about how Sarwar would feel about these changes. Since this was the first time that Mansoora actually took a stand, I would like to think that this was because of what Munshi sahab told her.
The scene in the bedroom covering Sarwar and Mansoora’s conversation regarding the change in Sarwar’s attitude was truly impressive! Sarwar uses his charm to ‘distract’ Mansoora whenever she tries to think with her head instead of her heart. Omair Rana is so well-suited for this role, he looks charming enough for the role and make it easy to understand how he managed to ‘fool’ Mansoora for all these years. He has translated the evil and manipulative side of Sarwar exceptionally well on screen. Atiqa Odho is equally convincing and most importantly she does really well when it comes to adding different nuances to her character. Mansoora is not as gullible as we all thought she was! That is definitely good to know and makes this entire situation even more interesting.
Mahjabeen and Abdullah
Tonight we got to see a different side of Mahjabeen, one which was just as lovable as all her other personality traits. She is quite capable of putting two and two together. We have seen more than once that Mahjabeen gets ‘distracted’ easily. One minute she could be shouting at someone and the next minute she will act like everything is fine. That is why the fact that she was comfortable around Sarwar once they went out did not come as a surprise. Mahjabeen’s conversation with Abdullah after the encounter with Sarwar was the best part of tonight’s episode. She feels safe around Abdullah and she did not think before sharing how she felt with him. I loved Abdullah’s reaction too. He instantly wanted to protect her. Had Sarwar not intervened things would have been different. I am truly impressed by the screenplay!
When Sarwar intimidated Abdullah in front of Mahjabeen, the way their demeanors changed was impressive. Mahjabeen and Abdullah both realized all of a sudden that they were not in control! It was like a bitter reality check which basically made me wonder how different things would have been had Sarwar not been in the picture. Abdullah also defended Mahjabeen when Sarwar accused her father of fraud in the office. I can totally see Abdullah falling for Mahjabeen in the near future. I also feel that once Mahjabeen decides to take a stand for herself and her husband, she is bound to be a force to reckon with.
The scene at Mahjabeen’s house was both serious and comic. I must say that even after showing so many serious scenarios, the writer still managed to end the drama on a humorous note. The only thing I didn’t like was the way Mahjabeen’s mother did not take what she said too seriously. She was moving around so much even when Mahjabeen told her that Sarwar touched her inappropriately, she did not sit down to talk to her. The conversation was written well however. Now Mahjabeen after this conversation will try to please Abdullah more and it seems that Mansoora will try to make Abdullah look out for his wife.
I loved Yumna’s expressions in this last scene.
Remarkable performances, perfect casting, beautifully penned down characters and an intriguing storyline make Pyar Ke Sadqay a must-watch. Tonight’s episode of Pyar Ke Sadqay was perfectly put together. Except for the scene covering Mahjabeen’s ‘outing’ with Sarwar. Her change of clothes and fancy jewelry did not go well with the situation. This was a minor glitch that can easily be ignored since other than this, tonight’s episode was simply outstanding.
For the first time there will be a ‘misunderstanding’ in this drama but not in the way we usually see it!! Looking forward to what is ahead. Mansoora is keeping a close eye on her husband, will she notice the changes in his behavior after the ‘khushkhabri’?
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