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Written by: Riffat Siraj

Script supervisor: Khalilluh Farooqi

Directed by: Iqbal Hussain

Produced by: Seema Tahir Khan & Real Entertainment

In this episode, conflicts have gone more intense. Hakim Khan (Rasheed Naz) has to face the strong opposition to the idea of grabbing the Christian colony, both from Ali Khan (Ahsan Khan) and Maryam (Sadia Khan). Family politics are on the peak by grandma (Ayesha Khan Sr.) as she has refused to marry Sufiyan (Emmad Irfani) with Maryam. The father (Sherheryar Zaidi), however, has supported Sufiyan concerning his desire to marry Maryam. Hakim Khan wants to see Ali as a shadow of his own self but he has got extremely disappointed with the positive thinking of Ali. Maryam and Ali have met for the first time which can lead to a new bondage and relationship. This relationship will put a great impact on the lives of Hakim Khan, Sadiq Khan (Ayub Khoosa), Sufiyan, and Hafsa (Farheen Iqbal).

Maryam is a multi-dimensional character. Teacher; a sister; daughter; the representative of the Christian community; a fighter who has to combat against land mafia; caretaker and bread earner for the family; and the lover of Sufiyan – Maryam has to put a great effort for performing all the roles satisfactorily. She looks different from one another in each of the character dimensions. While dealing with Hakim Khan and his men, she is a rock-solid lady resisting with all her heart in favor of the community. While she is a soft-natured, romantic, and loving when talks to Sufiyan. She is dealing with the inner as well as outer conflicts very well at the same time. As the story advances, we will see the character dimensions of her more vivid and impactful also.

Ayub Khosa, Rasheed Naz, and Seemi Raheel are fully fit into their characters with the desired accent and body language. Sadia Khan is also playing a very significant role of her acting career after Khuda Or Mohabbat season 2.

Setting and décor of the homes of Maryam, Sufiyan, and Ali Khan are different from each other. Cross-shaped props, and locket around the neck of Maryam and her mother rightly give us the clue of Christian ethnicity. The cinematography is good as we see a balance between long shots and the close-ups. However, continuity was a weak point in a few scenes. During the first two episodes, the pace has been good. The wardrobe is designed according to the origin and personalities of the characters. We see that the characters have been developing in both the episodes. Lighting arrangements were good during the celebration scenes when Ali Khan comes back home from abroad.

The minority rights, land mafia, religious differences, family politics, right versus wrong, and no doubt the romance in between – we are to see many colors of Maryam Pereira. Let’s see what is in store for the characters and viewers in the next episode.


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