Shehr e Zaat – The Finale

Honestly speaking I did not expect Shehr-e-Zaat to end this way, I thought that Falak would never go back to Salman and lead a happy life without him but I am extremely glad that the message that the writer put forward was that following the path of Deen makes your life in this world so much easier. There are times in every person’s life when there are defining moments in our lives; we stand on the crossroad wondering where to go; which path to take? Today we saw a very confused Falak in the same situation too and learned that our religion tells us everything we need to know about this duniya. Naani put it so beautifully; nothing more needs to be said. Indeed Salman lost on all accounts and Falak was a winner in the eye of her Lord and got what she desired the most in this world too. Although, Falak stated herself that she did not feel the same love or attraction towards Salman but Naani’s words that it was Allah who put Salman in that position so he would come back to her were more than enough to convince Falak and I must say me too! Allah is Ghafoor and Rahim, The All Merciful, He forgives man for his gravest mistakes if he truly repents than why can’t humans do the same?

For a second there, I did think that Falak should not have gone back to Salman but when I saw Falak few years later, asking her daughter if she had said her Fajar prayers, I too was convinced that Falak indeed had won. All the pain that Falak went through did not only change her life for good but also saved another mother from becoming “Mehrunissa” and another daughter from becoming “Falak”…bravo!

There were so many dialogues in today’s episode that were simply soul stirring but the one that truly made me think were the lines Falak says to Salman when she breaks his sculpture. Indeed if we look for perfection in everything, we are bound to be clueless and discontent with life. Humans must work on their relationships in order to make them last and same is true for our relationship with God. At the same time the message this drama puts forwards is that Human are meant to be imperfect , no matter how “secure” or loved a person feels in a human relationship one should not put the love for a man above the love for God.

I must add that this ending reminded me of Durr-e-Shehwar’s last episode, although the circumstances were very different but it definitely left me with the same feeling. Everything was wrapped up beautifully in a very subtle manner and I will leave it upto you all to share some of your favorite dialogues from today’s episode.

Umera Ahmed gave us so much to ponder upon and get inspired from, so a big thanks to her. I must say that there were a lot of times when Mahira Khan’s acting could have been much better but I guess it was upto the director to extract the best out of her. The play was prolonged unnecessarily, Umera Ahmed herself stated on her facebook page that the play was being stretched unnecessarily and she would have liked it if it could have ended sooner. All the other actors were absolutely brilliant Mikael Zulfiqar, Hina Bayat, Samina Peerzada, Seemi Pasha, Nadia Afghan and Mohib Mirza in particular were absolutely flawless. We should have more plays like Shehr-e-Zaat on air, it is the need of the hour but I think such plays should be short and to the point.

  • Mrs Asim

    hey Fatima did u c what people r saying that what they infered from the play,k bad things happen to bad people n falak had not have faced hardships had she been religious!! (falak wali baat is a little true may be) but tit for tat is not main theme n some r not getting it.m still wondering k how one could extract such meanings from all this?

    • FatimaAwan

      Mrs. Asim, just saw your comment. that is truly strange since it was spelled out loud and clear that this was an azmaish for Falak and you know what they say, God puts us into deep waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.

      • Mrs Asim

        bilkul,have u read Paulo coelho? what a brilliant writer really.m reading his book ALEPH..and i have to close the book after every few pages,just in order to think and to let the words sink in..he is christian,in ALEPH on one place he says just the same thing what Umera has to say in fact the whole idea of spritualism is same in his book as its in Islam.he he is too clear about his views,though he is still chrsitian(though i hope that he would INSHALLAh convert). do u use fb?

        • FatimaAwan

          No haven't read the book but I have read a lot of literature related to spiritualism by different christian authors online and i know what you mean. Yes i use fb.

          • Mrs Asim

            its not just about this book specialy ,its just that u should read this writer:) ok so u use what should be my next question;).ok u can add asim.sahib if u like to link me:).btw my husband doesnt use it..just me.

  • Baba Jani

    The writer of the drama is unmarried therefore she does not understand the power of love in marriage. The Power of Love in marriage can affirm you and heal you of your deepest wounds. No matter what self image a person has stitched together based off of other’s approvals or disapprovals, love from a spouse can radically redeem those thoughts. On the other hand, the lack of love in marriage has the power to destroy a person.

    When we love we need to express it in a way that is valuable to our spouse. Spend time discovering the different ways loving your spouse affirms them the most.

    Know that love is a choice. And one of the greatest ways of loving is having the willingness to change, to become the person God desires you to be.

    Love in marriage is powerful, capable of completely changing the way a person views themselves. When we feel that our spouse hurt us, we tend to “use the power of truth without love.” This is dangerous in marriage, capable of tearing a person to rubble.

    In marriage a husband and wife will go through droughts where they don’t necessarily have passionate love for one another. They may not feel the same way they did in the beginning of their marriage. Yet, because marriage is a covenant, husbands and wives are bound to each other by law through their vows, preventing any easy escape to search for those feelings with someone else. If a husband or wife chooses to love each other, despite a lack of feelings, they will see that love will grow.

    if a person loves another through their actions, regardless of their feelings, they will eventually begin to feel love for that person. Likewise, if a person mistreats someone, eventually they will feel hatred towards the person they are mistreating.

    • Mrs Asim

      ok but what is the relation between what u said n what teh writer showed?

  • Baba Jani

    @Mrs Asim

    Falak was madly in love with Salman and they stayed together for a year but Salman was not influenced by her love. On the other hand Salman was madly in love with her wife but she left him for no reason. In real life it does not happen that way because love changes everything.

    Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

    Watching Salman walk out of her life does not make Falak bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes her realized that if she wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it would be when the right one comes along. But the writer did not marry her with Mr Right she again turned to the same person who did not love her at all.

    • Mrs Asim

      in fact what writer meant to show was k Falak was not in love with Salman ,but it was just her love for herself that made her wanted to marry the one who is paying no attention to her,n when Salman left her then she reliazed her mistake,n true meaning of her existance.she went back to Salamn just in respect of her vow ,otherwise it makes no difference for her now.moreover the theme was not conjugal love was our relation to ALLAh.

      • FatimaAwan

        Salman married Tabinda because he loved her but she never loved him. Yes, love changes everything but there is a greater power Which controls everything and He is the one who has the final say! All our love and efforts to make a marriage work would prove to be futile if Allah chooses it to be that way. What Falak went through was an azmaish for her, this drama was not just a love story but it was a story of a girl who discovers there is so much more to life than worldly desires and she only returns to salman because she feels that is the right thing to do in the eyes of God. Sometimes having faith in God is more important than anything else.

      • FatimaAwan

        Mrs. Asim please send me a link to your fb account on [email protected]. That way I will know that I am adding the right person:)

  • waqas

    i dnt like mahira khan n her acting actually she is not so beautiful as they r trying 2 show :(……………in humsafar she was looking good due 2 fawad khan…..i dnt knw wat ppl thnk

    • sadia

      beauty lies in d eyes of d beholer

  • waqas

    when i read novel i was shocked the novel is sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful n gorgeous n wat they did wid play….it was v disappointing…….only nani was good

  • shizza shaukat

    i luv mahira khan but honestly speaking her acting is nt so gud….n i really dun like mikaal zulfikar he is a fake actor he dsnt have an acting skills n he is nt a gud actor………mohib mirza is a wonderful actor his personality is owsm but in da play only nani and hamza did best…..

    • waqas

      well said ……. all actors except nani were v bad ……. if u read novel u will b shocked ….dat is so awesome n drama totally rubish

  • hasnat

    you are very beautiful.