Written by: Mustafa Afridi

Directed by: Saife Hassan

Produced by: Momina Duraid Production

Ehd e Wafa has generally done a great job in creating a wholesome vibe, but this episode really was a joy to watch just for all the positive things happening in Saad’s life! Perhaps that is a testimony to how well the characters have been written and played by the respective people. Saad finally becomes an officer and even wins the sword of honor. Dua and her mother meanwhile decide that they had had enough of Raheel and his toxicity and take a stand for themselves. Overall, things seem to be going positively and the episode was a joy to watch from start to finish!

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Saad has definitely become the favorite character of the drama for everyone! The audience find themselves rooting for him which shows that the writer Mustafa Afridi has written a well-rounded and developed protagonist who the viewers can root for and see him grow into a virtuous adult. Not to forget Dua’s character of course, which is another factor that shows Mustafa Afridi has done a great job in showing realistic, gradual growth in people who had essentially been naive children a few episodes before. The writing, the dialogues and the structure of the script has been a huge plus factor for Ehd e Wafa and a major reason why I regularly look forward to finding out more about these characters every week!

Ahad Raza Mir as Saad truly deserves utmost praise for the way he has given his unique twist to a character that otherwise would have been very clichéd on paper. However, Ahad Raza Mir lends the character a certain sense of authenticity and charm that really runs the whole show for me. Without these aspects, Ehd e Wafa would be just another run-of-the-mill drama. Alizeh Shah was another aspect of this episode that made me stick around for the sake of the character, since her portrayal of Dua is unique in its own right. The young actors have together become an unstoppable force and we are really proud just watching them succeed on screen! My personal favorite throughout these episodes however has undoubtedly been Gulzar played by the talented and funny Adnan Samad Khan, and his scene with his parents specifically was definitely emotional to watch!

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In terms of the pacing of the drama I still feel a bit confused as to where the entire story is going, since we have virtually seen none of the other boys except for a few minutes. The sole focus seems to be on Saad now which isn’t a bad thing but seems confusing when the premise of the drama had seemed different. But we trust that the director Saife Hassan has great things planned for the drama, and I think all the different tracks will join and play into Saad’s life in different ways. The scenes of the passing out ceremony was very well-shot specially, and Saife Hassan has really created a masterpiece that is both enjoyable to watch as well as intriguing in terms of plot.

We cannot wait to see what happens to Dua and Saad in the next episode, and curious if the other three will make an appearance as well.  What were your thoughts on this episode of Ehd e Wafa?

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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