If you're caught up on this show, episode 13 just aired and real drama has finally started to unfold. If you aren't watching - you aren't missing much, but Zahid Ahmed's role makes this worth it. If the lack of Fawad Khan and Fahad Mustafa is being felt on television, Zahid Ahmed's acting abilities are fast making him a favorite (though he may not be as good looking). Essentially, the show revolves around a married couple (Saba Qamar and Mekaal), a tragedy (Saba being raped), the result of that rape (baby Sangat) and the repentance of a rapist (Zahid).
My problem with Pakistani dramas these days is that in an effort to provide new stories, logic and realism is going out the window. The A-listers of television are moving to films and we are left with some legitimately half-baked writing and content.
When Saba's character is raped, her mother almost instantly creates a sort and a cover up that would make anyone cringe. This gave Saba zero time to even process what happened to her before jumping into a web of lies and deceit. I understand that it was "for her marriage," but it was a terrible idea and a terrible premise for the story to move forward, especially considering Saba wanted to tell her husband. But again, as it had to be different from Mora Piya (Aamna sheikh & Adeel), it's been written this way.
In what world do psychiatrists give marriage advice and encourage their patients to deceive their husbands!? Week after week, these scenes are becoming increasingly bizarre and hard to digest.
The highlight of this show is the character of Shahvez (Zahid Ahmed), trying to come to terms with the gunaah he has committed and somehow trying to find forgiveness for something that can't be forgiven. Zahid Ahmed's acting is amazing.
The show has picked up pace now with the partial truth coming out (about the rape) to Adnan (Mekaal) and Mekaal is doing a great job portraying Adnan's turmoil, as is Saba.
It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here, as the truth as to who the rapist (and Sangat's father) is has yet to be revealed. Is it terrible that I do hope for a happy ending for Shahvez with his neighbor?