Aage Khatra Hai!!
Proceed At Your Own Risk!!!
I’m not kidding when I say that somebody should’ve posted this sign outside Zaib and Natasha’s house, forewarning Muneeze about the mess she was about to step in to! Little did she know that coming to check out a girl for Bilal would lead to such complications. For that matter, even Mikaal…. Becharay! Sab acche khaasey shareef log kahan phans gaye in do behnon, aur unki diwani maa ke beech main!
This latest episode highlighted the serious repercussions of Zaib’s unthinking comment about Raayan’s impending divorce. That Zaib!! Allah jaane kiya baney ga us ka! She’s always so busy one upping Natasha ke na aage dekhti hai na peechey ... ab, somebody should sit her down and tell her ke bibi tum bari behen ho .. kuch tau khayal karo…
And of course, its not just one sister … yahan tau ek sair hai tau doosri sawa sair … Natasha is also in the running for a gold foot-in-the-mouth cup… just had to blurt it all out… yeh bhi nahin socha ke apne Chotoo key liye kitni mushkil khari ho jaye gi?! Yaar, Natasha, you deserve the most-useless-biwi-of-the-year award!
So of course now that Chotoo has given his sar in the okhli what else can he do other than look adorably downcast and try to get the rightly upset Raayan bhaijan to listen to him. The scenes between Adeel Husain (Finally! The guy had more than two lines!) and Daniyal Raheal were very well done. So yes, the dunderhead Zaib did unwittingly hit the nail on the head, and hamare hero sahab is in the process of untangling himself from an apparently unhappy shaadi, thus paving the way for Zaib to become an integral part of their lives and stir up things even more, in an official capacity as the bari bhabhi. I do wonder though about Zaib and Raayan’s future relationship – Zaib actually might adapt, but Raayan doesn’t really seem like a forgiving sort – you know what they say about still waters running deep n all … khair, aage aage dekhten hain hota hai kiyai!
As for madam Muneeze, what can one say about her… khud hi nazar laga di apni family ko … Now I wonder if she would still claim that we siblings are all so close… Also, she must now be rethinking her love affair with Zaib … I have a sneaking feeling she doesn’t think Zaib is all that cool any more… lets see how her feelings undergo even more of a turnaround as Zaib starts to become more than an occasional fun friend.
Finally Mikaal, poor, poor guy, so much in love with the aankhon andhi kaanon behri Zaib, ke even the chokra from the goth can see how much he loves her .. but Zaib is just so oblivious to the whole thing. And it is not just Mikaal she is blind to, she is also idiotically unaware of all the risks she runs every time she hops in a car and takes off for her social work whenever it strikes her fancy. Judging by the way she lectures these poor folks, I can see why the don’t want her coming around any more. Arrey chacha ka tau bahana hai, I personally think they are just tired of hearing her preachiness – I know I was! Arrey bibi, koi tau practical mashwara do, obviously they cannot just up and change their lives overnight!
The most fun part of the episode was Shehrazade’s shout out to her mentor Mehreen, and the drama they both worked on together – Neeyat. What made the scene even more adorable was the rapt attention with which Shamim Hilali was watching it – sorry Shehrazade, but Neeyat truly was boring! None of your hard work could save that sinking ship!
OK, so these were the fun parts, but there were boring parts as well … The whole goth track … it just needs to finish. I am guessing it has something to do with the way Mikaal exits Zaib’s life, but still there could have been better situations built in for Mikaal and Zaib. As for Zaib in the goth, apart from the unbelievably illogical scenario that any sane woman would wander off alone, there are way too many lectures about social justice, which are fine in and of themselves, but are really out of place here, and not in keeping with Zaib’s overall character. Another sequence that stuck out was Zaib’s long conversation with Dilawar, about her relationship with Mikaal, seemed way too sophisticated, and sounded more like a one on one with a professional therapist. Also, Zaib and Natasha’s mother needs a good shot or two of caffeine to wake her up. She is unbelievably clueless!!!
Overall, this was an entertaining episode. The actors are all doing a great job and the story continues to engage, but some parts need a serious trimming; my attention wandered quite a bit during Zaib’s never-ending lecture. Also, the two sisters’ saga needs to get a move on… after all yahan bechare mardon ney kiya kasoor kiya hai … Abba, Mikaal, Raayan, Bilal, four fabulous characters and we barely get to see any of them?? Kiya yaar? Can we get going, please!
Written by SZ~