Critic Rating

Written by: Sara Sadain Syed

Produced by: Abdullah Seja

Directed by: Mazhar Moin


From past two weeks, double episodes of Haiwan are being aired on ARY Digital and we could not have been any happier. Two hours of sitting on the edge of sofa because of the blood rushing suspense this drama brings. It is just like an adrenalin roller coaster ride. With its 18th episode being aired on TV the drama has pretty much reached to its crisis and our fingers are crossed in hope of it moving towards its resolve.

Episode 17 starts with a tragic scene where Azra (Sawera Nadeem) is seen sitting in a graveyard praying on Masooma’s grave. The scene is plainly melancholic and directly reflects upon Azra’s state of mind after finding out her killer and still not being able to do anything about it. She utters a deep meaningful soliloquy which brings us to tears especially when she reaches to the dialogue, “Mujhe maaf kardo men tumhe bacha nhin saki, tum mujhe bulati rahi or men tumhari awaz nhin sun saki” Hands down! This serial has some of the best dialogues. The music and lightning of the scene is perfectly reflective of the inner state of the characters involved which makes it a true emotion and not just a scene we are watching on TV.



The mood and tone of the episodes remain static throughout without any major event taking place. Although the flashbacks of Maan (Wahaj Ali) and Momina (Sanam Chaudhary) add a dramatic flair to the episode. The episode ends on Maan submitting a report in police station which declares Azra insane.

Moving onto episode 18, we are constantly shocked by the amount of psychological exposure this serial has given us, it has truly shown us how a human mind evolves under stress, trauma, grief and loss. It has given us the accounts of all the disorders and especially post-traumatic stress. As much as the serial sheds light on the issue of child abuse, it has also given us a fully blown awareness program on mental illness.



The episode goes as superb as the last one and it has proven itself to be one of the most well made serial of contemporary prime time. This episode reveals the evil of Hameed’s character and explores his Machiavellian character as he bluntly says to Momina, “Haan Haan lao koi gawah ya sabot phir baat karna” and that was pretty much the whole stature of the episode, it surrounded the issue and knitted the story tighter around the whole incident. We cannot wait to find out what happens next.


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