Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 28 Story Review – 5 Stars For Washma

Tonight’s episode of Pyar Ke Sadqay was slow-paced and somewhat disappointing. There wasn’t enough focus on Abdullah and Mahjabeen; there were barely any conversations between the two. Abdullah’s reaction to the pregnancy could also have been covered more pleasantly. Although ‘confusion’ is a permanent part of his personality, this was the perfect moment for him to forget all the pressure and run to Mahjabeen. This episode had some substance as well but overall it could have been far more interesting had the story progressed slightly more at this point. There was excessive use of background score in this episode and there were times when it didn’t quite fit in either. The lack of communication between Abdullah and Mahjabeen was more frustrating than anything else. Shanzay continues to be unreasonable, she married a man who didn’t like her once before, and now although it is crystal clear that Abdullah is confused as well as distracted yet she chooses to ‘impose’ herself on him!

Abdullah and Mahjabeen

Tonight’s episode did not have a single meaningful conversation between Abdullah and Mahjabeen which for me was really frustrating to watch! Abdullah was happy to hear the news of Mahjabeen’s pregnancy, he has no intention of divorcing her yet when he was with her, he was distant and more confused than ever. Although I find it really easy to relate to Abdullah’s confusion, if he is going to change at all this would have been the perfect time to show that change. Watching Abdullah bite his nails, shop with Shanzay, and not communicate with Mahjabeen made me wonder if he will ever change. He feels that it is his ‘duty’ to talk to Shanzay and to spend time with him, it is not something he would be doing if he was given a choice.

Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 28 Story Review - 5 Stars For Washma

Mahjabeen has just lost her father and she knows that her husband will be marrying his ‘mehbooba’ really soon therefore her reaction made perfect sense. It is good news but she has too much on her mind to be happy about it. In the hospital, she was not even expecting Abdullah to drop her back but when he showed some concern, she instantly started expecting more. When Mahjabeen and Abdullah got married, I honestly thought they were the perfect match but the ‘villains’ at this point have taken away the spark from this track.

The Flashback Scene

The flashback scene showing how Sarwar used to intimidate Washma when she was only a kid was such a powerful scene. Until now the viewers had no idea that it wasn’t just Abdullah who was bullied by Sarwar but Washma was also treated in the same manner. This scene really put things into perspective; no wonder Washma knows Sarwar so well and understands why Abdullah is so scared of him. This scene made me like this fierce and determined girl evermore! She is a survivor, someone who chose not to be a victim of Sarwar’s abuse. This also explains why Abdullah finds it impossible to think for himself. He does not have a strong personality like Washma therefore at a really young age, he chose to do whatever Sarwar wanted so that he won’t be punished! But it is time to move the story forward now, will Abdullah finally take a stand for himself and his wife? Washma and Pho together could have given him the strength to do so but so far there have been no such attempts by them. Pho, on the contrary, is too busy counseling Mansoora! What a waste of time!

Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 28 Story Review - 5 Stars For Washma

Mansoora and Sarwar

Tonight for the first time Mansoora shared why she could not let go of Sarwar even though she knew exactly who he truly was. The ‘log kya kaheinge’ part did not resonate with me at all since she did not think about that when she asked Abdullah to divorce Mahjabeen. She has enough money to move abroad and start a new life. The ‘addiction’ part and whatever Washma said made a lot more sense. I absolutely love Washma, she says whatever the viewers want to hear. She is like our spokesperson in the drama!

Sarwar’s scenes tonight were more elaborate than necessary, they could easily have been chopped down. I am not sure what he meant when he threatened Pho. Is there a secret involved? I really feel that we have seen enough of Sarwar’s evil ways and now things should be taking a different turn. The preview of the next episode showed that he is going to find out about the pregnancy. I hope that we get to see Sarwar’s downfall and Abdullah’s character development in the upcoming episode.

Final Remarks

Tonight’s episode belonged to Washma, Srha Asghar; what an amazing character and phenomenal performance. She has such a strong screen presence in this drama and her energy breathes tangible life into Washma’s character. I must admit that tonight I had a difficult time feeling for Abdullah, I wish the writer would have shown him in a different light after hearing this news. Although his confusion is logical, if he continues to be this way then Mahjabeen is better off without him! Having said that, Bilal Abbas Khan truly deserves an award for his performance. His acting has been on point in every single episode.

I also hope that Sarwar gets the kind of ending he deserves. The drama should wrap up now, it is better if that is done gradually instead of showing everything the writer intends to show in the last episode. I have really enjoyed watching this play and I hope that the ending is worth the wait.

Do share your thoughts about tonight’s episode of Pyar Ke Sadqay.

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.

  • Great review. I agree – this was just a dragging/filler episode. I enjoyed Washma and her backstory. But aside from this, I did forward parts. I mean was it really necessary to play the sound track for 2 minutes after mahjabeen learned she was pregnant. It looks like conversation between Abdullah and Mahjabeen is replaced by the soundtrack!

    Why was Sarwar visiting Pho? It seemed he showed up for no good reason.

  • Okay…I need someone to clarify this… what is the relation btw Pho and Sarwar? Cuz I just tuned in to this drama and I can’t understand

  • agree jo aap ne kaha ..
    well-written review
    but mujhai dar hai aisa na ho writer ab mehjabeen kai bachai ko sarwar kai bachai ka ilzaam na lagayai ..
    sarwar kuch to ganda game khailaiga ya to abortion ya mehjabeen pai ilzaam .
    and the furby mansoora nashai mai dhut chillai aaloo ki baat ka etebaar karlegee aur gugoo mera B.p high karaiga ..

  • What i understood behind the silence between mahjabeen and abdullah… there was although no convo..but mahjabeen has become matured after her father’s death… when she heard the news of her pregnancy I felt from her expressions at that moment she thought about her father k this is a rememberance in form of her baby…thats why she said “I” will name him munshi rizwan…. she isnt having any expectations from abdullah now… though she loves him thats why she becomes happy… the strength behind mahjabeen’s maturity is her father’s death…
    Secondly yes abdullah’s character hasn’t matured but that’s because he hasnt got any shock yet to make him stand up… nd that weakness is Sarwar’s influence..thats what his personality is…puppet of sarwar… once that statue of sarwar will crush he will be a different man… but uptill now…he cant help it….

  • Way to go Washma! It was good how Washma said it all, whatever the viewers want to say to Mansoora…and for a change it was good to see a healthy Nanad-Bhabhi relationship. Pho is probably the only one that Mansoora can talk to…. The preview of the next episode shows she went to MAhjabeen’s house to find out what actually transpired. But it is sad to know that she is not going to do anything about it….as….you know…..’log kya kahenge’!! When she didn’t think about ‘log kya kahenge’ when marrying Sarwar and when asking Abdullah to divorce Mahjabeen, why is she bothered about it now!

    Pho and Sarwar finally have a conversation. I used to wonder why there is no scene where these two have a conversation as they certainly have a past. It seems that there is a dark secret where Pho is involved and Sarwar knows about it. That might also be the reason that Pho doesn’t come out in open about Sarwar’s evil ways. I think she has redeemed herself in all these years and she shouldn’t be bothered about any such thing now.

    Abdullah and Mahjabeen should have got more coverage….a conversation about the news that they just found out about! Mahjabeen has definitely matured after whatever has happened with her. Her dialogue ‘Amma tum bhi kabhi kabhi Mahjabeen hi ban jati ho, samajh jao na’ was the most mature thing she has said till date.

    Sarwar’s mom is always seen on the bed, and that is the only part that is shown about her or her house. She is never seen doing anything else. However, she is fully in character always and her conversation with her son shows that he is more evil than even she could imagine. The drama is gradually progressing towards it end and even I hope they take few episodes to wrap things up rather than tying all loose ends in a single ‘Last episode’. We want more of Mahjabeen and Abdullah!!

  • Great review Fatima this episode wasn’t as good as previous one’s Srha Asghar was undoubtedly the star of this episode and yes you are right Bilal Abbas surely deserves an award he is just 4 years experienced yet he has played this challenging character flawlessly his dialogue delivery was poor in Balaa and also in some episodes of Cheekh but overall he was Phenomenal in Cheekh I’m glad he has improved his dialogue delivery he is the best young actor of Pakistan he is the future Faysal Qureshi.

    PS: Have you watched Log Kya Kahenge and Bandhay Ek Dour Se?

  • Fatima mam
    Zanjabeel asim shah just reveale that pyar k sadqay was first offered to big bang entertainment production but they rejected it. Kitna bwwakoofana kaam kiya hai

  • Masoora’s scene was just so boring with the stupid excuse she comes up wtih, she doesn’t mind people talking about how she been treating her son & daughter since her 2cd husband has come along
    lets hope that Abdullah has a changed personality at the end of his long marathon

  • Totally agree with your assesment of this episode. I am glad i was not the only one disappointed. Seems to be the consensus all around. Also hope they don’t hastily wind it up and show Sarwar’s come uppanace in the last episode – like the same writer did for Cheekh

  • I LOVE this review, found it by chance and so happy i did. Please can someone enlighten me how and when Mahjabeen could have become pregnant when she and Abdulla are NEVER close. I totally understand their personality “challenges” but surely they could have shown us at least some sign of a physical relationship. They sleep separately, never touch or show any connection. Then out of the clear blue sky, lo and behold, she is pregnant! Wow! I deeply respect Pakistani drama’s modesty – truly – but this miraculous pregnancy was too much to swallow! Any explanation please anyone????

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