9th March Saturday 2019 Dramas: Cheekh VS Ranjha Ranjha Kerdi VS Khudparast


Saturdays are our all-time favorites and that won’t be changing for a long while! Khud Parast’s characters showed progression in their personalities. In Cheekh Mannat’s battle for justice begins and Ranjha Ranjha Kardi continues its beautiful story with sympathetic characters. What isn’t there to love about all these dramas? Read on to find out what happened this week and which one was the favorite!

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Khud Parast (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment

Truths start coming out for the three main people in the drama undergoing massive change. Firstly, Uswa who thought she was happy and comfortable with Adeel realizes his actual hidden nature. Adeel takes Uswa’s money and also betrays her by cheating on her even though they just got married.

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Another major revelation for her is that she would never be able to have a baby again, and all of these things pile up against Uswa and her hopes of ever getting happiness in life. While we do feel a sense of karma, for some reason Uswa’s situation actually seems sympathetic.

Meanwhile, things are looking up for both Beenish and Hanan, and Hanan’s phuppo urges Hanan to marry Beenish but Hanan seems hesitant in the matter. Whether the two get married or not, we’re happy they have found a direction in life and are at peace!

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Lastly, Bakhtawar is still stuck in her own personal hell with Moeez’s wife and now her own son has forsaken her! Things are not looking up for Bakhtawar either and yet we feel bad for her too. Hopefully, the drama will lead to Uswa and Bakhtawar finding a way out of their misery and realizing and atoning for their mistakes instead of the writers just killing them or making them horrible people forever. Khud Parast has already shown a lot of suffering of the characters and we hope the cycle does not continue.

Cheekh (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment

Things are moving forward at a fast pace now in Cheekh, which is really effective after the last few peaceful episodes! The suspense about what Mannat will do is over now as she files a case against Wajih finally. The fight begins as Yawar also resists with full force by using his own money and influence to protect his younger brother; it becomes evident that Yawar will be a force to be reckoned with by Mannat as he is not past doing illegal things for the sake of his family.

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Yawar also involves Shayan which will be a hindrance to Mannat, and the rage Wajih exhibits also hints that Mannat has no way back now. It was extremely satisfying seeing Wajih locked up and losing his composure whereas Mannat has the slight upper hand now.

But the battle has obviously just begun and right now Mannat had taken them by surprise; there is no way of knowing what will happen next and that is what makes Cheekh so exciting. We are on the edge of our seats after this episode!

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Bilal Abbas is terrifying as Wajih whereas Saba Qamar has our full sympathies and we’re glad to see such strong female leads on television. The biggest reason to love Cheekh, however is that it is such a far cry from the usual plots of family dramas and romance. There really is no equivalent of Cheekh that we know of, and you don’t want to miss out on this!

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi (Hum TV) MD Productions

Another poignant episode of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi! It appears this drama has checked every box for excellent drama! Bhola’s apology to Rizwana was heartwarming and we begin to see another dimension to Rizwana, separating her from her husband.

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Sahir becomes more involved in the family as he is brought home by Nusrat to meet Rizwana and Komal for Komal’s hand in marriage. Noori is as of yet unaware of Sahir’s presence but she still has him on her mind. Fehmida’s suggestion that Noori continue her studies gave hope that perhaps Noori would be able to put her intelligence to good use.

Once more we find out that Bhola’s condition was deliberately induced by Nusrat as his conversation with the doctor betrays his intentions. And as always, Imran Ashraf gives Bhola the depth and character that makes him so beloved!

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All the actors are doing a fantastic job and the writer of the drama deserves more credit for the beautiful dialogues that not just convey deeper meaning but also insight into the characters themselves. Another wonderful episode of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi that deserves another round of applause!

Verdict

With this lineup of dramas, all of them are winners at the end of the day! Ranjha Ranjha Kardi leads and equally anticipated is Cheekh which is catching up pretty quickly! Since both the dramas have such different themes, what you choose to watch is honestly dependent on your personal choice. Khud parast has also offered us a very compelling story but is at number 3.

What did you think of Saturday dramas? Let me know in the comments!

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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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