With last week’s episode’s dramatic end of Shehwar’s ex-wife Maham returning to put a stop to the wedding, we really were anticipating what would happen in this week’s episode to all these characters we had grown into. And Khalil ur Rehman Qamar struck gold again! The events of this episode had been piling up for quite some time and the culmination of everything finally occurred. Shehwar and Mehwish end up finally facing the music and realize their time is up, meanwhile Danish starts to reap the positive benefits yet he has lost the peace he once had. This episode was a pretty solid effort in my opinion and the rapid chain of events made it all the more exciting!
The biggest aspect of this episode that depended upon how good it would have turned out was the direction, and Nadeem Baig did his part fabulously! The timing and positioning of the flashback scenes was very well done and did a great job in disorienting the audience and their views on the antagonists, specially Mehwish. Nadeem Baig reflected what Khalil ur Rehman Qamar wanted on-screen with an extra factor by visually creating the bewildering change of events through rapidly cut scenes.
It’s nice to not see dormant pacing and a changing style of direction as well, since it shows that the direction follows the story and not the other way round, which always messes up the style of the drama for me. Nadeem Baig has certainly managed to shine in his own right without resorting to typical drama tricks, and he deserves all the rightful credit for that!
Regarding the characters and the way they developed here in this episode, Danish takes the cake definitely! It is an interesting juxtaposition by showing the happiness he once had had with Mehwish even when they were poor to now when he has finally gotten all the success and money yet Mehwish is no longer his.
While the topic is certainly not a new or revolutionary idea, Khalil ur Rehman Qamar has written it so well through his three-dimensional characters that deal with all these conflicting emotions in an interesting way. They aren’t predictable characters. And that largely is due to the writer’s grasp on his craft and the way the actors have portrayed them.
Humayun Saeed was a perfect fit for the role for Danish as this episode shows, because his performance was brilliant and showed the character’s depth through nuanced actions and not simply just the dialogue. Ayeza Khan also in her own right shone throughout the episode as her character faces a different type of change but the actress’s range is incredible to watch! The leads have been perfect fits and have left us wanting to keep watching them on-screen!
In contrast to last few weeks, this week was pretty rapid
and fast moving and leaves us wondering where the show will go on from here on
out. The way things pan out is really important as the audience obviously want
a happy and just ending for Danish and for Mehwish to get what she deserves. We
wonder what Khalil ur Rehman has in store, and if it is what the audience will
like. Do tell us what you thought about the episode!