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Saifee Hasan’s directorial Ehd e Wafa started off as a story all about friendship between the characters of Ahad Raza Mir, Osman Khalid Butt, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali. With the 6th episode, the drama is now branching out and it is focusing on the four individuals and their life their struggles, career paths and love stories.
The sixth episode primarily focused on Saad and Shahzain’s life as they have gone their separate ways. Both of their timelines maintained a good pace. What is impressive is that both of their life stories now have a striking contrast yet the director has managed to maintain a balance in the episode while narrating both of their stories.
Ahad Raza Mir as Saad saw a swift transition in his character in this episode. We did notice early on in the drama, that the appearance of the Cadets were not in line with real regulations of Cadet colleges. However, with Saad joining the Military academy there has been an improvement in the aspect. The drama manages to maintain a light tone with all the scenes of Saad’s early days being funny as well as a realistic depiction of the daily grind at the military academy. The drama highlights the strict and tough ordeals that military men have to surpass during training to get into the army. The drama in a way will help audiences develop a new found respect of our Jawans.
We do hope to see more from Dua and Saad’s budding romance in coming episodes as well.Their scenes were cute and entertaining to watch. Moreover, Saad’s bond with his mother is absolutely adorable as well. It is great to see Vaneeza Ahmed back on screen after so long and her “cool army wife” avatar have us in awe.
On the other hand, Shahzain’s timeline carries a completely different flavor. He is up to no good and we can’t entirely blame him for his need for revenge. Osman has done justice to his avatar with his portrayal. The character traits given to each character in the drama are very different, making the serial a good watch. Zara’s Rani is also quite something out of the ordinary. We enjoy seeing her in the drama now, as her scenes are more relevant and in context with the overall episode, than before.
The supporting cast is killing it with their performances as well. Mohammad Ahmad as Shahzain’s grand-father is entertaining to watch as his portrayal is spot on. Every relation that the drama portrays be a mother son, friends, or even young love is relatable to some extent.
Mustafa Afridi’s story gives us a breather every week, it is light for the most part but with a sensible subject at its core. The punchlines, the ethnic and regional diversity that is being shown through Saad and Shahzain’s timeline is riveting as well. The sets and the production design was simple and realistic and went really well with the whole theme.
While the director has managed to incorporate so many characters in one episode, we could not help but notice the absence of Sheheryar and Shariq. For past two episodes Shariq is nowhere to be seen. When will be get to see his side of the story is what intrigues us. Are the makers planning on giving Shehryar and Shariq less footage than Shahzain and Saad? Or do have some fun surprises with upcoming episodes? I guess we will have to wait and watch!
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