Sabaat has only been on air for 5 weeks yet I feel like I have been watching this drama for the longest time since it has been tedious sitting through most of the episodes! So far, Sabaat has failed to keep me interested and engaged. The screenplay and the direction both have been unimpressive, the background score has been beyond annoying! Tonight the background score was so loud and inappropriate at times that I had a difficult time sitting through some of the scenes. The writer is taking a lot of time building up the characters and their stories, I have honestly started questioning if it is going to be worth the wait! So far, there is nothing extraordinary about the story or any of the characters. I am already tired of Miraal’s fixation with Hasan and the drama has only started! We have seen many balaas and jhootis recently on our television screens, I was expecting Sarah Khan’s character to be meatier.
Miraal’s Annoying Personality
The opening scene of this episode definitely piqued my interest. I was hoping that Miraal’s track will get more interesting but Miraal, the character, continues to disappoint in more ways than one. The way she entered the office in the previous episode made it look like she was ready to take over the world yet when her father asked her to represent the company in the court’s proceedings, she wasn’t too eager to do so. After the proceedings she complained about Yasir Qureshi’s attitude and she was clearly not in control! Yes! Miraal has just stepped into practical life and it is understandable why she would feel that way but even then her whiny attitude basically proved the famous Urdu saying right ‘apne ghar mei billi bhi sher hoti hei’. Her expressions when she came face-to-face with Yasir and everything she said to her father, later on, revealed another unpleasant side of her personality. The background score when her father was telling her why she needed to supervise this case and the employee’s expressions suggested that he was probably another disloyal member of the company. Or it could just be another case of bad camerawork and inappropriate background score.
Miraal apparently can only exercise her power within the four walls of her house or with people associated directly with her family. Apart from telling the lawyer off, there wasn’t much she did about the situation. She is simply incapable of coming up with better ideas or making well-thought-out conclusions. Miraal’s father is a wise man otherwise but somehow he made some really impulsive decisions in this episode. He trusted his daughter’s judgment more than that of an experienced employee. Asking her to go to the court’s proceedings in the first place was a bad idea considering how childishly she dealt with the whole thing. The ‘saari university pareshan hei us ke behaviour ki waja se’ was one of the few dialogues in this episode which didn’t work for me!
Miraal is turning out to be an egoistic, spoiled, stubborn and rather immature young lady. As a negative character too, she doesn’t have an appeal or an impact. The fact that she would much rather go after Anaya than someone who was disloyal to her father’s company goes to show she really needs to grow up! This character is turning out to be more shallow than I was expecting it to be. Also, the manner in which Sarah Khan translates this character on screen and the way the director covers her scenes, makes it look like this character would have something grand to offer.