Written by: Mustafa Afridi

Directed by: Saife Hassan

Produced by: Momina Duraid Production

Last night’s episode of Ehd e Wafa was such a treat and joy to watch! Probably the most wholesome of all the episodes we have seen so far from the drama, this episode finally showed the reunion of the group that we had all been waiting for and the reunion was done perfectly! The four male characters have come so far and grown up so much from what they once were, and this episode perfectly depicted their development. We not only got to see how each of them grew up and matured, but also got some insight into what the future holds but let’s talk about that later. For now, the focus was solely on the positive things in the lives of these four young men.

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It is so nice to see male leads that actually have some depth in them instead of being caricature male characters either made the typical villains or the heartbroken tragic victim. Ahad Raza Mir, Osman Khalid Butt, Wahaj Ali and Ahmad Ali Akbar have such unique characters and way of portraying them. Not only that, the way their characters have been written actually present a more realistic take on the male youth of today, who have their issues and struggle with society’s expectations but nevertheless do their best to do the right thing.

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We need more of these multi-faceted characters that don’t depend on an overdone trope or an actor’s star power only. These four lead actors are honestly the best choice made for the drama and deserve way more credit! Alongside that, another rising star from this drama is Alizeh Shah as Dua, one of my personal favorites from Ehd e Wafa who has been a consistently excellent actress and has proven herself as a formidable one too. We hope to see the talented young actress more in future dramas too.

Mustafa Afridi’s script seemed a bit clichéd and convoluted in the first few episodes but the loose edges have been tied together really nicely and all the plot points are making much more sense now. I like that he imbued certain social issues in without being too in-the-face about it, and didn’t only just focus on the negative side of things. For example, he shows how this newer generation is doing their best to bring justice while simultaneously serving the country, which is a nice change for once. The characterization has so far been the script’s strongest point, as the individual characters have driven the story to where it is. It will be interesting to see how the story fares from here on out, especially since it seems  like at least one of the characters will die soon enough!

Overall, Saife Hassan and Mustafa Afridi as well as the entire crew working on Ehd e Wafa have carefully constructed everything to look beautiful, and the wedding scenes in this episode were a treat to watch! With a shaky few episodes, it is nice to see Ehd e Wafa finally get a strong grip on what kind of message it wants to send and thus find an identity for itself.

What were your thoughts on this episode of Ehd e Wafa?

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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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