Drama guide

13 February Wednesday 2019 dramas:

Tawaan might have ended last week but Kaisa Hai Naseeban and Qaid more than make up for the lack of one drama! While the competition might have decreased, it is still tough between the two. There are many factors to be considered between the two, including acting, cast, the writing and the directing. Keeping all these things in mind, let’s see how the episodes this week fared overall.

Qaid (Geo Tv) Showcase Productions

We follow Reham again this time as she is made to work the household chores for Ashir’s family, and is treated cruelly as always. Bari Apa is the only one who pities her, and Ashir to some extent but his own anger at his brother’s death continues to flaw his judgement. Tasleem, who wants her own daughter Farah married to Ashir, tries her best to make Reham suffer. A source of escape comes to help Reham in the form of Ashir’s old friend who investigates what is happening to report back to Saboor; the latter wants to confess her own inclusion in the events that had occured but her husband Faisal stops her from doing so. This episode was a bit repetitive and we feel as if there wasn’t anything that it did to propel the story forward or even develop the characters. It seems to be stuck on the same cycle of watching Reham suffer, and Ashir being a generally weak man who cannot stand up for anyone other than him. The makers of the drama should really start to move the story forward from this rut that it is stuck on in order to keep the quality high.

Kaisa Hai Naseeban (ARY) IDream Productions

Every minute of this drama is honestly worth watching! Let’s begin with what happened in last night’s double episodes. Sana’s husband Wahid becomes suspicious that his wife’s family are mistreating Mariam and tries to confront them about this, but as always Sana and her mother very cleverly manage to subvert his attention to someplace else. Ahmed also finds out that Mariam had been leaving for two hours during her lunch break and going somewhere and he reaches his breaking point; it is his mother who tells him to hold off his anger until later. Mariam and Ahmed go back to Pakistan for Mariam’s sister’s wedding to Affan and while there, Ahmed does his best to prevent Mariam from going out of his sight. At the end, during her sister’s wedding, Ahmed finally loses his patience and slaps Mariam and that’s where the episode ends. When talking about the positive points of this episode, I don’t even know where to begin. The way Ahmed’s anger issues are shown is definitely something unique. Scenes are shown where he imagines hitting Mariam but in front of everyone else he remains calm and smiles serenely. Muneeb Butt does a fabulous job in portraying this character with what is definitely a psychological issue that we actually felt scared of him at times! The rapid change of moods in Ahmed’s character is another thing Muneeb Butt acts out convincingly. The equally talented Ramsha Khan depicts the confusion of Mariam and her despondence pretty well. With such a talented cast and captivating story, Kaisa Hai Naseeban is bound to be top of our list!

Verdict

The verdict is pretty clear on this one: Kaisa Hai Naseeban checks out every box of the qualities we look for in a drama! If only Qaid removes the repetition of the same situations in its plot.

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.

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