Phir Wohi Mohabbat boasted of a good cast, a lead pair with incredible chemistry and an interesting story. This show had a higher standard of quality when compared to the other shows airing alongside it. The characters were relatable, had common sense, were honest and didn't do silly things to sabotage their own lives. Nice. Refreshing. Compelling.
And then suddenly - not refreshing, not compelling and oh-so-typical. It's as though the writers had not a clue how to move the story forward, which is odd, because Phir Wohi Mohabbat consisted of 21 episodes, shorter than most dramas these days. So what made the writers turn an otherwise great show into an Indian serial?
Suddenly, we had a scenario where everything could've been solved by Alishba taking a DNA test. Why didn't she then? Well, that would just be common sense. Waleed, who was so in love with his wife, to the point that he called off his own wedding and confessed to Alishba on her wedding day that he loved her so much that he was willing to wait for her......suddenly loses all trust and faith in his wife because of what? A phone call? Parents who immediately felt a connection when Alishba simply entered the room and "felt" like Alishba was their daughter - suddenly, her father doesn't believe she's his daughter after all. Why? Because of some man making claims? Sana, a confident, independent, to-the-point sort of girl not ruled by her emotions suddenly turns into your stereotypical desperate, suicidal, moral-less vamp straight out of an Indian drama. None of it made any sense.
Thank God for last episodes then, I suppose. Waleed finally realizes his mistakes, thanks to Sana who FINALLY gets her sanity back and decides to act like a human being. All is well that ends well, EXCEPT......Ramsha?! What on earth was that outcome? Why was that something we were supposed to expect OR be sad about? Ramsha was a thoroughly selfish woman who started off as simply complexed, but evolved into a downright villain! What sort of woman gives her son an ultimatum like that, let alone plays with her son's life in such a way? If you haven't finished the episode, please don't read the next paragraph.
To be quite honest, I'm not sure what exactly she attempted to do - jump off the roof? Either way, the final scene with Alishba giving the "right" to name her & Waleed's son was absolutely ridiculous. I'm all about respect, but this woman was sheer, pure evil to Alishba and her OWN son, so really, she should be kept far away from their child. Putting forth this idea of "let's kill evil with kindness" when a person literally tried to kill themselves as a ploy to further ruin a life is something that should NOT be promoted. The ending made me as angry as the second half of this show continued to make me.
Also.....I kept waiting for Sheharyar to make a re-appearance at some point, but that never happened. Why? WHY NOT?! That was actually a good subplot and would've added depth to the show.
Ahmed Ali and Hania Amir share the best chemistry and I can't wait for them to be signed for another show together. But this show really missed the mark. It started off so promising and ended up being just another saas-bahu Ekta Kapoor inspired show. Oh well. Give this one a miss if you didn't pick it up yet.
Until next time, happy watching!