I’m sure everybody’s familiar with the centuries old adage about sparing the rod and spoiling the child. I for one had always thought it to be a pretty harsh take on parenting. After all aisa bhi kiya ke ya idhar ya udhar …. kuch tau middle ground hona chahye na, nahin?
Well, lets just say that all that was in the past. Today I’m a reformed woman. After having watched these two beyond cuckoo sisters, I have rethought my stance on parenting and tough love – yes, ladies, please don’t be afraid to hand out a whack or two on your children’s butts. Trust me you’ll be thankful years later. No, I’m not endorsing corporal punishment, no, not at all, just saying ke agar amaa aur abba ne bachpan main hi apni in donon larkiyon ko shutup call de di hoti to aaj un ko aur un ke saath hum sab ko bhi yeh din dekhna na parta …. Can someone please please muzzle these two girls? Enough already!!!
Moving beyond the two insane sisters, played superbly by Aamina Sheikh and Mira Sethi by the way, I just have to say ke I keep wondering about our two guys, Mikaal and Bilal. For two reasonably intelligent, charming, easy on the eye guys, what is it that they see in these girls? Aqal se tau donon hi paidal hain, bolne ko aati hain tau bina kuch soche samjhe, bina aage peeche dekhe, bas far far shuru ho jati hain. Haan, admittedly both girls are good looking, but seriously?! Aaj tau I was more than aggravated with both the sisters. Here are the guys trying their best to jhaaro some romance, and these two idiots …. Rather than celebrating her reunion with her relatively new husband, all Natasha wanted to do was go on with her bak bak, Mehjabeen ne aisa kyon kaha waisa kyon kaha … arrey larki, take a chill pill. Similarly the older one too, earlier when Mikaal was trying to turn on the heat, madam Zaib was laughing in his face – had hai!!! Samira and Shehrazade need to tell all of us ke aisey saabir o shaakir bandey kahan milte hain? I’m sure many among us want to know!
Apart from the never-ending rivalries and the constant games of one-upmanship, which are now seriously beginning to grate on my nerves, there was development in the story in that Zaib got engaged to Mikaal and Natasha made it to the US. Lost amidst all the craziness was the quiet, understated Rayaan. Adeel made his by now standard five minute appearance, and while he did not say more than three four sentences, his soon-to-be-ex got in a lot more that. So here’s my question: Is Adeel merely making a guest appearance? I am thoroughly enjoying Vasay Chaudhry as Mikaal, so don’t have any complaints about his character, but seriously, is Rayaan ever going to do something other than glowering? And, while I’m counting down my grievances, can we please just be done with the whole goth and Dilawar track?
I continue to back Silvatein as one of the more intelligent serials on air these days and am still enjoying it, but it really needs to move now. Someone needs to sit down and seriously cut down on the incessant fighting between sisters, shorten the Dilawar track, and PLEASE give more screen time to Adeel Husain aka Rayaan. Given all these issues this latest episode was a mixed bag for me. Here’s to hoping the story picks up pace from hereon.
Amidst all the other stuff going one in this episode, I was pleasantly surprised to hear a favorite song of mine playing in the background. For those who might not be familiar with it, here’s the video… Enjoy!
Written by SZ~