23rd January Wednesday 2019 Dramas
Tawaan on HUM, Qaid on Geo, Kaisa Hai Naseeban on ARY and several others…Wednesday dramas are a tough choice! Some are extremely enjoyable while others not so much. But which of these dramas fall under which respective category? While the stories of each drama is extremely intriguing, the problem most people face while watching them is how stretched out they become. These dramas might have caught our attention, but will they be able to sustain it?
Tawaan (Hum Tv) MD Productions
There isn’t a more perfect example than Tawaan of a drama that started out strong but fizzled out by an unnecessarily drawn out story. This week’s episode showed Shehroze (Emmad Irfani) finally ruin Zaman (Asad Siddique) and his life by destroying his engagement as well. Zaman tries to prove this to Maryam (Moomal Khalid) who denies it at first, but soon becomes frustrated by the lack of response on Shehroze’s side and leaves the house without telling anyone. Again, the story is certainly interesting to watch but now it just seems so drawn out that we are losing interest. The characters have become more annoying than endearing, specially Shehroze who is hungry for revenge and just seems delusional at this point. The creators of the drama need to know when to end a story, which they should do by now with Tawaan.
Qaid (Geo Tv) Showcase Productions
The Zara Noor Abbas starrer Qaid had a surprising twist in
this week’s episode that left many viewers confused. Instead of letting Reham
rot in jail as he had previously hoped for, Ashir (Syed Jibran Shah) makes a
deal with Reham’s father that he will drop all charges if Reham is married off
to him. At first, this decision seemed confusing seeing as how much Ashir and
his family hated Reham. But soon the darker side of this decision comes to
light. Ashir knew Reham would get out of jail in a few years and wanted her to
suffer for life, so by marrying her he ensures she would be a prisoner till she
dies. Reham realizes this by the end of the episode and breaks down at her
fate. It was an adequate episode with commendable acting and well thought out
dialogues. It doesn’t stand out that much, which doesn’t mean it’s bad but
rather that it is rather forgettable. Maybe some twist later on will change
that but for now, it remains to be seen.
Kaisa Hai Naseeban (ARY) IDream Productions
While it may be hard to judge how the pacing of this drama
will be seeing as how it’s just on its 5th episode, we have a feeling Kaisa Hai
Naseeban won’t fall prey to these flaws. For now, this drama has us all holding
our breath for each episode. This week, Mariam (Ramsha Khan) falls ill and
takes a break from her job, which rubs her in-laws the wrong way since their
only means of earning is now gone. Ahmed (Muneeb Butt) catches Mariam talking
to her parents and threatens her to say everything is fine. While watching this
drama, one gets so angry at the characters but the truth of the matter is that
it isn’t far from reality at all. Pakistani society in particular places a huge
deal of weight and importance on anyone living abroad, thinking of it as a sign
of wealth. But Kaisa Hai Baseeban exposes the actual reality of the matter, and
Mariam has to suffer for the shortsightedness of her parents. Regardless, this
drama is definitely worth your time!
The honor has to be handed over to Kaisa Hai Naseeban once again. It has a very talented cast, a memorable story the likes of which we have not seen much on television and a catchy song to go with it as well! Due warning, though: it really makes the viewer enraged at the way the in-laws act and the bigger social issue that is highlighted is serious in nature. But nowadays, to really stand out from the multitudes of similar dramas, producers have to add in that extra factor of social awareness. For now, Kaisa Hai Naseeban has created a perfect balance of all of these aspects and is indeed a treat to watch!
What did you think of this Wednesday’s 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.