These were my feelings towards the end of two highly promising shows.
I'll start with Yeh Mera Deewanapan, as my feelings towards this show are a little more open and shut.
A show that promised to showcase an unusual love story with a multitude of beautiful characters.....somehow spiraled into something highly ridiculous and it's clear that the writer had no idea how to satisfy the viewers who kept up with the show for the close-to-50 episodes.
Meena and Jahangir should have been endgame, period. Instead, Jahangir's son disappears for parhai abroad and Meena is casually mentioned as Choti Ami once by him, acknowledging that she still exists in the city, before he is never seen again. What happened to Meena's father, the man who loved his daughters so much?
Why was a character like Morni necessary? Loud does not equate to pure. Jahangir and Morni was a highly forced union that had no "sar na pair."
It was nice to see Shaqoor repent and reform and to see Mehtab receive her justice while still forgiving Shaqoor.
The rest.....I have no idea how such a beautiful show turned into a senseless last few episodes.
Moving on to Sangat....
What I really enjoyed about this show was the stark reality of the situation. The characters were grey, rather than black and white. Sangat focused on rape and the aftermath and societal views towards that act - namely how it affects the woman.
We had Aashi, who refused to be a scared victim despite her life falling apart in front of her. Rather than fear her rapist, she instilled fear and guilt in him on a daily basis. We had Adnan, Aashi's husband, whose perfect world was shattered after finding out that his flesh and blood wasn't so, but the product of a terrifying ordeal his wife lived through. Outwardly behaving like the jerk blaming the victim and isolating his wife for a crime she didn't commit, Adnan was dying inside for being unable to help his wife and protect her in a society that blames the woman and demands proof before allotting justice. And lastly, we had Shavez, a character that should've been unable to garner any sympathy after his heinous act of rape towards Aashi, but became so "human" over the course of episodes, his guilt and disgust with himself forcing him to repent in every and any way possible. Shavez was somehow redeemable after committing an unredeemable crime.
But then the show lost me with the very last scene.
This is simply not how life works. While my brain and heart can't argue that there was honestly no other way for Samgat to end, the way it was done just felt ridiculous. Adnan commits a crime, kills another (innocent) woman's husband, picks up Sangat, Aashi smiles and the family is reunited.......WHAT?!?! This just boggled my mind! There are consequences to actions! Adnan would not be getting off Scott-free!
A friend pointed out that Shavez's father would forgive Adnan, so he would probably never go to jail. That's a valid point - but then why not SHOW this?
Would it physically harm the writers/producers/directors to extent dramas by one episode? Sangat NEEDED one more episode. We can be forced to watch 5 episodes with the same nonsense repeating, yet when it comes to wrapping up the show, it's all done in a rush in the last episode, leaving a bad taste in the viewer's mouth.
Anyway, I thought Sangat was a good show overall, but it would've been a great show had more work been put into the ending. What a shame.
Now that these two shows have ended and a new slate of exciting dramas are starting, we can look forward to some new discussions (hopefully)!