Tumhari Natasha – Episode 3

No saas bahu fights, no obsessed cousins, no dusri biwi scenarios, no rona dhona – just an eccentric, different-from-the-crowd girl trying to solve her problems her way! I really enjoy watching Tumhari Natasha because I think it is after quite some time that I’m watching a play that doesn’t leave me feeling depressed, disturbed or irritated. And let me confess that reviewing this play is a very simple task!

Natasha lives in the lap of luxury, but all these extravagances, fancy dinners etc have never been a source of joy for her because our heroine takes pleasure in the simplest of things. Natasha’s conversation with Kaif in the initial scenes of the episode reinforced the fact that she certainly feels like a square peg in a round hole because she is very different from the people of her social standing. I felt this was the first time Kaif actually made a proper entry because his interactions with Natasha in the previous episodes were more or less restricted to Kaif’s confessions of love, Natasha’s skepticism and nakhray and that’s about it. Kaif has warned Natasha that sooner or later it will dawn on her that she made a mistake by rejecting him and she’d end up regretting her decision. On this parting note, our heartbroken, nakaam aashiq leaves for Islamabad. I think in order for the viewers to warm up to Kaif, there should have been some more scenes involving Kaif and Natasha because we’ve seen so little that I am finding it a little difficult to take Kaif seriously. I wanted to get to know him better before deciding if I should root for him. Sohaye and Farhan don’t share sizzling chemistry, but it’d be fair to say that their scenes are enjoyable. I am guessing that for the coming episodes, the focus of the story will not be Kaif and Natasha, but Kaif definitely has a vital role to play in future.

My favourite scene from the episode has to be the one where Natasha uses her clever ‘tactic’ to trick Arsalan into revealing the fact that he has got a wife waiting for him in America! It was a comical scene because it was so very amusing to see her fiancé falling for her trick. I think this was by far the smartest move Natasha ever made, and I have to say that it was actually very nice to see a girl dumping her airhead of a fiancé – very refreshing. Sohaye’s expressions were on point and she definitely owns her character.

Natasha broke off her engagement, but I find it a little strange that she is keeping her father in the dark. I understand that Aani advised her not to talk to Afnan about this, but this was a huge step and Natasha shouldn’t hide it because I am sure that after he learns that his nephew is married, Afnan would support Natasha’s decision – why on earth would he want his daughter to marry an already married guy?

Jin logon ko bachpan mein parents ki attention nahe milti, un kay faislay kabhi pukhta nahe hotay. This play may not be very realistic, but what I do find realistic is how Natasha’s irrational and spur-of-the-moment decisions reflect where she’s coming from. It’s absolutely true that youngsters who see their own parents bickering all the time, regretting why they got married in the first place and eventually coming to a parting of the ways, are most often not mature enough to make sensible decisions for themselves and that’s exactly why their decisions lack foresight.

Darpok logon ko muhabbat nahe karni chahye. Ahmar’s track is pretty much where it was last week. He can’t gather the courage to express his feelings for Natasha. We didn’t get to see Ahmar and Natasha together in this episode, but now that Natasha has moved to Sumbal’s house for a few days, I am hoping we’d get to see some scenes with Natasha and Ahmar sharing the screen.

All in all, this was one entertaining episode. I felt that Sohaye’s voice was a little hoarse in the initial scenes so I think she had a throat ache while shooting those scenes. Did you watch the latest episode? Voice your thoughts!

Maryam Mehdi

P.S. I am sorry for the late review, folks! I was a little busy with some family gatherings. Sorry to have kept you waiting!


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