This Monday was another great lineup of dramas for us to watch! Aatish, Dil Kia Karay and Bandish were equally thrilling and of high demand overall. We have been following each of these dramas closely for the past few weeks and can honestly only say that we are impressed with the way they have recently developed.
Aatish (HUM Tv) MD Productions
What an episode! After this episode, we definitely know
which drama is in our top favorite dramas. This episode, the aftermath of
Shehryar’s discovery dawns on him finally as he begins to mull over his
mistakes; perhaps his biggest discovery is when he finds out Asma was pregnant
with his child. But since he can’t find her anywhere, the guilt begins to eat
his conscience away. On the other hand, Salar runs after Maria to try to
convince her to come back but he too faces a staunch Maria unable to forgive
him. While the supporting characters in their right have impressed us, it is
the two leading actors Azfar Rehman and Hina Altaf as the characters of
Shehryar and Asma that really have us hooked! In this episode, the acting range
of Azfar Rehman really became the highlight of the show as he managed to
display a series of emotions ranging from guilt and sorrow to anger in a very
excellent manner. We’re especially fond of the fact that the character of
Shehryar is played so naturally by him that we can’t tell the difference
sometimes! The equally talented Hina Altaf also kept her acting prowess in the
spotlight with a different approach; while Asma’s pursuit of some sort of
shelter marks most of her storyline, Hina Altaf gives it more dimensions by
adding in extra emotions in every facial movement. Both of the actors
complement each other and have made Aatish one of the most enjoyable and
well-made dramas we have seen yet!
Dil Kya Kare (Geo Tv) 7th Sky Entertainment
Continuing on its storyline that is softer than other dramas
but equally compelling to watch, Dil Kia Karay introduced a new plotline when
Saadi and his father get robbed by people who secretly are trying to threaten
them regarding their business deals. Saadi and Aimen finally have their waleema
this episode and throughout, Arman puts on a brave face to hide his own pain.
Feroze Khan seems to really be owning this character, which is quite different
from his other roles in Romeo Weds Heer, Khaani etc. This serious yet sensitive
character however really seems to be suiting him. The only thing that would
help this drama more would be to introduce more diverse plotlines to make it
more interesting while maintaining its characters.
Bandish (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment
Quite a lot happened in last night’s double episodes that
had us excited! Madiha finally receives a rude awakening when her husband
Junaid tells her he has married another woman and doesn’t want to live with her
anymore. Here we start to get some insight into these characters’ previous
lives, as Madiha reflects on the time when they were young and in love. This
scene was a nice break from the grimness of the rest of the drama. Aleena
continues to be possessed and starts to instigate the other family members.
Sania and Hania, already devastated from the fact that their father has a
second wife, refuse to let any more suitors visit them until their troubles are
over. But when they call a religious peer to visit their house and he tells
them about the black magic hanging over their house, it seems as if their
troubles have only just begun. The episode ended when Madiha runs into Sumbul herself
and we finally find out a connection between the two and the story starts to
make sense; Sumbul was Madiha and Junaid’s university friend who loved Junaid.
But something happened between them that made Sumbul so vengeful. We are loving
the way the story is unraveling as new things are discovered each episode. The
pacing in that way is good as not all is revealed in an instant; this is a sign
of good writing, and Bandish is definitely in good hands!
Such a tough choice, but we already know which drama we loved this weekend: Aatish! Good writing, well-directed sequences and two talented leading actors to die for…. what isn’t there to love about this drama! Bandish and Dil Kia Karay are not far behind and have good characteristics as well, but Aatish has made itself a special place in our hearts as it reaches its climax and is nearing end.
We would love to know 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.