Drama Guide: find out which drama did well this Thursday!

Thursday dramas are what we wait for the entire week! And it’s always a relief when Thursday comes because of the well-awaited dramas that air on this day, Aangan, Baba Jani and Koi Chand Rakh, all are in the midst of their central plot and things are heating up for every character in these dramas. But what happened in this week’s episodes and was it worth our time? Read on and find out!

Aangan (Hum Tv) MD Productions

Sajal Aly’s character Chammi was by far the saving grace of this week’s episode. Her acting is truly mesmerizing. While the drama has impressively continued the same high level of production value and beautiful sets, we still have the same problem as before; the timeline and plot are getting so jumbled up that we can’t tell who is who. Even with Chammi, we only just find out that she’s Zafar’s daughter. And before the audience could get used to the first few characters, two to three more are introduced, Alia (Mawra Hocane) and Kalsoom (Rabia Butt). The timeline is also messed up to the point where certain events don’t seem to make sense chronologically. Chammi’s character was endearing and enjoyable to watch, specially her relation with Jamil which is lighthearted and fun. However, the drama really needs to sort out the jumbled mess that its plot has become.

Koi Chand Rakh (ARY) IDream Productions

Rabail (Ayeza Khan) realizes with the birth of her baby daughter that her marriage with Zayn (Imran Abbas) is nearing its end. Nishaal continues being obsessive and jealous of everything and everyone who comes near Zayn. This episode was largely uneventful, depicting the change in the individual characters emotionally. The end featured Zayn reading a letter and suddenly looking shocked and depressed. However, the episode mostly was Nishaal screaming at Zayn to leave his family for her. Nothing of consequence happens except disjointed scenes. It honestly surprised me that this episode even got to be a separate one; it should have been integrated into another episode to cut down the bland and repetitive scenes.

Baba Jani (Geo) Connect Studios

Surprisingly, Baba Jani really pulled out all the stops for this week’s mega episode with intrigue after intrigue. Asfand (Faisal Qureshi) finds out from Umair (Ali Ansari) the real intentions of his sister Najeeba (Saba Hameed) and immediately breaks off the marriage between Umair and Nimra (Madiha Imam).  The next day, he finally gets married to Mehwish (Faryal Mehmood) and this decision of his alongside the breaking of Nimra’s marriage causes a divide between Asfand and his sisters. The episode was fun to watch throughout largely because of Asfand’s positive change in character; after closing his eyes to his sister’s true nature he finally sees them for what they really are and reacts in a good way. Faisal Qureshi’s acting is top notch and he depicts the change of attitude perfectly.

Verdict

Koi Chand Rakh continues to rate higher than the other dramas for its tried-and-tested formula and largely attractive cast. However, for me, the the winner this Thursday was Baba Jani which really proved itself in these two episodes that it can hold the audience’s attention with more than just mere star power.

What did you think of this Thursday’s episodes? Let me now in the comments!

Umaima Munir is a film and theatre nerd who is extremely passionate about well-written scripts. Her love for television stems from days of watching old PTV dramas such as Andhera Ujala.

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