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Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 23 Story Review – Sarwar Is Winning

This latest episode of Pyar Ke Sadqay made it quite clear that the writer wants things to go in Sarwar’s favor for now. We will probably be watching a few more episodes showing Sarwar getting exactly what he wants and Mahjabeen suffering even more. Although Washma and Pho made the much-needed intervention yet their efforts didn’t yield results. Unlike before, this time around Pho did not make Abdullah understand the situation, she decided to talk to Mansoora instead. Shanzay was completely missing from tonight’s episode while Sarwar took the lead. Mansoora showed her dark side which was rather disappointing but it made some sense. Mahjabeen’s helplessness was the most heart-wrenching part of tonight’s episode. It seemed like much of what Mansoora said about Abdullah’s state of mind was coming from Sarwar. Abdullah is still as confused as he was before. Although his confusion and weaknesses are causing all these problems and watching him act this way is frustrating, the fact is that his actions continue to be in line with his actual personality. Even though the story has taken a typical route, I still find Pyar Ke Sadqay engaging especially because of the characterizations and performances.

Sarwar Is Winning

The opening scene of this episode was amusing because of Mahjabeen’s innocence although she was obviously going through hell. The reference she gave was hilarious! It was her way of showing how disappointed she was with her husband who should have protected her. It would have been so good if we actually got to see Mahjabeen’s father talking to her. Later on, he did try to salvage the marriage and once again reminded Mansoora what he had told her already although her demeanor clearly suggested, she was not in the mood to listen.

The log kya kahei ge part was also covered in most of the scenes covering Mahjabeen’s track in this episode. Although this is something common which is shown in every other drama but tonight while watching this episode I actually felt the pain of these characters more than ever! Even while going through so much pain, sometimes people are pressurized into worrying about what people are saying and how the family will answer all these questions. On the other hand, Mansoora does not have to worry about all this because of her status in society.

Sarwar

Sarwar completely took charge tonight, he is back to being himself. In the past few episodes, his character had been relegated to the background but that was most certainly not the case tonight. In the previous few episodes, it was Shanzay who played a major role in changing Abdullah’s frame of mind therefore it was strange that she didn’t have a single scene tonight. Sarwar made sure that he was there every time Mansoora was unsure about the decision or Abdullah was confused about whether what he was doing was fair or not! The conversation he had with his mother and Mahjabeen’s father revealed his actual plan and once again showed just how evil he is! It was frustrating watching Sarwar win for now but Omair Rana’s performance was on point throughout.

It was also quite clear that Mansoora’s sole purpose in life right now is pleasing Sarwar. She is not thinking things through because she does not want a confrontation with him. Pho was right when she said that Mansoora had greatly been influenced by Sarwar. In some of the scenes, Atiqa Odho’s expressions suggested that she did not trust everything Sarwar was telling her but she went along with it anyway!

Washma and Abdullah’s Scenes

I absolutely loved Washma and Abdullah’s scenes tonight. They were so well-written and acted-out. Srha Asghar and Bilal Abbas Khan are extremely convincing in their respective roles. Washma’s style of confronting Abdullah is always the same, she never listens to him, she only says what she wants to say. She is always direct and fiery in her confrontations. In the first scene, Abdullah managed to convince her that there was nothing between him and Shanzay which led to pacifying Washma and a really sweet interaction between these two. I really liked how she spelled out bewafai and what was wrong with Abdullah’s action because no one else has explained this situation in such a manner so far.

Their second interaction was typical Washma style confrontation and Abdullah’s reaction was priceless. Once again, the performances by both the actors involved were phenomenal. Washma’s anger was justified and Srha did a spectacular job of translating her disappointment on screen. Had Sarwar not been there, this scene could have led to Abdullah changing his mind but he made sure he was there to ‘support’ him.

Washma

Mahjabeen’s Phone Call

Mahjabeen’s phone call to Abdullah basically showed just how desperate she was to get back. She has always been frightened of letting other people down and coming up to their expectations therefore she will do whatever it takes to prove that she is capable of keeping her marriage intact. Her situation makes you feel for her, poor girl, she definitely deserved better. Abdullah loves Mahjabeen and he definitely has that sensitive side as well yet Sarwar won’t let him make the decision which would actually make him happy. It was good to hear Munshi sahab tell Mansoora that her son had also failed as a husband.

phone call

The Preview

The preview of the next episode showed that Sarwar will make the most wicked move by blackmailing Mahjabeen and her mother. He has done his homework well and Mansoora is by his side completely! Right now, I would love to see Mansoora getting a bitter reality check, she totally deserves it. The engagement will take place in the next episode as well.

Final Remarks

Even with some disappointing turns in the story, I am waiting to find out how it is wrapped up in the end. I am really hoping that Sarwar gets what he deserves. The brilliant performances by all the actors involved tonight were a delight to watch. The only awkward scene tonight was the proposal scene! It was probably supposed to be funny but it wasn’t executed too well. Yumna Zaidi’s performance was exceptional in this episode as well but her overall look did not go well with the situation she was in. In all the scenes her styling, make-up, and outfits were perfect. Mahjabeen and Abdullah continue to be the reason why I tune into this drama every week. Washma is another character that is beautifully etched-out.

Did you watch tonight’s episode of Pyar Ke Sadqay? 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 to detail.
An enthusiastic writer, thinker and a political scientist, constantly trying to look beyond the obvious. Full time mom.

  • Great review Fatima!
    This episode worked for me and I found it bearable because there was no scene of Shanza and because of presence of Washma. Srrha Asghar and Bilal Abbas totally nailed their scenes. I found Yumna’s make up odd too but khair her performance makes up for it! She makes you feel Mahjabeen’s whole emotional state! The character I hate the most is Mansooora. She ruined her son’s childhood and is now ruining his adulthood.
    Preview of next episode was interesting, especially that tear rolling down Abdullah’s cheek.

    PS: Did you watch Bandhay Ik Dor Sey? How is it? I want to watch it but promos were not interesting at all and I don’t trust Geo. If they can ruin Sarwat Nazeer’s script, they can do that to Faiza Iftikhar too.

    PPS: Can you write an article on Imran Khan’s meeting with drama writers? I was so disappointed to see Faseeh Baari’s comments. Dil sey utar gya hai yey bandah!

    • Thank you so much Pakistan Po. I am glad you enjoyed this episode, you are right Shanzay is terribly annoying but why make her disappear altogether in this episode. Oh yes! Yumna’s performance is always perfect, she is such a fantastic actress. Right now! Yes, I hate Mansoora too, like you said she has made so many wrong decisions that impacted not only Abdullah but also Washma, for her the man in her life comes before her children, it seems.

      I haven’t watched it yet but will definitely be watching it, hopefully it will be worth watching.

      I haven’t watched it, is it available on YouTube? What did he say?

      • Nahi, not on YouTube but independent urdu shared the whole news. Imran Khan talked about too many divorces in dramas and how the number of divorces in our country is increasing. To which Faseeh said that, ‘Shayad Wazeer e Azam khud do tallaqein bhugat chukay hain, iss liyey yey baat unk liye ahem hai, warna iss pey itni lambi behas ki koi zarurat nai thi’.

        • I would have liked to watch it. Honestly speaking I think this talaq, sister stealing her sister’s fiance/husband, extramarital affairs are here to stay because the awam watches such dramas, unfortunately. Jis tarah Nida ke show ki rating aati hei wese hi in dramas ki LOL!! I read the perspective of different writers on Facebook and everyone felt differently about the discussion. I would like to see more of Zafar Mairaj’s writings on television too, he has been writing good dramas.

          • I would have liked to watch it too.
            Fatima Yes rating aati hai but agar kuch change nai karen gey to yey kesay pta chaley ga k public ne kuch aur dekhna hai ya nahi! ARY wasn’t airing Dushman e Jaan kyunk logon ko pasand nai aaeey ga but now that they have, it is their most talked about drama atm. People used to watch dramas like Tanhiayan, Dhoop Kinarey. Then star plus came, then came Humsafar and we have been stuck there ever since. People started watching Ertugrul, infact it has broken many records. Agar koshish hi nai karni yey sub change karney ki to phir to bas Allah hi hafiz drama industry ki. We have all been complaining for so long about it and now that the government wants to take action, we are attacking the man’s personal life?
            Yes Zafar Mairaj is one of my favorites too

          • Bilkul hona chahyeh, there should be debate and people should surely call these things out. Ghalt ko ghalt kehna chahyeh and I think most of the people do that nowadays thanks to social media. There is however a big majority who is not too educated or aware and those are mostly the people who love dramas like Jhooti! Ertugrul is extremely engaging, the screenplay, performances, production values, and direction, everything is superb. It will take Pakistan a long time to get there. The Urdu dubbing is off so if someone wants to watch it, I would say watch it with the subtitles LOL!!

    • I watched a bit of bandhe aik dor se for about half an hour, it was so mediocre and starplus style with cheesy and ott dialogues and camera work. It was unbearable and absolutely distasteful watching a decent actor like ahsan playing a teenage loverboy role running cynically after the girl…that was just cringeworthy!

        • Fatima g it isn’t as bad as they are saying it… it’s written by Faiza so you know at worst her drama will be average…so far i actually thought it’s ok because story is typical but little twists will be there

          • I watched it Ahsan and I agree. I think the treatment given to the drama is not right, it gave me Aangan and WMDT vibes script-wise. Faiza Iftikhar does well when it comes to building relationships. This drama needed a simple treatment, I liked the dialogues but do not like the way it has been directed, the typical 7th Sky Entertainment treatment given to it. I like Ahsan Khan’s role, mazay ka hei, reminds me of Sami’s character in WMDT. I also liked Ushna in this first episode.

    • I watched a bit of bandhe aik dor se for about half an hour, it was so mediocre and starplus style with cheesy and ott dialogues and camera work. It was unbearable and absolutely distasteful watching a decent actor like ahsan playing a teenage loverboy role running cynically after the girl…that was just cringeworthy!

    • 1-Geo didnt ruin Sarwat Nazeer scripts. Her scripts are slow to death only become hit if they play long. Dar Khuda Se managed to win audiences in its last leg (after a year lol)
      2- BEDS. Actually this time writing is ott. This whole family thing tussle was so tepid and in the face. Actually I would be happy if the love triangle is in the front else this family thing as promised isnt working.
      P.S: atleast Hina’s character is strong. She is flirting, is unapologetic and strong.
      3- Faseeh Bari comments. He is a strong writer with unconventional scripts. So his stance was right. PM should handle national emergency rather than criticizing drama people, since both have failed to deliver what they promise

      • 1- You might have found her plays slow. I didn’t. At least the ones I’ve watched were not (Besharam, Do Bol, Main AQ hoon, Umm e Kulsoom, Khaas)
        2- Haven’t watched it yet, So can’t comment on it.
        3- If they are unable to handle a current issue properly, that doesn’t mean they should not do something about an issue that is now here for decades and that doesn’t give you right to pass such comments on someone’s personal life.

        • C’mon. Sarwat Nazeers plays are very slow and take so much time to establish the plot. Even with racy concepts like Rape Harassment the story itself is cold for most parts. DEJ which plays for 4 days yet many people complain of its pace (I beleive its good). Well that’s another thing.
          The only reason why I was interested in BEDS was its family dynamics. But the family conversations were so fake and the issues felt like caricature. You will notice it too.
          Faseeh BK passed a personal comment. But so does PM IK. Still two wrongs don’t make things right. Actually what I mean is that PM should put his head into real issues rather than selecting scripts for dramas. Since selection is his forte.

  • Great review Fatima!
    This episode worked for me and I found it bearable because there was no scene of Shanza and because of presence of Washma. Srrha Asghar and Bilal Abbas totally nailed their scenes. I found Yumna’s make up odd too but khair her performance makes up for it! She makes you feel Mahjabeen’s whole emotional state! The character I hate the most is Mansooora. She ruined her son’s childhood and is now ruining his adulthood.
    Preview of next episode was interesting, especially that tear rolling down Abdullah’s cheek.

    PS: Did you watch Bandhay Ik Dor Sey? How is it? I want to watch it but promos were not interesting at all and I don’t trust Geo. If they can ruin Sarwat Nazeer’s script, they can do that to Faiza Iftikhar too.

    PPS: Can you write an article on Imran Khan’s meeting with drama writers? I was so disappointed to see Faseeh Baari’s comments. Dil sey utar gya hai yey bandah!

      • On Independent Urdu. Imran Khan talked about too many divorces in dramas and how the number of divorces in our country is increasing. To which Faseeh said that, ‘Shayad Wazeer e Azam khud do tallaqein bhugat chukay hain, iss liyey yey baat unk liye ahem hai, warna iss pey itni lambi behas ki koi zarurat nai thi’.

  • Your reviews impress every week Fatima. Your observations are accurate and the weaknesses you pointed are something everyone will agree with. I feel the same way about PKS, Abdullah Mahjabeen Washma what wonderful characters and actors. Let’s hope they don’t drag it too much. Right now it is entertaining. It is not ridiculous or annoying.

  • Great review. While it is heartbreaking to see Mahjabeen cast aside, I think all the characters today seem to be in line with who they are. Maybe because the illogical character of shanzay was absent. But Abdullah is always weak and confused and that won’t change overnight. Mansoora was always selfish and put her own happiness and vanity over the welfare of her kids. Or she always picks Sarwar over anyone. And Sarwar is in line with his evil self. The question really is how this will all wrap up. How will Mansoora and Abdullah see the light? And what will happen to Sarwar.

    • Thank you Moszs, yes I agree with you they were.Sarwar is more confident than ever now therefore he will be doing whatever it takes in the upcoming episode. I think the next episode will be really upsetting and then hopefully there will be a change we have all been waiting to see.

      Keep reading and commenting.

  • Sarwar, dearest, you need to DIE…like…right NOW. Oh my God, what’s with the star plus style plotting and then the awful point-scoring at the expense of the victim? Sarwar’s character has become a bit irritating now as has his wife’s. I mean why so obtuse Mansoora? She’s just playing an ostrich…and I so agree that she should get some comeuppance. In an aside, tbh I never felt like Shanzey’s re-entry into Abdullah’s life was out of the blue. Clumsy as it was, it has been foreshadowed right from the begining…or…maybe I watched the OST too many times. Anyways, my point being that Abdullah and Mahjabeen are endgame…they’re meant to be together and they will…so these silly plot twists aren’t gonna faze me. If anything, I think Mahjabeen and Abdullah needed to have a breakup of sorts to overcome their weaknesses. Once this blows over… I’ll kill Sarwar…nah just kidding…once this blows over, they’ll be stronger than ever. Abdullah wouldn’t be as weak minded anymore and Mahjabeen would have (fingers crossed) gained some wisdom as well.
    I have to admit, that Mahjabeen’s scenes make me cry and hate Abdullah (still a shipper, though), and I’m not trying to defend him, but Abdullah’s weak and easily dominated personality has been portrayed so convincingly here, that I would seriously have been surprised if he’d had the guts to swing towards Mahjabeen under his own steam. And that’s where this drama is different from the others (as you pointed out in your previous review)…Abdullah is true to his character.
    Lovely lovely review as always…the love story in PKS is the most heart-warming and pure that Iv’e ever come across in ages.

    • LOL!!! I agree with you about the plotting completely taking over but I do feel that there is nothing star plus like about it, I find the character convincing and the situations logical. Omair Rana’s acting is so good but yes hate Sarwar and want to see him being punished for every little thing. I haven’t watched star plus dramas but I know they are overdramatic, loud, and obnoxious haha.

      Yes! Definitely. I hope he changes and I think he will, just waiting to see how it happens. He did take a stand before too but then Washma tried to kill herself and everything changed!

      I really appreciate your feedback N. Missed your comments last week:)

  • Agree ..
    If ever found this pathetic man sarwar in real life ..trust me i ll forget two for two hours that i am human ..
    This daish daish man is getting on my nerves and that shallow mind fazool tareen aurat mansoora tujh jaiso ko to life mai seljhan khatoon he melai ..
    I think my BP is high after this episode …
    Aram se drama bana letai mehjabeen aur abdullah kai love story ka ,adjustment ka ..
    Zaroori that is chillai aalo sarwar aur owl shanzai ko beech mai laana ..

    M crying aaaaaaahhhhhhhh

    • LOL!!! Ye buhat zaruri tha isi liye ke log wait karei ke kab Abdullah and Mahjabeen will finally be together. Ek baar tu villain ka rise dikhana hota hei, let’s hope he pays for it all.

      • No, it was not necessary at all, Fatima. They destroyed every thing that tempted us to watch this drama. And if it ends with Sarwar being punished, we will probably feel sorry for him, as it happened in Cheekh. Our writers, directors are getting psychos, wonder how they are in real life with their closed ones. “Tumhe noch noch ke kha jaongi”.

        • This script probably was written before lockdown and covid. Aftermaths of quarantine are yet to seen in their so called dramas.

        • Even if someone is writing something irresponsibly, we can act maturely by not ‘labelling them’ and by criticizing sensibly. That is a really sad thing to say about someone.

          • I don’t think I have written anything insensible in my comments. We watch dramas to have some fun, and to forget about all the evil in this world, and all the problems we have in our lives.
            When I started watching this drama, it was exactly this fairy tale story that was tempting. Now, as another person commented here, it raised her blood pressure, there is seriously something wrong with the way things are today. Would anyone want to see this drama again? I bet no one would mind watching “Suno Chanda” again, but watching this drama or Cheekhs will only raise our blood pressure yet again. And as humans are we not all equal? Just because Mansoora (even my maid wouldn’t want to be called by this name), is coming from high society, can do what ever she wants with another human being? As if the other person is not worth anything. What do these high class aristocrats produce when they go to bathroom? Gulab ki phankrian?

            In our golden era, and dramas like Tanhaayian – no one said that his/her blood pressure is raising watching an entertainment drama.

            Ver sorry for my wordings, but this is too much for me to swallow.

          • You can criticize the drama and characters all you want and even question the writer but I guess you understand that the words you used for the writer were not appropriate. We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or get personal. I know what you mean, personally I think Tanhaiyan was quite depressing as well in some ways, the blood pressure didn’t rise because dramas were not dragged back then but some of the scenes still make me cry whenever I watch them. Adding emotions to a drama is so important but yes overdoing the negativity is never a good idea. I personally feel there is no comparison between Cheekh and PKS, they are poles apart even now when PKS is being dragged it is an original story with few interesting characters.

          • Sorry for inappropriate use of words, and getting personal. I can bet now, what is coming in terms of revenge, will sadden us even more. Our society is turning into a monster, and the dramas are probably reflection of these sentiments and actions. We should probably find entertainment in watching fifty fifty again :) Thank you for your patience with me.

  • Lovely review, Fatima! I’d like to comment on one thing though, I guess the reason why Mahjabeen was all dressed up in the entire episode was because in her mind she’s still supposed to be that way, even if she’s at her parent’s house. She’s patiently waiting for Abdullah because she doesn’t want to be a “failure.” But, that’s just my interpretation of it!

      • You’re most welcome. I’ve been following both you and Zahra since Diyar-E-Dil but this is my first comment ever. I usually avoid commenting since there are times when people are unnecessarily rude for no reason and things like that make me really upset. Kudos to you guys for your reviews and how you handle criticism. Love love your reviews.

        • I am glad you commented A. That doesn’t usually happen and if it does, we delete such rude comments nowadays. It can be upsetting, that is true. Thank you so much for all the love, we truly appreciate it. We truly value wonderful readers like you and appreciate all those readers who read the reviews and share their feedback regularly. Please feel free to share your views and even if you don’t want to I understand :)

  • it was good to see an episode without having to watch Shanzay, i felt so much for Mahjabeen when they were talking on the phone, i quite like Sarwar’s mother’s character therefore i enjoy all their scenes, can’t wait for next week although it’s going to be another sad episode, a lovely as usual thanks

    • Thank you so much Shameem for liking the reviews and for commenting. Sarwar’s conversations with his mother are always meaningful and give the viewers a chance to see a different side of him. I agree, I also like their scenes, well written and acted out.

  • Bang on with the review Fatima!

    So, Sarwar is back in action and how! He was present everywhere, in every conversation interrupting and getting things done his way. Barring few scenes, he was there in every scene in this episode! Omair Rana has played his part well and made viewers hate him for what Sarwar is! I didn’t miss Shanzay much.

    Washma and Pho couldn’t change much about this situation as it is now ‘inevitable’. Also, I think it is much needed at this point as otherwise Abdullah and Mahjabeen can’t emerge stronger unless they realize how much they need each other and what they are for each other. I loved Washma’s interactions with Abdullah, especially the one in office. Both of them executed the scene to perfection, Sarwar played his role well to not let things turn away from him. I love the way Washma tackles Sarwar. Also, for the first time I heard Pho’s name in this drama.

    I am not too impressed by Hassam though. I agree, the proposal scene was supposed to add some humor to this episode but didn’t turn out very well. I wonder if Hassam has any past with Shanzay, as he is from the same college as Abdullah and Shanzay.

    At the moment, Mansoora seems to be oblivious of anything against Sarwar even the fact that she had sensed his inclination towards Mahjabeen herself. The way she ‘dealt’ with Munshiji was not inline with her character that she was before. She was the one to get him back in office when Sarwar acted against him and now here she is doing things against him. I wonder if it was only Mahjabeen’s comment on their age gap that pissed her off so much. She looks beautiful in every scene though.

    The preview of the next episode seems engaging too. Though it is going to be more on a serious side but looks like it is going to make the viewers feel more for Mahjabeen and Abdullah as well.

    Yumna and Bilal are the star of this drama. I can’t remember a scene where they have under-performed or haven’t given their best. Mahjabeen just nails every scene, be it light hearted or an emotional one. Yumna has translated her innocence perfectly on screen. Bilal is a brilliant actor too. I can’t visualize anyone else as Abdullah. I am binge watching Dumpukht these days and the contrast in the characters Bilal has played in the two dramas is amazingly done by him.

  • Bang on with the review Fatima!

    So, Sarwar is back in action and how! He was present everywhere, in every conversation interrupting and getting things done his way. Barring few scenes, he was there in every scene in this episode! Omair Rana has played his part well and made viewers hate him for what Sarwar is! I didn’t miss Shanzay much.

    Washma and Pho couldn’t change much about this situation as it is now ‘inevitable’. Also, I think it is much needed at this point as otherwise Abdullah and Mahjabeen can’t emerge stronger unless they realize how much they need each other and what they are for each other. I loved Washma’s interactions with Abdullah, especially the one in office. Both of them executed the scene to perfection, Sarwar played his role well to not let things turn away from him. I love the way Washma tackles Sarwar. Also, for the first time I heard Pho’s name in this drama.

    I am not too impressed by Hassam though. I agree, the proposal scene was supposed to add some humor to this episode but didn’t turn out very well. I wonder if Hassam has any past with Shanzay, as he is from the same college as Abdullah and Shanzay.

    At the moment, Mansoora seems to be oblivious of anything against Sarwar even the fact that she had sensed his inclination towards Mahjabeen herself. The way she ‘dealt’ with Munshiji was not inline with her character that she was before. She was the one to get him back in office when Sarwar acted against him and now here she is doing things against him. I wonder if it was only Mahjabeen’s comment on their age gap that pissed her off so much. She looks beautiful in every scene though.

    The preview of the next episode seems engaging too. Though it is going to be more on a serious side but looks like it is going to make the viewers feel more for Mahjabeen and Abdullah as well.

    Yumna and Bilal are the stars of this drama. I can’t remember a scene where they have under-performed or haven’t given their best. Mahjabeen just nails every scene, be it light hearted or an emotional one. Yumna has translated her innocence perfectly on screen. Bilal is a brilliant actor too. I can’t visualize anyone else as Abdullah. I am binge watching Dumpukht these days and the contrast in the characters Bilal has played in the two dramas is amazingly done by him.

    • Thank you so much Sheetal. LOL!! Yes, we finally know Pho’s name. Mansoora is definitely acting like she knows nothing, she will do anything to please Sarwar. Have you watched ORangreza? Dumpukht is one of my favorite plays, I love Nauman Ijaz’s performance and character in it too. He plays such character well.

      I really appreciate your input Sheetal, keep reading and commenting.

      • Oh yes, I’ve watched O Rungreza. I followed it every week when it was on air. I quite liked it too, though it was a bit slow. I think O Rungreza, Darr Si Jati Hai Sila and Dumpukht had the same house and the same kind of background score. Also, quite a few of the cast remained the same. Noman Ijaz being the constant in all three of them. I agree, Noman Ijaz has done a brilliant job in Dumpukht. I like him since I watched his performance in Sang-e-marmar! Thanks for recommending.

        • Yes, it was a good drama but I also stopped watching it once it went off track. I loved some of the characters and performances were on point. Have you watched Rehaii? You’re most welcome.

          • I haven’t watched Rehaii, is it an old one! I will give it a go once I finish watching Dumpukht! Thanks for recommending!

  • In the opening scene of the episode i couldn’t really know whether to laugh or cry. Yumna was spell bounding. As much as you want to hate Abdullah for doing this, you can’t say this is something which is totally in line with his character. He would have gave in after Washma’s anger but sarwar was there. TBH i really liked munshi sahab and the way he told his wife to be ready for divorce. ‘Log kya kahen gy’ this sentence does make a difference especially for middle class and lower middle class because people in close societies look out for each other. Yesterday when i was watching Sarwar doing this, i remembered drama Mere qatil mere dildar where Mehwish Hayat took revenge but that was a completely different story. I really liked this episode, it was quite good despite being predictable. Somehow this drama still feels light hearted. Really an outstanding review Fatima g

    • I remember MQMD, the story was somewhat similar but the characterizations are poles apart. It was an entertaining play but I remember there were so many people who did not like the revenge plot ;) I am enjoying watching and reviewing this drama too, it has depth and meaning despite of the typical route the story has taken.

      You’re most welcome. I value your feedback Ahsan, you are one of our most regular readers. Keep reading and commenting.

  • gr8 review Fatima, completely agree. this all sad part now has to be there to finally lead to something positive. Just 1 unpopular opinion, I hate sarwat’s mother gul e rana, that lady was annoying in cheekh and Anaya too, I cant stand her, and forward all their scenes.

    when the drama started, I felt yumna was slightly ott, but now I feel she has given an award worthy performance, she is the soul of the drama and outshines bilal too, im not liking bilal much now, I have always felt this abt bilal, even in cheekh, after a while I found him boring, even tho his performance is always good.

    another thing I notice is too much typecasting happens in dramas, look at atiqa odho, her role is same as humsafar or besharam, and in some other dramas too she has been paired with younger actors.

    I hope that bilal and shanzay don’t get married, just engagement is fine, and I want someone to put sense into Abdulla and his mother. Pho (who was opp mikaal in ruswai and sangemarmaar,) and washma are brilliant.

    Fatima, pls give ur views abt badhay ek dor se, I don’t like anyone from the cast, the only reason to watch it is faiza iftikhar, and the director is also good (baba jaani and zakhm fame).

    • Thank you so much Tiger, your opinion is valued, there was a time when I didn’t like in some of the dramas too, I guess I must have warmed up to her acting style now LOL!! So I understand where you’re coming from. I think it is only going to be an engagement. I watched Bandhay Ek Dor Se first episode and yes I am banking on Faiza Iftikhar and even some of the actors in the show. The director I believe has to follow the directions given to him by the production house which is fond of the filmi scenes! I liked some of the characters and dialogues in the first episode, I will be watching it for sure.

      I appreciate your feedback. I am glad you share your views freely here.

  • The current development is such an disappointment in it’s own. Why would Mansoora blindly trust his charming husband blindly. And why would Abdullah being so naive fall for Shahzany after so much humiliation? Even now, she still doesn’t have any respect for Abdullah. This example shows where we are going as a society. These things doesn’t matter in upper class. But please, don’t glamourize is in our middle class society. Divorce is still a huge mark and will be. So please stops projecting it a card to market.

    On a side note, all of the sudden what happened to Abdullah’s business? Being a boss he is outside with Shahnzay all the day. Washma is living with Lala Rukh so this new development doesn’t make any sense at all.

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