12 February Tuesday Dramas:
Another Tuesday, another tough decision to be made! Beti, Kam Zarf and Meray Humdum keep setting the bar high for themselves and for each other, and so it’s a given that the competition is pretty tough! Each drama stars some excellent actors and are made by a crew that has previously worked on very successful projects. But how did these dramas fare this week and which one won? Read on to find out!
Beti (ARY) IDream Production
Finally we got the karma for Mariam! Although she doesn’t
have custody of her daughter as of yet, she does begin to fight for justice in
the courts finally. Azhar gets a job but finds out that Mariam is his boss in
his new work place; the moment where he finds this out is probably our favorite
moments from the drama. Taimoor, in an attempt to get some money on the side,
offers Mariam her daughter back for a huge sum of money. Azhar’s new wife Naila
treats Mariam’s daughter really badly and suspects Azhar of still being in love
with Mariam. Overall, the writers of the drama introduce many new twists each
week to keep us on the hook, and it is done pretty well. Saheefa Jabbar Khattak
is gorgeous as Mariam and blows us away every time with her performance!
Kam Zarf (GEO) Mastermind Productions
This episode was a roller coaster! Firstly, Azar decides to
take Fozia with him to an office party, but things go downhill. Nimra, the girl
Azar in love with, shows up with her husband and ruins everything. Fozia finds
out about the entire relation between Azar and Nimra, but for some reason Azar
gets more enraged even though it is his own fault. When they return, he throws
a fit in front of Aima about Fozia which of course leads to Aima blaming Fozia
for everything. The only good people are Mona and Asim, the younger siblings
and who are also the smarter ones. My favorite is definitely Mona who seems the
most rational of all; her side story in her university was also far more
interesting and fun to watch. Kam Zarf does have a relatively well-written
story but most of the characters, even the main protagonist Fozia, become so
unlikeable due to their lack of intelligence. It comes to a point where we
sympathize more with Aima rather than Fozia. The trope of the helpless woman is
quite overplayed by now.
Mere Humdum (HUM Tv) MD Productions
Our last drama of the day, Meray Humdam, also dropped
another bomb on us. Warda and Haris happily get married and on their wedding
night, Haris gets a call out of nowhere about a friend who’s in the hospital.
He rushes off immediately leaving Warda with Osama. This of course is not taken
lightly by Warda who begins to doubt everything. And then we find out that the
mysterious friend who got in an accident is actually a girl in love with Haris
who tries to commit suicide after finding out Haris was getting married. The
conversation between them reveals how toxic they actually are for each other.
But Warda does not know this, and neither does Osama. The end of the episode
hinted at a possible love interest of Osama being Warda’s younger sister. We
thought this episode was adequate enough, and Sarah Khan shined in this episode
alongside Gohar Mumtaz. Hopefully, the talented cast will put their acting
prowess to good use.
And our winner for this week is Beti! The reason for its success is clear enough: it has taken a crucial flaw in our society and highlighted it with excellent storytelling and acting. It is rare that dramas treat social issues delicately and Beti has done just that. The other two dramas are definitely worth checking out as well though as they very equally well-made. But Beti definitely stands out.
What were your thoughts on these dramas?
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.