Ohkay so, every episode of Sang e Mah begins on a strong note & ends even stronger. There is so much intrigue when it comes to the story as well as the characters & I must say, the director has done a commendable job in keeping that mysterious vibe alive so far. Despite knowing these characters somewhat, you just want to learn more about them. There are also so many subliminal hints & messages related to the characters that actually make you think about them as the episode progresses. It won’t be wrong to say that Sang e Mah is one of the strongest dramas on air right now.
In the middle of this chaos, I find it really nice that both Zarsanga, as well as Shehrzaad, have found a friend in each other. Zarsanga comfortably tells her everything & she listens carefully. I actually did not expect that Shehrzaad will open up in front of Zarsanga but it seems she is just as lonely, therefore she couldn’t resist confiding in Zarsanga. Their conversations always sound genuine & relateable. It is nice to know that two women from different backgrounds are finding it so easy to talk to each other, it just goes to show that they longed for emotional support all this while & now that they have found it, it is helping them. It also makes me wonder that later when Shehrzaad will find out the truth about the circumstances in which Zarsanga & Marjan got married, she might be able to help Hilmand change his perspective & see his mother differently.
The story that Zarsanga told Shehrzaad suggested that Hilmand actually had a good relationship with Marjan all his life. About 2 years ago things changed between them. I feel it must’ve been during that time when Hilmand must’ve found out that Marjan didn’t just get married to his mother, but he actually had killed his father too. This piece of information kind of solved the conundrum but then again, you just don’t know what to expect in Sang e Mah.
One thing is clear that Haji Marjan definitely is one such person who does not like to be defeated. He can not stand it, therefore he will do what it takes to manipulate the situation to his favor. All his life, he manipulated Hilmand into believing that he was this perfect father figure to him, who not only loved his mother but also accepted Hilamand wholeheartedly. However, the things he has said about Hilmand in some of the recent conversations he has had with Zarsanga are enough to show what he actually felt about Hilmand. Haji Marjan can definitely be termed as a manipulator & somehow, now when his manipulation is not really working, he is definitely becoming restless.
This episode dug deeper into what happened between Zarghona & Mastaan. Zarghona actually believed that her husband Asad Ullah never uttered what Mastaan was accusing him of. They have been shown to co-exist peacefully but in the recent events, the way Zarghona has also spoken against Mastaan’s set of beliefs definitely shows that her family harbored these feelings & sentiments against the entire Sikh community. I really enjoy the stark contrast between Mastaan Singh of the past & the present. He actually was emotionally driven but now, he has actually calmed himself down. He doesn’t look like the same person anymore. I think he happens to be the only one who has actually shown growth in this regard because when it comes to the rest of the characters, they all seem pretty much the same now as they were in their past!
Gulmeena & Hikmat as a couple are definitely my favorites & I really feel for them both. They not only love each other wholeheartedly but compliment each other so well. However, it is said that the circumstances are totally against them. For the first time, I felt that Zarghona’s heart melted. The way she ran after everything that Gulmeena said went to show that she doesn’t want any of this to happen because she holds Hikmat as well as Hilmand close to her heart. She has everything against Marjan but not against his sons. Also, this reaction of Zarghona came at the right time because all this while, she actually looked detached & a bit too rigid, but it was definitely nice seeing that she was very much in touch with her emotions but was just putting up a brave face for the sake of this world.
I don’t know why, I have a feeling that Sabz Ali is again going to land Hilmand in trouble. The flashback didn’t include Sabz Ali’s name without a reason. He definitely is a confused character & although he might not be an evil person at heart, he definitely is the kind of friend who can turn into a foe without even realizing it. I hope Hilmand knows what he is doing now that he has appointed Sabz Ali as his assistant. However, I will say that all these supporting characters also have such a strong contribution to the story that you actually want to see them more.
This episode of Sang e Mah was definitely interesting & ended on an emotional note. Sania Saeed is definitely the star of the episode. Hania Amir’s performance was spell-binding. She actually makes you feel for Gulmeena & I must commend her for keeping her overall look quite natural. It adds more depth to her performance. I am low-key sad that this episode did not have a lot more episodes of Hilmand. Kubra Khan has done justice to the character of Shehrzaad & has given such a measured performance as a journalist on her own journey that you automatically warm up to her. Noman Ejaz is another star of this drama, the way he has worked on his looks in both the past as well as the present scenes is commendable. Sang e Mah is a brilliantly written drama & the story is being told equally well. Props to the entire team. Please share your thoughts about this episode of Sang e Mah.