26 January Saturday Dramas

Saturday brought with it the next episodes of the gripping dramas that air on this day. Both Khud Parast and Cheekh had episodes with a lot of thrilling events that happened and the same happened in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’s episode as well. It really is a difficult task choosing one drama out of these three since all of them have an immensely high quality of production and acting.

Khud Parast (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment  

Let’s start with Khud Parast. So much has happened in one episode; the bomb that Uswa dropped upon the entire family about the supposed affair between Hannan and Beenish has created a huge divide within the family and destroyed the two marriages. This self-destruction was obviously what Uswa wanted all along but now her sense of morality has become so botched that she herself is confused about what she wants. However, Hannan and Beenish find help in Hannan’s phuppo who gives them refuge. The episode was overall a breath of fresh air and highly enjoyable as the makers sped up the action and did so tactfully. In specific, the fact that a woman divorcing during pregnancy has to observe iddat until giving birth was shown in a delicate way. Overall, the drama has continued a well-maintained level of entertainment.

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi (Hum TV) MD Productions

Perhaps this episode was not that eventful, but it still was as delightful as the rest! The relationship dynamics between Noori and Bhola are developed even further and we got many laughs out of their numerous interactions. However, certain small things created tension in this episode. Firstly, Bhola keeps getting mislead by his friends who demand to meet Noori; for those who remember the pervious episodes, Bhola’s friends had run into Noori before. Another thing that happened was Bhola’s phuppo who stole a necklace from their house. This will obviously create a clash within the household and can easily be predicted that the blame will be placed on Noori. This episode was fun to watch and many times we were unable to stop laughing at Bhola’s dialogues and antics. Imran Ashraf has done a wonderful job and should be applauded for his spot-on depiction!

Cheekh (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment

And now for the star of the show! This episode of Cheekh we are shown the aftermath of Nayab’s death as the inspector begins to get suspicious of everyone. He demands money from Yawer in return for his silence but Yawer refuses, and then the inspector begins to turn family members against each other. The biggest suspect at this point publicly is Wajih, since Nayab said the name “Raja” before dying. Since no one knows this also refers to Wajih’s friend, they automatically begin to suspect Wajih himself. Mannat in particular begins to look at Wajih with a dubious eye, and Nayab’s father and stepmother also blame Wajih for what happened to Nayab. The pacing is so fast and thrilling that Cheekh has genuinely become the drama we look forward to the entire week only for the sake of answers. All the characters do their parts superbly, even though Ushna Shah is terribly missed as she was one of the highlights of the drama. We can’t wait to see what waits in store for next week!

Verdict

Like we said before, each and every one of these dramas are worth watching! There is not one that falls short in terms of quality and acting so we suggest giving all of these a watch at least once. But if we have to choose one, then there is a winner.

In terms of rating and buzz, Cheekh is definitely in the lead with its fresh content and gripping storyline. Cheekh’s gripping content and excellent performances has made it the talk of the town.

However, Ranjha Ranjha Kardi has beautiful performances by Imran Ashraf as Bhola and Iqra Aziz as Noorie, also making it a drama we will always remember. This and Khud Parast also have a high quality of entertainment so do give all of them a watch before deciding which one is of your taste.

What did you think of this week’s episodes of 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.

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