Ohkay so, Sang e Mah continues to provide the quality entertainment, along with profound dialogues & interesting stories that each & every character has to share. The story on the whole may not be making a lot of progress but every episode continues to be engaging enough. The most interesting aspect of recent episodes is how they all are weaving their own story & how all of it is getting interlinked. It won’t be wrong to say that Sang e Mah is one such drama where every character has something to offer.
They All Have A Story To Tell
Shehrezaad is definitely not leaving Hilmand’s side. She has yet to learn about him & his struggles but somehow every time she hears him talk, she can feel the honesty as well as the sorrow that he is carrying with him. This is exactly why Shehrezaad feels drawn towards Hilmand because she connects with him on an emotional level. Hilmand too has figured out about Shehrezaad’s past but the way he assured her that he was going to stand by her was simply beautiful. This entire scenario has been conceived thoughtfully where Shehrezaad didn’t have to say anything, she didn’t have to revisit the demons by painfully wording the trauma that she had faced, but eventually Hilmand found out about it & put her heart to ease. There is a lot more development left before labelling it as a love story but so far, the equation that Hilmand & Shehrezaad share is one of the best emotional connections that I have come across in a Pakistani drama!
I won’t sugarcoat that at times I felt the entire Gagh scenario was being dragged but at this stage, the way it has led to certain developments makes it remain the focal point of the story. Hilmand committed Gagh & then got attacked, ever since there has been a rift between Marjan & Hikmat because Marjan thinks it was his doing. Gulmeena feels burdened because she knows all of it happened because of her. Badaam Gul knows the truth, but he too feels torn between speaking the truth or keeping Mastaan’s secret. Zarsanga is torn between her sons & Zarghona also knows no matter what happens, none of it is going to guarantee her daughter’s happiness. I must say, one may not expect Badaam Gul to make sense most of the times but the way he explained everything to Mastaan was one of my favorite conversations of the entire drama so far. He made it clear how eventually Gulmeena will be the one paying the price of what Mastaan thought was a favor upon her. This entire situation is definitely tricky & I can not wait to see how the writer Mustafa Afridi will wrap it up skilfully!
Who would’ve thought that Las Peeran would turn out to be such a diverse place with peoples from all walks of life, different backgrounds & belief systems living in it. Haji Marjan not only had an encounter with a practicing Christian, he had fond memories of him too, so much so that he actually saw him as a father figure. Nurse Martha’s track was also done nicely & goes to show how drama makers are now paying more attention to diversity & representation in Pakistani dramas. At times it may look slightly forced but in Sang e Mah, they kept it as organic as they could, which is actually refreshing to see. I will say that Awal Khan has made quite an impression on the audience’s mind, especially regarding how he mistreated his wife Zarghona, so to use him in Martha’s relevance as well as trying to soften the hearts of the viewers towards him was a bit of a stretch. So far we have seen him trying to harm Hilmand on Marjan’s order, as well as trying to target Shehrezaad in order to frame Hilmand, so for him to act so nice to Martha & all of a sudden think of Zarghona didn’t really sit well with me. Having said that, it did not take away the importance & relevance of Martha in the story.
Sabz Ali has always been a troublemaker & this time around he made sure to create some more problems for his townspeople. Sabz Ali & his mother is definitely hungry for the revenge therefore they are doing what it takes to held them all accountable, be it through their harsh words or actions. The members of the Jirga have faced enough embarrassment, therefore they decided to conduct the session so that they could hold Hilmand accountable for what he did. Marjan knows exactly what will happen & the things Hilmand is capable of saying that is why he already felt defeated. I would like to see some insight into Marjan’s character. He definitely is a layered character but I think they have used enough time & now it’s necessary to be more definitive about him, or at least give us the audience some clarity about him. They don’t have to give away it all because that would mean the end of the story but at this stage, seeing Marjan dodging the bullet by simply saying he did nothing to Asadullah is repetitive & just not enough. The only likeable thing about Marjan is his love & gentleness towards his wife Zarsanga, he definitely fell in love & fell harder but other than that, there is a lot more that needs to be known about him!
I did not find Zarsanga’s oblivion convincing at all. In such a small town where everyone knows everything, where the house help gave Hikmat a piece of her mind for attacking his brother, for Zarsanga to not know where Hilmand was made little sense whatsoever. Also her way of coping with the heartache was again quite interesting. I like how all these characters are just so flawed & do not shy away from admitting their mistakes; except Marjan who refuses to state the truth & hides behind a mere no all the time. Zarsanga is quite an emotionally unavailable mother. She couldn’t do much to save Hilmand & make him feel loved & now when it comes to Hikmat she is deliberately pushing him away by not believing him at all.
Sang e Mah has definitely been an interesting journey so far. I would love to see the Jirga session with Hilmand facing Marjan. It is obvious that Marjan is saving it all for the finale but I do feel it’s about time that things move forward & the truth from the past is unveiled. However, the way the writer had added stories within a story is quite interesting & suddenly refreshes the mindset as you’re watching the drama. Atif Aslam & Kubra Khan have created magic on screen as Hilmand & Shehrezaad. Their performances are convincing & strike a chord every single time. The rest of the actors have also performed brilliantly. Sang e Mah continues to be a very impressive drama with strong storytelling & brilliant execution. Please share your thoughts about the latest episodes of Sang e Mah.