Written by: Mustafa Afridi

Directed by: Saife Hassan

Produced by: Momina Duraid Production

After last week’s extremely wholesome episode, this week was back to the usual as Shahzain continues to reveal himself as the antagonist of the drama, and his behavior gets increasingly concerning. His quest for power and influence leads him to lie to his own best friends and his wife, and it seems pretty obvious that Shahzain has been lying to everyone from the start. This episode however did feature our favorite characters getting the spotlight, such as Ahmad Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali who have honestly made their place in our hearts and done a wonderful job with their characters!

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While Shehryar and Shariq’s characters are interesting in their own right, Ahmad Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali have truly made them fan favorites with their portrayal. It’s nice to see the two get the spotlight since both are immensely talented and underrated, and we hopefully get to see them in more future lead roles.

Ahad Raza Mir and Osman Khalid Butt continue to reprise their roles and have given the characters much needed depth. We also got to see a more intimate look at the strong female presence in the drama, through Dua’s character played by Alizeh Shah who has again and again surprised us with her acting! And Zara Noor Abbas, who plays the fan favorite Rani, truly provided a new perspective of the character to us, showing that Rani was more than just comic relief and was a strong woman in her own right. The entire cast of Ehd e Wafa deserve the utmost credit for giving the drama a personal touch and making the characters feel almost real to the audience!

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The script has so far been able to capture the interest of the audience for now, but that isn’t the sole purpose that should be focused on. In terms of complexity, the script of Ehd e Wafa can be criticized for not managing to keep the timeline legible to the viewer as well as the character relationships which sometime seem to  be changing behind the scenes without the audience even knowing.

However, despite this minor flaw, the writer Mustafa Afridi has definitely focused on characterization and making sure none of the characters are just caricatures or backdrops to the main leads. Every single one manages to do their part and build up the story, which is nice to see when most writers don’t really give that much attention to supporting characters and relegate them to the background. Alongside this, director Saife Hassan has matched this excellent cast with beautiful visuals and a coherent visual storyline that blends together very well. An excellent team that has worked so hard and deserves credit where credit is due!

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The entire end product of Ehd e Wafa is definitely work watching as the audience can see the hard work and the talent present on set. The story is gripping and enticing and leaves us impatient to see what happens next!

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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